ARF's Celebrity 2010 calendar: Sully (of course), Warren Buffet, some other cool (and sexy) people--but Greta Van Susteren?
The East Bay's patron saint of animal rescue, former Oakland Athletics and current St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, has put out a 2010 celebrity calendar to raise money for his worthy and well-regarded Walnut Creek-based Animal Rescue Foundation.
On the cover of the calendar is none other than America's favorite hero commercial pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, with his wife, Lorrie. The Danville couple are posed with "Twinkle," a retired canine member of Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an Animal Rescue Foundation adopted kitty. Sully and Lorrie, who have become international celebrities since Sully's last year's "miracle" landing of his crippled jet on the Hudson River in New York, are also featured in the calendar's month of April.
Other celebrities--local, national, and international--and pets who grace this "one-of-a-kind' calendar are: The Office star Jenna Fischer: Iron Chef Cat Cora; uber-cool filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (friend of George, Julia, and Brad); and iconic businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett. Each calendar costs $15 and benefits ARF's various programs: pet adoption; pet spay and neutering' and children's animal care education. ARF also provides financial assistance for veterinary care for low-income families in Contra Costa County. You can purchase one of your own calendars at ARF's website.
Also in the calendar is--va-va-va-voom--Holly Madison, described as a TV personality, model, and Vegas star. In the ARF calendar, the blond bombshell is more modestly attired, posing with two dogs.
OK, now my quibble: Fox News Anchor Greta Van Susteren. Ewww. "Mike," the big furry cat she's clutching is cute, but Greta? BFF to Sarah and Todd Palin? Greta, who traded in her authentic hangdog legal analyst look of her O.J. Simpson trial coverage days for her current obnoxious, and highly publicized plasticized Fox Anchor persona?
Greta is, along with Nancy Grace, on my top 10 list of annoying TV cable "news" personalities. Couldn't ARF have done without her?