Holiday Dog Drama Hits Hollywood


There was a lot of doggie drama in Hollywood over Christmas weekend. While some celebs experienced elation after expanding the family with four-legged friends, it was largely an emotional time for the stars who dealt with pet loss and custody issues.

Hugh Hefner Battles Ex For Custody of Dog

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are battling for custody of their Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Although Hef previously said that Harris let him keep the puppy after they called off their engagement, he recently admitted that the issue isn't settled.

Hef told People magazine last week, "We both love the puppy. I told her if she wants to keep the ring and the Bentley, then maybe I can keep the puppy. I [hope] we will work it out."

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Osbourne Family Dog Dies on Christmas

The Osbourne family had a difficult holiday. Daughter Kelly tweeted on Christmas, "Today is a sad day in the Osbourne family house hold we lost R dog martin of 14 years. Devastated does not quite sum it up! #NotSoMerryXmas."

The Chihuahua, who was featured on the family's MTV reality show, was not the only dog that the family lost this year. Back in June, Kelly had to put her Pomeranian Noodles to sleep after discovering he had an incurable brain defect.

She used Twitter to break the bad news then as well, telling her fans, "Noodles is not going to make it. She was born with a brain defect and I have to put her to sleep today. I'm devastated. I just cant believe it. (sic)"

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Kardashian Sisters Get Lab Puppies For Christmas

The Kardashian family has expanded again. Mom and Dad Kris and Bruce Jenner gift their youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie with two chocolate lab puppies for Christmas.

Kendall tweeted on Saturday -- a day before the holiday -- "OMG OMG OMG!!!! Best Xmas present ever!!!!!!! 2 beautiful puppies!!!!! Ahhhh thanks mom and dad!!!!"

As for their names? Big sister Kim revealed that the pups are called Louis and Vuitton after a family favorite brand.

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