People.com Lifestyle Pets Christie Brinkley's Sweetie Pie The model cuddles pup Maple Sugar at a book launch. Plus: James Gandolfini's game of fetch, Julianne Hough's purse pooch 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 April 30, 2009 10:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 13 SWEET TREAT Richard Drew/AP Christie Brinkley and her pup Maple Sugar pose Wednesday at the New York City launch party for Today reporter Jill Rappaport’s new book, Jack & Jill: The Miracle Dog with a Happy Tail to Tell. 02 of 13 PACK LEADER Pacific Coast News It’s an offer he can’t refuse: Former Sopranos star James Gandolfini gives in to playing fetch Wednesday while out for breakfast with his dog in Manhattan. 03 of 13 ARM CANDY Jose Perez/Splash News Online Recently ousted Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough and her dance partner-boyfriend, Chuck Wicks, flash a smile (and offer a peek at pooch Lexi!) while leaving Live with Regis and Kelly in New York on Thursday. 04 of 13 CALL OF THE WILD INF Spice Girl Geri Haliwell cuddles up to a meerkat while out at a London wildlife park Tuesday with boyfriend Henry Beckwith and daughter Bluebell Madonna. 05 of 13 NIGHT OWLS INF Onetime Married with Children star David Faustino and his dog enjoy a late-night walk in West Hollywood on Tuesday. 06 of 13 WATER BABES Flynet Actress Lindsay Lohan plays with a local pup while vacationing in Maui, Hawaii, with her sister Ali on Monday. 07 of 13 BEST DRESSED Stefan/INF Singer Leona Lewis totes her furry friend along L.A.’s Melrose Avenue for a day of shopping and spa-hopping Monday. 08 of 13 FOUR-LEGGED FAN Steffman/Curd/Splash News Online Rapper 50 Cent poses for a picture with a fan’s pup on the New York City set of his new film Twelve on Monday. 09 of 13 EXCESS BAGGAGE Whittle/Splash News Online Jessica Simpson has her hands full with fluffy pup Daisy as the two check in for a flight with Simpson’s beau Tony Romo at LAX on Sunday. 10 of 13 CIAO, BELLA! Luca Ghidoni/FilmMagic Ashley Judd gets up close and personal with a pooch on the way to pal Salma Hayek’s wedding in Venice, Italy, on Saturday. 11 of 13 FAMILY OF THREE David Aguilera/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic Al Pacino lets daughter Olivia take the lead as the two walk with their family dog in Beverly Hills on Sunday. 12 of 13 SO BLUE Tom Meinelt/Splash News Online Anne Hathaway and boyfriend Adam Shulman take advantage of the New York City sun on Saturday with a stroll around lower Manhattan and a visit to the local dog park. 13 of 13 STOP AND SHOP Splash News Online Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel comes down to pup Cookie’s level during a trip to chic boutique Ports 1961 in New York City on Saturday. Click here for more stars and their pets!