Category Archives: Movies

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Hitchcock’s Bodega Bay is a Haven For Animals!

Hitchcock’s heroine Tippi Hedren made Bodega Bay famous. Instead of being host to aggressive man-eating birds, it is known as a haven for animals, only a flap of a wing from Hedren’s Shambala Preserve. Thanks to Alfred Hitchcock, one can never think of a flock of birds in the same way.  No longer beacons of peace and serenity, his infamous movie The Birds made fear of the feathered and winged creatures an epidemic.  It is the stuff of which nightmares are made.  The film was…

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Animal Advocate & Nashville Star Hayden Panettiere Expecting First Child!

      The bark of the town is that the animal advocate and Nashville star Hayden Panettiere and her boxer fiancé Wladimir Klitschko are expecting their first child. Congrats! The dream of being a mother has always been in Panettiere’s life script. She told Glamour in May 2013, “I’ve lived a very big life, and I don’t feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother. Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing that I feel…

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Hollywood’s Leading Ladies Before 10 A.M. and their Animals…

    The words and photographs were taken by celebrity photographer Veronique Vial in her  book, Women Before 10 a.m., captures Hollywood’s leading ladies and their pets lounging at home in the early morning hours.   Seen sleeping, snuggling, dressing, eating, bathing or just waking up are some of our favorite models, actors, artists and celebrities and, of course, their dogs – all before their 10a.m. workouts. To see, really see, a woman, before 10 a.m…. I’d like to adjust the mound of duvet before…

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The History Of Animal Actors and the Academy Awards

This Sunday the 86th Academy Awards will air on ABC, Baby Hope had to bark the question: Has an animal ever won an Academy Award (most likely to later beg the question: If so, how can she)? The truth is that no animal has ever won an Academy Award. They’re not eligible. After carefully reading the Academy Rules, it doesn’t explicitly state that an animal actor cannot not be nominated, but does exclude nomination eligibility to “Actors” and “Actresses” not “animal actors.” But not to…

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Wendy and Lucky

Our Beloved @LuckyDiamond Honored With The Lucky Diamond Critical Care Ward Dedication @HumanesocietyNY

    Our beloved Lucky, who lost her battle with canine  spleen cancer, has been honored with The Lucky Diamond Critical Care Ward dedication in her name at The Humane Society of New York. We are grateful, but quite honestly she deserves the recognition. After Wendy Diamond adopted the little Maltese, Lucky in 1999, she was instantly inspired to create Animal Fair Media. Since, the media mindshare has been committed to animal adoption and welfare, related organizations, and generating a public awareness campaign championing the…

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Wishing Animal Advocate Betty White Puppy Love On Her 92nd Birthday!

  Animal Fair Media wishes Betty White lots of puppy love on her 92nd Birthday! It’s safe to say that each and every one of us would love Betty White to be our wise and funny next door neighbor. All right, we will never be so lucky, but the 92-year old beloved  blonde has truly been a caring friend to animals of all shapes and sizes throughout her entire life.   Betty White advocates for several animal rights groups, animal health organizations, and has been…

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Explorer Extraordinaire Inge Solheim Leads Prince Harry To The South Pole!

    Prince Harry, Inge Solheim and the “Walking with the Wounded” expedition competitors are finally trekking towards the South Pole after blizzard conditions left them snowed in at base camp for a couple days. Prince Harry journeyed to the North Pole with Inge Solheim in 2011, also supporting the Walking with the Wounded charity. A Walking with the Wounded spokesman said; “Prince Harry and half of the Walking with the Wounded teams have left Novo today for their second base camp at 87 degrees…

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In Honor Of Colorado’s 25% Tax On Marijuana! Furtastic Canines who are “Breaking the Taboo” of Drugs!

Colorado voters approve 25 percent taxes on recreational marijuana   A Colorado measure to impose sales and excise taxes of 25 percent on newly legalized recreational marijuana and earmark the first $40 million in revenue for public schools was approved by voters on Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper said. The move showed a willingness on the part of Colorado voters to tax marijuana for the public benefit……   Canines are known for helping fight the war on drugs in police searches and investigations, but as early…

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Time To Chirp! “Flights of Fancy” – Alba Ballard And Her Feathered Acting Troupe

  Alba Spinetto was born in Porto Tolle, Rovigio, Italy to a theatrical family in 1928. They traveled Europe as a variety stage troupe called Compagnia. Spinetto and entertained audiences with dancing, singing and comedy shows that incorporated various animal acts. Alba Spinetto’s special talent for working with animals, including a stray baby wolf, was established at a young age and was the obvious early motivation for her later comedic work with birds, including cockatoos, macaws and especially parrots. In 1956, post wartime, Alba Spinetto met her future…

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Ed Begley and his dog Bernie go green!

In Wendy’s Doghouse: Ed Begley Talks “Greening Your Pet”

      Celebrate Earth Day with Ed Begley!  TV and movie actor, environmental and animal advocate, Ed Begley, Jr. can be seen riding his bicycle everywhere in Hollywood (his personal version of recycling) while practicing the green mission motto; “take action yourself”! Begley has starred in movies such as; the Seth Rogan/Judd Apatow hit film, Pineapple Express, as well as many Christopher Guest films, including; A Mighty Wind, Best In Show, and For Your Consideration. Other film credits Begley can be proud of include; Batman…

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