Because living like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
Global Cool would like to give a warm welcome to our newest writer Rebecca Sellitti – one of the wittiest and prettiest gals we know. She’ll be bringing you the hottest gossip from the land of celeb each week – enjoy…
By Rebecca Sellitti
This week, Nina Dobrev (a.k.a, Elena) earns her smoochable-status for hopping on the vegetarian-train. The blood-sucking beauty had tried to go veggie before, but was only able to last a few months before reverting back to her carnivorous ways. However, after a few years of chewing gristle and fat (and FYI Nina, technically speaking, blood is a meat-product), the Canadian cutie has decided to give meatless-meals another shot!
During her first attempt at vegetarianism, Nina stated that she felt lethargic and was having trouble maintaining a healthy weight (exaggerated eye roll here for her whining about being “too skinny”), prompting her to go back to beef.
Dobrev’s reversal is a reminder of why it is so important to do your research before adopting the veg-lifestyle. Cutting meat from the diet can result in a loss of protein, and I’m sure you remember from BIO 101, proteins are the building blocks of life. A protein-deficiency will have a negative impact on your health. But, there are a TON of protein-rich foods, like tofu, quinoa, and legumes that are totally ‘veg approved’. So, it IS possible to get all your essential nutrients on a veggie diet…you just have to be willing to put in a little bit of extra effort.
Anyhow, I commend this prime time vamp for getting back on the horse – rather than eating it – and trying her hand at vegetarianism once more! From what I can tell, it looks as though this time around Nina’s seeing nothing but positive results from her dietary changes (maybe that’s why she managed to bag exes as hot as Ian Somerhalder)!
This week, you’re getting a two-for-one deal in the marriage department, cause I’m suggesting you exchange your vows with sister songstresses Tegan and Sara. I’m singing the praises of North America’s most famous pair of identical twins for opting to make their summer tour totally eco-friendly. (Though it should come as no surprise that the girls who penned the song Soil, Soil are friends of the earth!)
The twinsies partnered up with Reverb, a non-profit organization working to greenify music tours, in an effort to minimize their carbon impact while touring with the indie-pop band Fun.
A Reverb-approved tour includes such amenities as biodiesel-fueled buses, biodegradable catering products, and an interactive ‘eco-village’ where concertgoers are educated in the importance of environmental sustainability.
I’m just super-excited that Tegan and Sara, who have done so much to benefit the LBGTQ community, are now working to benefit the green community as well!
I for one am shocked, shocked that such a humble man as P. Diddy finds his way into this week’s ‘avoid’ category due to display of extravagance. In all seriousness, Sean John has never been one to hide the fact he embraces luxury and decadence. Who here remembers Fonzworth Bentley, Puff’s personal umbrella holder? (OK, that sounded a lot dirtier than I meant it to)…
As we all know, any superstar who lives as large as Puffy, absolutely MUST fly the blue skies in a private jet, so naturally Combs (those monikers are confusing the heck out of me) has acquired one of his very own.
Now, the fact that Diddy owns a private jet is bad enough, but what’s even worse is the fact he loves his Puff Plane so much that he actually posted a video of himself doing the #DiddyJetDance… ergh.
Studies indicate that flying in a private plane for a single hour burns as much fuel as it takes to gas up an automobile for an entire year! So, to say it’s not the most environmentally-friendly form of transportation is the understatement of the century!
While I’ll cop to enjoying watching the Puffster bust a move to Problem’s Like Whaaat with that eyesore of a plane in the background, I would’ve much preferred seeing the entertainment mogul do those same moves while riding his (no doubt blinged-out) bicycle!
Note: The lyrics to ‘Like Whaaat’ are definitely NSFW. Just a fair warning!
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…
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