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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.



332 COMMENTS

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106.

Robert    

Don't forget about the entourage of gophers and other hangers-on who follow the celebs around to make certain they aren't ever uncomfortalble or inconvenienced. Their over-sized houses (Clooney has several, at least one on a different continent) ultimately consume even more resources, and then there's all the resources they waste making their all-important films. Driving a Prius doesn't begin to make up for the over-consumption of these people, it only salves their consciences.

2859 days ago
107.

bobbyvand    

These windbags could drive a tank to the Oscars and everywhere else for that matter and consume less fuel.

Props to Leo DiCaprio for not being an ignorant hypocrite like the rest of these (celebs). Just because they can afford a private jet does not mean it is not a huge waste of fuel. Unless the airlines don't offer a flight to their destination , they are not conserving , which is what they are preaching. It must be rough only flying first class .

Also on the list should be that annoying Ariana Huffington and eco-savior Robert Kennedy Jr. And many more I'm sure.

Don't even get me started on the waste of energy to heat and cool the multiple mansions they own. (John Kerry).

2859 days ago
108.

Kate F    

The Julia Roberts is not fair - she made Her Best Friends Wedding in 1997 almost 10 years ago! So maybe she has become more aware since then ... geez to people like you celebrities can do no right!!

2859 days ago
109.

Kelly    

Most celebrities are POSERS! They would gain a lot more traction for their causes if they were authentic. Before the Internet, they were not called on the carpet, but now is so easy to check if folks walk the talk. If these stars believed in having such a green lifestyle and low carbon impact, they would fly planes with the rest of us. Thanks TMZ for keeping exposing these POSERS. Hopefully, they will use this criticism to change their lifestyle to become authentic.

2859 days ago
110.

Tiger    

Celebrities are by far the biggest HYPOCRITES in the world. A celebrity is someone who fights, kicks, screams, and steps on heads to become famous, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. They are all lazy, lying bums, each and every one of them.

2859 days ago
111.

Melissa    

This is such a stupid article..........at least they buy those cars. I wish everyone would leave these people alone.........Julia's rep won't comment? That is because it is ridiculous!

2859 days ago
112.

ReelBusy    

My Best Friends Wedding was released in 1997! Amazing how far back you guys need to go to "create"a story. Your parent's tuition money was wasted at journalism school. Better luck next time.

2859 days ago
113.

Mike    

These people are typical do as I say not as I do types. They are not going to sacrifice anything in the interest of these causes. They are only involved because in their community this cause is popular.

2859 days ago
114.

Animal Lover    

These celebs are all full of sh*t. I am sure they own several cars, many probably burn more gas than an army tank.

2859 days ago
115.

steve    

Why stop at jet travel? What about the size of their houses. they need to be heated or cooled. What does that cost the environment. Do Bill and Hillary Clinton (both empty nesters) really need two mansions in the North East? Where homes need to be heated in the winter even when no one is around. Fat cats burn fuel. Mother Teresa died and there ain't no more.

2859 days ago
116.

catroina    

THIS belongs on the
sacred AOL message boards....
not back here.....plus all the hollyweirds that drive SUVs and cry about al gore's mythology,GLOBAL WARMING !
hey al ! we're only waiting 9 + years now....

2859 days ago
117.

mike hanlon    

al gore the mouth of green is a fake also. he has many houses and some in a wind power area but doesnt use it. its all vote gittin b.s.

2859 days ago
118.

steve    

Why stop at jet travel? What about the size of their houses. they need to be heated or cooled. What does that cost the environment. Do Bill and Hillary Clinton (both empty nesters) really need two mansions in the North East? Where homes need to be heated in the winter even when no one is around. Fat cats burn fuel. Mother Teresa died and there ain't no more.

2859 days ago
119.

steve    

Why stop at jet travel? What about the size of their houses. they need to be heated or cooled. What does that cost the environment. Do Bill and Hillary Clinton (both empty nesters) really need two mansions in the North East? Where homes need to be heated in the winter even when no one is around. Fat cats burn fuel. Mother Teresa died and there ain't no more.

2859 days ago
120.

David    

I don't give a rat's ass about where the hell they fly to or how much gas they burn.
The fact that the government subsidizes each hybrid to the tune of $3000 each and the auto companies are just pandering to the greenie weenies is what pisses me off. The duty of the company is to increase shareholder value. If the wussy environmentalist truly value hybrids then they should pony up the full price for them. In the past AOL has done their share at promoting hybrids and all that other enviromental BS (i.e. "Calculate how much you contribute to global warming"); candy asses!!

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