Hayden Panettiere for the Whaleman Foundation

August 12, 2008 By:
Hayden Panettiere for the Whaleman Foundation

Hayden Panettiere has been making headlines lately in regards to her attempt to save the whales. The 'Heroes' star has become a hero in her own right as she fights to bring awareness for the Whaleman Foundation.

We caught up with Hayden at an intimate dinner she hosted at L.A. hotspot Beso which brought out Eva Longoria, Isabel Lucas, Ken Paves, Donald Faison and her boyfriend Milo Ventimiglia.

Isabel Lucas was mum about her recent accident with Shia Labeouf, but did talk about her commitment to bringing awareness towards this cause. She says, "In Alaska, the women can't breastfeed their baby because their diet is predominantly whale meat and whales have so much mercury in their bodies because of ocean pollution. They’ve been infected and the breast milk feeding their baby is actually highly toxic."

Hayden's man Milo confessed that he learned about the charity through Hayden. He said he thought Hayden was really brave "to put herself in a position that a lot of people wouldn't put themselves in."

In regards to the arrest warrant that was issued against her, Hayden said, “There was, the Japanese culture is such that its one of the kindest most polite most welcoming cultures you can ever run across. I think they did it to pretty much scare us from coming back."

She added, "I went and had a meeting with the foreign minister…the foreign minister said I was welcome anytime. Very kind man. Very welcoming, and he said I was his most welcome guest so there’s a shocker."

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