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“Desperate Housewives” actress, Nicollette Sheridan, and “Exorcist” head-turner Linda Blair, were supposed to eat dog food during an event promoting “Dine With Your Dog Day.”

“This is not ‘Fear Factor,”‘ Sheridan said Thursday, balking at the idea of downing dog food.

Blair also declined, explaining she’s a vegetarian. But “Little House on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert was game and scooped up helpings of doggie morsels.

Acid-tongued fashion critic Mr. Blackwell was on hand to applaud the best-dressed bow-wow and a pet psychic read paws.

Former “Eight is Enough” TV patriarch Dick Van Patten, whose Natural Balance dog food company was behind the event, said he wanted to show dog lovers how delicious pet chow can be.

The gathering celebrates the bond between man and dog by encouraging pet owners to share a meal with their dog, Van Patten said.

On Saturday, U.S. pet stores will be hosting special events to honour dogs big and small. Some sales proceeds from participating brands, including Natural Choice, will be going to animal shelters, Van Patten said.

“We hope to raise a lot of money for local animal shelters to continue their important efforts to give humane treatment to man’s best friend,” Van Patten said in a statement.

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Dick Van Patten and son Jimmy Van Patten

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Nicollette Sheridan and Oliver

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Mellisa Gilbert and son Michael

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Linda Blair

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Judy Tenuta (omg I used to love her Domestic Goddess routine)

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This is just a crack up

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David Chokachi, Annabeth Gish’s husband

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Annabeth Gish

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Courtney Peldon

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Ashley Peldon

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This brings new meaning to getting cozy with your pet! This Saturday, October 21st, Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan is rumored to be dining on pooch food to launch the new California incentive. Yes, I’m holding my stomach as I’m typing this…

The “I’ll be back” Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared Saturday, “Dine With Your Dog Day” and he has teamed up with Eight is Enough actor Dick Van Patten‘s Natural Balance dog food company Natural Balance in the hope of showing dog lovers how delicious pet chow can be. Um, why do we need to know this?

Sheridan will launch the bizarre statewide day on Thursday, October 19th at the Hyatt Regency hotel by dining with her dog Oliver at a celebrity event, which will also be attended by fellow dog lovers including Linda Blair and Annabeth Gish.

A Dine With Your Dog Day spokesman said, “It’s a fun initiative aimed at raising funds and awareness for state animal charities like Linda Blair’s animal rescue group. “The stars won’t actually be eating dog food. Natural Balance’s meals are like stew.”

Really! So instead of opening up a can of Dinty Moore we should open up cans of Natural Balance? Oy!

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There was glitz, glamour and pet hair as celebrities and animal lovers united at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA on September 14th, 2006. The event was for the Lint Roller Party, Best Friends Animal Society’s annual fundraiser, benefiting homeless animals in Los Angeles. Look and see who attended…

Soon to be divorced from Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe and a rescued pup, Spunky, in need of adoption:
Chad Lowe and Spunky

Eric Roberts and his wife Eliza – if you haven’t seen the movie, “The Pope of Greenwich Village” starring Eric Roberts and Mickey Rourke, GET IT! My favorite Eric Roberts movie ever!
Eric and Eliza Roberts

Model Phoebe Price with her dog Henry:
Phoebe Price and Henry

Brandon Williams and fianceeAmy Smart with their dog Oscar:
Amy Smart, Brandon Williams and Oscar

Parents-to-be Annabeth Gish (best known for “X-Files” but best known to me from the movie “Hiding Out” with Jon Cryer) and David Chokachi with their dog, Cami:
Annabeth Gish, David Chokachi and Cami

Sisters and actresses, Ashley Peldon and Courtney Peldon with Courtney’s chocolate toy poodle, Godiva:
(thanks Ashley for the email and the info about Godiva and the upcoming projects for you and Courtney)
Ashley and Courtney Peldon

Carl Lewis and Spunky:
Carl Lewis and Spunky

Corey Feldman showed up with his wife Susie Sprague but is shown with one of the dog’s for adoption, Doogie:
Corey Feldman

Heidi Hamilton from the “Frosty, Heidi and Frank Show” on 97.1 FM showed up with her dog, Joey. I used to listen to this show when I lived in CA! “Hi Heidi!”
Heidi Hamilton and Joey

Shane Barbi and Sia Barbi, aka The Barbi Twins with a ten-year old dog they’re fostering, Butch who is part blind:
(Thanks Shane and Sia for the email about Butch, I hope you find a home for him – more info about their love of animals and how they help can be found at The Kitty Liberation Front.
The Barbi Twins with Shia

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