This week the Hollywoof Reporter brings you the Emmy Awards pooch scoop on these pet parents:
- Peter Dinklage Thanks His Dog Sitter in Acceptance Speech
- ‘Mad Men’ Nominee Jon Hamm is Mad for Dogs
- Demi Moore Snuggles Her Pup on Emmys Eve
- Host Jane Lynch Dishes About Her Dog’s Name
Plus, Teacup Tidbits has the dog dirt on Ryan Gosling, Hilary Duff and Jane Fonda!
Peter Dinklage, better known as Tyrion Lannister from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” won an Emmy on Sunday night for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. During the first-time winner’s speech, he gave a first-time-ever Emmys shout out – to his dog sitter.
“I would like to thank my dog sitter, whose name is Kitty, for taking care of my dog, Kevin, back in New York while I’m here,” Dinklage said, eliciting giggles from the audience. He then paid homage to the other nominees and also the writers of the “Game of Thrones” series.
Dinklage is often spotted walking Kevin, his black-and-white rescue dog, on the streets of New York City. An interview for Rolling Stone last June features a picture of Dinklage and Kevin gracing a New York City stoop. Apparently the actor walks his dog so often that a few days before the interview, one of the neighborhood kids asked him where his dog was, because Dinklage walking by himself.
Too bad Tyrion Lannister is more interested in women than dogs – poor Kevin probably won’t be walked around of the kingdom of Westeros anytime soon.
Jon Hamm, better known to “Mad Men” fans as the infamous Don Draper, celebrated his show’s fourth Best Drama win in a row by taking a stroll with two favorite family members: his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Cora, their German Shepherd mix.
According to PEOPLEPets.com, even though Don Draper is an unfaithful, alcoholic ad man on the show, Hamm is nothing like his character in real life. In fact, he’s a total softie when it comes to dogs.
“A movie that made me cry recently was ‘Marley & Me,’” Hamm told PEOPLEPets.com. “Holy cow. If you have a dog, forget about it. It will crush you.”
Hamm also dished that Cora, in her own way, resembles the troublemaking Marley. She woke up the actor on the morning of his latest Emmy nomination announcement and “farted in my face,” he told TVGuide.com. Cora also likes to spend a lot of time on the couch, where she isn’t technically allowed to sit.
Maybe Hamm can be the dog sitter for January Jones’ pup now that his “Mad Men” co-star just had her first baby.
Demi Moore should’ve been in a fashion frenzy the night before the Emmys – making last-minute gown adjustments or figuring out the perfect accessory. But according to PEOPLEPets.com, Mrs. Ashton Kutcher was keeping her cool during the haute hysteria by cuddling up with her dog.
Moore posted a canine cuddling pic on her Twitter Saturday, and her pup even stuck out a little tongue for the camera! She made no mention of her own Emmy plans with her husband nor what she thinks about his new role as Charlie Sheen’s replacement on “Two and a Half Men.”
However, Moore did reveal how her pocket-sized pup will fashionably beat the winter chill.
“My pooch may need this for Idaho,” she tweeted, with a link to DOGO’s Winter Chic Denim Jacket on Fab.com.
Looks like i Love Dogs was right on target by featuring a few DOGO pieces in our summer-to-fall doggie fashion video. Check it out!
Most “gleeks” know the Emmys host, Jane Lynch, better as Sue Sylvester, the track-suited, show-choir-threatening, Matthew Morrison-insulting menace on “Glee.”
This week the Washington Post helped non-gleeks get better acquainted with Lynch by posting some little-known facts about the 51-year-old actress.
Our favorite fact? Lynch named her Lhasa Apso after Olivia Newton-John.
ON-J was one of Lynch’s big celebrity crushes in high school. Lynch and “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy even approached John Farrar, writer of many of Newton-John’s hit songs, at a restaurant to ask if the “Grease” star would be interested in doing a guest spot on “Glee.”
“I asked if he thought it might help if I told [Farrar] I had named my dog after her,” Lynch told the Washington Post. “On this, he was noncommittal.”
As true gleeks know, Newton-John did actually appear on the show and, with Lynch, reenacted her “Physical” video. We honestly love this story!
- Actor Ryan Gosling was spotted walking his favorite four-legged friend, George, around Runyon Canyon this week. According to TeddyHilton.com, Gosling was probably taking a break from filming his new movie, “Gangster Squad.” PEOPLEPets.com added that Gosling had to carry George to the back of his SUV after their walk because the pooch was just too doggone exhausted! Gosling fans can check out this picture of him on the set of ”Gangster Squad” as he shares some PDA with co-star Serious, an English Bulldog.
- Actress, singer and mom-to-be Hilary Duff spent Sunday night at the emergency vet with her Chihuahua. “Didn’t think I would be sitting at the emergency hospital at 2 in the am with Lola, poor girl has an eye infection!” Duff tweeted. “Lil dog can’t catch a break.” We hope her li’l Lola feels better soon.
- Jane Fonda accidentally took a bath in the ashes of her dead dog, Roxy, according to the Daily Express. “One evening, when I came home from work, I found an urn sitting on my hotel room table with a note, ‘Until We Meet Again,’” she told the Daily Express. “I thought, ‘What could this be and who’s it from?’ I opened the urn and it appeared to be bath salts. So I ran a nice hot bath and dumped some of the ‘salts’ into it. But a small fragment of bone fell out as well and I realised, with shock, they were Roxy’s ashes. I took the bath anyway and it felt good.” Hmm, mistaking your dead dog’s ashes for bath salts is one thing, but bathing in them anyway is a whole new level of bizarre!