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Marnie the Dog

REJECTS World Dog Awards Invite

I'm Too Famous, Bitches!

1/17/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Marnie The Dog World Dog AwardsOne of the most famous animals on Instagram was noticeably absent this week from the "World Dog Awards" -- and it's all because the pooch had no interest in being just a seat filler.

Sources close to Marnie the Dog tell us the adorable pooch was invited to the show, but owners of the pet -- which has over 900K followers -- turned down the invite.

We're told Marnie wasn't happy she wasn't offered a marquee role. Besides, the pooch is busy filming in Seattle with some big time Internet celebs.

She'll never eat kibble in that town again.


John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Our Dogs Are a Little Pee Shy

1/10/2015 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
011015_chrissy_tiegen_launchJohn Legend and Chrissy Teigen's dogs were a little pissed Friday at LAX ... but they had problems showing it.

The famous couple stopped at the bushes for some doggie relief following their flight ... and the flashing from the cameras knocked the pooches off kilter.

One of their pups eventually gets the job done -- but the other required more cover.

Speaking of pee pee ... check out TMZ PP ... it's even more fun than watching dogs urinate!

Paris Hilton

Drops $25K for One Pound of Dog

1/7/2015 12:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton
 goes big when she goes small, dropping $25K on 2 dogs.

Paris just nabbed 2 perky Pomeranians and accompanying bling at Betty's Teacup Yorkies in Canada ... then presented one to mommy Kathy Hilton as a 35th Anniversary gift. 


How much dog does 25K get you? We're told Paris' 3-months-old pooch weighs in at 6 oz. while Kathy's 6-month-old pom weighs 12 oz.

You may recall ... Paris dropped $13K for another pom in September. 

$40K for less than 2 pounds of dog. Jeez.


Mickey Rourke

My Dog Will Live Forever

1/7/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mickey Rourke Dog Tattoo
Mickey Rourke will never forget his deceased dog, even if he wants to ... because its nickname is now emblazoned on his arm.

Rourke paid homage to his four-legged buddy Jaws at a New York tattoo parlor Sunday night ... where the actor sat for 2 hours as the artist inscribed the dog's nickname, "Guapo Siempre" -- handsome forever -- on Mickey's arm. 

It appears the Chihuahua went to dog heaven in the last few months. Mickey was emotional during the session, showing the tattoo artist pics of Jaws and telling stories about the tiny pooch. 

The ink set Mickey back around $400, plus a big tip. 

You may recall ... Mickey lost Loki, another chihuahua, a few years back, and it really broke him up.



Sarah Palin

Trig Stood on Our Dog ...

But At Least He Didn't Eat It

1/4/2015 7:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0104-sarah-palin-peta-tmz-01Sarah Palin is biting back at critics who blasted her for the Facebook pic of her son standing on the family dog ...  and taking a shot at the dog-eating Prez in the process.

Palin took to Facebook Saturday, targeting PETA for bashing her ... calling the org hypocrites that only give passes to celebs who have helped them.

She muses, "Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?" True story, Google it. 

Palin accused the org. of celeb worshiping ... then adding they treat doggie Jill better than many people treat human beings.

A rep for PETA tells us, "Palin's Facebook response shows us that she knows PETA about as well as she knows geography."


Sarah Palin

Blasted for Pic of Trig

Standing on a Dog

1/2/2015 9:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0102-sbs-palin-son-on-dog-facebook-01Sarah Palin thought photos of her six-year-old son Trig using a dog as a "stepping stone" were inspirational, and they did inspire -- Palin's own followers to rip her for animal cruelty.

Palin posted the pics on New Year's Day showing Trig standing over the sink ... using the family dog to boost him up so he could do dishes.

Palin wrote, "Determined to help wash dishes with an oblivious mama not acknowledging his signs for ‘up!’, found me and a lazy dog blocking his way. He made his stepping stone."

While some of her loyal followers defended the photos, others called the pics "cruel" and a form of animal cruelty.

The photos remain up and Palin has yet to respond to the criticism.

Chris Brown

Doing Couples Stuff ...

It's a Bitch

12/27/2014 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1227-chris-brown-karrueche-dog-christmas-AKMGSI-01Chris Brown may be out of the dog house with Karrueche Tran ... but now he's stuck dragging her new pooch everywhere -- meaning he's officially back to boyfriend duties.

The on-again/off-again couple hit up Nike Town in Beverly Hills on Friday while parading the dog Chris apparently bought her for Christmas -- but did not flash any new rocks.

Remember, on Christmas Karrueche posted what looked like an engagement ring -- but that's highly unlikely since it was on the wrong hand in the Insta pic (which she's now deleted)-- AND she didn't flaunt it for cameras yesterday. 

So, the only remaining question -- who picks up the poop?


Chris Pratt

Pays Tribute to Lil Sebastian

At 'Parks and Rec' Party

12/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Pratt gave an emotional performance Saturday at the wrap party for "Parks and Recreation" ... all to pay tribute to one of Pawnee's finest treasures -- Lil Sebastian.

There was no hologram horse -- but Pratt belted out the Mouse Rat song "5,000 Candles in the Wind" with Ron freaking Swanson playing the guitar ... and just like you'd expect, it was awesome!

Everyone in attendance was stoked -- and since the show finished filming it's final season this week ... it will probably be the last time anyone hears it in person.

Treat yo self ... and watch the video.


Zooey Deschanel Sued

You Broke My Horse

... Now Pony Up!

12/10/2014 5:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Zooey Deschanel is being sued over a horse ... of course, of course ... by a woman who claims the actress rode the animal so damn hard, she broke him ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ. 

The "New Girl" actress is a hardcore equestrian -- competing in events all the time -- and allegedly "leased" a show horse to ride for $13k back in 2013. 

In the suit, the woman who owns the horse, Patty Parker, claims Deschanel signed a horse contract ... promising not to overwork the stallion (named Literati) with restrictions that included "no more than 3 jumping lessons per week."

But Patty says ... when Deschanel returned the horse ... it was a shell of its former self -- "injured and unusable." Sad. 

In her suit, Patty says Literati needed serious medical attention -- and claims it's on Zooey to foot the massive veterinary bills.

We reached out to Zooey for comment. Did we get a call back? Neigh.


Madisen Beaty

My Ex-BF Crossed the Line in Bed

... And Abused My Dog

12/8/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1204-madisen-beaty-beverly-dog-instagramActress Madisen Beaty says she fears for her life after her violent ex-boyfriend beat her up during rough sex and terrorized her dog.

Beaty -- who stars on "The Fosters" and also appeared in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- got a restraining order against ex-bf Cameron Brown. In court docs, she says Brown severely abused her and damaged her stuff by:

 -- repeatedly punching her in the face during rough sex
 -- choking her with a seat belt
 -- throwing a broken cabinet door at her
 -- tossing her cell phone "down the block" 

Madisen also says in the docs ... Brown threw her white standard poodle named Beverly around her apartment -- and drove recklessly while Beverly was unsecured in a backseat. She says the pooch got tossed around the vehicle.

If that wasn't bad enough, Madisen says Brown repeatedly called her an "overdramatic actress" who "cried way too easily" and that he "enjoyed" hitting her in the face.

The judge ordered Brown to stay 100 yards away from Madisen and her poodle.


Boomer Esiason

Oversees Kitten Bowl Draft

[Ryan Fitzcatrick Falls to #3]

12/2/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The "Clawvin Johnson" era has officially begun ... and NFL great Boomer Esiason was on hand to deliver the news, presiding over the 2015 Kitten Bowl Draft. 

The Hallmark Channel has rounded up a new crop of cats for Kitten Bowl II -- set to air on Feb. 1 (the same day as the Super Bowl) ... and in his official role as Commish, Boomer welcomed the newbies. 

So, how'd it go down? Johnson went #1 ... followed by studs like "Cat Stafford" and "Ryan Fitzcatrick."

Don't worry, there's about 40 billion more cat puns stuffed inside this clip. It's Ameowzing. 

Watch the video -- If you're allergic to cute, you're going to die. 

Justin Bieber

Dad Allegedly Hurled Dog

Off 2nd Story Balcony

12/1/2014 11:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1201_justin_bieber_dog_launchJustin Bieber's dad flew into an angry rage and threw the dog he and Justin adopted off a second story balcony ... so claims the dog trainer who now has the pooch.

Justin and Jeremy Bieber bought Karma, an American Bulldog, a year ago, and it was rough from the beginning. Karma was living at Jeremy's Canada home, but the animal needed training. It bit Justin's little bro Jaxon, which sent Jeremy into nuclear mode.

Trainer Trevor Dvernichuk tells TMZ ... Jeremy grabbed the dog and hurled him off the balcony into a snow bank. Trevor says Jeremy then told him to take the dog and not to bring it back until it was socialized.

Fast forward to this weekend. Trevor still has Karma ... it appears it was pretty much abandoned by Jeremy and Justin. But Jeremy pitched a fit after Trevor started telling people that the dog was flat out abandoned. Jeremy now says Trevor stole the dog and he's getting the cops involved.

Trevor originally told us ... he's concerned about the dog's welfare because of what Jeremy did, but he doesn't want to get in trouble with the law so now that he knows Jeremy wants the dog back he's willing to return it. However, on TMZ Live stated lawyers will be getting involved and he may want some money for his services and the care of the animal.


Vet to the Stars

Dogs Go Missing

After Home Burglary

11/23/2014 12:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1123-dr-sue-downing-dogs-tmz-01Dr. Sue Downing -- who cares for a bunch of dogs owned by celebs including Betty White, Katherine McPhee, Mark Harmon and Benicio del Toro -- has very personal dog problems of her own.  Her home was hit by burglars Friday and her seriously-ill dogs are now gone.

It's a weird burglary ... nothing was missing except 2 of her 3 dogs ... a 13-year-old pom named Penny and a 3-year-old terrier named Spice. She's not positive if the thieves took the dogs, or if the criminals left the gate open and they escaped.

The doctor tells us Penny was taking medication for a heart condition and Spice was born with a birth defect that causes her to limp.

Downing filed a police report ... and the LAPD Pacific Division is on the hunt.

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