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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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sylvia gagnon    

They are hypocrites. They may as well drive the Jags and the Bentleys, etc., they are only fooling themselves and the idiots who defend them. The green cars are strictly for public viewing. It's a sad statement they make for this country...but than they don't really care for this country. They care only for what this country does for them, ie the idiots who defend them.

2890 days ago

William Crawford    

These Hollywood liberals are hypocrites about everything else. They are against letting corporate executives get tax write-offs, but they want to write off everything that is involved in their lavish lifestyles. Make the rich corporate executives pay more taxes but give the entertainment industry all the breaks in the world! All the lavish parties, ect. that we see on TV are partially financed by the taxpayers. Again - HYPOCRITES!

2890 days ago


JLO has never preached 'green pc " bull she doesnt make any bones about being self absorbed - - Clooney however is a hypocrite that LOVES to preach to others .

Thats why no one I know in my school listens to that fool. we see him on tv we change channel .

2890 days ago

Dennis Robart    

I am sorry to say that my military service can't be used to demonstrate anything other than to recall the services of the KC-135 refueling tankers we were maintaining- back in the 70's- which helped maintain the Cold War balance- which allowed George and Jennifer and Julia to now be famous- due to our having prevented WW3 :)

WELL EVERYBODY??? Hows THAT for Important??:)

Yes, George- YOU!

Not more important than we are- ESPECIALLY- we former members of SAC!

former member- 509th Bomb Wing
1977 8 AF MSET Trophy Winners for Best maintenenace in 8 AF- 509 OMS

2890 days ago


i would just like to point out that all of the people who made it on this list are people who drive hybrid or electric cars. obviously, the point of this artical is to bash on these celebrities, because they "pretend" to care about the environment. i'm sure they could all fly commercial. but they could also drive suvs. you should give them a little credit- at least they actually drive these cars. yes they might have to drive to the moon to even out the pollution they have caused, but at least they aren't adding even more pollution by driving gas gusslers.

2890 days ago


What is worse, driving a gas guzzler or living in a house that is so big that it requires more energy to heat or cool it than most of us make in a year. Don't forget alot of people could live in smaller dwellings and save alot of energy. So cars are not the only problem wasting energy.

2890 days ago


Cudos to Leo for being green. But wait, is that a cell phone in his ear while he's pumping gas? Green or not that is a great way to waste alot of fuel as a result of an explosion!

2890 days ago


If they make the money, they can choose how to spend it. They have worked hard (usually) to achieve their goals and are blessed with talent. More power to them. We are the ones who support their lifestyles by our own choices, after all. However, I don't appreciate it when they get on a political soapbox and preach socialist/marxist/redistributionist theories. Just enjoy your talent and what it has brought you, perhaps recognize how fortunate you are, and spare us any holier than thou platitudes.

2890 days ago

Kurt Wolfe    

The leftist, hypocritical celebrities are a disgrace to the USA. They are no more interested in conservation than they are willing to go to some far away dirty little dictator run country to earn their fabulous incomes. Yet they will criticize the very nation that made them rich, AND drive around in their respective little Toyota Pious (Oops, I mean Prius) like they are somehow contributing to this nation. Conservation by a bunch of limousine liberals? What a joke.

2890 days ago

Manny Chen    

Can't believe people are making such a big deal about flying private or otherwise. I fly commercial most of the time but if I am on a short schedule or have a meeting that I don't know how long it will go being able to fly private means being able to make my schedule.

Hey at least they are making an effort on the ground to save gas and who knows what choices they made when they flew, they could have flown on a larger private jet and who knows what their schedule was like.

2890 days ago


George Clooney is like some peter pan who will not grow up. He is a mental idiot basically. What man is sooooo afraid of committment and procreating as much as this buffoon is????? He is scary.

2890 days ago

Scott Bunker    

I can't believe these celebrity protectors. No one "threw" these people into the spotlight. They seek it out, even demanding it. Then they act "shocked" when people ogle them. Whine whine whine!

I just remember Barbra Streisand (BS) the ultimate snob preaching to us low lifes she won't let look at her when she walks down her hotel hallway that we need to line dry our clothing all the while she is living in a huge mansion with dozens of bedrooms, bathrooms, pools, etc. in addition to her other "homes." What lame excuse are you apologists for these snobs going to give her for her hypocricy demanding we line dry our clothes, drive less etc. so she can live, alone with her snob husband, in a home that could house hundreds of homeless people. If she is that worried why doesn't she take them in?

2890 days ago


I think it is amazing that the so-called intelligent elite Hollywood stars look down on those of us they fly over in their fuel guzzling private conveyances. Their arrogance is insulting to everyday Americans who really deal with life's problems rather than having a representative answer the tough questions. It is easy to appear concerned if you pay a public relations firm to build your image. If the questions are too tough, just make no comment. I applaud Leonard DiCaprio to resist the urge to avoid flying with the the rest of us even though it is probably first class. At least it doesn't consume any more fuel.

2890 days ago


One celebrity that has been "green" years before the rest was Robert Redford - he does not use private jets and flies commercial just like the rest of us. He will decline the use of a limo and walk to appointments when he can - whereas someone like Jennifer Lopez designs clothes with fur and is real cheap about helping others with her bucks - much less the environment.

Let's talk about Harrison Ford's need to fly all over the place in his fleet of planes while supposedly driving a hybrid to red carpet things - yet Brangelina take the cake on all this "do good" work they do that gets them publicity, period. All they do is point and say all their fans and admirers should fix this - not them.

2890 days ago

Edie Benson    

It just goes to show you the arrogance of these idiots.
Most of them were lucky to finish high school.
What is good for them is good for them, but you and I are supposed to sacrifice OUR conveiniences and worse, have to listen to their endless pontificating.
I say let's just ignore them all.

2890 days ago
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