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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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What's the difference between these hypocritical blowhard celebs and a bucket of shit?


2921 days ago


Great story. Typical Hollywood liberals. Nothing surprising here is there?

2921 days ago


Oh to have the millions and millions of dollars these "poor rich people" have! Would I fly a private jet to Europe instead of a commercial airliner if I had the chance? You bet!

2921 days ago


TMZ missed the target this trip. Any little bit helps.They dont even have to be GREEN conscience.They have enough money to move to the moon !! OR maybe your people were having a really slow day. Next time this urge comes over you, fight it. You made yourself look pretty petty.

2921 days ago


I could care less what these Celeb's drive and that they're green. I'm sure they like the mean green too and that's why they drive a little Prius to pick it up. No use getting busted in your Bentley.

2921 days ago


Who cares!

2921 days ago


hurray for Leo de Caprio( the good German people) remember the next time
you knock this nationality.
the rest : A bunch of people i dont waste my time or money on
at the movies. i refuse to make them laugh all the way to the bank.
They are trying to snow us average American and play humble with their
Prius up front, and lavish life style behind our backs.
America is to blame , not them, for admiring all of this Hollywood garbage
and runs to see their movies and envies them. sorry all our fault.
and it seems everybody tries to be like them

2921 days ago


Here's the problem with part of this reporting. When did Julia Roberts become earth friendly? I'm sure the Prius that she's driving is not 10 years old. However, the plane trip she took when filming "My Best Friend's Wedding" is. Things change.

Stupid reporting.

2921 days ago


When you consider the amount of electricity it takes to run the air conditioning for a 10,000 square foot house, coupled with private jets fuel consumption, not to mention limosine services, etc., the average celebrity probably uses more fuel in a single year than some working class Joe's use in a life time. If they want to conserve energy, they should move into a small apartment or home and take commerical flights just like the rest of us.

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2921 days ago


typical hypocrisy. the comments about not having control is bull. it's like we're supposed to care about that person's bank account more than we care about the entire world. to say that they are trying is more bull. they're gluttony totally outweighs what they are conserving. yes planes use alot of feul, but public ones carry many people as oppsed to private. i care more aboutt the environment and big oil's influence on america and the world than I do about celebrities desire, not need, for privacy. they're in the wrong line of work for privacy. the only reson they can afford a private jet is because they have put themselves in the public eye.

2921 days ago


This is exactly why Hollywood hypocrite rich out of touch limo libs are so pro Democrat party . As the Dems in Congress talk one thing but their lifestyles show what foul hypocrites they are.

Conserve oil they say but they have SUVs - Big cars and some several houses like ex Vice Pres Gore. Gore the "green king" should practice what he preaches.
Hollywood hypocrites and dem leaders are the same .

2921 days ago


Clooney might want to stop preaching to others and stop being so full of it.

Maybe give more money to his "pet" cause in Sudan . if he has given anything at all who knows with that guy what the truth is .

2921 days ago


Just FYI---a Toyota Prius does not get 60mpg. Autoweek tested them and they get about 35mpg. It's more image than anything.

2921 days ago


HMMM you think they drive the hybrids all the time or just when going for a PC interview ,etc . They have a fleet of cars and might own a hybrid but thats not their main car . Its just to impress PC bunch than they get right back in their stretch SUV.

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