We've being sticking out our Hollywhiskers and pawing around with the poshest people to get you the gossip. Check out all the latest news on the furry friends of your favorite famous people.
KE$HA TAKES A WALK WITH MR. PEEP$
It's common for paparazzi to spot celebrities walking their dogs, but it's not every day a celebrity is seen out and about with a cat. Then again, it's not every day you see anyone out and about with a cat. But most of us aren't Ke$ha. The pop singer was photographed with her Siamese, whose name is Mr. Peep$. Yes, really. (Buzzfeed)
QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS' OSCARS PUPPY PURSE
Even before appearing at the Oscars as the youngest Best Actress nominee of all time, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had been garnering attention for her purses. Each time she shows up on a red carpet, she has a new puppy-shaped purse. The Academy Awards were no different. "This is a special dog," Walli told Ryan Seacrest. "It's renamed after my puppy I have at home, Sandy." (E! Entertainment News)
BETHENNY FRANKEL PLAYS WITH A KOALA
"Real Housewife" Bethenny Frankel was in Australia to promote her line of cocktails, but she also took some time out to visit the Sydney Zoo for a photo shoot with a koala, because it's Australia, and you're not going to not visit with a koala if you have the chance, y'know? (Buzzfeed)
ZOOEY TAKES HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
Zooey Deschanel is a true Renaissance woman. Actor. Singer. Adorkability expert. And now, equestrian. The "New Girl" star was seen taking horseback riding lessons this week. Preparation for a role, or just a new hobby? Time will tell. (Perez Hilton)
LEONARDO DICAPRIO CALLS FOR IVORY TRADE BAN IN THAILAND
Leonardo DiCaprio has worked tirelessly for his reputation as one of the "greenest" figures in Hollywood. His latest pet project is saving the elephants. The "Django Unchained" actor is working with the World Wildlife Fund promoting a petition urging Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand to ban the ivory trade and thus save elephants from poaching. "Whole populations are at risk of being wiped out if we don't take immediate action to shut down this illicit trade," DiCaprio wrote. (AP)
TAYLOR SWIFT'S SCREAMING GOAT DUET
Taylor Swift gets a lot of attention for her many boyfriends, but now it's a new, impromptu singing partnership that's gaining noticed. A quickie mashup of Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" and a video of a goat with a unique yelp is going extremely viral. Is it a wry comment on Swift's music, or just the Internet community amusing itself? You decide.
ANTONIO BANDERAS AND MELANIE GRIFFITH ADOPT SHELTER DOGS
When longtime Hollywood couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith lost their dogs recently, they couldn't leave the void empty for long. The pair adopted new canine friends last week, and they did it in exactly the right way, visiting an animal shelter to rescue two dogs who had been abused and abandoned. We congratulate Banderas and Griffith on doing the right thing. (Ecorazzi)
OLIVIA MUNN NARRATES NEW PETA VIDEO
Actress and animal activist Oliva Munn is teaming up again with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), this time to narrate an anti-fur video. "As a proud person of Chinese descent, it broke my heart to learn just how animals suffer and die on Chinese fur farms — and that there are no penalties for this abuse," Munn says in the video. You can watch the video on YouTube, but be forewarned that it features very graphic and upsetting content.
ANIMAL TRAINER PAT DERBY DIES
Pat Derby may not have been a household name, but many of us were fans of her work whether we knew it or not. Derby was an animal trainer who worked with the stars of TV shows like "Flipper" and "Lassie" before embarking on a second career as an animal-rights activist. Derby died last week at age 69. (Reuters)
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COURTNEY STODDEN ATTENDS EVENT FOR HOMELESS DOGS
It may be that Courtney Stodden is known exclusively for being a ghastly, awful, bizarre trophy wife, but being deeply unappealing doesn't make Stodden a bad person. Case in point: She recently lent her "celebrity" to an event for Steps4Paws.com, an organization that helps homeless dogs, a cause for which Stodden has worked in the past. So, good for you, Courtney Stodden! (Daily Mail U.K.)