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Here at PopWatch, we understand that some information is important and some isn’t. But we also believe that some unimportant information can be essential: For example, do you need to know that Jeremy Renner grew up with a pygmy goat named Sugar? No. But like us, you want to. It’s with that in mind that we launch a new recurring PopWatch category, Essential Info.

We begin with more of what you want to know about the Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol star from his fascinating Details cover story:

• He and his best friend, actor Kristoffer Winters, renovate homes, which Renner sometimes lives in while they’re under construction. Sometimes, the homes have no working electricity or indoor plumbing

• He was a professional makeup artist

• He was starstruck when he met… Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan

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