25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

first_imgSince her rise to fame in the early aughts, Malin Akerman has been in numerous films. And while you might recognize her best for all of her famous roles like those in 27 Dresses and The Proposal, there’s still so much you don’t know about her. The actress, 42, opened up exclusively to Us Weekly with 25 things about herself — including what her first Hollywood audition was, who the famous hunk she modeled with was before they both made it big and her biggest dreams. Read on to learn more about Friendsgiving star.1. I used to compete nationally in figure skating for 10 years.- Advertisement – 2. My parents always said you have to empty your pockets in order to fill them again. (It has to do with generosity.)3. I have toe thumbs.4. Right before I got The Comeback, I was considering going back to Canada to finish my degree in psychology.- Advertisement – 5. I am a bit color blind when it comes to black, gray and dark blue.6. My first audition in Hollywood was for The Hot Chick, but Rachel McAdams got [the role].7. Rachel and I had worked together prior to that in Canada on Shotgun Love Dolls.Malin Akerman: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!Malin Akerman and husband Jack Donnelly. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – 8. I have four tattoos. The one on my left arm is for my son [Sebastian, 7, with ex Roberto Zincone] and my husband [Jack Donnelly].9. My mom was on the Swedish version of Survivor at 70 years old! She’s a true Viking!10. I once pretended to be Catholic so that I could get into my then-boyfriend’s high school. I didn’t want him hanging around all those girls in uniform without me!11. I have a dog but secretly want an owl. My husband won’t let me get one.12. When I moved to L.A., I did a photoshoot for Abercrombie & Fitch with a then-18-year-old Jamie Dornan.13. I love listening to podcasts about cold crime cases.14. The only time I ever tried taking a sleeping pill was on a plane. I woke up on the floor with a flight attendant holding my legs up and calling for an oxygen mask!15. I’m a certified youth and child development coach.16. I am so obsessed with Nutella that I cannot have it in the house.17. One of my favorite movies is Like Water for Chocolate.18. When I was 6, I broke my arm jumping off an old cannon because someone called me a chicken.19. I want to retire in Africa.20. My dream is to go to space. I’m a giant space nerd.21. When we wrapped [2009’s] Watchmen, we played paintball with the whole cast and crew.22. I have been stung by bees and wasps 12 times.23. I have a motorcycle license.24. I love planning birthday parties for others — especially surprises!25. When I first started dating Jack, I dared him to strip for me and my girlfriends poolside because he claimed he had worked as a Chippendales dancer for a summer in England — and he did! That’s when I knew I was going to marry him.Friendsgiving is out in select theaters and available on demand and digital.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor Wolf Celebrates Landmark Animal Protection Legislation Becoming Law Today

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter 5.    Grants civil immunity for veterinarians and veterinary techniciansShields licensed doctors of veterinary medicine, technicians, and assistants who report animal cruelty in good faith from lawsuits. 3.    Increased penalties for animal abuseNeglect Penalties: Summary offense (up to 90 days in jail and/or a $300 fine) OR misdemeanor of the third degree (up to 1 year in jail and/or $2,000 fine) if neglect causes bodily injury or places the animal at imminent riskCrueltyPenalty: Misdemeanor of the second degree (up to 2 years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine) Aggravated crueltyPenalty: Felony of the third degree (up to 7 years in jail and/or a $15,000 fine) 2.    Added protections for horsesCurrently, most crimes against horses are graded as summary offenses — similar to traffic and littering violations.This law aligns penalties for crimes against horses with penalties for crimes against dogs and cats. 4.    Ensures convicted animal abusers forfeit abused animals to a shelterRequires forfeiture of animal of anyone convicted of a felony violation and allows for fortitude upon other convictions.center_img Animal Welfare,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that the first significant strengthening of Pennsylvania’s animal protection statutes in nearly 30 years, Act 10 of 2017, becomes law today.“Today is a day of celebration as the animal abuse statue overhaul officially becomes law,” said Governor Wolf. “For far too long we have heard stories of neglected and abused animals who suffered or died because of deplorable treatment and horrible living conditions. I am proud that we will now hold our pet and animal owners to a higher standard of humanity. I again want to thank our partners and advocates for their work in making this law possible.”Earlier this summer, the governor signed the package of bills, which includes Libre’s Law. The updated measures clarify the definition of abuse and raise penalties and training and education programs are being developed to prepare authorities responsible for protecting animals through identification and prosecution of animal cruelty crimes.Five key components of the legislation include:1.    Improved tethering conditions for outside dogsNo more than 9 hours tethered in 24-hour period.Tether must be the longer of 3 times length of dog or 10 feet.No more than 30 minutes in 90+ or -30-degree weather.Must have water and shade.Must be secured by an appropriate collar — no tow or log chain, nor choke, pinch, prong, or chain collars.Tethered space must be clear of excessive waste.No open sores or wounds on the dog’s body. Governor Wolf Celebrates Landmark Animal Protection Legislation Becoming Law Today August 28, 2017last_img read more