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Wendy Williams bares all for anti-fur PETA campaign

How you doin’, Wendy? (For the uninitiated: Yes, talk show host Wendy Williams and Joey Tribbiani have the same catchphrase. Maybe she thought “D’oh!” was just too distinctive.)

Like Eva Mendes and Khloe Kardashian before her, Williams posed nude to protest the manufacturing and sale of fur clothing. “We should all try to be comfortable in our own skin and let the animals keep theirs,” she said in a statement when the ad campaign was unveiled in New York’s Times Square yesterday. Williams will also be asking her viewers to donate fur coats to PETA, which will in turn give those coats to the homeless.

Good thing Wendy had the right wig for this very special occasion.

Read more:
PETA angry over wolves in cages at ‘Twilight’ after-party
PETA claims victory after ‘Animal Practice’ cancelled
After PETA flap, Gaga asks fans to accept her in fur

'Breaking Dawg'? The 'Twilight' parody you've been waiting for is here -- VIDEO

If you’ve been watching The Twilight Saga all these years and thinking, “This would be so much better if the characters were portrayed by dogs,” then today’s your lucky day! Behold: A nearly shot-for-shot recreation of the Breaking Dawn — Part 2 trailer with a pack of adorable pooches. Check it out below.

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Armageddon Watch: First Horseman of the Apocalypse spotted in Washington, D.C. - VIDEO

We don’t know for sure whether the shirtless guy in a horse mask who was spotted jogging around Washington, D.C. this morning is actually a harbinger of the Last Judgment — but given the fact that the HMS Bounty has sunk and Hoboken is already under water, it seems as likely as anything else. Then again, a correspondent for D.C.’s News4 had another, more lighthearted interpretation: “I guess there’s an attitude with storms — you can either be scared and hide in your house, or you can have a sense of humor about it. And that’s all I can say about that guy.” Judge for yourself — and try to figure out whether he’s representing Conquest, War, Famine, or Death — by watching the clip below.

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Bam Margera threatens puppy with (fake) gun, America not too fond of that

Just take some advice from Lady Gaga: Joking about hurting animals is a no-win situation.

Jackass star Bam Margera found himself in the doghouse after he tweeted a photo of himself holding a (later revealed to be fake) gun to his puppy’s head along with the message, “Penny pooped in my bed. Not too fond of that. If it happens again, Penny goes Bye Byes!”

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, 33-year-old Magera said the gun was fake, and that he was unaware of a rise in animal-abuse cases in the area. “I think those people need to go down,” he said, adding that he would’ve never posted the photo if he’d known about the recent instances of abuse. “Just hurting another animal is rude, crude and more.” READ FULL STORY

After PETA flap, Gaga asks fans to accept her in fur

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Avert your eyes, vegan Little Monsters: Your mother has spoken, and she’s unapologetic about her taste for Cruella costumes.

Background — PETA slammed Gaga this week for being photographed in fluffy animal pelts, apparently defying a statement she made in 2009 (“I hate fur and I don’t wear fur”). The pop star fired back with a laconic, airy statement: “For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don’t forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank You! LOVE, gaga.”

Animal-loving fans were disappointed by what they perceived as a brush-off. So Gaga turned to her website again yesterday, posting a longer, more serious response to what she’s calling “Furgate.” Here it is in full:

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Gorilla reunion: 'Brothers don't shake hands! Brothers gotta hug!'

Two gorilla brothers, who had been separated for nearly three years, were reunited at a British safari park and instantly reconnected for the cameras, hugging, laughing with each other, and playfully accusing each other of being mom’s favorite.

Both gorillas had been born in the Dublin Zoo; Kesho, 13, had been transferred to a breeding program in London, while Alf, 9, was ultimately transferred to Longleat’s gorilla compound in Wiltshire, where the reunion took place. “The moment they met you could just see the recognition in their eyes,” said Mark Tye, Longleat’s head gorilla keeper. “We put them together 24 hours later and it was like they had never been apart.”

Check out a gallery of touching images here, and check out footage of their excitable reunion after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Michael Phelps for Shark Week 2013? Discovery would 'love' it.

After his final Olympic swim, Michael Phelps said his retirement plans include perfecting his golf game — which he’s since signed a deal to do on-camera with the help of Tiger Woods’ former swing coach Hank Haney for the Golf Channel reality series The Haney Project — and swimming with great white sharks in South Africa. If you were thinking Shark Week 2013, you weren’t the only one. “We’d love to get the two most powerful water superstars together,” Eileen O’Neill, group president of Discovery and TLC, tells EW. And there’s at least one veteran Shark Week filmmaker with an idea how to do it. READ FULL STORY

Furry Vengeance: PETA calls Lady Gaga a 'turncoat'

PETA vice president Dan Mathews thinks Lady Gaga is a monster — and not the good, Gaga-approved kind.

For years, the animal rights watchdog group has been firmly in Gaga’s corner. It applauded the pop star in 2009 for wearing a coat made out of Kermit the Frog carcasses rather than real animals, proudly citing her rationale for the outfit: “I really loved this one in particular because I thought it was commentary on not wearing fur, ’cause I hate fur and I don’t wear fur,” she said.

But lately, Gaga’s been photographed wearing apparel that looks suspiciously like dead animals — both on the street and in a poster for Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Machete Kills. And naturally, her old boosters aren’t too stoked about this development. As Mathews writes, in typically understated PETA fashion:

What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it’s fake, or are you a turncoat?  READ FULL STORY

Baby Beluga is dead, and so is your childhood

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles say “booyakasha” instead of “cowabunga.” The producer of The Smurfs has set his sights on ALF. And, oh yeah, the adorable beluga whale who inspired Raffi’s immortal tune “Baby Beluga” is dead in the water. Is nothing sacred anymore?!

Raffi Cavoukian met Kavna the whale at the Vancouver Aquarium in 1979. He thought she was a “magnificent creature”: “The folks at the aquarium brought me to poolside and the trainer helped me to play with Kavna. Kavna even came out of the water and placed a gentle, graceful kiss on my cheek and I couldn’t stop talking about it for a couple of weeks,” he told Vancouver’s News 1130 earlier this week. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood's Kristin Bauer van Straten needs you to help save Africa's elephants and rhinos

Next month, Kristin Bauer van Straten, better known as True Blood‘s Pam, will leave for Kenya, where she’ll spend four weeks filming a documentary about the effort to stop elephant ivory and rhino horn poaching — a cause dear to her South African husband’s family. His grandfather was a professor of physiology who helped treat, relocate, and save wildlife. Just as the experts need help to keep elephants and rhinos from going extinct, Bauer van Straten needs help to fund her film project.

With 19 days left on her Kickstarter campaign, she’s reached roughly two-thirds of her $30,000 goal. She expects the documentary, Out for Africa, to cost triple that. As incentives for pledges, she’s recruited her True Blood castmates to sign items ranging from the common (magazine covers and comic books) to the rare (Joe Manganiello’s modesty sock, which secured a donation of at least $1,000, and Anna Paquin’s signed “super snatch patch,” which has yet to go up for grabs). Forthcoming items include a signed Sookie bra, an Authority necklace, and the Walmart sweatshirt Bauer van Straten wore to EW’s Women Who Kick Ass Comic-Con panel. Members of the cast and crew are also offering their time, whether it be a 30-minute phone call or a dinner. We caught up with Bauer van Straten last week. READ FULL STORY

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