Celebs gather in Malibu to protest plans for offshore natural-gas facility

Famous beautiful people and other denizens of Malibu, Calif., gathered on a beach yesterday to protest a proposal by energy company BHP Billiton to build a liquefied-natural-gas facility 14 miles off the coast. “We have to use our voices and band together and stop this,” said Halle Berry, who was joined by a motley crew of A-listers and old-timers including Pierce Brosnan, Cindy Crawford, Ted Danson, Daryl Hannah, Téa Leoni, Jane Seymour, and Dick Van Dyke. Warning that an LNG terminal could pollute the air, harm marine life, and be a terrorist target, protestors urged California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), who has veto power, to “terminate” the project. Those clever celebs! Cher, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny DeVito, Tom Hanks, Olivia Newton-John, Martin Sheen, and Charlize Theron were washing their collective hair and couldn’t make it to the beach protest, but have signed a letter opposing the LNG facility.