This Week on People.com
updated 05/12/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/12/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Want to get guaranteed smiles from the stars? Just snap pictures of them with their pets! After all, these "best friends" don't care if the last movie was a bust or if last night's outfit was a red-carpet disaster.
The proof is in our Celebrity Pets special. See stars and their pooches out on the town, learn about some outrageous pampering, and read celebs' memories of their furry childhood pals.
Amy Brenneman, right, star of Judging Amy, studied religion at Harvard. Aretha Franklin started her singing career in her father's church. The West Wing's Dulé Hill owes his unusual first name to his aunt, who suggested it after a trip to France. Find out more about these celebrities and hundreds of others in our PEOPLE Profiles.
PEOPLE.com asked: The Dixie Chicks are still feeling backlash for singer Natalie Maines's comments about President Bush. Do you think upset fans will embrace them again?