Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: How Lupo's identity became public knowledge, a beloved member of the Seinfeld universe is in critical condition after an apparent suicide attempt, and Bruce Willis is going to have an Australian son for the fifth Die Hard.
Prince William and Kate Middleton weren't going to reveal the name of their new fuzzy cocker spaniel puppy because, as a spokesman for St James's Palace explained earlier this month, the dog is a "private pet" entitled to a private life. Unfortunately, Kate let the secret out during a visit to a primary school over the weekend. When Kate arrived, the students gave "a cuddly toy dog" to the princess. Touched by the gift, she told them her little fella is called Lupo. So there you go. The Palace has confirmed Lupo's identity. [The Daily Mail]
Actor Daniel von Bargen -- whose recurring performance as George Costanza's pudding-eating, chair-spinning boss at Kruger Industrial Siding ("We don't care and it shows") was the highpoint of the final season of Seinfeld -- is "clinging to life in an Ohio hospital after shooting himself in the head Monday morning in a failed suicide attempt." TMZ has a copy of von Bargen's highly disturbing 911 call to paramedics, which we're not going to embed here, but you can find offsite if you want your day ruined. In his conversation with the 911 operator, von Bargen -- who is diabetic -- said he was scheduled for a hospital visit where doctors were "supposed to amputate at least a few toes,” but decided he "didn't want to, so I shot myself but it didn't work." Von Bargen's said to be in critical condition at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. [TMZ and People]