Swathed in a high-end red leaf lettuce couture gown that’s still less ridiculous than anything she wore during last season’s Dancing With the Stars, Cloris Leachman continues the show’s proud tradition of stumping for PETA. (DWTS judge and PopWatch blogger Carrie Ann Inaba posed with her cat, Shadow, in a previous campaign.) I was all set to award Cloris’ costume a hearty DANCMSTR-esque “Seh-vehhhhhhhhn!” until a few minutes ago, at which point I realized I was eating my third real (i.e. non-Applebee’s) salad of 2009. So, in the interest of my own health, I give it a 10. [Switching gears into Bruno Tonioli impression]…”Tehhhhhhhhn!”
Leachman’s autobiography, Cloris, will be on sale Tuesday. The lady’s having a big year — she got to make out with Jack Black on The Office (funny she’ll put Jack Black’s tongue in her mouth but not a burger), she’ll appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds in August, and she’s part of the all-star ensemble cast of the upcoming love-stories anthology New York, I Love You.
Anyone else jazzed by the Comeback of Cloris? Now go eat a salad. Let salad grow on you.