Tokyo - (Ass mess): Ewe've been had! The entertainment industry press is having a good laugh today amid reports that one of Japan's top movie stars Maiko Kawakami was so dumb that she couldn't tell the diference between a lamb and a pedgree poodle after buying what she thought to be a top-notch pooch that bleated and baa'd instead of barking.
Not even the cloven hooves were a giveaway as the starlet duly followed the pet's favorite doggy diet, took it for walks and even tried entering it in Tokyo's prestigeous pedigree mutt's show.
Kawakami's online purchase was soon copied by thousands of her adoring fans after learning that her internet bargain cost $1300, about half the proper price for a pedigree pup.
Eventually the 2,000 women who were fleeced in Sapparo, Japan got police to investigate and found to their eternal horror that they had been duped by clever online retailer Poodles As Pets.
The site has now been shut down while Australian cops probe reports that up to 50,000 stick insects have been sole by the same company to witless Ozzies who thought they had bought a brand new breed of canary.