08:57 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 12/26/2012 04:00PM
Miranda Cosgrove's Christmas was extra merry this year.
Just a few months after losing her beloved 14-year-old poodle Pearl, she was surprised with a new dog a few days before the big holiday.
"Most amazing surprise early Christmas gift #penny #inlove," she Tweeted on Friday, with a photo of her new fluffy black and white pup named Penelope, or Penny for short.
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."
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.
Originally posted 07/04/2012 08:45AM
Miranda Cosgrove, who just finished filming the sixth and final season of her hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, says she's ready (and excited) to kick off her freshman year at University of Southern California this August.
"We're finished with iCarly forever, which is kind of crazy," says Cosgrove, 19, calling the final taping "emotional."
"Especially during the last scene, everyone started crying," she says. "But I'm also excited to start college."
Originally posted 08/11/2011 05:30PM
Miranda Cosgrove escaped her tour bus crash Thursday morning with a broken ankle, but she wasn't the only one injured in the "life-threatening" accident.
"Miranda's mom was on the bus with her and got really beaten up by the crash," a source close to the iCarly star tells PEOPLE. "She's expected to fully recover, but it's scary because the driver was hurt, too, and he's in really bad shape."
"This was a life-threatening crash," the source continues, adding that the driver is in critical condition after the bus collided with a tractor-trailer. "A piece from the tractor-trailer went straight through the windshield and the driver's arm was sliced all the way through."
Originally posted 08/11/2011 12:35PM
Miranda Cosgrove was injured after her tour bus was involved in a car accident Thursday morning in Illinois.
The singer broke her ankle in the crash, which occurred on I-70 just outside of Vandalia, Ill., her rep tells PEOPLE.
"There were five passengers on the bus, and Miranda suffered a broken ankle," the rep says. "At the time, we are told everyone will be fine."
Originally posted 07/27/2011 05:35PM
Miranda Cosgrove, the 18-year-old star of Nickelodeon's iCarly, has had the same best friend for the past 12 years: her toy poodle, Pearl.
So when the actress and singer was about to embark on her first concert tour this summer, she debated whether to let her petite gray pup tag along. "I wanted to bring my dog on tour really badly, but she's very old and I wasn't sure if she would be able to handle touring life," Cosgrove tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 02/01/2011 10:00AM
She's only 17, but Miranda Cosgrove already knows heartbreak.
"I've only had one serious boyfriend, but we dated for three years," the iCarly actress says in the March issue of Seventeen. "We broke up not that long ago. He's the one guy I really, really liked. People say they have that one person they never forget – I feel like that. Even though we don't talk too much anymore, he'll be the one who got away."
Cosgrove, who won't reveal his name but says she met her now-ex at work, says that "yeah," she was heartbroken over the breakup – and finally understood what all the fuss was about.
Originally posted 01/06/2011 11:15AM
Shia LaBeouf has a way with the ladies – especially the young ones.
Just like Selena Gomez, 16, recently begged LaBeouf to be a guest boyfriend on her show, Miranda Cosgrove, 17, has declared her adoration for the 24-year-old Transformers actor.
"If I could pick anyone, it would be Shia LaBeouf," the iCarly starlet told PEOPLE at the People's Choice Awards in L.A. of who her dream new year's kiss would be. "I've met him and he's really cute."
Originally posted 06/07/2010 02:30PM
She's a little behind schedule, but Miranda Cosgrove is ready for a set of hot wheels. There's just one problem.
"I need my license!" the iCarly star, 17, told PEOPLE at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards. "My parents have been trying to get me to get my license. I have no idea why I don't have it."
The delay, at least, has given the actress time to reflect on what car she wants. A year ago, on her 16th birthday, she told PEOPLE she wanted a Volkswagen Bug. Now, she's changed her mind.
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