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Rose McGowan Opens Up About Her Experience With Animal Rescue

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Rose McGowan attends ‘Charliewood – An Exhibition Of Transgressive Movement’ at Cedar Lake on November 28, 2016 in New York City. Noam Galai/WireImage

Rose McGowan is an ally of furry friends in need. The Charmed alum opened up to Us Weekly about her experience working to rescue animals while attending the Mercy for Animals Hidden Heroes Gala in Los Angeles on September 23.

“The last time I was there, they rescued a group of goats from a backyard butcher,” the 44-year-old animal activist said of working with The Gentle Barn — an organization that aids abused or neglected animals who are sick, lame, scared or too old to be adopted into a private home. “They were starved and malnourished. They named one Rose after me because it came up to me and nestled its head in my arm. So that’s a good memory.”

The star, who was once meat eater, no longer considers it a staple in her diet. “I’ve mostly transitioned out of it [eating meat]. Occasionally I fall off the wagon, usually not,” she told Us. “My diet consists of pasta and yogurt primarily.”

McGowan added that living a meat-free lifestyle has been positive experience. “I feel better for sure,” she affirmed. “I can’t imagine you get many nutrients from meat, other than iron and there are other ways to find that, so you just have to be creative.”

The Planet Terror actress, who now rocks a buzzed hairstyle, confessed that while she tends to shy away from the glitz and glam associated with Tinseltown, she made it a point to show up for defenseless animals.

“We’re here for a good cause, that’s the only reason,” she said of walking the red carpet. “I volunteered at animal shelters and farm animal rescue centers. So it’s a cause I believe in.”

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Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine Dishes On Working With Hilary Swank, Jack Black and More

Starstruck! Hollywood Media Bridge Founder Phillip B. Goldfine has been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Hilary Swank, Jack Black and Katherine Heigl.

With over 60 film credits, five television series, an Emmy award and more, it’s no surprise that Goldfine’s talent resonated with the skilled actors.

“Have you ever heard the saying, ‘You either have it or your don’t?’ Well, these actors all have it,” he explains exclusively to Us Weekly. “Hilary is one the sweetest, kindest, most professional and amazingly focused actress I have ever met, even back at the beginning.”

Hilary Swank attends the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 at Roppongi Hills on October 22, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
Hilary Swank attends the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 at Roppongi Hills on October 22, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

As for Mr. Black? He dishes, “Jack was a kid when I first met him and even then he had everyone on the floor laughing. You just knew he was going to be something special.”

Goldfine worked with both Black for his role in Crossworlds in and Swank in Sometimes They Come Back… Again in 1996. He also executive produced Home Sweet Hell starring Heigl in 2015.

“Katherine was very nice and the crew loved her. I’d work with her again in a second,” he adds.

Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine
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While Goldfine has had plenty of success already, he has no plans to slow down now. He explains, “I try to work on at least one new documentary a year and our current project is called Living With Dignity.” If that’s not enough, he is also developing a TV series Green Acres and working on four films including, Once Upon a Christmas, The Santa Files, Nation’s Fire and Bleed. (He is best known for his work on The Lady in 6 and Damascus Cover.)

Goldfine plans to share his wealth of knowledge by starting to help others learn the basics of breaking into the film industry. In his personal life, the producer hopes to break a swimming world record sharing, “I truly believe you attract what you think about. You just need to know what you want.”


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