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Uggie's Furry Elbows Are Covered in Celebrity Dust

Originally posted 02/17/2012 09:30AM



Since making his breakthrough as the adorable canine star of The Artist, Uggie has had people lining up to meet him – people like Ellen DeGeneres and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.

The scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier even sat down for a roundtable interview with George Clooney, who, to be fair, seemed a bit threatened by the dog's presence.

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Meryl Streep, The Artist Take Home Top Honors at BAFTAs | Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer

Meryl Streep, The Artist Take Home Top Honors at BAFTAs

Originally posted 02/12/2012 05:25PM

This round goes to Meryl Streep.

As the race to Oscar night continues, the best actress competition took another turn Sunday when The Iron Lady star took home top honors at the Orange British Academy Film Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the Franco-British biopic.

Streep, 62, who stumbled with one of her shoes as she headed to the stage – "That couldn't be worse," she said while accepting her award – told the audience she was "very proud" of her film, according to The Telegraph.

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Uggie Takes Home Top Prize at Pawscars

Uggie Takes Home Top Prize at Pawscars

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.

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Are Jean Dujardin's New Movie Ads Too Sexy? | Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin's New Movie Ads Are Too Sexy for Some

Originally posted 02/02/2012 11:35AM

Jean Dujardin is Hollywood's hottest new heartthrob. But are his latest posters a little too sexy?

The Oscar-nominated star of The Artist appears in risqué positions in ads for his new French film, Les Infideles.

So far, the images have caused quite a stir in France – and they may even be pulled, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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The Artist Stars Chat Up a Storm at the Chateau Marmont | Jean Dujardin

The Artist Stars Chat Up a Storm at the Chateau Marmont

Originally posted 01/31/2012 05:55AM

SAG Award winner Jean Dujardin was enjoying the scene at L.A.'s famed Chateau Marmont. The Actor star was in the midst of an enthusiastic conversation with a male friend in the hotel lobby and appeared to be in very high spirits as he chatted with everyone. Also there: his costar Bérénice Bejo, who had stopped by a party in the hotel. Spotted chatting with her high heels in hand, the French actress was laughing during her conversation with friends and seemed comfortable in her sandals.

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Viola Davis, Shailene Woodley Join List of SAG Presenters | Shailene Woodley, Viola Davis

Viola Davis, Shailene Woodley Join List of SAG Presenters

Originally posted 01/27/2012 09:30AM

And the list keeps growing.

Viola Davis, a double nominee this year for The Help, joins the list of presenters at Sunday's 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The actress will be joined by fellow two-time nominees Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), The Artist's Berenice Bejo and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who will also present awards, the show's executive producer announced.

And first-time SAG nominee Shailene Woodley, nominated alongside George Clooney in The Descendants, is expected to be a presenter, as well.

Previously announced presenters on the show include Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Natalie Portman.

The SAG Awards are a night for honoring one's peers, as the winners are chosen by guild members. The show will be broadcast live on TBS and TNT (8 p.m. ET) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Jan. 29.

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Bérénice Bejo Celebrates Oscar Nomination with Wine and Apple Juice | Berenice Bejo

The Artist's Bérénice Bejo Celebrates Oscar Nomination with Wine and Apple Juice

Originally posted 01/24/2012 05:00PM

After receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, The Artist's leading lady Bérénice Bejo needs time to let it all sink in.

"I feel like someone has smashed my head and I haven't really realized it yet," Bejo, 35, told PEOPLE from her home in Paris Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the nominations were announced. "It's crazy!"

It was double the pleasure for the charming Argentine-French actress as her husband, Michel Hazanavicius, nabbed a Best Director nomination for The Artist. His silent black-and-white film received a total of 10 Academy Award nominations.

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Snubs, What Snubs? PEOPLE Critic Takes on the Oscar Nods

Oscars 2012

Oscar Nominations: PEOPLE Critic's Take

Originally posted 01/24/2012 02:00PM

Nominations are out for the 84th Academy Awards. Here is PEOPLE Magazine critic Alynda Wheat's take on what went down at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hugo?! Fine, Hugo.
Leading the pack with 11 nominations is Martin Scorsese's kids movie that's not actually for kids. I confess that I still don't get it. Technically, Hugo is a triumph (you'll notice that the vast majority of its nominations are for technical awards), and Scorsese's nod for Best Director is certainly justified. But as a movie-going experience I still think it's remarkably cold (lectures about film history don't really move me). For my money, it's still a race between the French silent film The Artist and The Descendants, starring George Clooney, who did get nominated and Shailene Woodley, who missed the cut. Which brings me to my next point:

Snubs? What snubs?
Okay, sure, Golden Globe nominee Woodley might be a tad disappointed, as might Albert Brooks (Drive), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and even Steven Spielberg, whose amazing animated The Adventures of Tintin didn't rate a Best Animated Film nod, and who wasn't on the Best Directors list, in spite of the fact that his War Horse is a Best Picture nominee. But are these omissions actually snubs? Not really.

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Oscar Nominee Jean Dujardin's Special Talent: Making Girls Dance | Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin's Special Talent: 'Making Girls Dance'

Originally posted 01/24/2012 11:45AM

He doesn't move his mouth all that much in The Artist, but Jean Dujardin made his Oscar-worthy impression on-screen by moving another body part – his feet.

"I learned to tap dance for The Artist," Dujardin, who picked up an Academy Award nomination on Tuesday for Best Actor for his role in the largely silent film, tells GQ for its February issue.

But it's not just an act. "I love dancing in general and making girls dance," adds the Paris native, 39. "My generation doesn't do it enough."

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And the Oscar Nominations Go To ... | George Clooney, Michelle Williams

George Clooney, Michelle Williams Receive Oscar Nominations

Originally posted 01/24/2012 08:45AM

Comedy counts in Hollywood, for once, with two surprise nominations for Bridesmaids, for Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy and Best Screenplay writer Kristen Wiig, according to this year's Oscar nominations, announced early Tuesday at the Beverly Hills headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

As anticipated – given earlier honors from critics' group and the Golden Globes – nominations in the Best Picture category included those for director Alexander Payne's family drama set in Hawaii The Descendants (five nods) and the love letters to early movies, The Artist, with 10 nominations, and Martin Scorsese's Hugo, with 11. In all, nine films received Best Picture nominations.

Acting nods went to, among others, those friendly rivals George Clooney, for The Descendants, and Brad Pitt, for Moneyball.

For Best Actress, Michelle Williams was cited for her turn as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, as was Meryl Streep, who plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady.

Streep's nomination is her 17th – an all-time Academy record. (Both Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn received 12 nominations; he won three times and she won four.) Streep has won twice, as Best Supporting Actress for 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer, and as Best Actress for 1982's Sophie's Choice.

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