Katherine Heigl is doggone fired up about a canine cause. The actress stars in a new PSA, produced by Funny or Die, for the recently launched site IHateBalls.com, in which she jokes that the real reason she’s such an advocate for spaying and neutering animals is because she simply hates ‘terrible, terrible testicles.’ The animal-loving actress said she hopes the PSA’s unconventional approach will help spread the message about spaying and neutering. ‘Unfortunately I can’t cut the nuts off human men — yet,” Heigl quips in the video. ‘So I’ve dedicated my time to the neutering of dogs because that’s legal.’
These celebs take off their clothes for a good cause – charity.Vegetarianism is practically a religion for Angela Simmons.The ‘Run’s House’ star, clothing designer and daughter of Run-DMC’s Rev Run believes in living a cruelty-free life so much that she posed in next to nothing for the new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ad campaign.The ad, which was revealed at a soiree in Manhattan’s Paramount Hotel, features Simmons wearing nothing more than a vine of ivy and some carefully styled hair.Far from being tawdry, the ad was actually inspired by Simmons’ devout beliefs.’As a devout Christian, I feel it’s very important to show compassion for all of God’s creations — and adopting a vegetarian diet is the best way to keep innocent animals from suffering,’ she said.See which other stars are getting the public’s attention …
Kelly Brook might want to see her dermatologist. From the looks of it, the model has sprouted scales.Brook, 31, a U.K. television personality and one-time Playboy model, stripped down and had her body painted with lizard-like scales for a new ad campaign for animal-rights group PETA.The stunning Brook spoke in a presentation in front of the London Transit Museum to protest the treatment of snakes, lizards and alligators in fashion.’It makes my skin crawl to think about the violent ways snakes, lizards, alligators and other exotic creatures are raised and killed for boots, bags and belts,’ Brook said to The Drum.
Eat your heart out, George Clooney! Clooney’s ex, Elisabeta Canalis, bares all for PETA’s anti-fur campaign. The Italian beauty is stripping down to raise awareness about the cruel treatment of animals in the fur industry. ‘I think this is the best reason why I got naked in my life,’ she told ET Online.
Now here’s one way to catch everyone’s attention! ’90210′ star Tristan Wilds, 21, is pulling back the sheets on an important cause by posing nude in the August issue of Cosmopolitan UK.The Staten Island-born actor is doing what he can to raise awareness for Everyman, the UK’s leading testicular and prostate cancer charity that encourages men to take care of their health and check themselves regularly for suspicious lumps.’What made me do this photo shoot more than anything was the cause,’ he said. ‘My friend’s granddad died of prostate cancer and it had a profound effect on me. So when I was presented with the opportunity to speak out, I had to take it.’
Want to wear a naked Irina Shayk? Now you can! The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl follows in some famous footsteps by taking it all off for Marc Jacobs’ ‘Protect the Skin You’re In’ campaign. Profits from the T-shirts and other merchandise benefits research at the NYU Skin Cancer Institute.
Waka Flocka Flame’s run-ins with the law aren’t stopping him from stripping for all to see. Luckily for him, it’s all legal.In an ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the tattooed rapper posed naked – save for some oversized bling covering his nether region – to promote ‘Ink, Not Mink.’ Like past celebrity PETA campaigns, Waka Flocka Flame is encouraging fans to think twice before donning fur.
‘Karate Kid”s Taraji P. Henson isn’t letting hitting the big 4-0 stop her from stripping down for good cause. The stunning actress is the latest celeb to bare all for PETA – and she’s certainly got nothing to hide.
In a case of life imitating art, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has brought the name of the band’s recent album, ‘Hands All Over,’ to life in a stunning nude pictorial – all for a good cause.Levine, 31, appears stripped down in the February issue of British Cosmopolitan with the hands of his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna, covering his privates.The shoot was done on behalf of Everyman, which is ‘the UK’s leading prostate and testicular cancer campaign,’ according to its website. And the singer was hardly shy about baring (almost) all. In his words, he’s spent ‘most of [his] life naked.”In fact, I often have to be told by the people around me that it’s inappropriate to be as naked as I am,’ Levine revealed. ‘But I live in California, where it’s always warm, so why not?’
Following the trend of female celebrities who have been posing in nude pictorials, Marisa Miller is baring all … for a good cause.Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller is showing some skin – to get people to protect theirs. The 32-year-old hottie took it off for designer Marc Jacobs for the latest edition of his ‘Protect the skin you’re in’ T-shirts, part of the celebrity designer’s skin cancer awareness campaign.On the shirt, Miller is pictured with the campaign’s slogan and her hair strategically covering her X-rated parts. She’s also sporting a pair of stylish Chuck Taylors.The T-shirts will be sold at Marc Jacobs’ boutiques with proceeds benefiting the NYU Cancer Institute, according to the campaign’s Facebook page.
Pamela Anderson’s risqué new vegetarian campaign for PETA has been banned in Montreal for treating the actress like a piece of meat. Canadian officials denied a permit for an event launching Anderson’s new animal-rights ad at the last minute on July 15, claiming the ad is sexist.In the ad, the buxom blond, 43, poses in a bikini with her body covered in marks suggestive of a butcher’s diagram. Parts of her body are labeled ‘rump,’ ‘ribs,’ ‘breast,’ and so on. The ad’s caption reads, ‘All Animals Have the Same Parts.’But this isn’t the first time Pam has stripped down for PETA …
Anderson also showed off her famous figure in this 2004 PETA poster, which appeared in China.In 2003, she bared it all for PETA’s ‘I’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur’ campaign, and in June 2006, the sultry star posed topless in the window display of the Stella McCartney boutique in London. Anderson had said she would take her clothes off if the PETA Humanitarian Awards raised enough money that night, which they did.
Holding a strategically-placed rabbit, ‘The Hills’ star bares her buns in PETA’s new ‘Be Nice to Bunnies’ iPhone app, a shopping directory that lists cruelty-free products. Pratt says her decision to star in the campaign is to ‘help consumers be informed and keep them compassionate.’Pratt, 24, teamed up with peta2, the young adult division of the animal rights organization, to encourage people to never buy personal-care and household products which are tested on animals.
Joanna Krupa is not afraid to show off a little skin – or stir up some controversy! The model, who also graces the cover of Playboy’s December issue, has the Catholic League barking about her latest pictorial. Krupa appears nude, sporting only angel wings and a strategically placed crucifix in a new PETA ad with the tagline, ‘Be an angel for animals,’ encouraging pet lovers to adopt.’It’s understandable that the Catholic League is wary of another sex scandal, but the sex we’re talking about pertains to dogs and cats,’ said the sexy former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant, 30. ‘As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of. I’m doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of God’s creation.’But this isn’t Joanna’s first scandalous ad that’s had tongues wagging …
‘Twilight’ star Christian Serratos shows her “New Moon” in a PETA ad. The 19-year-old bares it all for a PETA ad. Expressing solidarity with all things cute and cuddly, Serratos appears in the woods of what looks like none other than Forks, Wash. This appearance makes the actress the youngest person to pose naked in a PETA ad. Well, that’s one way to steal the spotlight from RPattz.
Wig-loving ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star, Kim Zolciak, shows her (nearly) naked support for marriage equality in this ad for the NOH8 campaign against the ban on same-sex marriage. The reality TV diva joins along list of celebs who’ve taken it all off for charity. Of her decision to appear in such a state of undress, Zolciak tweeted, ‘The noh8 campaign shoot was hot. and I am topless!!! Just to cause a stir to make people pay attention!’
‘Dancing with the Stars’ stunner Karina Smirnoff may sport some flashy costumes on stage, but she would rather dance naked than wear fur off stage. The newly single Smirnoff discusses her choice to stop wearing fur and and pose nude for the PETA campaign, saying, ‘I did wear fur, especially when I was little. But there are ways of being warm and being fashionable without being cruel.’But she’s not the only sexy star to take it all off for the animal rights organization…
‘Third Watch’ actress Nia Long shows how to beat the morning commute… by riding the rails in the buff! Of her decision to join the PETA ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ campaign, Long says, ‘When I became a mother I started to really understand the importance of all living creatures in a way that I didn’t ever think about before.’
PETA definitely knows how to turn heads. Actress Eva Mendes gave fans a view to remember for the benefit of the organization …
… as did Layla Kayleigh, co-host of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.
Actor Will Ferrell is dropping trou again. No, it’s not for a movie role. This time, it’s for a new line of sunscreen. Will Ferrell Suncreen comes in three varieties: Sun Stroke, Sexy Hot Tan and Forbidden Fruit. Ferrell is nearly-nude on every bottle. Proceeds benefit Cancer for College, which helps cancer survivors realize their dreams of attending college.
Vegan actress Alicia Silverstone took it all off for a 2007 print ad to promote vegetarianism.
‘Girls Next Door’ star Holly Madison showed off her curves in this ad, released in April 2007.
Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan takes it all off for a campaign for London Fog, which benefits Paul Newman’s ‘The Hole in the Wall Gang,’ a camp that gives seriously ill children a chance to experience the great outdoors. Read more about the charity here.
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian spurred airbrush rumors after flaunting her exposed figure in an ad for PETA.
‘NYPD Blue’ star Charlotte Ross revealed (nearly) everything in a 2002 PETA ad next to the tagline, “I’d Rather Show My Buns Than Wear Fur.”
Winona Ryder dropped her pants for these t-shirts for Marc Jacobs that benefited skin cancer.
Ex-porn star Jenna Jameson downplays the merits of animal sex in this PETA ad.
Aussie model Sophie Monk turned up the heat with this PETA ad for vegetarianism.
Dita von Teese is no stranger to stripping, but it’d not everyday that she strips for charity. Dita’s nude bod appeared on these t-shirts for Marc Jacobs that benefited skin cancer.
Victoria Beckham followed in Dita’s footsteps. ‘Victoria loves Marc’s work but she wasn’t entirely comfortable with getting naked,’ a source told the U.K.’s Daily Mirror. ‘Marc went all-out to persuade her. And when she heard about what a great cause it was she knew she just couldn’t turn it down. The picture she and Marc have chosen is amazing – sexy but tasteful.’
The ladies of Danity Kane fight fur with … nudity.
Ballet dancer Sian Murphy, a member of Britian’s Royal Opera Carmen Dancers, went bare for a calendar sold to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support.Read more about the charity here.
Model Joanna Krupa appeared in the ‘I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ campaign in 2007.
Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard stripped down for an anti-fur ad in 2008.
Sarah Michelle Gellar took it all off in photos for Vaseline, and auctioned off nude photos to benefit the Coalition of Skin Diseaes in America, The Insider reports. Read more about the charity here.
Members of the Royal Opera Carmen Dancers took it all off to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support. Read more about the charity here.
Former Wilson Phillips singer Carnie Wilson appeared partially nude in a PETA anti-fur poster which was released in January 2001.
The real-life Yorkshire ‘Calendar Girls’ were projected into stardom when a movie was made about their story. These women posed nude to raise money for charity.
‘Samantha Who?’ star Christina Applegate took it off for a 2007 Christmas-themed ad.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is one of the few men who have stripped down for animal rights.
Singer Imogen Bailey posed in shackles for a campaign to stop people from visiting Thailand due to the cruel use of baby elephants in the tourism industry.
Kimora Lee Simmons posed with her pooch Zoe alongside the slogan, ‘Be an angel for dogs,’ in this January 2008 ad.
Jude Law’s ex-wife, actress Sadie Frost, bared her backside in 2006 for PETA.
Former ‘Baywatch’ babe Traci Bingham showed her love for animals in an anti-meat campaign for PETA.