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Fur flies over Crawford ads

Cindy Crawford might want to brace herself for some unwelcome attention.
/ Source: msnbc.com

Cindy Crawford might want to brace herself for some unwelcome attention.

The model who once posed for PETA’s “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” ad campaign apparently has changed her mind — she’s starring in a series of ads for fur giant Blackglama. A source tells The Scoop that the animal-rights group is planning to launch a “major campaign” to retaliate against its former ally.

“I know that when film and television careers don’t pan out, a model can become desperate, but you’re totally ruining your image by showing such a lack of integrity,” PETA’s Dan Mathews wrote in a letter to Crawford last week, reminding her of the petition she signed saying she’d never wear fur. “You have become a body without a heart or a head.”

Along with the letter, PETA sent Crawford its new video of chinchillas having their necks snapped and being electrocuted in a wall socket at a Michigan fur farm. The campaign won’t end there, says our source. “Remember when PETA stormed Giselle in the middle of a fashion show?” says the insider. “PETA knows where Cindy works and where she hangs out.”

Real men don't dis other men

**FILE**Actor Orlando Bloom arrives for The British Independent Film Awards at Po Na Na in west London Tuesday Nov. 4, 2003. Some central Kentucky residents got a taste of Hollywood when director Cameron Crowe used the city to film some scenes from his latest movie, "Elizabethtown." Crowe didn't attract as much attention on Thursday as the movie's male lead, Orlando Bloom.(AP Photo / PA, Ian West, File)Ian West / PA

Actor Johnny Messner doesn’t think Orlando Bloom is very macho.

“Orlando Bloom’s a hermaphrodite,” Messner told the Ottawa Citizen. We believe the star of the forthcoming “Anacondas: The Hunt For the Blood Orchid” was speaking facetiously about the “Lord of the Rings” heartthrob — but he went on to say, “I don’t want to be prettier than the woman I’m walking with.  . . . Right now, what I feel in Hollywood is that they’re so pretty and dainty and so metro that it’s repulsive to me!”

Messner apparently thinks that there aren’t many “real men” in Hollywood these days. He trashed or dismissed a long list of Hollywood stars as being too old or too feminine, and when asked about Vin Diesel he replied, “Listen! Vin Diesel’s my friend for a long time (but) nobody wants a one-note actor.  . . . I couldn’t even watch 10 minutes of [“XXX”]. It was repetitive. “A Man Apart” —nothing. I’m not trying to crap on Vin Diesel. I’m saying that if that’s what we’ve got now for a real man, then we’ve got problems.”

Notes from all over

08/08/2004, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES --- Lenny Kravitz arrives at The Teen Choice Awards 2004. --- Image by Frank Trapper / CorbisFrank Trapper

Lenny Kravitz thinks that some celebs don’t deserve to be famous. “I mean, look at the people we celebrate — a lot of people who really don’t do anything,” he tells the October issue of Guitar One magazine. “They just walk the red carpets and go to all the parties, and they’re hooked up with the right people, so they’re celebrities.  But what for?”  . . . Fred Savage fans who want to buy him a wedding present can visit his .  . . . Madonna didn’t go online for her wedding present to Britney Spears. Madonna has reportedly bought Spears a 12th century book on Kabbalah to celebrate Spears' engagement to unmarried pappy of two, Kevin Federline. “It paints a bigger picture than even the Bible,” Spears said, according to the World Entertainment News Network. “It’s just so interesting to me because I’ve never read stuff like this before.”

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