Michael Vartan Likes Animals Or Something…

January 3rd, 2008 // 8 Comments

Australia is reveling in “Alias” and “Never Been Kissed” actor Michael Vartain’s love of…animals? Is this a news story? Damn. What’s he been up to? I stopped watching “Alias” when they made his character some kind of undercover French or Russian spy and messed with the previous three years of continuity. I’m a geek and I despise that crap. Anyway, Vartan’s in Outback Steakhouse land to take place in a celebrity poker tournament and wowed everyone with his treatment of birds. He reportedly saved a bird that fell out of its nest in Melbourne. This spurred an actual news story. No, really. Well, I guess there’s a pattern because Vartan claims he also turned down an invite to a NYE party at the Playboy Mansion to stay at home with his dog. Ok, I have some serious questions. Now I get it. Thank you, Australia. This story is actually necessary because I want to know how magical that dog must be for a straight dude to turn down bare breasts in a grotto and kegs of champagne for Duchess the Pekinese and Dick Clark’s stroke face. Gay? Recovering addict? Depressed? Michael Vartan might run deep like a river.

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By J. Harvey
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  1. Stacey

    Maybe he wasn’t alone with his dog on NYE, wink, wink — but he wanted to keep that part private.

  2. pix

    i’ll take depressed. garner TRASHED the poor guy. and i heard that benji wasn’t the nicest guy on the set when he came to visit.

  3. NC

    He’s so good-looking, but the cancer stick totally lowers my opinion of him.

  4. kiss

    M V is a nice man~~he is great~~He is great, I think.BTW, someone saw his profile with hot & sexy photos on “WealthyKiss.com”, a dating site for celebrities and millionaires. It seems the profile looks sincere and attractive. Maybe even clebs feel lonely and lost sometimes. They also need love and fun. hehe.. Maybe sometimes they really need a soul mate rather than a rich buddy.

  5. Not So

    He is none of the above – how stupid of you to even suggest such a thing. He was with a woman for 10 years and with JGardner for only 1 year and if someone throws themselves at you long enough well you will naturally not bother to look elsewhere for someone to go out with. They went out for too short a time for him to have had an emotional attachment and he even said so. I think too many people try to make something of it. Michael isn’t affected and I understand they still talk anyway. I am not sure how she feels though seeing him with someone else!!!! They even had lunch recently along with that other guy from Alias (can’t remember his name but he was Syd’s father). Okay no one from that show left a lasting impression on me except for Michael Vartan, he was the only reason why I stuck around. So Michael being a very private person is not going to say who he was with or what he got up to – so leave it at that.
    Actually Michael Vartan is in Australia attending a poker tournament and no doubt to visit friends he has made in Australia.
    What a sweetie to be concerned for a baby bird, he has a heart of gold.

  6. Not So

    He is none of the above – how stupid of you to even suggest such a thing. He was with a woman for 10 years and with JGardner for only 1 year and if someone throws themselves at you long enough well you will naturally not bother to look elsewhere for someone to go out with. They went out for too short a time for him to have had an emotional attachment and he even said so. I think too many people try to make something of it. Michael isn’t affected and I understand they still talk anyway. I am not sure how she feels though seeing him with someone else!!!! They even had lunch recently along with that other guy from Alias (can’t remember his name but he was Syd’s father). Okay no one from that show left a lasting impression on me except for Michael Vartan, he was the only reason why I stuck around. So Michael being a very private person is not going to say who he was with or what he got up to – so leave it at that.
    Actually Michael Vartan is in Australia attending a poker tournament and no doubt to visit friends he has made in Australia.
    What a sweetie to be concerned for a baby bird, he has a heart of gold.

  7. To each his own opinion I guess, but I think it’s kind of sad when people print things that aren’t true about someone whose never done them any harm. Although, I’ve never had the opportunity to meet this man, I’ve come to appreciate his acting prowess which only gets better in my opinion with time. If he decided he didn’t want to visit the Playboy mansion, kudos to him, and as someone posted here who says he was “home alone with his dog”? Maybe as he approaches the ‘big 40′ he’s starting to reflect on the things that really matter in his life? I am thoroughly enjoying his performance in the ABC series ‘Big Shots’ along side actress Nia Long who plays his ‘side-kick’ “love interest”, and think they have “terrific” on screen chemistry (wouldn’t mind being in her shoes for some of those lip-locking takes myself), when it comes to this show. I wish this young, talented, and personable man nothing but the best that life has to offer, and that hopefull and prayerfully ABC will wake-up and realize what a gem they have in his series, and put it back on the air very soon. Kudos to you Mr. Vartan.

  8. Janet Cooper

    And his dog is a 5-year-old Chocolate Lab named “Millie,” FYI…and Millie has more brains than Hefner’s silicone sistahs anyway…

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