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'If I Can Dream' Stars Shed Clothes for PETA

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 3rd 2010 2:00PM
If I Can Dream for PETAThe stars of the hit Web series 'If I Can Dream' are baring all for PETA. Justin Gaston (a former beau of Miley Cyrus), Giglianne Braga and Ben Elliot dropped their clothes for the animal rights organization.

'If I Can Dream' is an original Web series from Simon Fuller, the creator of 'American Idol.' The series follows five aspiring artists, including the three who are nude at right, Kara Killmer and 'Idol' alumnus Alex Lambert.

The stars are followed 24/7 by 60 cameras as their lives and careers are chronicled for the masses. 'If I Can Dream' is the most-watched series on Hulu.

Viewers can catch the stars 24/7 here and episodes on the series here and after the jump.

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No Surprise: PETA Objects to Tyson's Bird Show

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 17th 2010 1:03PM
mike_tyson_pigeon_kissing
The other day when Animal Planet announced 'Taking on Tyson,' a new reality program about former heavyweight boxing champion -- and ex-convict -- Mike Tyson's love for pigeons, you had to be a little skeptical. It's hard to imagine the bruiser having a soft spot in his heart for fowl, but he does.

Well, apparently, the good folks at PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals, are not happy about the show. They aren't doubt Tyson's affection for the birds, but they deem pigeon racing -- and the breeding and caring for the birds -- as cruelty. It's as bad as dog fighting, they say.

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TV Squad Ten: Most/Least Sexy Super Bowl Ads of All Time

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 7th 2010 10:31AM
Will Rogers once said, "Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need."

And how do you that? That's easy. Just sprinkle in some sex! It's nature's negotiator.

Of course, it's not as simple as it sounds. These days, people are easier to offend than Catholic nuns and the FCC has made it nearly impossible to advertise products the way God intended (i.e. naked girls with abnormally large boobs writhing and moaning over the awesomeness of Flonase). So an even subtler art of using sex to get your money lies within this deeply layered process. Here are the best of the best and the worst of the worst.

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HuffPo compiles the best banned Super Bowl ads

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 4th 2010 10:13AM
Even though CBS has hacked and slashed an abnormally large number of Super Bowl ads, they aren't the first and they sure as hell won't be the last.

The Huffington Post has compiled a list of some of the more outrageous banned Super Bowl ads including the steamy PETA "veggie sex" ad and this ad for Smartbeep that has been floating around the Internet for years but didn't know until now that it was supposed to air during the Super Bowl. Thank you, Internet. You're the teacher that none of my teachers could ever be.

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Now PETA is going after Sesame Street

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 17th 2009 3:30PM
Sesame StreetThey're incredible and they're edible, but eggs will also harm you. At least that's what PETA is saying.

People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn't like the fact that the PBS show is being sponsored by The Egg Board. PETA's web site says that "Sesame Street is misleading children and parents into believing that eggs are a wholesome food when the truth is that eggs are linked to multiple serious health problems and that the egg industry horribly abuses animals." I think what they meant to say is that the industry horribly abuses animals in a simply delicious way, because scrambled eggs with just the right amount of salt and pepper are awesome.

This is a weird way for PETA to wish Sesame Street a happy 40th anniversary.

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Giant chickens protest The Jay Leno Show

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 7th 2009 4:27PM
protestors at Leno's showThis is not a scene from auditions for a Saturday Night LIve sketch or Let's Make A Deal audience members who are lost. It's PETA protesting the fact that The Jay Leno Show is sponsoring a McDonald's Monopoly contest.

I don't know much about this controversy, but I really enjoy eating chicken.

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Andy Dick ain't lovin' McDonald's

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 19th 2009 7:01PM
If you came here from Google after searching for "Andy Dick," "Ronald McDonald," "chicken," and "machete," then this is the post for you. Andy Dick teamed up with PETA to protest in front of the offices of McDonald's about the way the company treats their chickens. Looks a little bit like a low-budget version of The Dark Knight. More pics here.

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Bea Arthur also saved animals (as do her 'girls')

by Eliot Glazer, posted May 10th 2009 1:39PM
bea arthur peta animal rights activist petsThe late Bea Arthur was, among other things, a comedic genius, feminist icon, and beloved American actress of stage and screen. But widely overlooked in the recent coverage of her passing is the fact that she was a active advocate for animal rights. She campaigned against the force-feeding of ducks in the foie gras trade, even accompanying the president of PETA to London, where she demanded that Harrod's discontinue their peddling pâté.

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NBC won't air veggie sex ad during the Super Bowl after all - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 27th 2009 2:28PM
Super Bowl logoThere's a joke here involving cucumbers I'm sure, but I'm much too mature to think of it. Feel free to make one up yourself.

NBC has pulled a PETA ad that was going to run during the Super Bowl, because it "depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards." Hey, what about subjecting viewers to those people on The Biggest Loser? And they usually have their tops completely off. This particular commercial shows various lingerie models getting all frisky with broccoli and pumpkins (pumpkins??). I guess it is pretty sexual, though I've seen edgier things on daytime soaps.

Funny how there is always a few controversies when it comes to these Super Bowl ads, either before they run or after the fact.

PETA says that they don't understand why the ad was pulled when ads for chicken and burgers are OK even though they make you "fat" and "boring in bed." As an eater of chicken and burgers, I resent that.

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Silverstone has back for PETA - VIDEO

by Paul Goebel, posted Sep 22nd 2007 10:00AM

Alicia SilverstoneThe People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were all set to unveil their new ad starring Alicia Silverstone when the city of Houston decided that the spot was too hot for the Texas airwaves.

The spot features Silverstone skinny-dipping in a pool and extolls the virtues of a vegetarian lifestyle by showing off the body that her meatless choices have given her.

According to PETA, Houston is one of the highest-ranked cities in terms of bad eating habits. Comcast cable stated that the brief nudity was the reason for pulling the ad, even though it had already been bought and paid for.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Sep 21st 2007 6:01PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today: on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Speed Racer has a bad monkey

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 4th 2007 5:24PM

chim chimWhile trying to keep up with all the casting news for the Wachowski brothers feature-length, live-action Speed Racer adaptation, I missed this bit of news.

As I've written before, the character of Chim Chim, Speed's monkey pal, would be played in the movie not by some animatronic 'bot or CGI creation, but by an actual flesh and blood chimp. Unfortunately, the chimp bit an actor on the set and was beaten, or so PETA was told, and the animal rights group sent a letter to producer Joel Silver asking him to stop using a real chimp.

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Pam Anderson's nude store window pose - UPDATE

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 30th 2006 2:35PM
Pam Anderson nakedLast week, I mentioned that Pamela Anderson was set to pose nude in the window of Stella McCartney's London store to publicize her involvement in PETA, the animal rights group. Well, that little event happened Wednesday night. What, you didn't think she was going to go through with it? Phsaw, I say. You don't know our little Pammie very well, do you?

Anyway, the story goes like this: Pam was hosting the PETA Awards, which were being held at McCartney's store. After giving the last award, she ripped off her dress and posed nude -- except for a flesh-colored G-string, according to this story -- with two other models (who had bikinis on) behind a banner saying "I'd rather have bare skin than wear skin," or something like that. (Really, the slogan could have said "Tony Blair is a git" and no one would have noticed) More pictures of this party can be found here. Another picture of Pam's stunt, showing some weird bruises on her shoulder, can be found here.

[via Netscape]

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Pam Anderson to pose naked in store window

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 21st 2006 2:09PM
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson really goes all the way for PETA, doesn't she? She's posed for naked cards and written letters of protest to governors (she wanted the Col. Sanders statue taken down in Kentucky because of the way KFC treats chickens). Now she's going to pose naked.

Yeah, right, big deal; everyone's seen her naked. But this time, she'll be naked in the window of Stella McCartney's clothing store in London. She is putting on the show, where she will be displayed with other naked models, to protest the use of fur in fashion. The display will last for about ten minutes.

Or you can just pick up about a dozen back issues of Playboy, or that video with Tommy Lee, and just say to yourself "Yeah, fur sucks." Same difference.

[via Netscape]

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PETA wants records of tiger attack on Roy

by Adam Finley, posted May 23rd 2006 1:07PM
roy hornRoy Horn, half of the famous magic duo Siegfried and Roy, was performing in Las Vegas in 2003 when a white Bengal tiger shot him in the head. Wait, sorry, actually the tiger bit him. The attack, thankfully, did not kill Horn, but it ended the long-running show and left him partially paralyzed. Three years later, you may have thought you'd heard the last of it, but now PETA has filed a federal lawsuit demanding records compiled by the USDA concerning alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act. USDA claims releasing the records would violate the privacy of witnesses, but PETA claims USDA has no choice under the Freedom of Information Act. The USDA issued its final report last year, citing no official reason for why the animal attacked. You know, except for the fact it's a freakin'  tiger.

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