The official poster of the 81st Annual Academy Awards
While some celebrities will be arriving at this Sunday’s 81st Annual Academy Awards in limousines or — gasp — Hummers, some of the big names in Hollywood will be riding in eco-style.
Toyota and Econation, a green ground transportation company, are partnering to provide new 2010 Prius hybrids to bold-faced names like Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rosario Dawson and Adrien Grenier for the big night.
Michelle in Made of Honor.
Everybody always wants to know the secrets to how celebs bounce back so quickly after pregnancy. For Michelle Monaghan, it’s breast-feeding and eating organic.
Anthony LaPaglia photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS
With deadly bushfires devastating Australia’s state of Victoria, many of the country’s biggest celebrities — from Anthony LaPaglia to Nicole Kidman are helping to raise money for the victims.
During a telethon yesterday to support the nearly 200 people who have died and hundreds more have been injured by the blazes, Nicole and her husband Keith Urban appeared via satellite to make a televised appeal to raise money for the Red Cross.
Salma Hayek has long used her celebrity to shine a spotlight on her environmental causes (Earth Day, Greenpeace, and the impact of global warming), but it’s her work with UNICEF to raise awareness about maternal neonatal tetanus that’s generating big attention.
Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in a scene from Out of Africa.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s first major decision — to cancel oil and gas leases on 77 parcels of public land in Utah — has gotten thunderous applause from actor and environmental activist Robert Redford.
- Photo courtesy “Journey to Planet Earth.”
I consider myself quite familiar with Matt Damon’s work in that I’ve seen all the Bourne movies and I’ve followed his humanitarian efforts like his relationship with the ONE campaign. But I was pretty surprised to read that he narrates a PBS show about the environment … and has for eight seasons.
- Miley Cyrus says she prefers two wheels to four.
When I got my driver’s license, you couldn’t keep me off the road. The main activity for me and my friends was to “drive around,” which basically consisted of driving up and down Main Street in my itsy bitsy village for three hours each day. I was barely five feet tall and drove my dad’s honking big Lincoln Town Car that was so massive, about six of my girlfriends could pile in. Talk about an environmental disaster!
- The new People features a photo spread on Lisa Marie and the twins. Photo courtesy of People magazine.
For some reason, I’ve always liked Lisa Marie Presley. I don’t know if it’s because she reminds me so much of her iconic father — or if it’s her take-no-bull attitude. I think it’s the latter. So since the 40-year-old singer gave birth to twin girls last year — their names are Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love — I’ve been dying to see which magazine the first photos of they’d would land in.
There are a lot of sharks in Hollywood, but actress January Jones is leaving Los Angeles to get up close and personal with real ones.
The Mad Men star, who works with Oceana to protect and restore the world’s oceans when she’s not playing Betty Draper in AMC’s Golden Globe–winning show, is traveling to the Bahamas next month to participate in a shark dive to help save the sharks.
Photo courtesy The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Talk about hot wheels!
Former president Jimmy Carter will be doing more walking now that a thief made off with his bicycle.
The bikes of the 84-year-old politico and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, were snatched from The Carter Center in Atlanta, home of his nonprofit group that works to advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering.