Suzanne Byrne

Suzanne Byrne
For over a decade I've been keeping tabs on Hollywood happenings for entertainment media outlets including NBC, People, Soap Opera Digest, Zap2it and Star. More interesting than all the marriages, births and breakups — which keep me busy, busy — is the giving back stars are doing for the planet and the world today. Celebrity Planet is the place we'll dish about buzz like the Jolie-Pitts' latest donations, Julia Roberts' obsession with composting, Kate Hudson's organic makeup line and what Sandra Bullock has cooking at her eco-friendly restaurant. Join me on my Gaiam blog for some clean, green fun — Hollywood style.

12 Must-See Green TV Shows

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | April 29th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Inspirational Media

Ed Begley Jr. and wife Rachelle Carson star in "Living with Ed"

Ed Begley Jr. and wife Rachelle Carson star in "Living with Ed"

You’ve been doing your part to go green — turning down your thermostat, sorting that recycling, driving less, composting. Now it’s your turn to take a break and watch what other people are doing to go green.

#1 FAQ for Obamas Is About the Garden

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | April 10th, 2009 | 5 Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

michelle_garden“The President and I went on this long trip,” said Michelle Obama in People. “We were in many, many countries. And the number one question I got as the First Lady from world leaders — they were all excited about this garden.”

She was referring, of course, to the new organic White House Kitchen Garden.

Alec Baldwin Wishes His Prius Was a Benz

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | April 8th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

30-rock-baldwinAlec Baldwin is going green, but — make no mistake — he doesn’t find it glamorous.

“I drive a Prius out in L.A.,” the The 30 Rock star said recently. “It’s interesting because, while I’m glad to be part of that solution, it’s not the kind of car I would normally drive. I’d go for a Mercedes S500. Now that’s a car.”

Al Gore: A Fall Guy

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | March 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

Al GoreThe follow-up to Al Gore’s best-seller, An Inconvenient Truth, will hit store shelves this fall — and it has a new name.

Publisher Rodale Books announced today that the former vice president’s book — now called Our Choice — will be out on November 3.

Alanis Morissette: A True Cut Up

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | March 17th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

alanisIn one of my first jobs out of college (at a magazine that shall remain nameless) I sat near one of the senior editors, who — when he wasn’t sleeping at his desk (he actually snored!) — would cut his finger nails every Friday. While I sat — trying to concentrate — in my cubicle, he was perched in his superplush office clip, clip, clipping away.

Nothing Dumb about ‘Age of Stupid’ Premiere

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | March 13th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

Franny filming windfarm developer Piers Guy, one of the stars of the film, at an operational windfarm in Wales.

Franny filming windfarm developer Piers Guy, one of the stars of the film, at an operational windfarm in Wales.

Ladies and gents: The entertainment world is changing.

A week after telling you that Fox’s hit series 24 has gone green, I’m happy to report that the world’s first entirely eco-friendly movie premiere will take place this Sunday.

Prince Charles: Eco-Crisis Bigger Than Econ-Crisis

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | March 13th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

The Prince and The Duchess of Cornwall greet Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The Prince and The Duchess of Cornwall greet Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Photo: princeofwales.gov.uk

Kiefer & Crew Make ‘24′ a Greener Place

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | March 6th, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

Kiefer Sutherland in Fox's 24Jack Bauer really is trying to save the world.

A year ago, the folks behind Fox’s hit TV show ‘24′ boldly announced that they were going to reduce their carbon footprint — and wanted viewers to do the same. Now 365 days later, the show’s producers say they’ve “far exceeded” their goals and will be the first TV show ever to achieve carbon neutrality.

Gordon Brown: Prime Minister of Pollution

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | March 2nd, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Celebrity Planet

Photo from Prime Minister Brown's official Website.

Photo from Prime Minister Brown's official Website.

Well this is a title I suspect he’d rather not have!

It was announced today that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown causes more greenhouse-gas emissions than other major European leaders, reports the French environmental magazine Terra Eco.

Coen Brothers Tell Companies to Stop Touting “Clean Coal”

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | February 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living, Green Tech

The new commercial from the Coen brothers.

The new commercial from the Coen brothers.

Academy Award-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen are always up for a challenge — after all, they’ve worked with notorious prankster George Clooney on three different movies! — but this time they’re taking on the coal industry.

The filmmaking duo have directed a new TV spot for an environmental coalition that’s trying to demolish the notion that there’s anything clean about so-called “clean coal.”