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Book collects photos of hundreds of celebrities with their dogs

Britney_with_two_dogs_in_2004Is there an overlap between dog lovers and tabloid magazine junkies?

The authors of newly released "Hollywoof!" ($9.95, DK Publishing) sure hope so.

Subtitled "Celebrity Dogs Bite Back," the 156-page toHollywoofy-poodle-sized book features paparazzi shots of pooches with their star owners, including Rachel Bilson, Elton John, Blake Lively and Simon Cowell. Humorous captions in the dog's voice dot each photo, in comic bubbles.

The cover girl? Paris Hilton's Chihuahua Tinkerbell, natch.

"It seems like a kind of phenomenon that so many of these celebrities are clutching furry friends. They are like security blankets," said co-author Nasim Mawji.

(We at the L.A. Times indulge as well. Here's our own photo gallery of celebs with dogs, as well as one about controversies with pets and their famous people too.)

-- Harriet Ryan

Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; DK Publishing

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I'd prefer a book featuring animal loving vegetarian celebrities. It would feature Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Morissey, Moby, Jeff Beck, Bryan Adams, K.D. Lang, Carrie Underwood, Leona Lewis, Steve Vai, Nellie McKay, Howard Jones, Joan Jett and last but not least Boston's Tom Scholz. The latter has donated millions of dollars to animal shelters and anti-cruelty organizations.


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