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Celebrity Activists

11 Celebrities Who Love Animals

Posted 04.28.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Margaret Bristol: With all the glitz and glamour that comes out of Tinseltown (not to mention the endless tabloid fodder), it's no...

How Do Celebrity Activists Impact The Fracking Debate?

AP | KEVIN BEGOS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green

NEW YORK — The scene: a Manhattan art-house theater. The cause: a campaign against the gas drilling process known as fracking that's being led b...

PHOTOS: 'Glee' Actors, Kristen Bell, Others Win 'Do Something' Awards

Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact

VH1’s latest awards show had all the trappings of a standard Hollywood affair –- A-list celebs, glitzy gowns and headlining acts. But, instead of ...

Hilary Swank On Mission To Save Stray Dogs In Bucharest

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Thousands of Romanian street dogs have found a friend in Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank. Swank, who won for her portraya...

PHOTOS: The Greenest Celebrities

Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

Life in the limelight can't be easy, but many celebrities use that publicity to draw focus to meaningful causes. Some have taken that attention to sta...

Celebrity Activism: When The Celeb Takes A Hit, So Does Her Cause

Silpa Kovvali | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Silpa Kovvali

Lady Gaga's "freak" schtick has made her rich and famous, but money and Twitter followers don't equate to respect. Gaga is more than welcome to choose the former over the latter, until she starts lampooning an important cause.

Bjork Protests Energy Deal Armed With 47,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Singer Bjork joined fellow Icelanders in protesting the sale of a geothermal energy company this week, according to a recent Reuters report. In what s...

John Lennon, Bono, and Belafonte: Lessons in Celebrity Activism

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Engler

Effective celebrity activists use their fame to bring attention and credibility to legitimate representatives of social movements. That, in a nutshell, is my standard of celebrity activism done right.