HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Climate Changers

Posted January 29, 2010 at 10:56am

A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio and some of his celebrity friends took on the role of lobbyist this week, urging the Senate to pass climate change legislation in a Web video produced by the National Resources Defense Council Action Fund. [IMGCAP(1)]The Hollywood stars urge Americans to call their Senators in support of the Clean Energy, Jobs and American Power Act, which passed the House last year but lingers in the Senate. Jason Bateman, Chace Crawford, Felicity Huffman, Justin Long, Edward Norton, Emmy Rossum and Forest Whitaker join DiCaprio in the ad, which is designed to be shared on social networking Web sites such as Twitter and Facebook. And while DiCaprio takes a serious tone in the video — talking about the environment, America’s dependence on foreign oil, green jobs, blah blah blah — other celebs bring the funny, including Bateman.“Flood the inboxes of your Senators. It freaks them out,— the “Arrested Development— star jokes. “They don’t even know how to use e-mail, and then they see a bunch of stuff in the inbox, they know they got to do something.—Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.