Emmy Rossum Scares Bears by Singing to Them


Emmy Rossum had some useful advice when we asked her about weird experiences with animals at last night’s Wildlife Conservation Society Spring Gala at the Central Park Zoo. “When I was 7, I went to Alaska on vacation with my mom for a month and came this close to a bear,” she said, indicating a few short inches. “They had told me, if you ever see a bear in the wilderness, sing to it, because it somehow can identify that you’re a human. Don’t whistle because it will think you’re a bird and it’ll eat you. But if you sing to it, apparently, it’s pacified and it walks away. So I sang ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,’ and it walked away. Did a little Judy Garland rendition and he sauntered off.”