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15Dec/10Off

Art fan Pamela Anderson visits Tate Liverpool

HOLLYWOOD star Pamela Anderson took time out from panto to pay a private visit to Tate Liverpool.

The Albert Dock gallery invited the former Baywatch babe after reading about her love of art.

Pam, who is currently playing the Genie in Aladdin at the Empire, was given a tour of the Tate yesterday by its head of exhibitions and displays Gavin Delahunty, including a sneak preview of its Nam June Paik exhibition which opens on Friday.
She also stepped out on the gallery’s silent disco dance floor.

Mr Delahunty said: "It was a pleasure to welcome Pamela to the gallery. She was extremely impressed by the Tate Collection, and commented on the playfulness of the displays especially Wayne Hemingway & Son's disco. She really enjoyed the dance floor.

“Pamela is very knowledgeable about modern and contemporary art, and shared with us stories about the LA art scene.

“She took a particular interest in our works by Bridget Riley, Yayoi Kusama and Rebecca Horn, and noted down guest curator Carol Ann Duffy's name, too.

“She was aware Liverpool was Capital of Culture in 2008, and said she was impressed at just how steeped in culture the city is.”

The 43-year-old has already had a chance to explore the city, and on Saturday she fulfilled one of the ambitions she mentioned in interviews earlier this year by visiting the Empire’s “local” Ma Egertons with fellow cast members.

Meanwhile she also dropped into Vivienne Westwood’s Mathew Street boutique to look at outfits for tonight’s press night party.

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15Dec/10Off

Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson parties in Liverpool

BAYWATCH beauty Pamela Anderson granted her own wish – to party with her fellow panto stars.

Pammy, 43, joined cast members for the press night bash at the Liverpool Empire’s Atrium Bar.

The actress, best known for her role as lifeguard CJ Parker in the 90s TV show, stars as Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin at the city’s Empire Theatre.

Pammy arrived for the festive celebrations after ditching her tight-fitting red swimsuit for a stylish frock from Liverpool’s Vivienne Westwood store.

The mum-of-two reprised her role following a successful run in the same production last Christmas in London. She granted three wishes on stage before heading into the winter wonderland- themed party tonight.

The Hollywood star was joined by cast members including former Family Fortunes host Les Dennis, who plays Wishee Washee and Mark Moraghan, who plays Abanazar.

She said: "I’m having a great time, singing, dancing and playing the saxophone. I love being in Liverpool and being a Liver Bird."

The guest list included Everton players Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman, James Wallace and Jose Baxter. Hollyoaks star Alex Fletcher and comedian Neil Fitzmaurice were also invited to watch the show, which The show runs until January 2.

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15Dec/10Off

Whitehall’s panto villains in cuts farce

Liverpool Daily Post

IT WAS delightful to see former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson open in Aladdin at the Liverpool Empire last night, for two very pertinent reasons.

Firstly, because the way things are going, it's the last thing we'll see opened here on Merseyside for a very long time. And, secondly, with the darkness enshrouding us ever closer, with every fresh ministerial litany of gloom, we just can't have enough genies in our midst, bestowing their generosity and bountiful wishes upon us, as the Government seeks to undermine and unravel everything that so many people have worked so hard to inject into the society we have today.

Because, let's face it, Ms Anderson excepted, there's no bigger pantomime stars round here than the Coalition clowns. Having told us on Monday that they were going to deprive our region of eye-watering sums of money, while simultaneously depriving affluent Southern shires of no more than the price of a moderate-sized portion of pommes frites and guacamole, more details emerged yesterday of how the cuts will bite deeper in our region than a Red Sea shark on steroids.

New school plans - scrapped; new prison plan for Maghull - scrapped; long-standing court facilities - closed; Merseytravel investment - expect to see Thomas the Tank Engine wheezing slowly along the Northern Line any time soon; and police cuts so savage that the thinning blue line will soon be all but invisible.

Is it still too late to appeal to Cabinet consciences to think again about what they are doing to Merseyside? We know cuts have become a necessary evil, in an attempt to decimate the deficit - but do they have to be so severe that all the effort that has been put into transforming our region's economic and employment prospects over the past few years now feels like so much wasted blood, sweat and tears?

If ministers can bring themselves to listen to the pleas that will no doubt be coming their way from North-West MPs and councillors, they might yet stand a chance of soothing the mounting levels of anger precipitated by these unjust policies.

But if they instead remain determined to pursue their damaging course of action, and lay waste to all our hopes for the future, we can probably forget Aladdin and magical Genies...because we're only going to get Buttons.

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15Dec/10Off

Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson parties in Liverpool

BAYWATCH beauty Pamela Anderson granted her own wish – to party with her fellow panto stars.

Pammy, 43, joined cast members for the press night bash at the Liverpool Empire’s Atrium Bar.

The actress, best known for her role as lifeguard CJ Parker in the 90s TV show, stars as Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin at the city’s Empire Theatre.

Pammy arrived for the festive celebrations after ditching her tight-fitting red swimsuit for a stylish frock from Liverpool’s Vivienne Westwood store.

The mum-of-two reprised her role following a successful run in the same production last Christmas in London. She granted three wishes on stage before heading into the winter wonderland- themed party tonight.

The Hollywood star was joined by cast members including former Family Fortunes host Les Dennis, who plays Wishee Washee and Mark Moraghan, who plays Abanazar.

She said: "I’m having a great time, singing, dancing and playing the saxophone. I love being in Liverpool and being a Liver Bird."

The guest list included Everton players Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman, James Wallace and Jose Baxter. Hollyoaks star Alex Fletcher and comedian Neil Fitzmaurice were also invited to watch the show, which The show runs until January 2.

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27Nov/10Off

PETA’s 30th Anniversary Gala At The Hollywood Palladium

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala

30 Rock's Alec Baldwin hosted PETA's 30th anniversary gala and Humanitarian Awards last night at the Hollywood Palladium. Actors and animal activists like Eli Roth, Olivia Munn, Kellan Lutz, Lea Michele, Eva Mendes, and Anjelica Huston were honored for their work on animal rights. The events' other celebrity guests included Pamela Anderson, Kelly Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Joaquin Phoenix, and Casey Affleck. The crowd enjoyed a special performance by Bryan Adams and also participated in a silent auction to raise money for the organization.

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24Nov/10Off

Racy PETA ad grounded at Logan

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson, Boston Herald

A racy PETA web ad, featuring curvaceous animal crusader Pamela Anderson , crashed before takeoff at Logan yesterday when an ad rep for the airport’s free WiFi network told the animal-rights activists their sexy spoof wouldn’t fly.

Anderson, who has appeared in tons of PETA propaganda, plays a scantily clad

TSA agent who strips passengers of leather, fur and other animal skins as they pass through her security checkpoint. Now considering the groping that goes on at Logan’s checkpoints on a day-to-day basis, this seems rather topical!

“They’re conservative by nature, and Pam Anderson grabbing a guy’s crotch, the naked people, etc. won’t fly,” David Blumenfeld, a JiWire ad rep who places the spots that run on the airport’s free WiFi, told PETA.

The quirky commercial, titled “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly,” also features comedians Steve-O , Andy Dick , Carol Leifer; a pair of nude models; and German punk icon Nina Hagen.

In it, Anderson first encounters Steve-O, who is stripped of his leather belt and sent through the body scanner in his underwear when his pants fall down. Hagen, who arrives with waaaaaay more than two pieces of carry-on luggage, is waved right through after Nina shows Pammie a patch that proclaims her leather-like jacket is “Fake For The Animals’ Sake.” Ditto for the nude models, who, of course, have no luggage. But Leifer, accompanied by Dick, who’s wearing an “I’m With Stupid” T-shirt, gets hauled away in handcuffs after she tries to parade past Pam in a fur coat and Ugg-ish boots!

“Given the groping that you see at security checkpoints — and the nudity that you see in body scans — we’re surprised that our lighthearted ad was deemed too risque,” said PETA veep Dan Mathews.

PETA had hoped to run the ad, which cost $50,000 to make, in Boston’s airport during the high-traffic holiday season. They are now looking to run it in other airports, Matthews said.

Massport spokesman Matt Brelis said he wasn’t sure who decided the fur ad couldn’t fly, but said he had no problem with the decision. “It doesn’t sound like an appropriate ad for the airport environment,” he said.

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24Nov/10Off

‘Cruelty Doesn’t Fly’


'Cruelty Doesn't Fly'—Learn More at PETA.org.

24Nov/10Off

Racy PETA ad grounded at Logan

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson (Boston Herald)

A racy PETA web ad, featuring curvaceous animal crusader Pamela Anderson, crashed before takeoff at Logan yesterday when an ad rep for the airport’s free WiFi network told the animal-rights activists their sexy spoof wouldn’t fly.

Anderson, who has appeared in tons of PETA propaganda, plays a scantily clad TSA agent who strips passengers of leather, fur and other animal skins as they pass through her security checkpoint. Now considering the groping that goes on at Logan’s checkpoints on a day-to-day basis, this seems rather topical!

“They’re conservative by nature, and Pam Anderson grabbing a guy’s crotch, the naked people, etc. won’t fly,” David Blumenfeld, a JiWire ad rep who places the spots that run on the airport’s free WiFi, told PETA.

The quirky commercial, titled “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly,” also features comedians Steve-O, Andy Dick, Carol Leifer; a pair of nude models; and German punk icon Nina Hagen.

In it, Anderson first encounters Steve-O, who is stripped of his leather belt and sent through the body scanner in his underwear when his pants fall down. Hagen, who arrives with waaaaaay more than two pieces of carry-on luggage, is waved right through after Nina shows Pammie a patch that proclaims her leather-like jacket is “Fake For The Animals’ Sake.” Ditto for the nude models, who, of course, have no luggage. But Leifer, accompanied by Dick, who’s wearing an “I’m With Stupid” T-shirt, gets hauled away in handcuffs after she tries to parade past Pam in a fur coat and Ugg -ish boots!

“Given the groping that you see at security checkpoints — and the nudity that you see in body scans — we’re surprised that our lighthearted ad was deemed too risque,” said PETA veep Dan Mathews .

PETA had hoped to run the ad, which cost $50,000 to make, in Boston’s airport during the high-traffic holiday season. They are now looking to run it in other airports, Matthews said.

Massport spokesman Matt Brelis said he wasn’t sure who decided the fur ad couldn’t fly, but said he had no problem with the decision. “It doesn’t sound like an appropriate ad for the airport environment,” he said.

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23Nov/10Off

Pam Anderson’s India visit increases non-leather sales

(Bikya Masr) Nov 22nd, 2010 | By Joseph Mayton

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has galvanized Indians' interest in non-leather products during her recent trip to the country. According to reports on the ground, Anderson's appearance on the Indian version of Big Brother and her appeal to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to avoid leather has left a positive imprint on the country.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has reported an upsurge in people contacting the organization about how they can get involved with animal advocacy and where to purchase cruelty-free products.

A longtime animal rights activist, Anderson's visit to India highlighted the horrors of the leather industry and, according to Sadeep Gunjaran, an Indian university student in Delhi, "has given a face to what a lot of people have been thinking. Those who say celebrities shouldn't campaign for things are so wrong."

Gunjaran told Bikya Masr via telephone on Monday that her university friends have started to donate their leather shoes in order to "go shopping for some non-leather shoes because we realize how horrible animals are treated."

While they are shopping, vegan companies also reported surges in interest and sales directly related to Anderson's visit.

Anderson herself was obviously excited about her trip's impact. She told Bikya Masr in a written statement that "I am thrilled to hear that my appeal to reject leather struck a chord with compassionate people.

"Seeing the footage of the cattle in transit, some torn by the horns of others as they jostled for space over bumpy roads, others collapsed and trampled, and seeing the pain in their eyes, made me seek out non-leather shoes, bags and belts. It was an revelation and an evolution, and now to know so many people are doing the same is extremely exciting," she added.

For PETA, the visit was another successful campaign to educate the wider population on the ills of animals being used for clothing.

Poorva Joshipura, Chief Functionary of PETA India, said in a letter that "Pam loved her Indian experience and can't wait to return and really see the country, but she is over-the-moon about the positive response to her 'reject leather' appeal."

Even the short visit was enough to gain momentum for PETA India, said Joshipura.

"She was here for just three days and our phones and email never stopped coming in from the moment her letter to Mr. Mohan Singh hit the wires.

"A business man who was just one of the callers is exploring setting up an all-vegan shoe company, and Baggitt, a vegan bag company, recorded a jump in sales and inquiries.

"We have posted the video about the hideously cruel Indian leather trade on our website, and I've seen grown men cry after watching it. People often come to watch just because it's Pam in a tight sweater, but stay and pledge that they've bought their last pair of leather sandals or are chucking out the leather sofa," Joshipura added.

The leather industry in total produces about 18 billion square feet of leather a year, and the total value of this is estimated at about $40 billion. Developing countries now produce over 60% of the world's leather, and this proportion is growing.

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17Nov/10Off

Pamela Anderson Guests on India’s ‘Big Brother’

8:35 AM 11/16/2010 by Nyay Bhushan / The Hollywood Reporter

PETA Spokeswoman Set for Three-Day Shoot on "Bigg Boss"

NEW DELHI -- Pamela Anderson jetted into Mumbai late Monday night on her first India visit at the invitation of Viacom18's Hindi channel Colors, for which she will make a three-day guest appearance on Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother.

Anderson received a chaotic welcome at Mumbai airport as a throng of media personnel were being controlled by police. Anderson had to be whisked away from a different exit as the crowds became uncontrollable with news channels airing live pictures of the arrival of the star, whose TV series Baywatch was very popular here.

The ongoing fourth season of Bigg Boss features a mix of Indian and Pakistani celebrities with Bollywood star Salman Khan as the show's host.

Anderson will enter the Bigg Boss house Wednesday. Adding an Indian twist, Anderson will be dressed in specially designed Indian clothes by Mumbai-based fashion designer Ashley Rebello. Anderson will be wearing a specially embroidered Indian chiffon saree with a spaghetti strap blouse along with accessories such as some traditional Indian jewelery.

“Namaste (Greetings) India. It's been a long trip from L.A. to come and visit you here, but I am very excited to be in India and to meet the Bigg Boss house mates. Actually it’s my first visit so I hope I will be able to get some impressions of the country during my stay," Anderson said in an official statement.

Known for her affiliaition with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Anderson has also written a letter to Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh urging him to stop India's leather trade.

“The reverence and love for animals felt by people in your beautiful country is deeply moving, yet one thing fills me and all compassionate people with horror: India's leather trade. It still profits from the skins of animals who have been transported to and killed in slaughterhouses, including illegal ones, in unspeakably cruel ways," A PETA statement quoted Anderson stating in her letter to Singh.

She added, “I am calling on every kind person in India and throughout the world to join me in rejecting all leather products in order to help put an end to the suffering. I am asking every individual - man, woman and child - never to buy leather shoes, bags, jackets, belts or anything else made of animal skin. I love India and the reverence for animals held by most Indians. I know they support me in asking: Will the government act at all to help these cattle?”

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