And this year's title goes to...
This is shaping up to be a banner year for the actress, and we’re sure this is only the beginning!
The gorgeous actress voiced her joy at winning the coveted honor, saying:
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The BET Awards are going high class this year.
Naturally, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Kendrick Lamar were also up for awards for their work this year, while Chris Brown, who was on hand at the announcement ceremony, is once again up for Best Male R&B Artist.
Drake should get the honorary team player award- he's featured on FOUR of the noms for Best Collaboration!
You can see the full list of nominees in all categories …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Taraji P. Henson is awesome!
Not only does she love animals very much, but she's willing to use her Oscar nominated self as a voice box to spread love messages for animals!
Now that's someone using their high celebrity profile for the greater good!
She especially wants to help animals who are locked up outside and freezing! She asks for all dog owners to keep their pooch inside where they can stay warm and toasty!
We think that's a wonderful idea, don't you?
Ch-ch-check her out in by clicking PLAY (above) !!!
Oscar nominated actress and singer Taraji P. Henson is not only a multitalented lady…
She's also a fighter for animal rights!!
She teamed up with PETA for a seksi photo shoot with a cute pooch in the ad (above).
The ad reads:
"Chained dogs suffer day in and day out. They are cold, hungry, thirsty, vulnerable, and lonely. Keep them inside, where it's safe and warm."
It's so sad to see an outdoor dog, chained to a tree or a stake in the ground, laying outside all alone.
Or in a rickety dog house that provides no protection from the elements at all.
So listen to the angelic Ms. Henson and bring your pups indoors!!
[Image via PETA.]
Why, Johnny, why?!
In a recent interview, olympic figure skater Johnny Weir talked about New York's Fashion Week and, sadly, his love for fur.
When asked if PETA writes him hate letters, he responded:
"Of course. I had to have the FBI go with me to the Olympics because there was a legitimate price put on my head by somebody associated with Friends for Animals. I’m used to it. They’re a terrorist group. Everyone has the right to choose their way. I hate when people will wear fur and then say it’s faux just for PR. If you’re going to wear it then own it, love it."
Teddy Hilton is not exactly pleased to hear this news, but we can only hope Johnny might be persuaded by the celebs urging fellow fashionistas to stop wearing fur at Fashion Week this year.
We're not a fan of that lady sitting next to him (above) either!
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Check out all the star-studded pics from the PETA New York Fashion Week party held at Stella McCartney's boutique last night!
Olivia Munn, Stephanie Pratt, Lo Bosworth, Joan Jet, and designer Marc Bouwer were just a few of the stars in attendance to support PETA's message to the fashion community.
Check out the pics below!
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Project Runway host and chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, Tim Gunn has a message for designers at this year's New York Fashion Week: Don't use fur!
He spoke out to fellow designers saying:
"I'm on a campaign to get as many fashion designers as possible to stop using it. I'd just like to sit with them and have a talk and ask, 'Is it really necessary?'"
It isn't necessary! Thanks for speaking up, Tim!
It's so awesome to hear such influencial people in the fashion industry saying no to fur, as well as designers themselves, like Stella McCartney who is a longtime supporter of animal rights and doesn't use leather or fur in her designs.
If Stella can do it, ANYONE can do it!
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