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Celebs Who Claim They're Green but Guzzle Gas

10/18/2006 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Hybrid cars are all the rage in Hollywood. Celebrities drive them like they're a badge of honor. You save a few gallons of gas, you save the planet. Right? Well, not when you hop on a private jet and burn enough fuel to propel NASCAR through 2050.

Of course, the stars need to go here and there. The location shoots, the fabulous vacations, etc. But that's why God created United Airlines. G-IV's, on the other hand, were created in the image of precious celebs.

Julia Roberts

On the ground: Roberts drives a Prius, which gets (at best) 60 miles to the gallon, shaving 30 miles off a normal car's mpg.
In the air: Chicago/LA, 1,749 miles in a private jet, the route she took with Rupert Everett while shooting "My Best Friend's Wedding."
Gas guzzled: 2,100 gallons of jet fuel.
Prius Penance: Julia would have to drive 30,000 miles, or roughly once around the earth and then some to even out her consumption in the air.
So Julia says: No word yet from Julia's rep.


Jennifer Lopez

On the ground:
J-Lo tools around in her 60 miles-per-gallon Prius.
In the air: LA /New York, 2,475 miles in a private jet. Lopez was actually sued by a private jet company for allegedly skipping out on the bill, though she says it's all a misunderstanding and she was not supposed to be billed.
Gas guzzled: 2,750 gallons of jet fuel.
Prius penance:
She'd have to drive 45,000 miles, and that's a lot longer for Jenny than just going down the block. It's actually more like twice around the earth.
So Jennifer says: There was no comment from Lopez's rep.


George Clooney

On the ground: George favors a Tango, an electric car that gets a whopping 135 miles to the charge.
In the air: Los Angeles/Tokyo, 5500 miles in a private jet.
Gas guzzled:
7,000 gallons of jet fuel.
Electric shocker: Even with his super-saver Tango, he'll have to drive over 57 oceans -- Pacific Oceans to break even.
So George says: Clooney's rep, publicist Stan Rosenfield, tells TMZ, "You clearly have no understanding of certain people's need for private transport," and points out that Clooney often has "no control" over his travel schedule.




Brad Pitt gets off his private jetBrad Pitt

On the ground:
Eco-champ Brad is yet another Prius-lover, and he reportedly has several hybrids in his stable.
In the air: Los Angeles/Namibia, 9,400 miles in a private jet.
Gas guzzled:
11,000 gallons of jet fuel.
Prius penance: Brad burned enough fuel to take a Prius to the moon.
So Brad says: Pitt didn't have any comment. His rep tells TMZ that Pitt is out of the country.

Leo fueling his PriusAnd the true-blue Green Award goes to ... Leo DiCaprio.


On the ground: Leo drives a Toyota Prius
In the air: Leo flies just like us folk -- commercial, unless he positively must fly private because of scheduling.
Prius penance: None.



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Joe Smith    

George Clooney is also a member of the Petroleum Club.
http://www.globalpetroleumclub.com

2856 days ago
2.

denise    

hi there / just do what is right for you and you only/ ..- merry christmas - denise

2840 days ago
3.

Lyone    

Reality Check

"idioit"

Haha, I love it when people try to argue over the internet with slams in each others faces. My favorite was yours reality check, because you spelled idiot wrong.

HAHAHAHAHA

2832 days ago
4.

Lisa    

Well I can't criticize them for something I don't do. I drive and fly in gas guzzlers. So they're not fanatical about it but every little bit helps

2895 days ago
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Rob Stinkynuts    

Clooney's rep, publicist Stan Rosenfield, tells TMZ, "You clearly have no understanding of certain people's need for private transport," and points out that Clooney often has "no control" over his travel schedule.

Gimme a break.. what a jerky response. Thas like saying Mark Karr has 'no control' over his urges. Please this guy is supposed to be such a great guy, helps people and all that other P.R. b.s. But what a hypocrite. Why doesnt he just go to a childrens hospital and smoke cigs next to a dying boy's oxygen tank.. Hollywood ass!

2895 days ago
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get a life people    

Come on do you expect them to drive to japan ....At least they are trying..Is this really news by the way.....Whats next ...

2895 days ago
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Mohamed    

GIVE THEM A BREAK, AT LEAST THEY TRY. THEY CAN BE DRIVING AROUND IN A BENTLEY OR LAMBORGHINNI LIKE SOME LOSER RAPPERS OR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE OR PARIS HILTON. BUT ATLEAST THEY ARE BEYOND THAT. iT IS A LITTLE IRONIC THAT THEY USE THESE PRIVATE JETS THAT ARE ULTIMATE GUZZLERS, BUT WOUDLN'T YOU IF YOU COULD? WHO WANTS TO FLY IN A COMMERCIAL PLANE AND DEAL WITH ALL THAT BS IN CHECK-IN AND THE PAPPARAZI.

2895 days ago
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sam    

You're really stretching for some controversy TMZ. Think globally but act locally! What kind of cars does the TMZ staff drive? I least the celebrities have fuel efficient cars. So they should never travel? I drive a RAV4 and went to Japan last year, we all do what we can while trying to live our lives.

2895 days ago
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Josh    

This is just unfair. Planes guzzle gas, that's just the way it is and I agree with Stan that these guys need privacy. I can imagine even in first class people would be staring and oggling. Give them a break.

2895 days ago
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Karen Phillips    

These people are singificantly damaging our environment by being self centered and acting like the world revolves around them and their schedules. Just because they are celebirty entertainers doesn't make that damage any less significant. There should be regulations on how often these fuel guzzling private jets are used. Plus, these ,illionaires/billionaires who use them should be required to pay a certain amount of money per mile/gallon to give back to cleaning up the environment they so flagrantly damage.

2895 days ago
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Yomama    

I think this article makes a great point! I've sat around our reginal airport for private jets...and have seen the rich (not just celebs) come off a 30-something seater...just 2 people!! Of course, a limo or large SUV is waiting on the tarmac to pick them up and shuttle them to their destination. Point is, does anyone truely deserve to waste fuel/pollute our earth just because they can't be 'inconvienienced' by riding on a plane with the rest of us? NO. Is George Clooney's rep saying he's better than everyone else...thus 'deserves' to fly privately?

2895 days ago
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Michael    

As for the need for private jets...I flew business class from Ireland to Chicago, and sat just in front of a star of far greater magnitude than any mentioned in the article...Paul Newman. He was not only gracious to all who said hello to him, but was generally not bothered by anyone. The idea that a "star" needs to be secluded on a private jet is really more a reflection of a hyperextended ego than a need for privacy. Has anyone flown first class on an international flight? The cabin is secluded, the passengers need never interact with the main cabin, and all those believing they need privacy get it, whether needed or not. Here's to Leo for understanding what the substandard so called "stars" don't get.

2895 days ago
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Brandon    

The National Enquirer did this story years ago, but its still as relevant as any other celeb "news." They put up a front of being concerned, but I could drive for more than a couple of years on the fuel it takes to send J-Lo once across the country. I actually haven't used that much gas in the last 6 years.

2895 days ago
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Fred    

How bout adding TMZ to the little quiz "Who Galls you the Most?" What a dumb story. At least they do something...Every little bit helps. Would it be better if they drove gas guzzlers AND flew gas guzzlers? Stupid.

2895 days ago
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Joe    

If these folks are gonna get on their high-horses and preach to all of us lowly types, then they sure as hell better be doing ALL they can to back up what they preach. And as usual for the hypocrite leftist actors/musicians/etc, they don't. It is irrelevant that they have these propaganda cars-the end result is that they are doing much more damage than you or I could ever do. If they care so much, they should take commercial flights that are already scheduled. End of discussion.

2895 days ago
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