Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Slice of happiness: If only for a second

Slice of happiness: If only for a second

The Mimi Foundation teamed up with Leo Burnett France to bring an amazing experience to 20 people battling cancer.  The participants were taken to a studio where they were given full hair and make-up all without being able to see what was happening to them. When the makeover was finished their new look was revealed and that moment of shock and laughter was captured in photographs.

The project called “If only for a second” tried to find that moment where the person forgot about their disease. See the video and find out more about the project here

Blitzen and pals need homes for Christmas

Blitzen and pals need homes for Christmas

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

The 10 special-est pets of 2013

The 10 special-est pets of 2013

Yes, we know "special-est" is not a word. But when it comes to the sheer pound-for-pound cuteness of these creatures, a new word is sort of necessary. 

Obviously we love animals here at HLN, but we especially love animals if they have a story. These were the pets we were glad to know in 2013. 

Me, My Pet & I

Me, My Pet & I

“Me, My Pet & I” joins the JVM nightly lineup as a new segment and we need your help! Send us the best pics of you and your pet posing for a selfie and it might end up on TV. You can email us at Jane@hlntv.com, facebook or tweet us your pic, just be sure to include #JVMpetselfie with your post.

The HLN staff and you at home kick things off with a few of their own featuring a very special guest, the one and only Rico!

Palm oil devastating environment

Palm oil devastating environment

The homes of orangutans and tigers are being destroyed to produce palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit of certain palm trees found in the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia.  It is used in thousands of products you eat and use every day and you may not even know it.  It is used in soaps, cosmetics, detergents and even processed foods.

But the production of that oil is devastating those tropical forests and destroying the homes of the orangutans and tigers that live there.  But there is still hope. One of the largest producers of palm oil, Wilmar International has made a promise to do the right thing and make sure their palm oil products are harvested in an ethical and sustainable way.

Demi Lovato: I needed cocaine every half hour

Demi Lovato: I needed cocaine every half hour

Singer Demi Lovato revealed her battle with drugs and detailed her past cocaine addiction.  Lovato said at her worst she couldn’t go more than 30 minutes without using drugs. She spoke very candidly to Access Hollywood about her addiction and her climb back to sobriety.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.

George Zimmerman won't be charged

George Zimmerman won't be charged

Florida prosecutors announced they will not charge George Zimmerman in the domestic dispute with his girlfriend.  She had called 911 saying Zimmerman broke a table and pointed a gun at her. Zimmerman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault battery and criminal mischief. But now she says she doesn’t want him to be charged. 

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.

Are chimps people, too?

Are chimps people, too?

Animal lovers have gone to court to get personhood rights for chimpanzees. Chimps share about 99% of our DNA but many are kept in cages and behind bars as if they committed a crime.

Attorneys for the Non-human Rights Project sued on behalf of four chimps saying they have a right to a basic freedom; the right to not be kept in cages like prisoners. The lawsuit was rejected in New York but the attorneys have vowed to appeal.

Too spoiled for prison?

Too spoiled for prison?

A teenager in Texas killed four people in a drunk driving accident and was sentenced to only 10 years of probation. Ethan Couch, only 16 years old, had a blood alcohol level of .24 which is three times the legal limit. Reports also showed that he had valium in his system.

But a psychologist for the defense claimed none of this was Couch’s fault. He argued that Couch was never held accountable for his actions and never learned right from wrong. The defense argued he suffered from “affluenza”, apparently arguing that he was just a victim of his family’s wealth and of bad parenting.

Let's find Stanley & his friends new homes!

Let's find Stanley & his friends new homes!

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

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