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Mike Tyson Says His Ex Cooked and Ate His Pigeon | Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson: Ex-Girlfriend Cooked and Ate My Pigeon

Originally posted 04/26/2013 11:35AM

In what almost seems like a scene out of Fatal Attraction, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recounted how an ex-girlfriend boiled and ate one his pet pigeons.

Speaking Thursday on the WFAN's Boomer & Carton show, Tyson, who lives near Las Vegas and has raised pigeons since before his boxing career, said he was aghast by what went down.

"I was dating this young lady and she said, 'I don't know why you're flying those damn birds, you should be eating them,' " Tyson, 46, told the hosts. "She happened to grab one – and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn't do it."

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Frances Bean Cobain's Dog Dies

UpdatePosted 03/28/2013 05:00PM

Frances Bean Cobain's Dog Dies

Originally posted 03/28/2013 12:40PM

It's a sad day for Frances Bean Cobain, who announced on Twitter Thursday that her French bulldog, Uncle Fester, had died.

"I am beyond devastated," she wrote. "I will miss his giant head and alien/gremlin personality & his big dumb dopey grin."

Explaining that the pup passed away during surgery while under anesthesia, Cobain, 20, continued, "Essentially he died in his sleep, which is all I could've asked for. I am greatful his suffering has ended & that he is somewhere peacful without pain."

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Westminster Dog's Death Surrounded by Mystery

UpdatePosted 03/02/2013 04:00PM

Westminster Dog's Death Surrounded by Mystery

Originally posted 03/01/2013 03:25PM

Two weeks after the conclusion of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, a new controversy surrounds the storied competition: the death of Samoyed Cruz.

Only days after he strutted his stuff at Madison Square Garden, the white-haired furball passed away from symptoms that bear resemblance to ingesting rat or mouse poison, says the veterinarian who treated him. Cruz began coughing up blood on Feb. 16, and just a few hours after being hooked up to an intravenous drip and receiving oxygen, he was dead.

Though there is no evidence to support that he was poisoned intentionally, his handler, Robert Chaffin, and one of his owners, Lynette Blue, are not ready to rule out the possibility.

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Miley Cyrus Heartbroken After Dog Lila Passes Away | Miley Cyrus

UpdatePosted 12/11/2012 06:00PM

Miley Cyrus's Dog Lila Dies

Originally posted 12/11/2012 05:30PM

Tuesday proved a sad day for Miley Cyrus, who announced on Twitter that her dog Lila had passed away.

"For everyone asking ... I have never been so hurt in my life," she wrote Tuesday. "My heart has never been so broken..... Lila my sweet baby girl has passed away."

Although the recently engaged Cyrus, 20, didn't elaborate on her cause of death, the Yorkie was hospitalized in October for unknown causes.

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Chris Colfer's Dog Dies | Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer's Dog Dies

Originally posted 11/30/2012 09:00AM

Chris Colfer is mourning the loss of his dearly departed pet, golden retriever Jake, who passed away Wednesday.

"I had him for ten years," the actor tells PEOPLE. "I had him since I was 12."

Thankfully, the Glee star got to spend some quality time with his best furry friend over the summer, when he and his family rented a house in Pismo Beach, Calif.

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Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Care for Her Dying Dog

Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Take Care of Her Dying Dog

Originally posted 11/20/2012 07:25PM

Fiona Apple's fans will have to wait, because she has matters of life and death to attend to at home.

The singer has canceled the South American leg of her current tour to care for her dying dog, an almost 14-year-old pit bull named Janet.

The announcement came in the form of a handwritten letter that had been scanned and posted to Apple's Facebook page and official website.

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Jared Leto's Dog Dies

Jared Leto

Jared Leto's Dog Dies

Originally posted 11/08/2012 03:00PM

It's a heart-wrenching decision every pet owner dreads, and Jared Leto faced it this week.

"Had to put my dog to sleep tonight. His name was SKY," the Thirty Seconds to Mars rocker Tweeted late on Wednesday. "He was the best."

Sky had been a part of Leto's family for several years. Leto's brother and bandmate, Shannon Leto, took to Twitter to mourn his dog.

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Miranda Cosgrove: I Miss My Dog So Much

Miranda Cosgrove: I Miss My Dog So Much

Originally posted 10/30/2012 12:30PM

Miranda Cosgrove has felt the loss of her dog Pearl keenly.

"I never had anything die in my life before except a hamster," the 19-year-old actress tells PEOPLE, sharing that the past two weeks since her 14-year-old poodle died of kidney failure have "definitely been hard."

"She was a part of our family and because I was an only child, she was a really big part of my life," Cosgrove says. "Every time I look back on a memory, she was there."

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Rosie O'Donnell's Dog Dies | Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell's Dog Nicky Dies

Originally posted 10/15/2012 03:05PM

Rosie O'Donnell is mourning a beloved family member.

Nicky, a Lab mix adopted from an animal shelter 13 years ago, died from old age.

"RIP NICKY O BOY – [our] miami born rescue dog – loyal smart nearly perfect for over a dozen years," O'Donnell, 50, Tweeted Friday.

The comedian, who recently suffered a heart attack that nearly killed her, told PEOPLE that the dog was a protective presence in her family, which includes new wife Michelle Rounds, and children Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake, 12, and Vivienne, 9.

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Miranda Cosgrove's 14-Year-Old Poodle Dies | Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove's 14-Year-Old Poodle Dies

Originally posted 10/15/2012 11:05AM

Miranda Cosgrove has lost an old friend.

The iCarly star's beloved dog Pearl died this weekend. The toy poodle was 14 years old.

"My dog, Pearl, passed away today," Cosgrove, 19, Tweeted Sunday. "She was there on my first day of kindergarten and my first day of college. I'll love her forever."

In 2008, the already-senior dog appeared with Cosgrove in a PEOPLE interview. The star described the way her sweet pooch greeted her after a day of work.

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