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Joaquin Phoenix is PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year

There is no punch line to Joaquin Phoenix's dedication to animal rights — which is one reason the Joker star has been named PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year.

A vegan since the age of 3, when he saw a fish caught and killed, Phoenix joins past winners including Pope Francis, Oprah Winfrey, and Anjelica Huston.

In just the last year, Phoenix appeared on PETA's “We Are All Animals” billboards in New York’s Times Square and on Sunset Boulevard, joined California lawmakers to announce legislation banning traveling wild-animal circuses, and cradled a dead chicken as he led a memorial service at a National Animal Rights Day March. He’s the executive producer of The Animal People, a documentary that follows animal rights activists who were suppressed by powerful industry interests and comforted pigs with a drink of water at their last stop before entering a Los Angeles slaughterhouse. “I don
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Joaquin Phoenix Named PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year

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Joaquin Phoenix Named PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year
Joaquin Phoenix has been named PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year, the animal rights organization announced on Monday.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) recognized the “Joker” star for being a vegan since he was three and for appearing on the organization’s “We Are All Animals” billboards in Times Square in New York City and on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles.

Past recipients of the award have been Oprah Winfrey, Anjelica Huston and Pope Francis.

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“Joaquin Phoenix never misses an opportunity to turn the spotlight away from himself and onto animals’ plight and to set a great example of walking the vegan walk,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement. “PETA is proud to kick off awards season by honoring his dedication to showing everyone that
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Netflix Named PETA’s 2017 Company Of Year

For airing and creating movies and documentaries “exposing animal abuse in marine parks, circuses, and the meat and dairy industries,” Netflix today was named 2017 Company of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA said it was recognizing Netflix for “offering eco-friendly, pro-vegan films—including Cowspiracy, What the Health, Forks Over Knives and Okja” as well as for documentaries about animals used for entertainment, including Blackfish and Tyke E…
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Netflix Named PETA’s 2017 Company Of Year

Netflix Named PETA’s 2017 Company Of Year
For airing and creating movies and documentaries “exposing animal abuse in marine parks, circuses, and the meat and dairy industries,” Netflix today was named 2017 Company of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA said it was recognizing Netflix for “offering eco-friendly, pro-vegan films—including Cowspiracy, What the Health, Forks Over Knives and Okja” as well as for documentaries about animals used for entertainment, including Blackfish and Tyke E…
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Anthony Bourdain on 'Wasted!,' the Politics of Food in the Trump Era and Twitter Trolls (Exclusive)

Anthony Bourdain on 'Wasted!,' the Politics of Food in the Trump Era and Twitter Trolls (Exclusive)
Anthony Bourdain is in New York for a few days following a recent trip to Newfoundland. Before that he was on a fishing trip off the coast of Italy, and before that he was watching fireworks in Sri Lanka, and before that he was in Lagos and skiing in the French Alps and, well, you get the picture. He’ll jet off for some distant location soon enough, but right now the celebrity chef is focused on the premiere of his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, which he executive produced and narrates. Bourdain phoned Et to discuss the film -- and why the fact that one-third of the world’s food is being trashed is one of the greatest “sins” of the 21st century -- the Emmys, and the politics of food in the Trump era.

(This interview was conducted on the morning of Oct. 5, ahead of the sexual assault allegations Bourdain's girlfriend, Asia Argento, made against
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Meet Kelly LeVeque, the Celebrity Nutritionist Who Will Completely Change the Way You Think About Food

Meet Kelly LeVeque, the Celebrity Nutritionist Who Will Completely Change the Way You Think About Food
You’ve heard of celebrity trainers like Harley Pasternak, Jillian Michaels and Gunnar Peterson, but what about a celebrity nutritionist?

Kelly LeVeque is the face behind some of Hollywood’s most famous bodies, and her philosophy just might change everything about the way you eat. Et spoke to the author of Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want and Free Yourself From Food Drama Forever about how she’s transformed Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum, Molly Sims and more!

Et: Your lifestyle is all about the “Fab Four.” Tell us what that means.

Kelly LeVeque: Everything I do is based in science, and the Fab Four is the life structure to help you live it. It’s protein, fat, fiber and greens. I spent eight years working in cancer research and genetics [before becoming a nutritionist], and what I’ve realized is a lot of people live by “do not eat” lists. We tend to bucket things as “good” or “bad” for
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