There were a lot of photos of Anne Hathaway with her dog Esmeralda last year. This was part of Anne’s Oscar campaign. She totally famewhored her poor side-eyeing old dog. Much like Ben Affleck was constantly out with his dimpled children, Anne was constantly out with her husband and/or her dog. But now that the Oscar campaign is over, when is the last time anyone has seen Esmeralda? Poor Esme. How old is Esmeralda? I have no idea. Star Magazine claims that Anne think Esme is “half-dead” and that Anne wants to get a fresh-faced puppy to go with her new image of a young Oscar-winning actress. This story is totally harsh.
"Hathahaters are about to have even more fuel for their anti-Anne fire: Star has learned that the much-maligned Anne wants to replace her faithful Labrador, Esmeralda, because the pup isn’t hip enough for Hollywood.
“Anne really wants a ‘stylish young puppy’ she can play and interact with… she says she just can’t bond with a dog that’s half-dead – it’s not quite the glamorous look she’s going for now that she’s won an Oscar,” fumes an insider.
While Anne’s rep denies the rumor, Star’s source claims that even Anne’s husband, Adam Shulman, supports her heartless plan.
“It just shows out of out of touch Anne is getting. Friends think it’s horrifically sad and worry that her obsession with her image is taking over everything – even her humanity.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Yes, as Star Mag notes, Anne’s rep did deny it. I think it’s possible that Star is twisting a perfectly normal story into something horribly anti-Hathaway too – like, Anne might have been telling friends that she wants a new puppy because why not? It’s not like there’s a law against only having more than one dog. So maybe Anne wants a new puppy but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t love Esme. Except for the fact that we haven’t seen poor Esme in months. New theory: Anne is a MONSTER!!!