People.com Lifestyle Pets Ashanti and Nigel: Yellow-Brick Buddies The Wiz stars put their best faces forward at a New York City dog adoption drive. Plus: Ellen Pompeo's cute cuddle and more By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 1, 2009 07:02 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 04 BEST IN SHOW Sara Jaye Weiss/Startraks Ashanti and stage pup Nigel – who costar as Dorothy and Toto in the New York revival of The Wiz – ease on down the red carpet Saturday at the Big Apple’s City Center in support of the “There’s No Place Like Home” dog adoption day. Read Nigel’s story here! 02 of 04 READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP UPI/Landov Talk about a lucky dog! Singer Chris Isaak has an adorable companion in his pooch Rodney at the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday. While Rodney didn’t take to the stage, Isaak performed a hilarious medley of Saturday Night Live digital-short hits. 03 of 04 PEEKABOO! Matei H/Bauer Griffin Expectant mom Ellen Pompeo plays coy – hiding behind her toy poodle! – while out in Los Angeles with husband Chris Ivery (not pictured) on Thursday. 04 of 04 GETTING A LIFT JCWB/Flynet Sophia Bush beams as she handles a pup with care at a Petco adoption drive in Los Angeles on Saturday. See more stars with pets!