Priscilla Presley 'Embarrassed' by Animal Rescue Honor, Purchased Puppies From Puppy Mills | Sexy to Scary: Shakira Goes Wild, Reveals 'Unorthodox' Method of Testing Her Music | Ryan Jenkins’s Production Company Being Sued
All eyes were on Priscilla Presley on Saturday evening as she was honored at Much Love Animal Rescue’s Third Annual Bow Wow Wow Dinner in Hollywood, in front of a star-studded crowd including Denise Richards, Tori Spelling, Jerry O’Connell and Jason Lewis.
The former wife of Elvis Presley actually admitted she was quite "embarrassed" to take home the Icon Activist’s Award as she felt there were people in the audience who had devoted much more to the cause, but nonetheless became quite emotional as she accepted the prestigious honor.
But being embarrassed wasn’t Presley's only confession — it turns out she also committed the cardinal sin of naively purchasing her three pooches from Bel Air’s infamous puppy mill (where Paris and Britney also reportedly bought their canines) which is the very thing the organization is attempting to prevent.
Mills are mass operations that keep dogs in cages for their entire lives for breeding purposes only, with very little veterinary care or human companionship. Once their reproductive ability dwindles, they are generally killed, abandoned or sold to another mill.
"I didn't know at the time but I’m glad I did that because I was able to rescue them, they would have died. It was like having a newborn baby. One was so sick I had it sleeping with me," Presley said, adding that her "baby" has turned out to be the "most loving and amazing" animal imaginable and that’s she’s type the person who worries about everything, including the well being of Elvis’s favorite animal — horses.
According to a source close to the former actress, her passion for rescuing animals has been pivotal in helping her thru the dark days in missing her late husband.
"I’ve now got rescue horses at Graceland," Presley proudly announced. "Especially now with the economy, this has really opened my eyes to what’s going on out there. We need to give a voice to these animals."
However we couldn’t help what wonder what the svelte 64-year-old was hiding beneath those ultra-dark black shades which were only removed briefly for her acceptance speech …
Shakira will always be the pint-sized pop princess known for her sexy songs and killer curves, but the 32-year-old starlet has reverted her fun-lovin’ ways by channeling her inner "She-Wolf" in preparation for her upcoming album.
Flashing pretty much all her flesh, Shakira’s new music video is set to raise eyebrows as she contorts and kicks while confined in a cage, her ‘come hither’ expression roaring down the camera lens.
"I'm less shy now that I hit my 30's. After that happens you feel a little bit more free, you accept yourself in many different ways and your more comfortable in your own flesh," she told Tarts.
However the Colombian beauty still swears by her old motto "Hips Don’t Lie" — literally.
"I'm not a trained dancer. I did a little bit of gymnastic when I was 12; everything else it’s just me feeling the music. But I do have an unorthodox ways to approve my music or test it," Shakira added. "When I'm in the studio and I'm producing my own music, [I've got to] make sure I connect to it at a physical level. My body has to move and my hips have to move and if I don't see that kind of reaction, that physical reaction, then I know that something is not working."
The Los Angeles-based production company, 51 Minds, responsible for casting alleged model murderer and now deceased Ryan Jenkins in the VH1 show "Megan Wants a Millionaire" claims it wasn’t aware of the 32-year-old’s reported criminal background, but it turns out that they already have another lawsuit on their hands.
In October of last year Kevin and Brenda Davis, the parents of 19 year-old Kevetta Davis, who died when the car she was riding in was hit head-on by a truck, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Viacom, VH-1 Music, 51 Minds Entertainment and Dennis Hernandez.
The compliant alleges that their 19-year-old daughter Davis and her friend Yasmin Jackson (both students at Southern Illinois University) were traveling northbound on Interstate 57 in West Frankfort, Illinois on September 26 2008 when their vehicle was struck by Hernandez, a production assistant on the 51 Minds "Rock of Love Bus" series on VH1, a division of Viacom.
Hernandez reportedly fell asleep while driving a box truck filled with sound equipment and crossed the center line where he collided with the young girls’ car, tragically killing them both. Hernandez survived the accident.
51 Minds declined to comment on the incident. On Monday, VH1 Announced that the show featuring Jenkins would be canceled.