Casey Affleck has teamed up with PETA to reveal cruelty against animals in circuses just in time for the Oscars.
The 41-year-old actor is nominated for Best Actor at tonight’s Academy Awards for his work in the movie Manchester By the Sea and is new PSA for the animal rights organization was just released the other day.
“I choose to work in the entertainment industry, but animals in circuses and other traveling shows are never given a choice,” Casey says in the PSA.
“This industry tears families apart and subjects individuals to a life of torment and deprivation,” Casey said about circuses. “[Trainers] drag the big cats around by heavy chains or ropes around their necks and hit them with sticks, poles, and whips. They beat them mercilessly and bully them into jumping through hoops.”
The 61-year-old actor passed away due to complications from surgery.
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a rep for the family tells JustJared.com. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
Bill was currently starring in the CBS series Training Day.
He’s also famous for his roles in Twister, Titanic, and Aliens.
Our thoughts go out to Bill‘s family during this difficult time.
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With Jimmy Kimmel set to take on hosting duties for this year’s 2017 Oscars, ABC will turn to another one of its fellow funnymen to host their annual after-show this Sunday (February 26)!
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is set to host Live From Hollywood: The After Party special, which will fill the spot left by Jimmy, 49, who usually hosts an After the Oscars edition of his late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
As per usual, the live, hour-long special will feature red carpet interviews from outside of the Governors Ball and feature backstage moments with some of the evening’s biggest winners.
Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer, ABC News’ Chris Connelly and Yahoo style editor Joe Zee will serve as co-hosts alongside Anthony, 46.
The big ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017 beginning at 8:30pm ET on ABC – Make sure to check back on JustJared.com for full coverage!