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Sarah Silverman's 19-year-old Chihuahua-pug mix pup died this week. He often went by "Doug": "This is Doug. I found him in the trash," read Silverman's introduction of her dog on The Sarah Silverman Program. But he was her real dog, too, and she wrote a touching tribute to Duck on WhoSay:Duck “Doug” Silverman came into my life about 14 years ago. He was picked up by the State running through South Central with no collar, tags or chip. Nobody claimed or adopted him so a no-kill shelter took him in. That’s where I found him — at that shelter, in Van Nuys. Since then we have slept most every night together (and many lazy afternoons.) When we first met, the vet approximated his age at 5½ so I’d say he was about 19 as of yesterday, September 3, 2013. He was a happy dog, though serene. And stoic. And he »
- Lindsey Weber
Sarah Silverman might be fresh off roasting James Franco, but she has a sensitive side too, as evidenced by the “obituary type thing” she posted Wednesday for her late dog Duck, who was put down over the weekend.
The comedian’s fans are very familiar with the chihuahua-pug mix, who appeared as her dog Doug on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program. Silverman adopted Duck, who was estimated to be around 19 when he died, 14 years ago from a no-kill shelter in Van Nuys, California.
“Recently … he stopped eating or drinking,” she wrote in the heartfelt post. “He was skin and bones and so weak. »
- Katie Atkinson
Sarah Silverman has bid a difficult goodbye to her closest confidante -- her tiny dog, Duck. Story: TV Ratings: Comedy Central's Roast Audience Surges With James Franco A chihuahua-pug mix that lived to the ripe, old age of 19, Duck was first discovered by the comedian at a no-kill shelter in Van Nuys, Calif., where he had been brought after being caught by L.A. animal control running through the streets of South Central. He quickly became Silverman's self-described "best friend," and appeared alongside her on her Comedy Central series, The Sarah Silverman Program. "He was a happy
- Seth Abramovitch
James Franco‘s A-list pals have signed on to roast their friend.
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Jonah Hill (This Is the End), Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program.), Natasha Leggero (Burning Love) and Jeff Ross (The Burn With Jeff Ross) are among those slated to poke fun at the big-screen star/suds vet on his upcoming Comedy Central Roast. As previously announced, Seth Rogen will act as Roastmaster.
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- Megan Masters
Our favorite bad girl screenwriter, Diablo Cody is making news. She’s hard at work on a brand new pilot for TBS called Me Time With Diablo Cody. The edgy talent is usually doing her business behind the scenes, but this project puts her in front of the camera as a show host. Steve Agee will assist.
Agee is a writer, actor and comedian who appeared as Steve Myron on the Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program. He has written for Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also acted for 2 Broke Girls and The League. Deadline reports, he’ll next appear in Cody’s pilot as her co-host and all around sidekick.
What is Me Time With Diablo Cody? good question. Agee also will serve as a writer on the project, which is said to present Cody’s two cents on just about everything Hollywoodland. She’ll tackle celebrities, news and pop culture. »
- Sasha Nova
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