Compassionate Celeb Roundup
TMZ founder Harvey Levin is the breaking celebrity news—he’s newly vegetarian and no longer wears leather. It’s likely that Levin’s love of animals caused him to make the switch. He’s “deeply into animal rescue” and says that the last time he cried was when his beloved dog, Floyd, passed away.
All aboard! Ozzy Osbourne is riding the vegan train after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives. After Russell Brand watched it, PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity opted to become a sexy vegan. Woot!
You wouldn’t expect anything less than healthy and delicious when Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi partner with Chrissie Hynde for a new vegan restaurant, and that’s just what you’ll get with vegan celeb chef Tal Ronnen in charge of preparing the menus. He’s a busy guy—he’s also bringing his vegan flair to LYFE Kitchen restaurant as co-executive chef, alongside Oprah’s former chef, Art Smith.
Musician Helen Marnie of Ladytron made no bones (or pelts) about the group’s refusal to wear fur in an interview with Rolling Stone. “[F]ur—be it rabbit, fox, mink, whatever—is totally out of the question,” she says.
Kudos to all these wonderful celebs for rockin’ compassion! xo