In every celebrity’s life, there comes a time when he or she gets tired of fine dining and gigantic penthouses, and finally starts acting like the crazy rich person they are deep inside. Usually mild-mannered and discreet Leonardo DiCaprio is simply the latest actor to embrace his inner diva and started dropping bank on insane items…like exotic pets.
Not happy just to date Bar Rafaeli, cruise around in yachts and own the best Lakers seats known to man, recently Leo DiCaprio bought a $400 tortoise while hanging out with Inception costar Lukas Haas, who we hope wasn’t pressured into getting one of his own, because he is not making that tortoise money just yet.
Leo picked out a 10-year-old Sulcate tortoise, which will grow to approximately 200 lbs and live for 70 years. Who would buy a gigantic, bizarre pet that their grandchildren will have to take care of? Oh right, a movie star. Ugh, and now the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show is going to become so Hollywood. We can only pray DiCaprio goes totally off the deep-end with this and starts dragging that thing around Hollywood, having it star in films while his hanger-ons refrain from telling him the tortoise can’t act. You know, sort of like Christina Aguilera. [Photo: Getty Images]
Samantha Ronson is not having a good week. The DJ had to send her bulldog, Cadillac, away to live with some family after he attacked and killed another dog in Ronson‘s apartment building.
TMZ reports that some of Ronson’s friends let Cadillac into the hallway of her building while Ronson slept. They heard a scream and realized that Cadillac attacked a neighbor’s tiny Maltese, which was killed after being bitten.The bulldog had just returned from a doggie camp that was supposed to help socialize him, as he has bitten dogs and, allegedly, another neighbor in the past. This is obviously every pet owner’s nightmare (on both sides).
An obviously upsetÃ‚Â Ronson tweeted her apologies publicly, writing “There is absolutely nothing I can say that will alter one minute of today, nothing. I feel incredibly sad and wish I could offer more than condolences, unfortunately there are no words to describe how sorry I am.” Worse still, Ronson may face a criminal probe, pending an investigation of the dog’s previous behavior.
Amanda Seyfried is pretty cute, but Amanda Seyfried walking a dog wearing a Comfy Cone is even cuter. The Dear John took her pal Finn, an Australian Shepherd, along on a coffee hunt in LA yesterday. “He’s a little guy with a big heart…he’s the love of my life,” she recently sighed in an interview. Sigh yourself while checking out the awww-worthy gallery below.
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Mickey Rourke sees you too, paparazzi! The Iron Man 2 star was walking one of his dogs with girlfriend Elena Kuletskaya in LA when a photographer asked how his coffee tasted. After giving the answer above, Rourke chatted with fans and went about his merry, grody day. Just another bird-flippin’ day in Mickey’s bird-flippin’ life.
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Jessica Simpson had to come to grips with the fact that her Maltipoo, Daisy, who was snatched by a coyote last week, was gone. It’s not easy to lose a pet, but we can only imagine the horror she felt when she actually watched Daisy get scooped up by a wild animal, so it’s no surprise that she’s taking the loss pretty hard. Daisy was like a child to Jessica, getting pampered left and right, eating steak, taking naps, traveling to more places than we’ll ever go in our lifetime, and friends are saying that Simpson is not doing well and is missing Daisy terribly.
Several of Simpson’s friends have talked to People about her current state of mind and though they are all concerned, some are more dramatic than others. Says one friend, “It’s going to put her into a tailspin. It will put her into the worst place ever,” while another pal is more optimistic, saying “She’s really upset, but she’s not spiraling out of control by any means. She’ll get through this but it is like losing a family member. She’s focusing on work and spending time with her family and friends.”
Ugh, it’s one thing to mourn the loss of you beloved pet (not to mention having to deal with a well-publicized break-up) and it’s another to have multiple friends discuss your mental state over it. We’re sure she will be just fine. [Photo: GettyImages]
Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane has been criticized recently for being a little too dye-happy – but she hasn’t been tending her own locks, she’s been playing colorist to her dog, Ginger. O’Day defended herself against critics who claim all that fur color is unhealthy, saying, “It actually seems like such a taboo weird thing nowadays, but if you research online, you will see a whole underworld of dogs who are dyed. [Ginger] loves attention and because she’s colored and has different outfits, she gets so much of it. She prefers it.”
Of all the vices one could have, having a dog of many colors seems pretty tame. O’Day has run her hobby by the dog’s vet to make sure it’s safe and even claims to be working on a line of natural dog dyes. Can’t be any more harmful than Lindsay Lohan‘s Sevin Nyne tanning spray, can it? [Photo: GettyImages]
Believe it or not, those amazing Elle Macpherson model genes haven’t just passed on to her two cute sons. No, the supermodel effect stretches far and wide, even to her pet dog. A news release has announced that Elle’s labradoodle Bella Macpherson (ahem) has landed a top “five figure” gig as the face of designer dog accessory brand Dogside.
“We’re delighted to have Bella on board and are certain she will be able to turn the heads of the nation’s eight million dogs,” says a rep. Pix of Elle’s (admittedly) cute dog strutting her stuff are available here – we just hope Elle herself doesn’t have to endure any future diva tantrums and phone-throwing from the newest star in the household. [Photo: WireImage]
Just in case anyone was still on the fence about People‘s decision to declare Hugh Jackman “Sexiest Man Alive,” he’s gone and got the cutest puppy alive, in our bulldog-lovin’ opinion. Even sexier than Wolverine on an afternoon stroll with his family is his willingness to personally clean up the pup’s poo. Hot and humble? A rare combo in Hollywood!
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Cheesy magician Criss Angel is being accused of stealing Vegas comedian Jeff Beacher‘s cat (pictured together above with Paris Hilton). Apparently Beacher left his cat with a pal for a few days, and Angel swooped in, snagged the cat and – poof! – refused to give it back. Beacher is pissed off and is threatening to sue to get his whiskered friend home again. A letter to Angel from Beacher’s lawyer outlines the deets:
After both of Mr. Beacher’s parents passed away due to cancer [two years ago], his family’s cat (“Hamlet”) was bequeathed to him by will. At the time, Mr. Beacher was residing at the Hard Rock Hotel [in Las Vegas]. Accordingly, he allowed his friend Jennifer Madden to temporarily care for the cat until he moved out of the hotel. Soon thereafter, while still grieving over the recent loss of his father, my client received a phone call from you stating, ‘I took your cat. He lives with me now’ . . . This action was against the will of Ms. Madden and Mr. Beacher. I also understand that you made further bizarre allegations, including, ‘The cat no longer likes you’ and ‘The cat and I have become close friends.’ “
It seems that at least a year has passed since the great Las Vegas cat-napping, but that’s not stopping Beacher from going after what’s rightfully his. “I was a mess,” he says of the time lil’ Hamlet first went missing. “I’m better now and want my cat back.” [NYPost. Photo: GettyImages]