As the controversy over Ellen’s dog adoption gone awry continues, Access Hollywood has learned that Mutts & Moms may have other business issues to contend with that could affect their position in the Iggy dispute.
According to the California Secretary of State’s Web site, the Mutts & Moms corporation has been suspended since December 2006, when they failed to file a “statement of information.”
Access Hollywood has verified the corporation is still suspended as of today.
The “statement of information” is a document that lists who their officers are. However, as soon as the form is submitted, the agency can revive their corporation.
As a result of the suspension, enforcing the contract with Ellen and Portia may be impossible for the agency, as both the original adoption of Iggy and the date the agency reclaimed possession of the pet happened after the suspension began.
Access Hollywood has placed a call to Mutts & Moms, as well as their attorney, for comment. No response was received at the time of publication.
Access has also learned that Ellen cancelled her show tapings scheduled for Thursday. One audience hopeful told Access that Ellen’s staff explained to people that she is too exhausted and taking time off.
Ellen had two tapings scheduled today. Keith Urban was the guest on one. Jerry Seinfeld, who is on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” tonight, was supposed to pop over to Ellen after. And John Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, was a guest on another.
Access learned from a security guard that Keith Urban is still going to perform in front of Ellen’s audience. Those audience members who were turned away for the taping were offered alternative dates to come back.