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Ian Somerhalder Named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador!!

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Go green! 

Today is World Environment Day–a big day for our favorite smolderholder!

At today’s celebration in Barbados, Ian Somerhalder was designated a UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Goodwill ambassador.

“In Parliament in Barbados about to walk into a room with heads of state and the United Nations Environment Program to make my designation speech as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador. Wow. So surreal… Thank you all for standing here today with me- your voice is so loud. Your compassion so powerful. Thank you- now let’s make so serious shit happen. Lets make sure everyone around you know climate change is real,” he captioned the Instagram picture which showed him on his way to make the speech, which was in his mouth! 

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His new role will allow him to “reach people in a way that we cannot do with reports,” said Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Yeah, we thought he could save the world just by being handsome and flashing that gorgeous smile, but this will do too.

“Being from rural Louisiana, I spent all of my childhood completely engaged in the environment,” Somerhalder said during the designation ceremony, held at the Parliament of Barbados in Bridgetown. “When the gulf oil spill destroyed and massacred all of those bayous and waterways, I felt as if I had been attacked myself.” However, it spurred him to become an advocate for conservation.

“Today in particular, in beautiful Barbados, we celebrate World Environment Day,” he said. “The focus this year is on small island developing states, because we know that small islands are much more vulnerable to climate change, and right now we have to come up with creative solutions to adapt to those challenges.”

His involvement in UNEP is no surprise to any fan of Somerhalder’s, whose been long using his celebrity status to influence and persuade others to be more environmentally aware. He’s also the founder of The Ian Somerhalder foundation which “aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”

He recently branched out from the teen-drama to partake in Showtimes series, Years of Living Dangerously, which showed how an out-of-whack climate can completely destroy our eco-system.

Somerhalder recently shared his thoughts on climate change with the Global Post stating, “What scares me the most about climate change is, within 50 years, half of all species on earth will be extinct. We will be experiencing floods and droughts that will prohibit agriculture and fisheries. It’s going to be increasingly difficult for us to get food and water. And within that lies the balance of our very existence.”

The Vampire Diaries heartthrob can get fans to fall in love with him no problem, but will it be that easy to convince everyone to go green? Of course it will! (See that smile does work!)

The 35-year-old is competing against other celebrity Go-Green ambassadors in the World Environment Day Challenge. He’s up against: Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, and Yaya Touré, with his team in the lead! Woo, go Ian! 

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“Now is the time to go greener by making choices that are good for the people and good for the planet, and we can do it by coming together as community — businesses, schools, individuals and organizations … by connecting our resources and our skills to our passion for a more sustainable resource, efficient way of living. We can plant more trees, we can grow more kitchen gardens, we can think more carefully about how the decisions we make that affect and impact our own and only beautiful planet Earth. Connect to go greener with Team Ian,” he writes on the site.

Want to join Ian and make a difference??

Check out his Go Green team here and get familiar with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation! 

 Photo: Ian Somerhalder Instagram/Go Green Ambassador


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Where to Watch Bob Saget’s Comedy Specials and Hit TV Shows

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The nation is mourning the death of Bob Saget, who passed away suddenly at the age of 65.

Pluto TV is honoring the unforgettable comedian and actor who changed television forever with a programming block that includes some of his biggest comedy special. 

And you can watch them for free!

Starting today (1/10) at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT today, Pluto TV will play back-to-back programming featuring Saget, which includes:

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  • Bob Saget: Zero to Sixty
  • The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget
  • The Aristocrats

The specials will also air again tomorrow beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT, also on the Stand-Up TV channel.

You can also tap into some of Saget’s biggest TV shows!

The beloved family sitcom, Full House, that made Saget a household name as America’s TV dad, Danny Tanner, can be streamed at HBO Max, the reboot Fuller House is available on Netflix, the seasons he hosted of America’s Funniest Home Video can be streamed on Amazon, How I Met Your Mother which Saget narrated can be streamed on Hulu, while Entourage is available on HBO Max.

 


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‘Full House’ Actor Bob Saget Found Dead at 65

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America’s TV dad Bob Saget has died. 

He was 65. 

According to TMZ, the actor was found by security in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. 

A cause of death is currently unknown. 

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the death. They confirmed that detectives did not find drugs or foul play as a cause. 

Saget was best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House and Fuller House.

RIP. 


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It was bittersweet saying goodbye to plenty of shows in 2021, but the plus side is that it made room for a handful of new shows that are gearing up for their highly-anticipated premieres. 

There are plenty of shows that we’re excited about, but since it’s too much for anyone person to take in, we’ve condensed it to a list including the best of the best. 

These are all the shows already garnering and generating buzz in 2022 — even before they’ve premiered. 

Check out our list of shows (mostly new, but also a few final seasons) that should be on your radar:

 

How I Met Your Father – Hulu

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The gender-reversed comedy premieres Tuesday, Jan. 18 with the first two episodes and then on a weekly basis.

 

House of the Dragon – HBO Max

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BEL-AIR – Peacock

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Ozark – Netflix (Fourth and final season)

We’re crossing the finish line on Ozark this year, which is arguably a good thing because I don’t know how much more my nerves could handle. And the end is likely something the Byrde family definitely wants after getting too wrapped up in a messy situation with the Mexican cartel. Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Gardner all make this series an intoxicating binge from beginning to end, even if the fourth and final season is split up into two parts with the first half arriving on Netflix on January 21.

 

She-Hulk

Disney+ saw massive success with their Marvel shows, so it’s not a surprise that there’s a palpable excitement for She-Hulk starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, a lawyer who has one small favor to ask: don’t make her angry. She’s the less-angry-but-just-as-green cousin of Bruce Banner, the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, who is expected to make an appearance. No premiere date has been announced yet. 

 

Inventing Anna – Netflix

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Lord of the Rings – Amazon Prime

This is a big one for fans of the LOTR films! The television adaptation is a prequel set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and features an ensemble cast — both new and familiar — as they confront an evil unlike ever before in the Second Middle Age. It will make its mark on Amazon Prime on September 22.

 

Stranger Things – Netflix

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Obi-Wan Kenobi – Disney+

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