Zac Efron is an American actor and singer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and became known with his lead roles in the Disney Channel Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, Charlie St. Cloud, New Year’s Eve, The Lucky One and The Lorax.
Efron led some charity fun on the set of his new movie, The Lucky One. When the film wrapped, the actor – who had his head shaved for his role – convinced the entire crew to join him and cut their hair for charity. The hair was donated to Locks Of Love, which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. “He likes doing things for charity — two Make-A-Wish kids came to visit the set while he was there — and he felt he wanted to do something for a New Orleans charity since he had such a nice time shooting there,” said Efron’s publicist.
Gigi Levangie Grazer
Gigi Levangie Grazer, an American novelist and screenwriter, is the author of five novels: Rescue Me (2000), Maneater (2003), which was turned into Lifetime miniseries, and The Starter Wife (2006), which was adapted for 2007 miniseries on the USA Network. Its success led to a regular series that lasted one season. Her fourth novel, “Queen Takes King,” was released in 2009 and is being developed by Lifetime for a T.V movie. Her fifth novel, “The After Wife”, released in July of 2012. She has written numerous magazine articles, featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour. She recently published “Wasbands and Wives, Seven Reasons to Stay Married”, in Huffington Post.
Gigi is also an active supporter of the National Resource Defense Council, Grazer, who has served on environmental action committees, routinely writes letters and calls members of Congress and the Senate for the NRDC in order to pass legislation to protect the oceans. Grazer co-hosted an NRDC “eco-salon” with Kelly Chapman Meyer called “Responding to the Crisis in Our Oceans.” Speakers were ocean experts from the PEW Oceans Commission, Fishing Center of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and the NRDC.
Is an American television and film actor. He began performing in the late 1990s, appearing in several television films and series, and became known as a film actor after roles in Lords of Dogtown, The Emperor’s Club, The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, and Into the Wild. In 2008, Hirsch starred in Speed Racer and Milk. He participated in Summit on the Summit, an expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the need for clean water in the world.
Hirsch resides in Venice, California, and enjoys writing poetry and screenplays, along with skateboarding. He has won five awards, including the Critics’ Choice Award for breakthrough performance and best actor for his role in Into the Wild, as well as 11 other nominations.
John Mackey is the current co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food.
Whole Foods was the first grocery chain to set standards for humane animal treatment. John Mackey studied issues related to factory farming and implemented these findings at Whole Foods Market. Since 2006 he personally has followed an entirely plant-based diet and advocates tougher animal standards. Mackey is the “driving force” behind significant changes in animal welfare. He is on the Board of Directors of Global Animal Partnership, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of the United States since 2009.
Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, and photographer. He is well known for his sample-based electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Worldwide, Moby has sold over 20 million albums. Allmusic considers him “one of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America.”
Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his electronic dance music work, which dabbled in the techno and breakbeat hardcore (also known as “rave”) genres. With his fifth studio album, the electronica and house-influenced Play, he gained international success, eventually selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Moby has also co-written, produced, and remixed music for The Smashing Pumpkins, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and others.
Moby is an advocate for a variety of causes, working with MoveOn.org and The Humane Society, among others. His MobyGratis.com website, which licenses film music for free for non-profit and independent films, funnels proceeds from films which do go on to produce revenue to The Humane Society.
Ryan O’Neal and Mozart the dog
“Adopting my rescue dog Mozart is the greatest thing that has happened to me in years. He is my best friend.”
Ryan O’Neal is an American actor best known for his appearances in the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place. O’Neal made his feature film debut in Elmore Leonard’s The Big Bounce (1969). O’Neal went on to make Twentieth Century Fox’s The Games (1970), where he first met writer/marathon runner, Erich Segal. His big break soon followed when he was chosen from more than 300 hopefuls for the role of Oliver Barrett opposite Ali MacGraw in Arthur Hiller’s adaptation of Erich Segal’s best-seller Love Story in 1970. The film was a huge success and landed O’Neal both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. His subsequent roles included such films as Paper Moon (1973), Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), and What’s Up Doc (1971). Since 2007 O’Neal has had a recurring role in the TV series Bones.
“We need more veterinarians like Dr. Annie who put the well-being of animals above all else. I am very impressed by her approach to veterinary medicine… I look forward to Dr. Annie’s continued involvement in the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA). And I look forward to building a strong partnership with AWC going forward.”
-Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS, February 11, 2010
Wayne Pacelle is the president of The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. The HSUS helps animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.
After winning Miss South Carolina, Parker was crowned Miss USA 1994, becoming the third South Carolinian to be awarded the honor. She continued on to compete in the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant in Manila, Philippines, where she placed among the top 6 finalists and finished 4th overall.
In San Antonio, KABB TV hired Parker to serve as a weekend anchor and reporter. Parker was promoted to main anchor in 2000. In February 2003, she became the host for “Great Day SA”, which is San Antonio’s top-rated live entertainment morning show. In January 2005, she moved to Los Angeles to join Frank Buckley as co-anchor for KTLA’s “KTLA Prime News” on weekends. In 2007, Lu began to co-anchor the weekday “KTLA Morning News” at 5:00 A.M and 6:00 A.M. with Cher Calvin. In January 2008 she became the main weather anchor for KTLA Prime News. She later returned to anchor the weekend evening news alongside Lynette Romero.
In 2010 Parker founded the Lu Parker project, whose stated mission is to “improve the lives of at-risk youth and homeless animals through direct service, education, and advocacy.”
Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress, model and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts. Roberts became known for her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television seriesUnfabulous. She released her debut album, which also served as the show’s soundtrack Unfabulous and More. Roberts then pursued a solo singing career by recording two songs for the soundtracks of Ice Princess and Aquamarine (in which Roberts starred as one of the leads). Roberts then began to focus on her acting career, the title character in the 2007 film Nancy Drew, and her voice-over debut in The Flight Before Christmas.
In 2008 and 2009, Roberts was cast in the coming-of-age movies Wild Child, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and Lymelife. Roberts appeared in the 2009 family film Hotel for Dogs and The Winning Season. In 2010, she appeared in Valentine’s Day, which also starred Julia Roberts. Later the same year, she had a leading role in It’s Kind of a Funny Story. In 2010, she played the role of Molly in the Joel Schumacher film Twelve. In 2011, she starred as one of the leads, Jill Roberts, in the slasher film Scream 4.