Daryl Hannah was arrested today after protesting against the construction of an extremely controversial oil pipeline in Washington D.C., and even though she was sent to jail, she was not even trippin'. LOLz
The eco-activist and actress joined demonstrators from 350.org, Sierra Club and Committed Citizens to take part in the protest against the Keystone XL project that was aimed at getting our prez, Barack Obama, to hopefully forfeit building the pipeline.
Around noon today, oil production platform 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana exploded!
Thankfully, the thirteen people who were aboard the platform were accounted for and rescued from the site. No cause for the explosion has been identified yet, but Mariner Energy, the owners of the production platform, released a statement saying that "no hydrocarbon spill has been reported after an initial flyover of the incident."
Jay Leno will be doing stand-up on Saturday to benefit Gulf Coast residents affected by the oil spill.
He'll be appearing at The Beau Rivage Theater in Biloxi, Miss., billed as Stand-Up for the Gulf Coast: A Special Evening with Jay Leno to Benefit the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. All proceeds will go to the Gulf Coast community.
Tickets for the benefit $40, $80 and $150 each and will be administered by the foundation through its Mississippi Oil Spill Recovery Fund.
If this is true, then we stand behind her decision 100%! That would be so fucked up!
Sandra Bullock is reportedly demanding to be removed from a PSA for Gulf restoration she appears in because the organization behind it may actually be taking money from oil companies!
The PSA (above), called Be The One, was put together by Women of the Storm's Restore the Gulf campaign, which is sponsored by the American Wetland Foundation. That group has allegedly taken money from oil and gas companies - INCLUDING BP!
Her publicist, Cheryl Maisel, claims:
"Ms. Bullock was originally contacted through her attorney to be a part of the PSA in order to promote awareness of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At no time was she made aware that any organization, oil company or otherwise had influence over Women of the Storm or its message. We have immediately asked for [Bullock's] participation in the PSA be removed until the facts be determined."
The organization, however, denies these claims, and have asked to meet with Bullock to explain the matter.
They've also reached out to others featured in the PSA, including Lenny Kravitz, Blake Lively, and Dave Matthews, so no one else will attempt to pull out!
Founder Anne Milling explains:
"I was shocked and of course very disappointed. However, I do believe that once Ms. Bullock hears and listens to the facts and understands that Women of the Storm has had no connection or taken money from oil companies, I think that will allay her fears and I believe she will rejoin our video because she really believes in coastal restoration. She is committed to that."
We hope that she's telling the truth, and this matter can be resolved!
It would be such a shame to have what appears to be a good cause be tainted like this!
Rob Schneider just put his foot in his mouth in a MAJOR way. On Monday, Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis took to Twitter to honor Martin Luther King Jr., and the Waterboy alum felt the need to chime in for some reason.
The 53-year-old went on social media to try to explain MLK Jr.'s significance to the politician, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of all days.
But, considering the 76-year-old is actually the last surviving member of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders responsible for creating 1963's March on Washington, and has actually PERSONALLY worked with the iconic activist, we're not sure why he needed a history lesson from a man who couldn't keep his CBS sitcom on the air for more than two months...
However, Rob threw in his two cents anyway, saying: