Hayden Panettiere wins award, weeps for the dolphins (again)

She may be a badass, indestructible super-cheerleader, but it’s clear that “Heroes” star does have one form of kryptonite: the dolphins and whales of Japan. Nothing else, it seems, can bring her to tears quite so fast. First she cried months ago, while partaking in an attempt to stop Japanese fisherman from slaughtering the innocents; then, this last Saturday, she cried again when she was honored at the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards, as a celebrity who brings attention to animal causes.

Panettiere, who grew up in Palisades, receieved the Gretchen Wyler Award, and she attended the event with her parents and boyfriend, “Heroes” castmate Milo Ventimiglia. Among the things she said to the audience of animal lovers, amidst the tears:

“As an actress, you always dream of getting awards like the Golden Globe award, but I never expected to get an award that is this special and important to me as this. There are people who dedicate their entire lives to preserving the environment and defending animals, they are so much more deserving of something like this.”

According to People, after breaking down at the podium, she made a beeline to the bathroom to regain her composure, and then was escorted back to her seat by Ventimiglia.

(AP Photos/Susan Walsh)

Bjork goes berserk on photog

Remind us never to mess with Bjork at LaGuardia. The Icelandic songstress, who now lives in Rockland, opened a major can of whoop ass on a New Zealand newspaper photographer when he attempted to snag her shot at a New Zealand airport. bjork-australia.jpgAs Glenn Jeffrey, the recipient of Bjork’s wrath, reported to the press,

<blockquote><div>”I turned and walked away she came up behind me, grabbed the back of my black skivvy and tore it. As she did this she fell over, she fell to the ground.”</div></blockquote>

Jeffrey hasn’t filed suit, but he did speak to the cops. “I don’t see being assaulted as I’m working as a press photographer as an acceptable thing,” he added. “If anybody assaults anybody you have the right to a legal recourse, whoever they are.”

More after the break.

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