Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) – Hollywood loves its animals, and lots of celebs are all about anti-fur education and supporting the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Therefore, of course celebs would turn out for the 30th anniversary gala for PETA at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night.
The event, hosted by “30 Rock’s” Alec Baldwin, brought out several celebrities who wanted to show their love for animals, including honorees Anjelica Huston, “Glee’s” Lea Michele, Eva Mendes, “Twilight’s” Kellan Lutz and Christian Serratos, Dave Navarro and “Inglourious Basterds’ “Eli Roth, and presenters Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Abbie Cornish, Pamela Anderson, Iggy Pop, Jena Malone, “One Tree Hill’s” Sophia Bush and Kelly Osbourne.
Baldwin got involved with PETA through his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, he told “Extra” correspondent AJ Calloway in an interview.
“This is one of my favorite stories,” Baldwin said. “It’s 1991, and I’m lying in bed, sound asleep, and an earthquake starts to happen and my ex-wife bolts up in bed and the first thing that comes out of her mouth, ‘Get the dogs!’ I knew where I stood. But she’s a great dog lover. She had 11 dogs.”
Other celebrities in attendance graced the red carpet wearing fabulous outfits that had no fur or animal skins. Australian starlet Cornish looked beautiful on the red carpet wearing a black one shoulder full skirt cocktail dress from the David Meister Signature Collection available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, and small-screen stars Bush and Michele each wore cream-colored dresses – Bush in a one-shoulder Reem Acra frock and Michele in a strapless Jose Daran dress – and even posed together in their not-planned matching colors inside the party.