South African actress Charlize Theron's dog Orson is enjoying a pampered life in the Californian seaside town of Malibu - because all of neighbours feed him.

Theron, who found Orson as a stray in Italy, has found that her four-legged companion seems to be enjoying a more luxurious diet than she does.

She says, "I think it's the stray in him still. We have a house in Malibu and when the door's open to the beach, he can basically go visit anybody he wants, so now he goes for dinner.

"He picks a house and he stays for dinner. The people would actually call from his (identification tag) because the phone number's on it and go, 'Orson's here, we're having dinner. We'll bring him by later.' And I'm like eating pizza or out of a can going, 'I'm sure he's having some good food.'"

09/01/2004 02:11