Friday, September 13, 2013

Celebrity Who will Skip Eating Turkey on Thanksgiving


His first PETA ad since 2008, Paul McCartney is encouraging people to embrace a cruelty-free Thanksgiving and skip the meat. ”Say No, Thanks to Turkey,” Paul says, showing off a pro-turkey T-shirt. “Go Vegetarian.” Musician and animal activist appears in new PETA ad urging people to avoid eating meat during the U.S. holiday.

“Save a life this Thanksgiving, and join me in starting a new tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one through Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project,” Ellen DeGeneres said in a press release.

Alicia Silverstone talks about her own experiences with being vegetarian and than becoming vegan. It was great to see that she had many things that reminded people of not eating meat through vegetarianism. Alicia work with PETA and animal cruelty. 

Woody Harrelson and Jessica Chastain have topped PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2012. The actor has been a vegetarian for nearly 30 years.

Tobey Maguire has been a vegetarian for many years and is working towards adopting a completely vegan diet. However, he said he goes full-blown vegetarian when making weight alterations for movie roles, such as bulking up for Spiderman or slimming down for Seabiscuit.

Kristen Bell's favorite vegetable? Brussel sprouts! The starlet gave up meat several years ago and was eventually given the honor of PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian.

PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2012 contest. According to PETA, Jessica Chastain has been a vegetarian for 15 years and a vegan for five. The actress even had vegan "fried chicken" prepared for her on the set of "The Help." "I don't want to torture anything," Chastain said in a press statement. "[I]t's about trying to live a life where I'm not contributing to the cruelty in the world.

Natalie Portman is an advocate for animal rights and has been a vegetarian since childhood. She also refuses to wear fur, feathers or leather.

Carrie Underwood was named the Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005 and 2007. She gave up meat at the age of 13 because she said she couldn't fathom eating one of her own animals. PETA seemed to agree with her as well.

Anne Hathaway has been an on-again, off-again vegetarian for most of her life, but has gone meat free for the last three years.

Top Celebrity News Stories of 2013

The royal family dealt with not one but two scandals involving obscene pictures. The first one, last August, involved Prince Harry partying naked inside a Las Vegas hotel suite. A month after, French tab Closer published naked pictures of Kate Middleton while vacationing with her husband, Prince William.

In July 2012, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' tabloid-ridden marriage stopped as Holmes filed for divorce. A month later, the couple settled the divorce inconspicuously.

US Weekly published photos of twilight-star Kristen Stewart and Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders engaged in an intimate affair. The news abruptly ended her relationship with Robert Pattinson. However, by the time of the next twilight saga, the couple was back together.

February 11, 2012. The world was shocked by the death of Whitney Houston inside her hotel suite at Beverly Hilton. Her death caused by drowning with cocaine and heart disease as contributing factors.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot last October 19 at Italy. " total fantasy experience" as described by Biel.

Former couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston both confirmed their engagements to Angelina Jolie and Justin Theroux respectively.

Blake Lively as well as Ryan Reynolds stunned everybody once they pulled off a personal wedding ceremony on Sept. 9, in Mt. Pleasurable, South carolina.

Serial dater Taylor Swift were built with a really public summer romance with Conor Kennedy,  The relationship lasted just long enough on her behalf to publish a song about it.

'American idol' season Twelve received off to a rough begin when judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey had been videoed having a heated exchange of phrases. A furious Minaj yelled to Carey, "Say one more disrespectful thing to me,  -- off with your head!"

The music activity airwaves in 2012 were influenced by two songs -- "Call Me Maybe" as well as "Gangham Style" -- performed simply by Carly Rae Jepsen and also Psy, respectively.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Famous People who Found Success Despite Failures


Abraham Lincoln: While today he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of the United States, Lincoln's life wasn't so easy. In his youth he went to war a captain and returned a private. Lincoln didn't stop failing there, among his failure and success : 1832 Lost job, 1832 Defeated for legislature, 1833 Failed in business, 1834 Elected to legislature, 1835 Sweetheart (Ann Rutledge) died, 1836 Had nervous breakdown, 1838 Defeated for Speaker, 1843 Defeated for nomination for Congress, 1846 Elected to Congress, 1848 Lost renomination, 1849 Rejected for Land Officer, 1854 Defeated for Senate, 1856 Defeated for nomination for Vice-President, 1858 Again defeated for Senate, 1860 Elected President.

Albert Einstein: He wasn't able to speak until he was almost 4 years old causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. His teachers said he would "never amount to much". Was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. The only job he was able to get was an entry-level position in a government patent office.

Thomas Edison: In his early years, teachers told Edison he was "too stupid to learn anything." Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. One day, an assistant asked him why he didn’t give up. After all, he failed over a thousand times. Edison replied that he had not failed once. He had discovered over 1000 things that don’t work.

Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position. Was demoted from her job as a news anchor because she... "Wasn't fit for television".

Walt Disney: Fired from a newspaper for "lacking imagination" and "having no original ideas". After that, Disney started a number of businesses that didn't last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He kept trying and learning and eventually found a recipe for success that worked.

Harland David Sanders: Perhaps better known as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, Sanders had a hard time selling his chicken at first. In fact, his famous secret chicken recipe was rejected 1,009 times before a restaurant accepted it. He learned not to fear rejection and persevered.

Steve Jobs: At 30 years old he was left devastated and depressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started.

Michael Jordan: After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home locked himself in his room and cried. Jordan didn't let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

The Beatles: Rejected by Decca Recording studios, who said "we don't like their sound" _ “”guitar groups are on the way out” _"They have no future in show business". After that the Beatles signed with EMI, brought Beatlemania to the United States, and became the greatest band in history.

J. K. Rowling: Before she published the series of novels "Harry Potter", she was nearly penniless, severely depressed, divorced, trying to raise a child on her own while attending school and writing a novel. Rowling went from depending on welfare to survive to being one of the richest women in the world in a span of only five years through her hard work and determination.

Best Rock-Star Abs in Music Today

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Britney Spears's trainer Derek DeGraziore trained Britney like an athlete, she gained her abs with some big lifestyle changes that started with skipping the Starbucks. Her trainer said Stop counting situps. “Go until you can’t go anymore. Go until you reach the failure stage.”

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: The R&B songstress Ciara, workouts three to five days a week (at least 20 minutes of cardio per session, and intense squats and lunges), on top of touring and dance rehearsals, an energizing fitness routine combined with a realistic and guilt-free attitude toward food is the key.

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Gwen Stefani’s trainer, Gunnar Peterson, says that she gets her abs with the help of intense (but not lengthy) workouts. "Focus on cardio that uses your whole body to challenge more muscles and burn extra calories in less time."

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Jennifer Lopez toned up her abs with the help of trainer Tracy Anderson, who relies on sets of 50 crunches.

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Katy Perry develop a meal plan that allowed for occasional indulgences. She get to have a cheat day where she go buck wild and eat In-N-Out burger, adding that she isn’t allowed to hang out in front of the TV afterward. “Then she'll go work out.”

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Rihanna’s trainer Ary Nunez pushes her with mashup workouts. Doing calisthenics, punching, kicking, running, pushups, lunges, and squats.

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Pink maintains her abs with an intense, six-days-a-week workout that combines an hour of cardio, an hour of yoga or P90X, and a half-hour show warm-up. She has joked that she has man abs, but people saying it’s not normal for a girl to have those.

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Lady Gaga’s trainer Harley Pasternak, has the singer do bicycle crunches to “train her abs in every direction.” She does up to six sets of 20.

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Trainer Tracy Anderson, Shakira's works out 6 days every week. Each session includes an hour of strength training. Another 40 minutes per day is spent doing cardio dance and new routines are worked in every 10 days.

Secrets of a Rock-Star Abs: Miley Cyrus's trainer Mari Winsor pushes her on Pilates workouts. “Miley is a fan of all Pilates exercises specially those that sculpt the abs,” who includes a few of their favorite strengtheners (like the crisscross situp) on a DVD.

Celebrity Body Parts Insurance

Jennifer Lopez has a $27 million insurance policy on her butt
Let's be serious for a minute: if you were J-Lo, you'd insure your ass for $27 million, too. It's not like the music and movies thing is going to work out forever.

Rihana Legs: $2.2 million
Klum has both legs insured but one happens to be worth more than the other:
"The Victoria's Secret strutter's right gam is insured for $1.2 million, but her left is worth only $1 million. Why the discrepancy? A little scar on her left limb."

Aquafresh White Strips: $10,000,000 policy on America Ferrera's teeth
The Ugly Betty star is actually beautiful off the set, so it makes sense that her sponsor Aquafresh has insured her teeth for a whopping $10 million.

Dolly Parton's Breasts? A whopping $300,000 a boob
Everyone loves Dolly Parton's music, right? Well just in case that ever goes out of style, Parton had each breast insured for $300,000.

Tom Jones' Chest Hair: $7,000,000
Believe it or not, Jones used to be considered a sex symbol, so to keep his sexiness in tact, he's insured that mane of hair on his chest for a princely sum: "Tom Jones, still making elderly Las Vegas audiences swoon at age 67, lives in fear. Sure, he's stayed famous for like half a century, and probably sexed enough women to populate a small and very satisfied country. But Tom believes all that could come crashing down with a single accident (say, a spontaneous shirt combustion) that in any way damages his luxuriant pelt of chest hair."

$151 million for David Beckham against a career-threatening injury
Quite possibly the most ironic item on this list considering that Beckham recently had surgery on his achilles tendon. If he can't play soccer again, Beckham can expect a cool $151 million payout.

British food critic Egon Ronay keeps his taste buds safe for $400,000.
A food critic has one of the best jobs in the world, no doubt. But if they eat a wing too spicy or something like that, they risk their taste buds being obliterated, which would end their career. Hence the major insurance policy just in case things go wrong.

Rod Stewarts' voice? $6 million in insurance.
The "Hot Legs" and "Maggie May" singer is a crooner to the n-th degree, so to make sure his swagger always stays put, he's insured his voice.

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards insured his middle finger to the tune of $1.6 million
Keith Richards has already said "f#$% you" to the world on multiple occasions but just in case he can't get one last flip of the bird in before he dies, Richards has insured his middle finger for $1.6 million. Bravo, Keith.

But the most expensive set of legs belongs to songstress Mariah Carey. If anything tragic should happen to her shapely limbs, Carey would cash in on a cool $1 billion.