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Originally posted 05/03/2013 02:00PM
When we last saw Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell terrier from 2011's The Artist, he was taking the stage at the 84th annual Academy Awards to accept his Best Picture Oscar with his castmates. But these days, the beloved pooch is up to something, well, a little different.
Originally posted 09/24/2012 03:00PM
He may have retired from the silver screen, but Uggie hasn't left all of entertainment behind.
On Oct. 16, the four-legged star of The Artist will publish a memoir detailing his life in show business. Titled Uggie: My Story, the tome is dedicated to his Water for Elephants costar Reese Witherspoon, whom he dubs his celebrity crush.
Elsewhere in the tongue-in-cheek book, the Jack Russell terrier reveals he once got inebriated by drinking champagne from a glass that was left on the floor, and that he even killed a cat in his past.
Originally posted 06/25/2012 05:00PM
Uggie certainly knows how to make an impression.
The 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier and star of last year's hit film The Artist has cemented his place – literally – in Hollywood history with a paw-print ceremony outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre today.
With the ceremony, during which the affable pooch plopped all four of his paws into wet cement, Uggie joins nearly 200 other celebrities who have left their hand- and footprints in front of the theatre.
Originally posted 03/01/2012 10:05AM
Angelina Jolie might need a glam squad to help her get ready, but Uggie? He didn't need much prep before snapping on his custom Chopard collar and strolling down the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
"We bathed him yesterday and gave him a nice blow-dry," Uggie's trainer Omar Von Muller told PEOPLE on Oscar Sunday. "That's about it."
Originally posted 02/27/2012 11:05AM
He might have been one-tenth the size of all the other Oscar guests, but it was hard not to miss Uggie at Sunday night's 84th annual Academy Awards.
When he walked onto the stage to help accept the Best Picture award for The Artist, the adorable Jack Russell terrier wore an eye-catching collar custom-designed for him by Chopard.
The collar features a black satin bow tie and a charm made of 18 karat yellow gold inscribed with his name. The piece will be auctioned, and the proceeds will benefit The Amanda Foundation, an animal rescue organization.
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Originally posted 02/10/2012 01:00PM
Who needs an Oscar? Not Uggie!
Though the 10-year-old star of The Artist is slated to perform at the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, he's one step ahead of his costars and crew. On Thursday, the American Humane Association gave the Jack Russell terrier the Pawscar for Best Scene Stealer.
Given out each year in recognition of the year's best animal performances and the proper treatment of animals on movie sets, the Pawscars also recognized War Horse and its equine stars for utilizing movie magic to simulate an endangered animal without hurting the creature, and the Adam Sandler comedy Jack & Jill for recreating the sight of a cockatoo in a chocolate fountain via green screen and computer imaging.
Originally posted 02/06/2012 04:00PM
Celebrated like at no other point in his career, Uggie the dog may be on the brink of retirement, but he isn't finished yet. Before he skates off into the sunset, the superstar Jack Russell terrier decided it was time to share a few of his secrets, and stopped by the PEOPLE studios to draw back the curtain on the famous moves that landed him a starring role in awards-season favorite The Artist.
He goes bashful, plays dead and barks on cue – Uggie is a veritable magician of tricks. He may seem like an effortless performer, but it took lots of training (and dog treats!) to perfect those skills.
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