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10 Hero Pets Who Ran Off with Our Hearts

Originally posted 05/19/2014 03:15PM

Now here's a question we're sure nobody's asked Tara, the cat who has been applauded the world over for saving a 4-year-old boy from a vicious dog: Have you ever considered an acting career?

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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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5 Things To Know About War Horse's Joey

5 Things To Know About War Horse's Joey

Originally posted 01/10/2012 03:00PM

A miraculous horse named Joey is winning audiences' hearts in Steven Spielberg's new film adaptation of War Horse, including that of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was moved to tears when she attended the London premiere this weekend.

But behind the scenes of the epic movie was a crew of more than 100 horses led by animal trainer Bobby Lovgren, who worked on 2003's Seabiscuit. Here are five things you should know about the talented equine cast that gave Joey life.

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Kate Moved to Tears by War Horse | Kate Middleton, Prince William

Duchess of Cambridge Moved to Tears by War Horse

Originally posted 01/09/2012 11:40AM

The Duchess of Cambridge is renowned for her poise and grace. But she needed some assistance – from none other than Steven Spielberg's wife – at a crucial moment of the War Horse premiere Sunday in London.

Spielberg has revealed that his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, was passing tissues to Kate, who turned 30 on Monday, as the film's story hit a particularly moving section.

Asked if Kate was in a "right state," he told the BBC on Monday that he was sitting between the duchess and his wife. "At one point my wife, who was sitting to my right ... passed a Kleenex to the Duchess of Cambridge. I just saw the Kleenex going across my face."

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PHOTOS: William and Kate Share Red Carpet with 'Joey' the Horse | Kate Middleton, Prince William

Prince William and Kate Attend War Horse Premiere

Originally posted 01/08/2012 02:30PM

Although royal aides say she's planning a "low-key" celebration of her 30th birthday on Monday, the Duchess of Cambridge was all glammed up for her final night as a 20-something.

Kate, in lacy floor-length gown by Alice Temperley and her own jewels, joined husband Prince William at her first royal film premiere – for War Horse – in London's West End.

Just before their arrival, a drizzle started to fall, forcing William to hold an umbrella above them for their red carpet stroll.

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War Horse Star: Horses Have Human Emotions

Originally posted 12/26/2011 09:00AM

Plucked from obscurity by Steven Spielberg to star in the film adaption of War Horse, actor Jeremy Irvine admits he was truly the rookie in the cast – the entire cast.

"All the horses had more acting experience than I did," Irvine tells PEOPLE. "They'd all been in many more movies than I had."

The first order of business after Irvine took the role of Albert, a boy whose beloved steed is shipped off to serve in World War I, was learning to ride – which he had never done before.

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Late-Entry Movies Throw Oscar Race Wide Open | Rooney Mara, Sandra Bullock

Late-Entry Movies Throw Oscar Race Wide Open

Originally posted 12/12/2011 12:30PM

And the winner is ... Who knows?

The late entry into the race by buzzed-about films Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has made for a wide-open Oscar race for Best Picture this year.

"I can't remember a year like this where there was no clear front-runner," says a longtime awards season veteran. "Nobody knows where this race is going."

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