Here’s your weird news for the day: Kristen Stewart’s mother, Hollywood script supervisor Jules Stewart, has recently been accused by her neighbor of owning “dogs” as pets that aren’t dogs at all—but which are actually wolves. Yikes!
It sounds like the ultimate crazy neighbor story: According to TMZ, the neighbor, Sue Bemi walked up Jule’s driveway on April 21. Jules ordered her off her property, but instead of complying, she stayed. The legal documents TMZ has apparently acquired stated that the two then exchanged a few choice words, with Sue claiming that the dogs were actually wolves that “belong in the mountains of Montana” and should be set free—and that she was “ready to take care of business” (whatever that means).
The documents go on to say that after this tiff, Sue started a campaign of harassment, making “howling sounds, growls, chirps, and other weird noises” aimed at riling up Jules’ pets. In her own legal documents, which were apparently written by hand, Sue claimed that Jules had admitted that the dogs were wolves; she lost the battle, though. Jules has since been granted a restraining order against Sue, which orders her to stay at least 100 yards away from her property for a year.
We’ve got a couple of theories about what might actually be going on here; a couple of them are probably more likely to be true than the others:
1. Jacob’s wolf pack has taken up residence with Jules, preferring the pampered Hollywood lifestyle to fighting vampires and living in the woods.
2. The direwolves from Game of Thrones decided to move to California. If winter is coming, they’d rather spend it somewhere warmer than Westeros.
3. Jules does own wolves, but they’re domesticated. See: This interview KStew gave on Letterman a while ago. Also, they came from Florida, not Montana.
4. Jules’ pets are just plain old dogs that happen to look pretty similar to their wild relatives. For the curious: Although laws tend to vary from state to state, generally it’s legal to own a dog that is up to 75 percent wolf (or at least, this is what an extremely quick Internet search is telling me). If there’s any more wolf than that in the dog’s genetic makeup, you need a permit.
Anyway, what we DON’T know is what prompted Sue to march up to Jules in the first place. Taken out of context like this, it makes Sue look a little bit wacky, as there doesn’t seem to be a cause or any sort of provocation that might have led to the altercation. Either way, though, unless the dogs outright attacked Sue at any point, her reaction seems a little over the top, no?
Anyhoo, thus concludes this edition of Wacky Tales from the Rich and Famous.
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Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.