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'Artist' Star Uggie Named Humane Society Spokesdog

February 28th, 2013 9:14am EST
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Jack Russell Terrier Uggie, the adorable star of "The Artist," is the new face of The Humane Society. The dog, who retired from filmmaking last year, is the new spokesdog for the Pets of Valor Awards, which honor rescue dogs and cats for their random acts of heroism.

Uggie famously pulled his "Artist" co-star Jean Dujardin out of a burning building in the Oscar-winning film. He also appeared in the Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson film "Water For Elephants."

Uggie's trainer Omar Von Muller stated: "Uggie's honoured to have been chosen by The Humane Society of the United States to be...
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A Brief Glimpse Of Stardom: 10 Celebs Who Had Their 15 Minutes Of Fame In 2012

December 9th, 2012 1:07pm EST
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Not every star can have the longevity of a Michael Caine. Some enjoy the lights for stardom for all but a few brief moments. Here are the stars who had their 15 Minutes of Fame in 2012:

Jeremy Lin - Lin was the talk of New York during the 2011-2012 NBA season, when he became the breakout star of the Knicks. He was on the cover of every sports section during the height of "Linsanity," and even got on the cover of TIME magazine. Now? He's playing for the Houston Rockets, where he averages 10 points and 6 assists per game. Not bad, but certainly not cover-of-Time-magazine good.

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Uggie Of 'The Artist' Retires, Leaves Paw Prints Outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre

June 26th, 2012 9:33am EDT
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After a decade in show business, Uggie the Jack Russell terrier made history in Hollywood yesterday when he became the first dog to leave his paw prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

The dog became a sensation last year after sharing the screen with French actor Jean Dujardin in the Oscar-winning silent movie "The Artist." Uggie also played the part of Queenie in "Water for Elephants" with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

The ceremony also marked Uggie's retirement from acting. His trainer, 49-year-old Omar Von Muller, said in February the dog is suffering from a mystery shak...
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Uggie Set For His 'Pawprint' Ceremony

June 20th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
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The canine star of The Artist is to leave his mark in Hollywood with a pawprint ceremony at the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Jack Russell terrier Uggie became a sensation last year after sharing the screen with French actor Jean Dujardin in the Oscar-winning silent movie, but he retired from Hollywood earlier this year after a decade in the spotlight.

In February, Uggie was named Best Dog in a Theatrical Film at the first Golden Collar Awards, awarded by Dog News Daily.

However, Uggie's legacy will live on - he's been invited to plant his paws in wet cement outside Grauman's, al...
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Uggie Named New PETA Spokes Dog

April 30th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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The Artist dog Uggie has a new role - as the poster pooch for an animal rescue campaign.

Bosses at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have launched their 'Adopt, Don't Buy' drive in a bid to encourage would-be dog owners to take in a pet from a refuge for strays.

And they chose Uggie to front the campaign after hearing the heart-rending tale of how the Jack Russell was rescued by a dog trainer when he was an unwanted puppy.

Uggie, who shot to fame in the multi-Oscar winning 2011 movie, features on a PETA campaign poster alongside the slogan, "I'm Uggie, and I Was Adopt...
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Lindsay Lohan Attending White House Correspondents' Dinner - See Guest List Of The Stars

April 26th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
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The White House Correspondent's Dinner is one of the few times we get to so many Hollywood stars rub elbows with politicians. Every year, news sources get to choose big names to escort them to the dinner - so who's on the guest list this year?

Of course, the guest list is always up for discussion and usually points to trends at the time - Ozzy Osbourne was on the guest list in 2002, when The Osbournes was a hot reality show. Something tells us he's not going to be invited again soon.

Lindsay Lohan is the big surprise, given her recent troubles. Greta van Susteren of Fox has made the star ...
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Carrie Ann Inaba Gets An Unexpected Kiss At Genesis Awards (Photo)

March 26th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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The Humane Society celebrated the 26th Annual Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills, California, over the weekend. Many stars attended the event, including "Dancing With The Stars" pro Carrie Ann Inaba.

Carrie got a smooch from Uggie the dog, famous for his role in the Academy Award-winning film "The Artist."

The Genesis Awards pays tribute to news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness about animal issues.

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" won feature film of the year at the event.
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Notable Oscar Nomination Predictions: And the Winners Are*

February 26th, 2012 7:24pm EST
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Last year, I wrote this whole piece about why The King’s Speech would beat out The Social Network for best picture. I found my own comments to be witty, on point. Genius. (I’m kidding… maybe). In fact, I love to go through the nomination list of the Academy Awards and Grammys every year and predict the winners, put up some jellybeans in a friend pool and brag about my winnings later.

The Grammys unfortunately are a joke, which is a huge shame given that music and the politics of it are my first love. The Oscars? Quite relevant, actually! My favorite writer (Grantland’s Bill Simmons) once s...
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'The Artist's' Uggie Triumphs At Golden Collar Awards

February 14th, 2012 8:39am EST
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The canine star of The Artist has seen off competition from Martin Scorsese's Hugo dog to win the top prize at the Golden Collar Awards.

The Goodfellas director campaigned to have Blackie the Doberman included in the nominations for Best Dog In A Theatrical Film at the annual prize giving, which recognizes the most talented animals in Hollywood.

However, even Scorsese couldn't secure his dog the top prize at the ceremony on Monday night as The Artist star Uggie took the coveted honor.

Other winners included Koko, the star of Australian movie Red Dog, who scooped the Best Dog in a Fore...
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Animal Planet Asks America To Elect Its Favorite Pet

February 11th, 2012 8:30am EST
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Washington and Jefferson preferred pooches, Lincoln and Kennedy were fond of felines, and McKinley and LBJ were batty for birds. This President's Day, Animal Planet pays tribute to our nation's heads of state - and their famous first pets - by announcing "Decision 2012: Elect America's Favorite Pet."

This year-long campaign will determine the country's first-ever clear-cut choice for animal companion from one of three parties – dogs, cats and independents – and your pet could end up winning this really important decision in 2012.

Beginning February 20, Animal Planet wants you to visit an...
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Blackie The Doberman From 'Hugo' Nominated For Golden Collar Award

February 1st, 2012 9:04am EST
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Director Martin Scorsese has successfully managed to score the canine star of his movie Hugo a nomination for a Golden Collar Award.

The filmmaker was disappointed to learn Blackie the Doberman had failed to secure a nod for "Best Dog In A Theatrical Film" at the annual prizegiving, which recognizes the most talented pooches in Hollywood.

Scorsese wrote an open letter to the Los Angeles Times complaining about Blackie's snub, insisting his furry friend was just as deserving for a nomination as Uggie the Jack Russell, who has been recognized twice for his work in "The Artist" and "Water fo...
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Martin Scorsese Leads Crusade For 'Hugo' Dog Award

January 30th, 2012 9:21am EST
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Martin Scorsese has launched a campaign to land the canine star of his movie Hugo a Golden Collar Award nomination.

The legendary director was upset after Blackie the Doberman failed to secure a nod for Best Dog In A Theatrical Film at the annual prize giving, which recognizes the most talented pooches in Hollywood.

He wrote a letter to the Los Angeles Times to complain about Blackie's snub, and pointed out that Uggie the Jack Russell scored two nominations for The Artist and Water for Elephants.

Scorsese ranted, "How could she not be nominated? Jack Russell terriers are small and cut...
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