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Martha Stewart leaves the U.S. Federal Courthouse after being found guilty in March 2004. The fur she wore that day was faux.
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updated 9/20/2005 9:20:34 AM ET 2005-09-20T13:20:34

Martha Stewart has an unlikely new gig: PETA spokeswoman.

The home-making guru had recorded a message on behalf of the sometimes controversial animal rights activists, asking people not to wear fur.

“I used to wear real fur, but, like many others, I had a change of heart when I learned what actually happens to the animals.” Stewart in a video which debuts Tuesday on http://www.peta.org/. “So much violence in the world seems beyond our control, but this is one cruelty we can stop by being informed consumers.”

The negotiations for Stewart’s appearance occurred while the domestic diva was serving time in prison. “I wrote a letter to her asking her if that stole she wore when she was found guilty was real fur and she wrote back that it was fake and that her daughter had really opened her eyes on that whole issue,” PETA VP Dan Mathews tells the Scoop. “We started a correspondence, and she’s been fabulous. She filmed the video last week on the set of her new TV talk show, and then she offered us delicious vegetarian dumplings from a just-completed cooking segment.”

C-list celebs to get another 15 minutes
Will celebs subject themselves to “Swan” transformations?

Producers of the reality show “The Swan” are “seriously exploring” trying to “up the glamour quotient” of the series by having celebrity contestants, according to a source who works on the show. “Obviously, they couldn’t get a-list stars like Jennifer Aniston or Halle Berry to appear — we’re talking C-list or lower,” admits the insider. “People who Kathy Griffith [star of ‘My Life on the D-List’] wouldn’t want to chat up at a party.”

Notes from all over
Paula Abdul isn’t just dating Dante Spencer, a source says that the “American Idol” judge is engaged to the hunky model. ...Former child star Jodie Foster never talks about acting with her own children. “I don't ever discuss it with them,” Foster said while promoting her flick “Flightplan” at the Toronto Film Festival. “They are pretty young at seven and four which is still pretty young to talk about that, but I don't ever mention it.” ...Lil’ Kim is heading to the slammer — but she still thinks she’s a good role model. “Yes.  I mean, I would like to think so,” the rapper — who was convicted to lying to a grand jury about a shooting incident — tells the October issue of Blender magazine. “I can’t speak for everyone. There’s no way everyone in the world is going to love you. You’re not going to please everybody. I’m sure to my millions and millions of fans, more than half of them think that I am.”

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