PREACH IT! In Hollywood, the march of the pig continues
Everyone knows this town is a snake pit; no need to add a new species of animal to the Hollywood population, right? Especially if that species is a relatively adorable breed of pig that also could fit really nicely into my larger saute pan?
The logic seems sound, but not around here. Hollywood seems to be developing a genuine obsession with pet pigs. The piglet adoption stories just keep on coming.
First, Paris Hilton brought home one of these small pigs -- a breed called Royal Dandie Extreme. Hilton named the porker Princess Piglette. Now Jessica Simpson has tweeted that she, too might adopt a porcine companion. Simpson has been heartbroken since September, when her dog, Daisy, got snatched from her backyard by a coyote. Now, she tweets, “I'm thinking about getting a pet pig. Does this mean I'll have to give up pork?”
PETA is annoyed, natch.
Fair enough. But still other famous types are getting on the porker bandwagon. When I asked a breeder of Royal Dandie pigs whether Simpson had swung by to look at potential companions, I got this response:
“Not one of my piglets. Thanks for checking with me. We just delivered one to James Cameron's daughter two days ago.”
-- Leslie Gornstein
Photos: Paris Hilton, up top on the left, poses at a pre-carnival party for Devassa Bem Loura beer, in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 13, 2010. Jessica Simpson, on the top right, pretends to work at a computer repair store for the 2008 CBS series "I Get That a Lot." Over on the left you'll find James Cameron, who has two daughters, one of whom reportedly just got a new pet. And up top there, in the middle of it all? An adorable little pig. Credits, from top left: Felipe Panfili / AFP / Getty Images; courtesy GBK; Sonja Flemming / CBS Broadcasting Inc.; Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images
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