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 This article has been archived in the press room section.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

New Gallery Additions

Check out the gallery where I have uploaded some of missing images from Elizabeth’s old appearances. Don’t forget to follow @ElizPerkinsFan for more updates on Twitter. Enjoy! 😉

– Gallery Links:
Events in 1998 > November 10th » “Meet Joe Black” Beverly Hills Premiere
Events in 1999 > December 2nd » The 2nd Martini Shot Mentor Awards
Events in 2000 > February 12th » Barq’s Dog on the backlot at Paramount Studios
Events in 2001 > January 23rd » “The Wedding Planner” Los Angeles Premiere
Events in 2001 > February 23rd » “The Mexican” Los Angeles Premiere
Events in 2001 > October 10th » “What Girls Learn” Los Angeles Premiere
Events in 2002 > September 18th » “Ballistic Ecks Vs. Sever” Los Angeles Premiere

Elizabeth on Stephanie Miller Show!!

This morning Elizabeth made a call to The Stephanie Miller Show to talk about what she’s been doing lately. I have uploaded and added it to the audio page at multimedia’s section!! You can listen the interview below:

– Link:
Media > Audios > Interview at Stephanie Miller Show – (July 28, 2010)

Cats & Dogs [Blu-ray]

Warner Home Video has announced Blu-ray Disc release of  Cats & Dogs on July 20, 2010. This film was directed by Lawrence Guterman and written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra and stars Jeff Goldblum and Elizabeth Perkins. See full specs below and be sure to get your copy at Amazon!

A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he’ll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats!

Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: July 20, 2010
Run Time: 87 minutes

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