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Elizabeth against NASA’s monkey radiation experiments

In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 85,000 members, today released letters from celebrities opposed to NASA-funded experiments. The experiments, which NASA wants conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), involve irradiating squirrel monkeys. IDA and the International Primate Protection League (IPPL), a South Carolina-based non-profit dedicated to protecting the world’s primates, filed a complaint about the experiments.

The celebrities signed on to the IDA-drafted letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., and BNL Director Dr. Samuel Aronson. Those who have signed to date are: Woody Harrelson, Zachary Quinto, Alicia Silverstone, James Cromwell, Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Emily Deschanel, and Elizabeth Perkins.

NASA’s proposed experiments would inundate these tiny monkeys – only a foot tall – with one massive burst of gamma radiation equal to a 3-year journey to Mars and back. Since the 1950′s, thousands of primates have been exposed to various dosages of radiation including radio frequency, microwave, X-ray, gamma, electron, proton, neutron and other particle radiation. Studies have already shown that gamma radiation can cause depressive behavior, immobility, hyperirritability, convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, hair loss, open sores, skin hemorrhages, and even death. Continue reading

How has Elizabeth Perkins not won an Emmy for Weeds?

Bob Degon of Cliqueclack.com wrote an interesting article about how Elizabeth has not won an Emmy for Weeds. Touching (of course) on the subject of Elizabeth’s great work with her hilarious character Celia Hodes. This article has been archived in the press room section.

I’ve been catching up with ‘Weeds’ and one big question that comes to mind while watching is: How has Elizabeth Perkins’s amazing performance gone Emmy-less over the years?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been catching up on Weeds, and I’m really loving it. In fact, I’m only a handful of episodes from being completely caught up with the new season. (If you’re looking for a virgin diary, check with Kona, who chronicled her thoughts as she caught up with the show too, or any of Aryeh’s  current reviews). I’ve been impressed with the writing and the acting from the excellent cast (as well as the outstanding stable of guest stars). One thing that has surprised me, though, is the lack of awards for the show, in particular one member of the cast: Elizabeth Perkins.

She has been, deservedly, nominated three times for her performance as Celia Hodes, the super bitch that everyone hates. Well, I don’t hate her. I think the character is the highlight of the show. Sure, Nancy and her family are the main focus of Weeds, but I don’t think the show would be anything without Celia. She adds so much to the chemistry of the show, adding trouble, snide remarks, and a bad attitude — and it’s all a joy to behold. Continue reading

Elizabeth helps raise funds for animal rescue

National Record Promotion’s Larry Weir joined rising star Ali Fedotowsky for an Amanda Foundation fund raising event at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, CA.

Weir, who is also co-editor/publisher of New Music Weekly magazine and Ali, the star of the ABC Primetime series “The Bachelorette,” joined forces along with celebrities Jennifer Love Hewitt and Elizabeth Perkins for an evening of music and “celebrity bingo” to help raise funds for animal rescue.

MLP on WEEDS co-star Elizabeth Perkins: “I’m really sad”

Weeds‘ decision to part ways with Elizabeth Perkins for creative reasons has left more than just fans in need of a stiff drink. “It’s really sad — really sad,” sighs the show’s leading lady, Mary-Louise Parker. “And it’s sad for her.”

Given that much of Weeds‘ upcoming sixth season will find Parker’s Nancy on the run, producers would’ve struggled to find ways to integrate Perkins’ boozy PTA mom, Celia. But that doesn’t make her absence any less of a buzzkill, says Parker.

“I just can’t think of a single negative thing to say about Elizabeth Perkins,” she says. “I’m sure there are many because she’s a human being, but I worked with her for [five] years and she was a wonderful person in the morning and she was a wonderful person when you worked an 18-hour day.

“She’s giving, she’s sweet, she’s hilarious — she’s freakishly wonderful,” Parker continues. “And I just loved her acting. I don’t think anybody could have done what she did. I would watch her all the time and go, ‘God, I would have never thought to do that.’ I can’t really say enough good things about her.’”

Source: Entertaiment Weekly

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