Anne Hathaway wants to dump her ‘half-dead dog’ for a glamorous new puppy?

Here is a photo of Anne Hathaway with her dog Esmeralda back in November of last year. This was part of Anne’s Oscar campaign. She totally famewhored her poor side-eyeing puppy. Much like Ben Affleck was constantly out with his dimpled children, Anne was constantly out with her husband and/or her dog. But now that the Oscar campaign is over, when is the last time anyone has seen Esmeralda? Poor Esme. How old is Esmeralda? I have no idea. Star Magazine claims that Anne think Esme is “half-dead” and that Anne wants to get a fresh-faced puppy to go with her new image of a young Oscar-winning actress. This story is totally harsh.

Hathahaters are about to have even more fuel for their anti-Anne fire: Star has learned that the much-maligned Anne wants to replace her faithful Labrador, Esmeralda, because the pup isn’t hip enough for Hollywood.

“Anne really wants a ‘stylish young puppy’ she can play and interact with… she says she just can’t bond with a dog that’s half-dead – it’s not quite the glamorous look she’s going for now that she’s won an Oscar,” fumes an insider.

While Anne’s rep denies the rumor, Star’s source claims that even Anne’s husband, Adam Shulman, supports her heartless plan.

“It just shows out of out of touch Anne is getting. Friends think it’s horrifically sad and worry that her obsession with her image is taking over everything – even her humanity.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Yes, as Star Mag notes, Anne’s rep did deny it. I think it’s possible that Star is twisting a perfectly normal story into something horribly anti-Hathaway too – like, Anne might have been telling friends that she wants a new puppy because why not? It’s not like there’s a law against only having one dog. So maybe Anne wants a new puppy but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t love Esme. Except for the fact that we haven’t seen poor Esme in months. New theory: Anne is a MONSTER!!!

Here are some nice pics of Anne in LA yesterday. She picked up some coffee and some groceries. I kind of like her track pants and the sweater says “I just woke up, need coffee.” Is she wearing the sweater backwards?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    It’s her puppy-slaying sweater. Because she is no longer a somewhat annoying actress, but the devil incarnate.

  2. Charlotte says:

    I’m not in love with Anne Hathaway, but she is definitely not Paris Hilton.

  3. gee says:

    A lot of people get puppies when their dog is getting up there in age. It’s usually good for the older dog to have a companion and it’s good for the dogs family (Anne and her Husband) when the older one passes. I really hope that this is the case with her. I have 3 dogs and would have more if I could. All dogs, puppy to senior, need love.

  4. Liz says:

    Was this just written by the Star so people have reasons to justify there dislike of her? Saying she no longer wants her older dog will give most people a worst impression of her then if she said she hated babies.

  5. Liv says:

    “Even her humanity”

    Sounds like a vampire.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    That is one of the more ridiculous tabloid stories in quite some time.

  7. lori says:

    I don’t put much stock in the story, but that last pic is why ppl hate her.

  8. Launicaangelina says:

    Stupid story. I’m not a fan of hers but that’s stupid.

    On a different note, I like her shades!

  9. AmyR says:

    I’m glad nobody else believes this either. Yes, AnnE was obnoxious during her Oscar campaign, but she’s never struck me as a less-than-decent human being.

  10. Nashville Girl says:

    When my beloved dog got really old, we stopped walking her as much b/c it was too hard on her. We also tried getting her a puppy which did help her feel mor frisky. I’d really like to give AnnE the benefit of the doubt.

  11. missespresso says:

    Oh come on! As much as she gets on my nerves I don’t want to believe this story.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      +1 She is annoying but she is on the harmless version of the hate list – she can sometimes get on my last nerve with her fake PR game but there is no indication she is a bad person. Dogs are a part of the family – someone might think it is a huge exaggeration but for me, abandoning your dog just because it is old/sick/no more entertaining is like abandoning your parent, grandparent or any other family member for the similar reason. Only the real scumbags are capable of doing that.

  12. TG says:

    My dog is 11 years old and still active but it is hard to walk her and the toddler at the same time I couldn’t imagine trying to walk a puppy. Unless you live where you can let dogs off the leash I don’t see how it can be done. I love when people rescue non glamorous dogs it shows that they do have a heart. I don’t care for AnnE and I hope this story isn’t true.

  13. Allie says:

    That last picture of her just seems so famewhorey

  14. Candie says:

    Sounds like a completely, ridiculous, fabricated story if you ask me!!

  15. andy says:

    How cruel to describe that beautiful dog as half-dead. Star Magazine is nothing but trash.

    • pop! says:

      I seriously hope she sues them. That’s her dog. They aren’t allowed to talk about Esmeralda that way. I think she cares about her image, but no dog owner i know would ever think that way about their aging companion. If anything the new puppy would be a friend to keep her spry.
      This story really pisses me off.

      • pop! says:

        If someone wrote so publicly i was so callous to my pet who i love i would try to sue them or file a torte, whichever defamation of character, libel, and talking about my loved one falls under. I think a huge line was crossed. Make fun of her cloying smile and look at me but I’m so humble mentality, but not her aging dog. I’m not a hathaway fan at all–i don’t hate her either i just usually ignore her–but i refuse to believe you could spend at least 8 years with a pet and think that way about it.

  16. tmbg says:

    Nope, I don’t buy it for a second. She might be annoying, but she really loves that dog. Star is such a waste of paper. I wish they’d go out of business.

  17. GoodCapon says:

    Haha, I don’t think she’s THAT heartless.

    She should get one from the shelter if she wants to have a new dog!

  18. Jammy says:

    How ridiculous do people get…I have a older lab…and Anne esmeralda seems to be older too… they start getting hip issues early on….when my pup was 8yr I was worrying that she might not last more than a year. And no you woldn’t be seeing me out with her much….because she couldn’t walk much. We got a terrier (another adult rescue not a pup as we didn’t want her stressed). I have to say that they bonded well and play well together.She is 12 … but most of people think I have the terrier only as being high energy he needs lot more exercise while the lab is pooped out in .5 mile. I have had a lot of people asking if I still have her. Sometimes getting a new puppy is a good thing. In our case it definitely improved my labs life.

  19. hoopjumper says:

    This is BS. I don’t even think she used Esme in her Oscar campaign all that much; the picture above is the only I’ve seen, just repeated in a bunch of places.

  20. Jacqueline says:

    We have a ten year-old black lab and got our chocolate, who is now a year, about six months ago. Our puppy is my running buddy and has kept our older dog active in his later age. The older dog is my husband’s from around the time we met, the younger is definitely more my buddy – but they both adore our son, who loves them right back. They have the best temperament & are exceedingly smart and easy to train. I see the arthritis affecting the black one and I can look at the chocolate and see how he will look in his older age (and it makes me sad), but I would never refer to either as “healf-dead.”
    I don’t see AnnE as the Paris Hilton, little dog toting type. Even if I think she is insufferable, she is probably more of a lab person.

  21. tessa says:

    my first thought, whenever I see her with sunglasses, is that it looks like those fake nose/glasses things that old time comedians used to wear.

  22. Debbie says:

    I can’t stomach Anne but I don’t believe this for a second. I mean I totally think she is image obsessed but I doubt her dog plays into it. Sorry I just don’t see this one.

  23. gogoGorilla says:

    This is a really dumb story and I doubt it’s true.

    I wonder if she’s wearing her husband’s clothes here, though. They could certainly share a closet.

    PS: I like the happy dog mama pics much better than the happy couple pics.

  24. Murphy says:

    I have a half dead brown dachshund.

    I cling to that dog as if my own life depends on it and I worship the ground it walks on.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      You are funny!
      And I agree. Whenever a dog starts to seem “half dead” there is nothing better for her than a new puppy. We do the same thing. It perks the older dog right up and I believe it extends life for them. And what is so wrong with that?
      Poor Anne. She can be annoying but doesn’t seem callous. She doesn’t deserve this to be said about her.

  25. shanaynay says:

    Can she change her hair already? She looks like a prepubescent boy.

  26. Barbara says:

    I will never understand why all the hate on Anne.

  27. Palermo says:

    If she really said this then it justifies my intense dislike of her

  28. j.eyre says:

    What a terrible story. I am angry Star even wrote it.

    And no, I don’t believe a word of it.

    • pop! says:

      I agree. My initial reaction was complete indignation, followed by a hefty ‘how DARE they?’ You do not talk about someones pets that way. If someone called my aging pet half dead, it would not be pretty. I would probably hand them their ass verbally. My cats are my companions. Her dog is hers. It’s years of invested time and love! This article certainly got a reaction from me, and not an anti-Anne reaction, but complete disdain for star magazine. They were horrible to even write this.

  29. Meg says:

    i have cousins who ‘replace’ dogs constantly. when they get bored with them, give them away to people they hardly know. they got new wood floors so they got rid of their dog because he kept scratching the wood floors, yet they have kids. when you have kids everything in your house gets scratched up-do you not love your dog at all? you give it away? i couldn’t do that to my dog, i’m crazy in love with my dog. i think it’s heartless.

  30. Feebee says:

    When I read the headline I wasn’t sure if dog meant dog or she and her husband were already on the skids. I see now it means dog.

  31. karen says:

    As a person that very recently buried my 16 y/o dog – I really hope this story is b.s. I would probably give up 10 years of my life – if my girl could have had a couple more for hers.

    I don’t care for Anne – but this would move her into the “truly evil hellspawn” category.

    We adopted another dog (2 y/o) a few months before Daisy died. It’s for sure helped make the transition a little bit easier.

  32. Annette says:

    LOL at “half dead dog”. I was gonna say if this dog is really ill it might be the most humane thing to do to put her to sleep, but she looks fine to me. Sheesh, Anne you’re rich, just have several dogs if you want.

  33. Seagulls says:

    I’m a pretty big Hatha-hater, but this sounds idiotic. And even if there is a grain of truth (her dog might well have some health problems and be very sick, i.e., “half-dead,” plus she might want a puppy), I don’t think she’s a monster who is replacing her dog for its looks.

  34. Peta says:

    Late to post here but this is total BS. This is just cruel – I know many don’t like Anne and she’s done her part at times to deserve it but this is beyond the pale. She loves that dog, probably more than her husband and the rest of her family. Esme isn’t that old – the Italian bf Follieri gave her to Anne as a pup so she can’t be more than 6-7 max.

    One reason you don’t see the dog out with her at times is she leaves her behind when she travels between coasts; she’s in LA now for a spell and I’m pretty certain Esme is behind in NY. When she was in LA for many weeks during awards season the dog was with her there, but when she returned to NY briefly the dog wasn’t with her as she quickly returned to LA. Cross-country travel is hard on pets and there’ve been horror stories about pets harmed and even killed when flying/travelling; plus its expensive. I think out of decency and concern she leaves Esme in one place as much as possible and only sends her to the other coast to join her when she’s going to be there for longer time periods.

    Star mag has been totally over the top lately.

  35. Bella says:

    I don`t believe this!The true story would be her husband getting rid of her.