Jennifer Lopez angered animal rights activists by showing off a luxury crocodile handbag worth more than $100,000! The 49-year-old singer and her fiancé Alex Rodriguez, 43, were pictured leaving the Polo Bar after enjoying a late night dinner.
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Universal Pictures execs cancelled this weekend's premiere of the movie 'A Dog's Purpose' amid the uproar over a leaked video that shows a canine star being forced into artificially turbulent water.
Justin Bieber is catching heat for wearing an oversized hooded Lynx fur coat to ward off the freezing Los Angeles nights. The 22-year-old pop singer was spotted wearing the luxurious pelt while club hopping with friends.
It looks like PETA has lost some of its influence and power in Hollywood. There was a time when celebrities feared incurring the wrath of the overzealous animal lovers at PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA reached its peak in popularity about a decade ago with its over-the-top anti-fur campaigns. PETA waged war against industries, celebrities and other fur wearing notables by shaming them publicly. One particularly nasty PETA tactic was to toss flour, chicken blood (or some other bloody concoction) on fur-loving celebrities as they walked red carpets.
It was bound to happen: Aretha Franklin slammed Beyoncé for not showing her a little respect, and PETA has returned the favor by slamming Aretha for wearing a fur coat to the Grammys. PETA decided to take advantage of the storm of controversy surrounding Aretha by sending copies of a letter to the press and referring to the queen as 'a clown.' In the letter to Franklin, PETA spokesperson Dan Matthews wrote:
"Music lovers may think of you as a 'queen,' but to animal lovers, you are a court jester. I’m sorry, Aretha, but your furs make you look like a clown. Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your beautiful voice? Please consider donating your furs to the homeless as ‘queen of compassion,’ Mariah Carey, did. You’ll get a tax credit for the donation, and we at PETA will all sing your praises."