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Tom Ford Vs. Stella McCartney

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Narcissistic designer Tom Ford is trying to set the record straight about whether or not he offered Stella McCartney a job at Gucci back in 2001.

Tommy told the New York Times:

"It was never a conversation about taking over at Gucci. I think she might have interpreted that at a certain point."

But McCartney begs to differ. She says Tom offered to give her a tour of the Gucci offices, but refused because of the fashion house's use of animal products.

When Stella heard of his denials the designer fired back:

"That's the weirdest thing. Why would he take me into an office and show me every dead animal? Oops!"

We can see how Tom would feel the need to deny this type of thing. It's a blow to his ego!

Who do U believe???

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Activists Hang "Go Vegan" Sign On Iowa Butter Cow


Remember that butter cow sculpture we told you about?

Well, we thought it sounded a little nasty and guess what? We weren't the only ones!

Animal rights activists broke into the Iowa State Fair Saturday night, sneaking past a guard and scaling a wall, to hang a "Go Vegan" sign onto the neck of the butter cow.

Then, they emailed the Des Moines Register to let the paper know they had "redecorated the butter cow."

In their email, they also wrote:

"The butter cow represents humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals."

It was only up for a couple hours before guards took down the sign. A spokeswoman for the fair, said, "It was very minor for us because it was so early in the morning."

LOLz! Why wouldn't the activists email the paper many, many hours AFTER putting up the sign? At least by then, it could have been seen by a few people!

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Gordon Ramsay Snake Heart Controversy!

Chef Gordon Ramsay ate A Snake Heart


Celebrity Professor Snape chef Gordon Ramsay is in trouble with animal rights campaigners (and possibly his stomach) after he ate a snake heart on his TV show.

Ramsay was filmed downing the heart of a cobra in a snake restaurant in Vietnam as part of his series Gordon's Great Escape, which airs in the U.K. on Monday. Ramsay is warned he will feel the organ beating in his stomach for several minutes - YUCKSVILLE!

The episode has not gone down well with animal rights activists at U.K. charity Animal Aid, who have branded Ramsay's stunt "cruel, attention-seeking (and) sick."

Animal Aid director had this to say:

"It's an awful and vicious thing to do to an animal and Gordon Ramsay is complicit in it. He's made sick entertainment out of this animal's suffering to make himself look interesting but I think he's just an inadequate creature."

Do you think eating a snake heart is wrong or just weird?

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South Korea Bans Fur From Fendi's Fashion Show

Fendi AND Lindsey

Animal rights protesters won South Korea! (Sorry Lindsay)

The country's capital city has told Italian fashion house Fendi to remove all fur items from a show of its Fall/Winter collection due to complaints from animal rights groups, officials said Monday.

A spokesman for the city government said:

"We have received complaints from animal rights activists and saw negative public opinion on the Internet… we can't let such a controversial thing be staged at a public property."

The Italian firm said city officials last week threatened to cancel the event unless all fur items were removed from the catwalk.

Fendi's statement said the design house had difficulty understanding the decision and had spent months preparing. It added it would continue negotiations.

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Animal Planet Goes Vegan

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Animal Planet Goes Vegan

Animal Planet's new line-up has a vegan-friendly option!

The series, Sweet Avenger, is about a vegan baker who is out to save animals one cupcake at a time. Yummy!

The show centers on animal rights activist and vegan baker Danielle Konya, the 36-year-old founder and owner of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based Vegan Treats.

The series is set to bow this summer and revolves around Konya’s busy life — she’s a single mother raising an adopted daughter – and her growing business, which she runs with a little help from her mom and best friend.

Being vegan is most def not a trend for the show's star. Konya says:

“I want to show people that by eating a vegan confection, you’re directly saving the lives of cows, chickens and thereby the environment and habitats of thousands of other exotic species. There’s nothing appetizing about the suffering of 10 billion animals a year, and my treats can satisfy both the palate and the conscience.”

Sounds delicious!

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