This week the Hollywoof Reporter, i Love Dogs’ roundup of the latest news and “paw”ssip about celebs and their four-legged friends, brings you the (poop) scoop on these top stories:
- Kellie Pickler’s Pit-iful July 4th
- John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s New Baby is a Frenchie
- Katt Williams’ Bodyguard Shoots Family Dog…Then Things Get Weird
- TMZ’s Harvey Levin Does It ‘My Way’ for Pet Charities
Kellie Pickler sparked up the 4th of July with more than just fireworks. According to People magazine, the country singer and former “American Idol” contestant spent her Independence Day rescuing an injured dog.
Hours later, she tweeted this update: “Pit Bull is Okay. On the way to pick him up now PRAYING he gets along w/our other dogs or we’ll have to find him another home.”
Country crooner Pickler is dog mom to Pixie, Maddie and MooMoo, and a python mama to Boots. Later on Monday, she tweeted a photo of her newest family member and announced, “Meet our latest rescue ‘Chunk!’”
Pickler isn’t the only “Idol” cast member to show their puppy love. Host Ryan Seacrest recently did dog duty with his girlfriend, Julianne Hough.
From a country-singing to a soul-singing dog lover: John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, are obsessed with puppies!
Last weekend the couple picked up a female French Bulldog from a breeder in Florida.
According to Peoplepets.com, Teigen is so in love with Pippa Middleton’s style that she named their new pup after Kate’s fashionable sister.
On July 2, Teigan tweeted: “On the plane! Headed home. Stopping in Charlotte again. She is worth it. I’m in love.” Hours later, in a bit of a TMI tweet, she announced: ”Flight delay. Our little friend is sound asleep. And mark exactly 3pm as the time of her first fart with me.”
Pippa weighed only 4 pounds at the time, but her tiny size made her all the more lovable to Teigen. When both pup and dog mom were settled into their new home, Teigen tweeted, “Pippa whines and hollers for a minute, pees, whines again for another minute, then goes to bed. She is me.”
The pup is also getting along with Legend’s Bulldog, Puddy, who has been the only child in the household for several years. Teigen posted several pictures of the two pups on her Twitter.
“Puddy is beyond patient with Pippa,” Teigen tweeted. “She is so rough on the guy. Poor Pudds.”
Hopefully the French and English Bulldogs can get along as well as Legend and Teigen do.
According to TMZ.com, a stop on comedian Katt Williams’ recent tour involved an odd chain of events that started when his bodyguard shot a dog.
The shooting happened on June 24 when Williams’ tour bus stopped at a fast-food restaurant in Williams, Ariz. According to police, one of Williams’ bodyguards was bitten by a German Shepherd, prompting him to shoot the dog twice, killing him.
TMZ learned that the German Shepherd, Lester, was a retired police dog that had gotten loose during a walk with his pet parents. The shocked family said Williams approached them and told them the bodyguard would be fired immediately.
That’s when things got weird. The family told TMZ that Williams went inside his tour bus and came out with an 8-week-old Mastiff, which he offered to them to replace their dead dog. The family accepted and even posed for a picture with the comedian.
The family later told TMZ, “We are devastated right now,” and the new puppy can’t replace Lester. However, they are happy Williams stepped up and took responsibility. They named their new puppy Bella.
No charges have been filed against Williams’ bodyguard.
Harvey Levin, the founder of celebrity gossip site and syndicated entertainment show “TMZ,” has tails wagging over a new recording.
According to dogtipper.com, the leader of the gossip pack recently teamed up with music legend Paul Anka for a rendition of “My Way” to benefit two animal rescues.
Levin, dog father of a canine companion named Layla, shared a recording studio with Anka, who wrote the pop classic made famous by Frank Sinatra, and produced Levin’s version of the song.
“My Way” is now available on iTunes for $1.29. Proceeds go to Pet Orphans of Southern California and the Ace of Hearts Foundation, two non-profits that help find forever homes for dogs in high-kill shelters.