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Actress Daryl Hannah’s latest cause: Anti-fracking
Daryl Hannah joined the nonprofit group Americans Against Fracking and other activists in a demonstration Thursday in Washington’s Lafayette Square. Americans Against Fracking — a collective of about 200 national and regional organizations — said it has gathered about 650,000 signatures to petition President Obama and the Bureau of Land Management to end fracking on federal lands. “A lot of regions have been successful with banning fracking,” the 52-year-old actress said. Regarding the protest, she said, “The intention was to deliver these signatures” to the Obama administration and nothing more. In February, Hannah was arrested for protesting the Keystone XL oil pipeline in front of the White House.
‘Prison Break’ star comes out
Wentworth Miller announced he was gay in a letter declining an invitation from Russia’s St. Petersburg International Film Festival. USA Today says the 41-year-old “Prison Break” actor disapproves of Russia’s recent denouncement of gay rights. “I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government,” states the letter, which was posted on GLAAD’s Web site. “As a gay man, I must decline” the festival invite. “Prison Break” co-stars tweeted their congratulations:
Police watching 2 Chainz
2 Chainz was arrested Thursday morning in Oklahoma City, reports the Associated Press. The “Feds Watching” rapper and 10 other people refused to exit a tour bus for almost nine hours after a traffic stop, a police spokeswoman said. All 11 were arrested for obstructing a police officer.
Wolfe, Gosk are new moms
NBC “Today” anchor Jenna Wolfe and NBC News foreign correspondent Stephanie Gosk welcomed a baby girl (7 pounds, 13 ounces) into the world Wednesday.