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.
INJURED BALLER KEVIN WARE GETS A PUPPY
College basketball player Kevin Ware made headlines last week after he suffered a gruesome compound fracture of the leg during a game. Ware underwent successful surgery and is on the mend, but he won’t be recovering alone. He was given a puppy to keep him company while he’s laid up. “Welcome Scar to the Ware Family!” Ware wrote on Instagram. “We named him Scar to represent my struggle, and the ‘scar’ that will be left on my leg after the healing process.” (USA Today)
RYAN GOSLING AND PETA TEAM UP AGAINST COW DEHORNING
Actor/dreamboat Ryan Gosling has teamed up with PETA to speak out for a very specific, very worthy cause. Gosling drafted a letter on behalf of PETA to the National Milk Producers Federation, asking the group to phase out the practice of dehorning calves. Gosling wrote that there is “absolutely no reason —and no excuse — for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning to continue.” The NMPF says that dehorning protects the safety of both the cows and their handlers. (Politico)
LINDSAY LOHAN’S DOG DIES
Lindsay Lohan returned home from a trip to Brazil last week to the news that her dog, Gucci, had died. Gucci was the Lohan family’s dog — the first dog Lindsay Lohan ever owned — and he died at the ripe old age of 19. To put that in perspective, Lindsay Lohan is 3.7 years old in dog years. (E! Entertainment News)
MATT LAUER HAS HORSE FARM TROUBLE
The “Today” show’s Matt Lauer has run into some red tape regarding renovations on his 40-acre horse farm in Southampton, N.Y. The town issued a stop-work order on plans to build a residence for up to six horse groomsmen, which would be a zoning violation because Lauer isn’t allowed to build housing on the property. Somewhere, Ann Curry is snickering. (The Atlantic Wire)
LEANN RIMES FINDS A SNAKE IN HER YARD ... AND EATS IT?
Prolific Twitter user Leann Rimes told her followers that she found a snake in her backyard last week. Then, because of an autocorrect typo, she implied that she ate it. “Omg just found a snake in our backyard. It was a harmless snacks,” Rimes tweeted, causing some fans to tease her over the mistake. Rimes followed up by writing that she “fried it up lol” before confirming that it was indeed an autocorrect error. (E! Entertainment News)
TIPPI HEDREN CALLS OUT KIRSTIE ALLEY FOR KEEPING LEMURS AS PETS
Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren has a bone to pick with Kirstie Alley. The back-nine “Cheers” star has kept ring-tailed lemurs as pets for many years, and now, for some reason, the star of “The Birds” and “Marnie” is speaking out about it. “These creatures need to be in their natural habitat,” Hedren said. “We cannot give wild animals the one thing that they need. She is setting a bad example." Oh snap? (Contactmusic)
TAYLOR SWIFT’S CAT ENCOURAGES ACM AWARDS FAN VOTING
You’d think that if Taylor Swift wanted to campaign for people to vote for her to receive an award, her immense fame and popularity would be enough. But Swift is savvier than that; she knows how to play to her audience. That’s why when she went to the Internet, she shared a picture of the Internet’s favorite thing: a cat. “Not a lot going on at the moment,” Swift tweeted along with a photo of her sitting with her cat. At the bottom of the image, a banner reads “VoteACM.com.” Simple. To the point. Effective? Purr-haps not. (Examiner)
HALLMARK CHANNEL WILL LAUNCH ‘KITTEN BOWL’ NEXT SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
The Puppy Bowl is a big hit every year during the Super Bowl, and that’s great. But a lot of Americans are cat people, not dog people, and the kitten halftime show isn’t cutting it. Who’s going to create a cat-based baby-animals football simulation for those people on Super Bowl Sunday? The Hallmark Channel, that’s who. Next year on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, the channel will broadcast the first ever Kitten Bowl to run as counter-programming to the beloved Puppy Bowl. Sharpen your claws, kitty lovers. (Chicago Sun-Times)
KELLY CLARKSON TWEETS SUPPORT FOR NASHVILLE SHELTER ANIMALS
Kelly Clarkson is rallying her fans to sign a petition that aims to reform the Nashville Metro Animal Care and Control, which has a 76 percent kill rate. “Nashville, please help!” Clarkson tweeted. “Let's show other cities how we are not only progressive but compassionate!” (Ecorazzi)
HALLE BERRY’S FIANCÉ PLAYS WITH PARROTS
Halle Berry, her fiancé and her daughter enjoyed a vacation in Hawaii recently. Berry’s fiancé, Olivier Martinez, particularly enjoyed making new feathery friends. While Berry stayed with her young daughter who wasn’t game to get near to some brightly colored parrots, the more adventurous Martinez got up-close and personal with at least seven of the birds, who perched on his shoulders, hands and head. (Daily Mail U.K.)
‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ STAR IS DANCING WITH HER DOG
Kym Johnson is one of the pros on “Dancing With the Stars,” i.e., a real dancer who takes awkward-on-their-feet celebrities and makes them look relatively competent on the dance floor. But Johnson has another dance partner who you may not expect: her Bichon Frisé-Pomeranian mix, Lola. The twinkle-pawed pooch likes to join in on the dancing fun when her owner rehearses. "She prances around with the music, and then when it stops, she'll go and sit down,” Johnson says. (People Pets)
DISNEY CHANNEL’S BELLA THORNE GIVES HER DOG AN ORANGE MOHAWK
Bella Thorne recently tweeted a photograph of herself all dolled up with her dog, Kingston, who has an interesting look of his own. Sporting a mohawk and a leather jacket, Kingston looks just about as tough as possible. “Twinning on my way to my interview,” Thorne wrote. Get it? They’re twins because they both have striking orange hair. Clever! (Teddy Hilton)
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KE$HA MAKES A PLEA FOR ANIMALS
The Humane Society of the United States honored Ke$ha last month with their Wyler Award, but the pop singer isn't resting on her laurels. Ke$ha has just released a new PSA with the HSUS to raise awareness of several animal-protection bills passing through Congress. Watch the video below.