Peta’s 30th Anniversary Gala: Celebrities winning awards for being naked!  »

We dig much of the actual work that Peta does, but as vegans, it’s disappointing to see an animal-rights group give Humanitarian Awards to celebrities who eat meat, dairy, and eggs, and who wear silk, wool, and leather. It’s like, YAY! You’re a little bit famous! And you don’t wear fur! For now! Here are awards and acclaim and goodie bags for Taking a Stand in the ultra-conservative cold-weather climate of Los Angeles.

It’s all just a bit of a letdown. In the Peta theme of all publicity is good publicity (???), here’s our breakdown of the awards:

Eli Roth (barf) received a Humanitarian Award for posing with an enormous snake to raise awareness of animal cruelty.

(Would this face condone ultra-violent misogyny?)

Christian Serratos (WHO??? oh, she who played “Angela” in Twilight) received a Humanitarian Award for posing naked in the “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad series, and participating in the “Save the Seals” celebrity ad series.

Dave Navarro (Finally! A name we recognize! FOR BEING A PROFESSIONAL CRAZY PERSON. Oh, and for being married to the biggest idiot in recorded history) received a Humanitarian Award for posing naked in an “Ink, Not Mink” ad.

(KD Lang after a bender)

Olivia Munn received a Humanitarian Award for posing naked to protest elephants in the circus.

Joanna Krupa, professional good-looking person NO REALLY WILL SOMEONE TELLS US WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE, received a Humanitarian Award for posing naked in two pro-animal-adoption ads titled “Be an Angel to Animals,” and for posing naked in the “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” series.

Non-famous persons Emily McCoy and Emily Lavender/Rose McCoy (WHO?? the awards page says “Emily and Rose McCoy” but the news info page credits “Emily McCoy and Emily Lavender”) received a Humanitarian Award for protesting the Canadian seal hunt at a conference for the Fisheries Council of Canada on Oct. 28, 2009. No, really.

Kelly Osbourne received an award from us for being the strangest-looking skinny person in all the land. You can’t shrink the size of your head, Kelly! 


(What hath Phen-phen wrought?)

Kellan Lutz (WHO?? Oh, who played “Emmett” in Twilight) received a Humanitarian Award for posing with his dog to raise awareness of animal adoption.

Charo (OH HELL YEAH) received a Humanitarian Award for making an anti-bullfighting video.

(What is there to say really? If we look this good/are alive when we’re a hundred, we’ll be rocking this exact same outfit.)

Lea Michele received a Humanitarian Award for posing in an ad to protest carriage-horse abuse in New York City.

Eva Mendes received a Humanitarian Award for posing naked in the “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad series. She’s very pretty, we’ll give her that. 

Anjelica Huston received a Humanitarian Award for her video protesting the use of great apes in the entertainment industry. We cannot make fun as she is the greatest actor of our generation(s) and starred in The Witches and we will love her forever and ever.

Non-famous person Christina Cho received the Nanci Alexander Award for turning her vehicle into a McCruelty-mobile.

Dan Neri received the Bea Arthur Activist Award for his work on the ABC (Animal Birth Control) ad campaign. 

Shirley Manson receives an award from us for stopping making music. GOOD JOB! Also, for having the fiercest hair in the western hemisphere.

(WORK IT, Ginger! Also, you were a total badass T-1000, we’re ascurred!)

And then there’s the usual crazy suspect:
Pamela Anderson(-Lee? -Kid Rock? -Some other rock n’ roll bad-boy/professional weirdo?), Peta’s Queen, looking amazing. We have mad respect for this total lunatic. She is so sexxxy and soooo insaaane that we must bow down. Plus, she has the boobs of a 400-pound woman on a 98-pound frame WORK IT, CRAZY.

(Nice sunglasses!)

AND OF COURSE, Joaquin Phoenix, who was probably in character and ate someone that night.

(Don’t fuck with him, son! He might be playing Richard Ramirez for his next film or some shit!)

[With additional reporting from Laura! All photos from Peta!]


Bethenny Frankel Gets Naked for PETA  »

AHHH MY EYES!!!!!Bethenny Frankel, who you probably don’t know unless you spend your life tracking the lives of reality stars and then making pithy comments about it, has just become the latest woman to go naked for PETA. Bethenny is best known for being on the cast of Real Housewives of New York City, but her “real job” is as a natural foods chef and diet pimp.

She’s launching a line vomitously called “Skinnygirl.” In addition to the SkinnyGirl cocktails (substitute anything sugary with club soda and you get the gist), she’s also selling vegan cookies for a whopping $25 a package.

If the thought of spending that much makes you sick, here is a recipe for her vegan chocolate chip muffins, which she insists are Susan Sarandon’s favorites:

What you need:
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup oat flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet vegan choc chips
1 dash cinnamon

What you do:
Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit and use nonstick spray on regular sized nonstick muffin tin.

Using a 3 oz. ice cream scoop, evenly scoop into muffin tins and bake for 20 to 60 minutes, rotating the tin halfway through. Place toothpick in center. When toothpick comes out clean, muffins are done. Allow to fully cool, then pop out with a spoon.

Makes 8 muffins.

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