Cinematic icon and very long time animal activist Diane Keaton bought her fingers and ft cemented within the forecourt of the famed TCL Chinese language Theater Thursday morning. The 1978 Oscar winner for Finest Actress in Woody Allen’s “Annie Corridor.” Keaton at present is seen within the movie “Mack & Rita” and is reuniting together with her “E-book Membership” buddies Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen for “E-book Membership 2-The Subsequent Chapter” which can be open Mom’s Day Weekend in Could, 2023.
Keaton, accompanied by her youngsters — son Duke, 22, and daughter, Dexter, 27– was effervescent even within the blazing sizzling solar. And, after all, Diane was nonetheless ever the fashionista in black and white with a black hat, rigorously taking off her sneakers which she quipped have been “too costly to get soiled” displaying her manner cool polka dot black and beige socks. Diane joked in regards to the oppressive warmth, however then true to type, she gamely dunked her ft within the famed, well-known cement.
Keaton is a very long time animal activist. She’s on the board of the Social Compassion In Laws, aka SCIL, which promotes laws to guard animals. She’s wanted now greater than ever following the collapse and beating in NYC this week of carriage horse Ryder. Ryder collapsed from the oppressive warmth, was overwhelmed by its driver, all of the whereas being filmed and yelled at by passersby.
The video of the incident has gone viral, sparking outrage. Animal advocates have lengthy referred to as for the horses, whom they rightly say have been struggling for years, get replaced with digital autos. Mayor Eric Adams has mentioned he doesn’t assist a carriage ban. Former Mayor Invoice de Blasio had mentioned he would ban it however by no means got here by way of on his promise. The video is trending and Kendall Jenner, together with her 253 million followers on Instagram, simply ramped up the furor together with her submit.
Jenner will not be the primary superstar to level out the problems of horse carriages in New York. A few years in the past, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger protested the continued use of horses dragging vacationers round in excessive warmth and chilly. For a very long time this column was ambivalent in regards to the horses so long as they have been effectively cared for. However time has handed, and this incident with Ryder is the breaking level. It’s time to retire the Central Park horses, put them out to pasture, and cease abusing them as playthings for vacationers. There isn’t a precise New Yorker who takes these infernal carriage rides anyway. It’s time to place this to an finish.
—with Leah Sydney in Los Angeles