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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Adopt a Puppy

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LOS ANGELES) -- Emma Stone and her boyfriend Andrew Garfield have a new addition, and no, it's not a baby.

The couple has adopted a 2-year-old golden retriever from Spot! Dog Rescue of Los Angeles. 

A source tells People magazine, "She was one of the dogs they first saw, but they weren't sure."  The source adds, "They left and they couldn't stop thinking about her, so they came back for her.  And it's true love."

At first, the two brought the dog home as a foster pet, but then they decided to adopt the purebred on Christmas Eve.  The puppy, named Ren, came from a high-kill shelter in Downey, Calif., where she was surrendered by her previous owner.

On Monday, Garfield was spotted walking the pup in the Hollywood Hills.  A source says as far as pet owners go, Ren "won the doggie lottery."

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Emma Stone Has History of Panic Attacks

Emma Stone stars in the upcoming "The Amazing Spiderman." Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) -- She may have played plucky, outgoing heroines in The Help and Crazy, Stupid Love, but Emma Stone recently revealed that as a child she was something of a recluse because of panic attacks.

Stone, who covers the July issue of Vogue, tells the magazine that she began having panic attacks at age 8.

“I was just kind of immobilized by it,” she explains. “I didn’t want to go to my friends’ houses or hang out with anybody, and nobody really understood.”

Her parents found her a therapist, but it was getting involved in improv comedy at age 11 that changed her life forever.

“It gave me a sense of purpose. I wanted to make people laugh,” she explains. “Comedy was my sport. It taught me how to roll with the punches. Failure is the exact same as success when it comes to comedy because it just keeps coming. It never stops.”

By age 14, Stone had created a PowerPoint presentation to convince her parents to let her drop out of high school and start auditioning for roles. It worked.

Now, when Stone, 23, gets the occasional panic attack, she tries to channel her feelings. Recently, while filming of The Amazing Spider-Man, she put her focus into baking.

“I think I felt really out of control of my surroundings,” she tells Vogue. “I was just baking all the time. It seemed like it made me feel, if I put these in, I’ll know what the outcome is.”

Though she didn’t talk about her relationship with Spider-Man co-star and now-boyfriend Andrew Garfield, 28, she had plenty of good things to say about his acting.

“As an actor, I learned a lot from working with Andrew, in terms of his approach and the way he works,” she says of The Social Network star. “He’s incredibly giving.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


San Diego Comic Con: New 'Spider-Man' Makes Surprise Appearance

ABC News(SAN DIEGO) -- Fans of Spider-Man got a sneak peek of the upcoming film reboot of the series at San Diego's Comic Con this week.

Andrew Garfield, dressed in a Spider-Man costume, surprised the crowd Friday as the film's new Peter Parker at the beginning of the film's panel discussion at the festival.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" is the fourth recent Spider-Man movie, after three major film successes directed by Sam Raimi and starred Tobey Maguire as the Spider-Man.

Expectations for the 2012 summer blockbuster were high and Garfield was tapped to play the webslinger in a franchise reboot led by "500 Days of Summer" director Marc Webb.

Also starring in the new movie are Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Peter's Aunt May and Martin Sheen as Peter's Uncle Ben.

Scenes from the film were also shown at the panel discussion including a video of the villain, the Lizard.
The choice of the villain in comic book movies, like this one, are ripe for fan approval or disapproval.

One of the criticisms of the third Spider-Man movie was that it simply had too many bad guys.

Webb said he took his inspiration for his the movie's nemesis from his movie's heroes.

"I think to me it emerged from the thematic part of the movie we're trying to make. Peter Parker has missing pieces, we all have missing pieces. It's how we look to fill that void that defines us," Webb said in an interview with ABC News.

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