Lifestyle Pets Hollywood Goes Ape! Before James Franco played with primates in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, stars from Kristen Bell to Kim Kardashian were monkeying around By People Staff Published on August 4, 2011 08:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 16 KRISTEN BELL Chris Pizzello/AP Is this how they kiss in Hollywood? Crystal the capuchin monkey gets a red carpet greeting from during the L.A. premiere of Hangover 2 in May. 02 of 16 KELLIE PICKLER Courtesy Kellie Pickler The is mom to a python, a pit bull – and a marmoset monkey! She adopted the 3-ounce critter in 2009. 03 of 16 KATY PERRY WENN She kissed a chimp! During a 2008 cover shoot for now-defunct magazine Miss Behave, the gets to know a chimpanzee named Suzy. 04 of 16 KIM KARDASHIAN ristin Callahan/Everett Is that an 800-pound gorilla? The does some heavy lifting during a Celebrity Skee-Ball Tournament to benefit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in New York last year. 05 of 16 RUSSELL BRAND Storms Media Group Make ‘em laugh! During a visit to Miami’s Jungle Island in May, the actor keeps “everyone in stitches,” including his new capuchin monkey buddy Gizmo. 06 of 16 RIHANNA Bill Davila/Startraks She’s wrestling with the King! It was versus gorilla monster during a 2008 lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building. Looks like Rihanna got a leg up on Kong! 07 of 16 DEMI MOORE Courtesy Demi Moore Though has had her share of monkey moments, from real ones abroad to vintage toy ones at home, her favorite might be Purse Monkey, who’s traveled with Moore to the Met Ball and Austin’s SXSW Festival. 08 of 16 PARIS HILTON Dave Allocca/Startraks Does Bentley want some diamonds? The shares a sparkly treat with a new furry friend at New York City’s Bowlmor Lanes in 2009. 09 of 16 BRUNO MARS Mars might not feel like doing anything today, but for the singer’s video for “The Lazy Song,” he manages to mess around with some backup dancers in gorilla masks. 10 of 16 SHILOH JOLIE-PITT Fame When in Venice … Shiloh goes for a stroll through the famed Italian city with mom (not pictured) in 2010. While Jolie sticks with her trademark black, Shiloh, 5, goes silly with a monkey hat and tracksuit. 11 of 16 ZACHARY LEVI Credit: Eric Blackmon Chuck it out! During a trip to Gibraltar last year, the actor capitalizes on a photo op with a Barbary macaque, an iconic presence in the territory. 12 of 16 ED HELMS & KEN JEONG Chris Pizzello/AP “That monkey, she’s a pro,” Helms says of Crystal. The three Hangover 2 costars reconnect at the movie’s premiere in May. 13 of 16 HOLLY MADISON INF She’s got her angel! The Girls Next Door star gets ready to throw the first pitch at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in 2010. 14 of 16 KIM KARDASHIAN CelebBuzz While visiting pal on set, Kardashian was introduced to a magician’s monkey, who unceremoniously peed on her. 15 of 16 FALL OUT BOY Jamie McCarthy/WireImage You never know what’s going to happen at an MTV awards show! and his bandmates share a memorable moment with a monkey at 2006’s Video Music Awards. 16 of 16 BETTY WHITE Koko the beloved gorilla is part of a mutual admiration society with White, who got a special all-access tour of Koko’s house by the primate herself.