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Clint Eastwood’s Best Friend Is A Squirrel Named Lola (Plus 12 Other Pet-Obsessed Celebs!)

Who would have thought Dirty Harry would have such a soft spot for a wild animal as inconsequential as the squirrel? According to a truly heartwarming story of potentially dubious origins, Clint Eastwood’s best friend is a squirrel named Lola who lives near his office on the Paramount lot. A source says:

“Clint leaves the front door open whenever he’s inside working so Lola can come and go. He gets a kick out of watching her and always keeps a bag of shelled peanuts on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in case she gets hungry. Clint would be so upset if Lola disappeared. He enjoys her company.”

How beautiful! Normally, to quote Carrie Bradshaw (ugh, I’m sorry), I consider squirrels to be rats with cuter outfits, but Clint’s ringing endorsement of the fluffy-tailed creature may have changed my mind. [Contact Music]

In honor of Clint and Lola’s love, here are 12 other celebs who are equally as obsessively attached to their pets.

Candy That Explodes In Your Mouth

As a fan of gummy candies — Sour Patch Kids forever! — I’m distressed by the existence of Spermies. The claim that there’s been “no salt added” doesn’t do much to reassure me that these fast-swimmers go down easy. No thanks! 

Man Tries To Steal Woman’s Heart With Stolen Ring

A diamond engagement ring didn’t have the outcome a Vermont man had hoped for. His girlfriend said yes, but the ring landed him in jail.

Burlington police say 25-year-old Ryan Jarvis is charged with stealing the $3,200 ring from a Zales jewelry store. Read more…

Snooki, Michele Bachmann Make Worst Scientific Claims Of 2011

From whale sperm to colon cleansers to the shape of a woman’s foot when she has an orgasm, celebrities did not disappoint during 2011 with their penchant for peddling suspect science in the world’s media.

In its annual list of what it considers the year’s worst abuses against science, the Sense About Science (SAS) campaign named reality TV star Nicole Polizzi, Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann and American singer-songwriter Suzi Quatro as top offenders, with their dubious views on why the sea is salty, the risks of cervical cancer vaccines and the colon. Read more…

And The Name Change Of The Year Goes To …

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“Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice” (pictured above). That’s what UK woman Charlotte Price changed her name to. Why? Ding, ding, ding! Because she loves the color pink. The mother of three is so obsessed that she only wears pink, lives in a pink house, and works at a pink salon. Her family calls her “Pink Nice” or “mum” for short since “Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice” is a bit of a tongue twister. I’m considering changing my name to “Likes To Drink Coffee In Bed And Look At Tumblr” or “Cat Hater Cookie Lover.” Thoughts? [Mirror UK]

Disaster! 40,000 Pounds Of Ice Cream Spilled On The Highway

Friday was a sad day, for on Friday we lost 40,000 gallons of ice cream when a truck overturned on the highway in Indiana. Will no one think of the ice cream, a-tumbling down across the highway in a slushy pile of dairy deliciousness. It breaks my wee little heart. [Buzzfeed]

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