Please sirs, no touching of Jennifer Lawrence’s dog. A TMZ reporter learned that lesson after attempting to speak with Jennifer about a commercial flight she’d recently been on that was forced to make an emergency landing. As the Hunger Games star exited LAX, she kept her head down and ignored the paparazzi around her, but her dog went in the other direction, literally and figuratively, becoming perhaps a bit too friendly with the press. The pup approached the reporter, who offered his hand to sniff (proper protocol when meeting a new dog, though you should always ask the owner first), prompting Lawrence to pick it up and mutter, “Don’t touch my dog you f—ing loser.”
Really harsh, but fair. Look, we all like dogs, but Lawrence was clearly trying to get to her car, and did not have time for some total stranger making friends with her pooch and slowing her down. And what if the dog was sick? And what if the person was sick? The takeaway here is clear: Do not touch a strange dog, lest you, too, get called a “loser.”
The reporter didn’t seem to mind being told off by Jennifer, as he happily told his co-workers the story in a TMZ clip.
Jennifer has a reputation for sticking up for herself when it comes to creating boundaries between her and the public. Remember how she quite publicly clapped back at another nefarious celebrity gossip site for leaking details of her harmless night of fun in a central European strip club?
Jennifer will next be seen in the upcoming Mother!, directed by her maybe-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky.
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There’s no ignoring the somehow still ongoing saga of Lena Dunham’s former dog Lamby, but now that the mutt has reportedly found quite a comfortable new home, we can properly admire the two much younger pups, toy poodles Susan and Karen, that Dunham has lately been keeping company with. (Along with the collie Penny Parker Simmons-Dunham that her mom, the artist Laurie Simmons, has also recently welcomed to the family.)
Once simply the proud owner French bulldog Asia, and then the French bulldog Koji, Lady Gaga also recently welcomed a new pup to the so-called “Joanne family.”
Even before she had her daughter Luna, Chrissy Teigen had quite the family with John Legend, including Puddy, Pippa, and Penny, the latter of which is a three-legged rescue. Luckily, it looks like the fam’s all getting along swimmingly.
Paris Hilton ultimately wants to have 20 dogs, but at the moment she owns five—Harajuku Bitch, Diamond Baby, Princess Paris Jr., Prince, and Prince Baby Bear—who reside in a two-story replica of her own mansion, and who have not only have their own Twitter account, but an action-packed Instagram with more than 100,000 followers.
In between grams of supermodels decked out in his designs, designer Isaac Mizrahi also takes care to share snapshots of his dog Dean—a star in his own right, at least to Mizrahi, who considers him to be Ben Affleck’s doppelgänger. “Dean is a dog of a certain age and I think Mr. Affleck is a certain age and I think they are weighing in beautifully,” Mizrahi remarked this summer, standing by the newfound bachelor.
Last summer, the designer (and Lady Gaga stylist) Brandon Maxwell celebrated becoming a finalist for the LVMH prize, winning the Swarovski Prize for womenswear at the CFDA Awards, and officially counting Michelle Obama among his many celebrity fans; this summer, he celebrated the fifth birthday of his beloved pup Stella, who even made it into his Christmas photo.
As the designer Joseph Altuzarra gears up to show in Paris rather than New York this season, he’s also of course been hanging with Bean, his miniature schnauzer that he’s been known to take all the way to Staten Island for her haircuts.
Designer Rachel Antonoff is not afraid to declare her pup Lafitte, whom she found at a kill shelter in Los Angeles, as dear of a family member to her as her brother, the mega-producer Jack Antonoff. (Thanks to her involvement with the no-kill shelter Social Tees, there’s usually a good variety of other pups featured in between the fashion on her account, too.)