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Kevin Bacon: DNA Test Revealed My Street Dogs' Mysterious Pasts

Kevin Bacon: DNA Test Revealed My Street Dogs' Mysterious Pasts

Originally posted 01/23/2013 01:20PM

He plays a former FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer in his new series The Following, but in real life Kevin Bacon has more pressing cases to solve – like the mysterious origins of his beloved dogs Lilly and Rocky.

The actor, 54, was so curious about the breeds of the rescue dogs he shares with his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, and their two children that he set up his very own doggy DNA lab with a kit he purchased online.

"We did DNA testing, which is fun and something that just became possible," he tells PEOPLE. "What you do is swab the cheek of a mutt and you send it in. What comes back is what breeds are in the animal, which is really cool."

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Kyra Sedgwick: Kevin Bacon Makes Me Feel Like I'm the 'Only Girl in the Room'

Kyra Sedgwick: Kevin Bacon Makes Me Feel Like I'm the 'Only Girl in the Room'

Originally posted 12/10/2012 08:00AM

Ever wonder what Kyra Sedgwick finds sexy?

Her husband of 24 years, Kevin Bacon, has it all figured out.

"He is so honorable. He is so ethically true. He has high moral standards, and he doesn't lie and he doesn't cheat – and I find that sexy!" the actress, 47, says in the January issue of a newly redesigned Good Housekeeping.

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Splash! Kevin Bacon Swims with His Dog | Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon Swims with His Dog

Originally posted 07/23/2012 04:00PM

Attention, Team USA Diving: Kevin Bacon and his dog could be what you need to get the gold in London this summer!

The actor and his pit bull Lilly have mastered the art of simultaneously jumping into a pool together, as evidenced by a video Bacon shared on WhoSay.

"The divers are approaching the board in the tandem canine-human diving event," a swim-trunks clad Bacon says as he and Lilly stand on a diving rock. "We are going to attempt a dual-dive."

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Come from Similar Stock

Originally posted 04/07/2012 02:30PM



After the startling revelation that husband and wife Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are distantly related as cousins, comes a brand new detail about what they share – again, courtesy of the show on genealogy, PBS's Finding Your Roots.

According to a network statement about this Sunday's episode tracing the actors' roots, "Bacon's Quaker ancestors repudiated slavery long before the rest of the country, in 1780."

And guess what? The Sedgwicks weren't long to follow in the crusade.

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Claire Danes, Kelly Bensimon Step Out for Girls Night | Claire Danes

Claire Danes, Kevin Bacon Celebrate HBO's Girls

Originally posted 04/05/2012 12:00PM

The stars headed up to the Top of the Standard to celebrate the upcoming premiere of Girls, HBO's racy new comedy about four twentysomething women finding their way in New York City. And it was a glamorous cocktail party that was a far cry from the sometimes challenging Brooklyn living depicted on the witty new show.

With plates of charcuterie and cheese on reserved tables, guests such as Claire Danes, Chloe Sevigny, Gabourey Sidibe, former Real Housewives of N.Y.C. star Kelly Bensimon and the show's producer Judd Apatow fanned out around the circular room, mingling in the intimate space and taking in the panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Danes shared a moment with the show's stars Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet while Lena Dunham, the new show's writer, director and lead actress, hung out at her private table, chatting with Apatow and greeting well-wishers such as John Cameron Mitchell with a friendly handshake. At one point, Dunham headed to Le Bain, just across the hall from the main party space, where she chatted with Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi, who was enjoying a plate of food from the nearby buffet.

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Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon Are Distant Cousins | Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon Are Distant Cousins

Originally posted 04/04/2012 11:40AM

Who hasn't played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – that game in which it appears everyone has a link to the handsome actor?

But Bacon's own wife of 23 years (and mother of their two children, son Travis, 22 and daughter Sosie, 19), Kyra Sedgwick, has more of a link to her husband than she or anyone else might have imagined. They are distant cousins.

The revelation comes courtesy of the Sunday night PBS show on genealogy, Finding Your Roots.

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Kyra Sedgwick's New Ribcage Tattoo Explained!

Kyra Sedgwick Exposes a New Tattoo on SAG Red Carpet

Originally posted 01/30/2012 11:20AM

Despite the many gorgeous celebrities flocking last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet, Kyra Sedgwick stood out thanks to a bold new accessory.

Clad in a fire engine red Emilio Pucci column, The Closer star (and best drama actress nominee) explained the significance of the linear design resting just north of her exposed ribcage.

"It's a family tattoo," she told E! "It's all our initials K, K, S and T."

The actress was, of course, referring to husband of 23-years, Kevin Bacon, their son Travis, 22 and daughter Sosie, 19.

UpdatePosted 01/10/2012 10:10AM

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's Dog Dies

Originally posted 01/10/2012 07:00AM



Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are mourning a beloved pal. Their Lab mix Paulie, whom they adopted from a vet in 1999, died recently, Bacon announced Monday.

"Paulie 1999-2012. Sleep well old friend," the actor wrote on his WhoSay page next to a photo of Paulie.

The senior dog had been dealing with health issues in recent months. In November, Bacon posted a photo on WhoSay of Paulie sporting a bandage on his leg as he laid on the floor.

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Kyra Sedgwick Juices Up with a Smoothie | Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick Juices Up with a Smoothie

Originally posted 08/11/2011 06:00AM

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SNUB POLL: Who Most Deserved an Emmy Nomination? | Courteney Cox, Joel McHale, Kyra Sedgwick, Lea Michele, Sean Bean

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Emmy Nominations: Who Most Deserved a Nomination?

Originally posted 07/14/2011 11:00AM

Another year, another Emmy snub for Courteney Cox.

Buzz had been building that the Cougar Town actress, 47, might earn her first Emmy nomination this year. But she was left off the list of nominees Thursday – one of several notable omissions.

Other actors who didn't feel the love from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences this year: Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer, the Emmy winner in 2010; Sean Bean of Game of Thrones; Joel McHale of Community; and Lea Michele of Glee.

Tell us: Which of these actors deserved a nomination the most? (Or leave your own choice in the comments below.)

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