02:34 PM EDT 06/18/2015
Originally posted 03/30/2008 05:00PM
Heroes star Hayden Panettiere cried Saturday night as the Humane Society gave her an activism award for protesting the annual dolphin slaughter in Southwestern Japan last year.
Hayden received the Gretchen Wyler Award, given annually at the Genesis Awards to a celebrity who brings attention to animal causes. Wyler, who founded the awards and was also an actress, died last May from breast cancer, two months after presenting the first award to Paul McCartney.
Hayden’s parents and her boyfriend – and Heroes costar – Milo Ventimiglia were in the audience and watched a video of the actress and others paddling out on surfboards and confronting fishermen, who trap and kill dolphins to protect their fish supply. They then gave a standing ovation as Hayden took the stage.
Originally posted 03/24/2008 05:10PM
Who wouldn't want to watch a "Hero" tie a bowtie or drool over nachos poolside? Milo Ventimiglia makes it all possible with his online identity. Known as Russ181, the Heroes star has built a sizeable following on his YouTube page that he manages with his DiVide Pictures production partner Russ Cundiff.
Originally posted 02/20/2008 05:15PM
Milo Ventimiglia has remained pretty tight-lipped about
his relationship with Heroes costar Hayden Panettiere – but in the new
issue of GQ the actor says it doesn't bother him when people gossip about his romantic life.
"You know what, man – it makes me smile," Ventimiglia tells GQ, when told by the reporter that bloggers have nicknamed the couple "Halo."
Smiles aside, the actor still maintains he wants to keep a lid on his private life. "When you're in the public eye, you try to keep whatever you can private," he says. "People can speculate and talk. But what can you do – stop living your life?"
– Brian Orloff
Originally posted 12/31/2007 12:30PM
Fall's turn into winter cranked up the heat in one respect: the connection between Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere.
Having previously denied a relationship, the two Heroes stars are now considered an item.
"Hayden's mom adores Milo. She thinks he's so cute," a family friend tells PEOPLE. "She tells her friends that he's her boyfriend. She's very proud."
Originally posted 12/17/2007 06:55PM
While Heroes was shut out of the Golden Globe nominations last week, Milo Ventimiglia believes the show can shake off its sophomore slump – and he tells fans that in person whenever he can.
"For the most part, people still walk up to you with smiles on their faces saying, 'I love it. I love it. I love it,' " the 30-year-old actor tells Entertainment Weekly. "Occasionally, you get somebody who kinda looks at you and thinks, 'Eh, first season was better, but I still watch you guys. You're doing pretty good.' "
Originally posted 11/30/2007 06:00AM
Hayden Panettiere and her Heroes costar Milo Ventimiglia, spending a night out together to support their castmate Adrian Pasdar. The two took in his Civil War-era musical Atlanta at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. After the show, the Heroes castmembers celebrated at a bash attended by Pasdar, his wife Natalie Maines and Leonard Roberts, an actor on the NBC show and a costar in Pasdar's play.
Originally posted 11/15/2007 08:15AM
Since cozying up at an Emmys party in September, Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere have dodged rumors that they are dating.
Two months later, the duo some call "Halo" are still close, hanging together at Wednesday's Lamborghini Calabasas Opening Race to benefit the Fight Against Epilepsy. But could these Heroes be a couple?
Originally posted 09/26/2007 02:25PM
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt – it was also the across-the-board response PEOPLE received Tuesday night regarding romance rumors between two recent are-they-or-aren't-they pairs: Milo & Hayden, and Heath & Helena.
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