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Famous Vegetarians

Think Vegetarianism is just a passing fad? Think again! There are hundreds of famous vegetarians of the present and the past. Here's some very interesting insights into the world of vegetarian celebrities.

Joss Stone

Joss Stone

Singer, songwriter, actress, and vegetarian since birth.

In 1987, Jocelyn Even Stoker was born in Kent, England to vegetarian parents; she quickly found a passion for both music and animals. Stone grew up listening to a wide variety of music, which greatly influenced her powerful and soulful vocal style. At the young age of 15, she traveled to New York City where she landed a record deal. A year later she released her first album, which achieved great international success. Over the years, Joss Stone became one of the most successful female British artists of her generation, and has become well-known for her barefoot performances.

Stone has said that although she was born a vegetarian, she never felt forced. “A wise man once said, 'Animals are my friends, and I'm not in the habit of eating my friends.' That is exactly how I feel." She rescued three of her five cats while driving along the road, and was even named 2005’s “World’s Best Dog Owner” by the North Shore Animal League. Joss Stone has devoted herself to animal causes and rescue efforts, and continues to live a healthy vegetarian lifestyle.

Joss Stone

Anne Hathaway

Being a vegetarian isn’t always easy, something 28-year-old American actress Anne Hathaway knows a lot about. She’s a self-proclaimed “commitment-shy” vegetarian, which many vegetarians can relate to. But since reading “Eating Animals” by Jonathon Safran Foer, she can no longer support eating fish after knowing how they are farmed and caught.

While filming the movie “One Day” in London, Anne admitted to having a few difficulties being a vegetarian. But overall, feels British food has improved for vegetarians since she first went to film a movie at the age of 19.

But like most people, Anne still loves dessert. She relies on New York bakery BabyCakes to satisfy her sweet tooth and her diet, with delicious vegan cakes and dessert options.

Anne enjoys spending time with her chocolate lab Esmeralda. She is also committed to charity work, including the Creative Coalition, St. Jude’s Research Hospital, and the Human Rights Campaign.

Anne Hathaway

Adam Yauch
Alanis Morissette
Albert Einstein
Albert Schweitzer
Alicia Silverstone
Andre 3000
Avril Lavigne
Benjamin Franklin
Billy Idol
Bob Dylan
Brian May
Cameron Diaz
Captain & Tennille
Carl Lewis
Carrie Underwood
Casey Affleck
Charles Darwin
Chelsea Clinton
Chris Martin
Chrissie Hynde
Connie Britton
Coretta Scott  King
Dan Castellaneta
Danny DeVito
David Duchovny
Dennis Kucinich
Desmond Howard
Dick Gregory
Dustin Hoffman
Dwight Yoakam
Eddie Vedder
Edward Furlong
Elvis Costello
Emily Deschanel
Erykah Badu
Fiona  Apple
Mr. (Fred) Rogers
George Harrison
George Bernard Shaw
H.G.  Wells
Hank Aaron
Henry David Thoreau
Henry Ford
India Arie
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Janet Jackson
Jason Mraz

Jean Jacques Rousseau
Jerry Seinfeld
Joan Baez
Joaquin Phoenix
John & Yoko Lennon
John Salley
Johnny Marr
Josh Hartnett
Joss Stone
Jude Law
Justin Timberlake
Kelly Clarkson
Kevin Nealon
Kirk Hammett
Krist Novoselic
Larry Mullen Jr.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Liv Tyler
Mahavira Jain
Michael Franti
Mohandas Ghandi
Natalie Portman
Nick Rhodes
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jones
Pamela Anderson
Paul McCartney
Penelope Cruz
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Richard Gere
Robyn Hitchcock
Russell Simmons
Sandra Oh
Scott Adams
Sean Conant
Shania Twain
Steve Martin
Steve Jobs
Steve Vai
Susan B. Anthony
Thom Yorke
Tobey Maguire
Todd Oldham
Tony LaRussa
Weird Al Yankovic
Yehudi Menuhin
Ziggy Marley

Try these other sites for a more complete list of Famous Vegetarians:

International Vegetarian Union
Famous Veggie
Vege Celebrites
Alex Poulos Page

Seen and HeardLine

Amy Smart (Crank 2, Scrubs, Columbus Circle) loves our pizzas. She also picked up some Mexican entrees the last time she went grocery shopping.

KT Tunstall, the Scottish singer, has refused to allow one of her songs to be used in a meat commercial because she is a vegetarian.

Morrisey continues to ban meat sales at his forthcoming tour dates.
Source-The Vegetarian Society Magazine

Next time you are in Akron, OH, stop by "VegiTerranean". Rocker Chrissie Hynde opened this new vegetarian restaurant in her home town. She even performed a free concert on opening night. For more information on the restaurant that is serving "Vegetarian Fare...Italian Fare" log on to:

Celebrity Sightings

Turns out G. Love's Special sauce is Amy's Salsa. His tour bus refrigerator had some Amy's salsa on board.

Both Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore were recently spotted buying Amy's at their local supermarkets.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of "The VIew" has Celiac disease. She recently told Shape Magazine that relies on our products, "When my hubby orders takeout, I heat up an Amy's Bowl."

"Victoria DeSantis, who is on our Western Sales Team, was watching MTV's Cribs and was happy to see Russell Simmons' freezer brimming with Amy's vegan eats."

One of Amy’s friends reported seeing Jack Osbourne, son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, eating an Amy’s Large Size Mac & Cheese on the hit MTV series 'The Osbournes'.

A person on the set of Wheel of Fortune learned about Amy’s when he saw Merv Griffin eating Amy’s Texas Burgers. When he asked Merv what he was eating, Merv told him all about Amy’s. Pat and Vanna overheard and said that they are also big fans of Amy’s.

Busy people like you and me aren’t the only ones who love Amy’s. Celebrities have been busy buying Amy’s at Southern California Whole Foods Stores.

Jennifer Aniston was seen loading up with several Amy’s items.

West Los Angeles Whole Foods is a new store, but already brags that Minnie Driver (Circle of Friends, Good Will Hunting) regularly buys Amy’s.

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