Paris Hilton for President? Plus: Ben Harper Takes a Ride, Maggie Gyllenhall Protects the Climate, Amanda Beard Bares All, and More
Pimping your ride is so last year. Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper and Laura Dern are taking it to greener heights and "blading their ride" with super-ninja-weapon-sounding, the Blade. The car accessory attaches to the tailpipe to cut carbon emissions and pollution and increase fuel economy. To help spread buzz about the Blade and show support for clean, green driving solutions for L.A.—and the world--Crow, Harper, Dern and other eco-stars will take the spotlight at an event called Drive the Change L.A. in Venice Beach, CA on August 14.
See Paris Hilton run for pres and the U.S.' hottie Olympic swimmer bare all, after the jump!
Amanda Beard Bares All in PETA Ad
U.S. Olympic swimmer, Amanda Beard gets naked in PETA's latest anti-fur ad campaign, touting the tagline, "Be comfortable in your own skin. Don't wear fur." An investigation into China's fur industry—from where most of the world's fur is said to come—revealed footage of severe animal cruelty including harsh living conditions and the skinning of minks, foxes, dogs, and cats, which were often still alive. Beard couldn't bear the thought, saying, "What [some people] think is pretty is actually something that's very gruesome and gross." With the Summer Olympics being held in Beijing, her message couldn't have come at a more apt time.
Gossip Girls Go Green
Gossip Girls' Chase Crawford is spotted in a 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel at FOX's Teen Choice Awards. The Cheetah Girls, Katharine McPhee, Jordin Sparks, and other attendees also signed the car's hood, to be auctioned off by Jetta to benefit the City of Hope, Cali's renowned cancer treatment center.
Paris Hilton for President, Bitches!
And for those of you hiding under a rock—or just covering your ears and eyes from any mention of Paris Hilton—I don't blame you but pay attention! This news is not just worthy but hilarious. In a recent campaign ad, Senator McCain compared Obama to nihilistic celebs like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. In response, Ms. Hilton (and her, I must say, pretty brilliant PR team) created the ad above, about Hilton running for president. Whether or not her energy policy actually works, it sadly seems smarter than McCain's. Watch it now, and then--as Paris says--"We'll see you at the debate, bitches!"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, is loving more than just her knight in Batman armor--she's lovin' the earth. So much so that she's joined the Climate Matters Video Contest judging panel. The contest is sponsored by Brighter Planet and 1Sky and asks U.S. citizens to do more than just rock the vote by submitting a video that challenges the nation's next President to take action against climate change. Entrants have the chance to get their climate message heard by our next President and other political big shots. Upload your video between now and September, 22nd at the official contest site.
Maggie Gyllenhaal Judges Climate Change
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Additional reporting for this post was done byTerri MacLeod.