You are viewing the archive: The Artist
Newswire || ||

Uggie Publishes Memoirs And Woofs Through Paris

Uggie Publishes Memoirs And Woofs Through Paris

He is the most glamorous four-legged A-lister alive, and Uggie isn't wasting any dog years to cash in. The celebrated Jack Russell who stole the limelight in last year's multiple Oscar-winning film The Artist is pushing his memoirs. The book titled simply, Uggie: My Story just came out and the lovable pooch headed to the City of Lights for a signing and photo call - naturally.
more »

Newswire || ||

Consider Uggie, Day 210: Uggie Cements History with Grauman's Chinese Pawprint Ceremony

Uggie  (Getty Images)

Uggie Mania rolls on! On the occasion of his retirement from the biz, everyone's favorite canine actor, Uggie the dog, (well, maybe not everyone's) was honored today with a history-making pawprint ceremony outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Guests celebrated with a fire hydrant-shaped cake as the Artist and Water for Elephants co-star sank his paws into the wet cement of Hollywood legend, making him not only the first dog performer to receive the honor, but the first cast member from the Oscar-winning The Artist (which also happens to be released on DVD and Blu-ray this week). [CBS News]

Quick Take || ||

America's Moms Skip The Artist Re-Release

America's Moms Skip The Artist Re-Release

After every accolade, award and box-office accomplishment enjoyed by The Artist over the last year, it's hard to feel too bad for the Weinstein Company's silent-movie juggernaut after this weekend's re-release netted a mere $161,000 on 751 screens — an average of $214 per theater. Uggie wouldn't even write a book for that little. Still, odds are that you ruined Harvey Weinstein's Mother's Day, so at least a few pangs of bitter guilt are in order. Call the guy and apologize, will you? [Box Office Mojo]

Watch This || ||

Tom Selleck to Uggie: Drop Dead [VIDEO]

Tom Selleck to Uggie: Drop Dead [VIDEO]

Just in time for the rerelease of The Artist, Tom Selleck is the latest celebrity to come out against the Oscar-winner's wonder dog Uggie. "As much as I like him — and he's a cute dog — he kind of panders a little bit," the actor told Conan O'Brien last night before going on to extol the awards-caliber virtue of his Jesse Stone co-star Joe, the golden retriever who lost to Uggie at last year's inaugural Golden Collar Awards. And it gets better — for us, that is. Uggie, not so much.
more »

Newswire || ||

Remember The Artist? Weinsteins Re-Releasing Oscar Darling For Mother's Day

Remember The Artist? Weinsteins Re-Releasing Oscar Darling For Mother's Day

Remember The Artist, that silent, black-and-white homage to classic Hollywood and awards-season juggernaut that you thought you might have heard the last of after Uggie (and his book deal) went hamming it up down the red carpet at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, or after summer movie season commenced in record-breaking fashion? Ha. Guess what's getting a re-release in theaters — just in time for Mother's Day?
more »

Newswire || ||

Consider Uggie, Day 153: Artist Wonder Dog Attends White House Correspondents' Dinner, Gets Book Deal

Consider Uggie, Day 153: Artist Wonder Dog Attends White House Correspondents' Dinner, Gets Book Deal

I know what you were thinking: "Whew! The Oscars are over! No more of this Uggie red-carpet business! We can back to real celebrities and real celebrity issues — like what Jimmy Kimmel thinks about Kim Kardashian. Hard-hitting!" Alas, guess who went to the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend? Moreover, guess who just got a freaking book deal?
more »

Awards || ||

Even the Humane Society Won't Give Uggie an Award

Even the Humane Society Won't Give Uggie an Award

Who does the most accomplished canine performer in Hollywood have to lick to get some hardware around here? "He's the toast of this year's award season, now Uggie, the Jack Russell star of this year’s Academy Award-winning silent film The Artist, will walk the red carpet and serve as a presenter at the only major award show where animals take center stage - The Humane Society of the United States' 26th Genesis Awards. [...] 'The Genesis Awards are about honoring the animal protection message, not the performance, but if we had an award for a dog who’s become a poster animal for people not giving up on their unruly companion animals, we’d give it to Uggie... now, there’s a thought!', says Beverly Kaskey, senior director and executive producer of the annual Genesis Awards." [Genesis Awards]

Watch This || ||

Jean Dujardin or Happy Joe Lucky: Who Has the Kid-Pleasingest Cigarettes?

Jean Dujardin or Happy Joe Lucky: Who Has the Kid-Pleasingest Cigarettes?

This new Funny or Die bit featuring reigning Oscar king Jean Dujardin pushing a fictional brand of cigarettes in the suavest, most charming and youth-enticing way possible is pretty good ("And now in Cotton Candy and Snickers Bar!" I LOL'ed). Still, when it comes to animated/live-action smoke pushers, Dujardin and his partner in crime have pretty formidable competition in the infamous Happy Joe Lucky. Right down to the accordions! Who's got the kid-pleasingest cigarettes around?
more »

Newswire || ||

There Are No Words For What's Happening With Kim Novak

Kim Novak, 1954

Back in January, actress Kim Novak issued a statement decrying the use of Bernard Hermann's theme from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo in eventual Oscar-winner The Artist, igniting a flurry of debate by calling it an act of rape. (“I want to report a rape," she declared. “My body of work has been violated by The Artist.") And whether or not you agreed then that it was an appropriate way to describe an act of artistic citation -- the Academy Award-winning team behind The Artist would call it homage -- Novak is back with another stunner that may reignite the conversation. "I didn't use that word lightly," she said in a report by The AP's Derrik J. Lang today. "I had been raped as a child."
more »

Newswire || ||

Harvey Weinstein to Join French Legion of Honor, Of Course

Harvey Weinstein to Join French Legion of Honor, Of Course

This just in: "French President Nicolas Sarkozy has named Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC), a recipient of the 2012 Légion d'Honneur, in recognition of Weinstein’s contributions to cinema and his decades of work producing some of the most highly regarded films of our time." And those are just the ones on his shelf! Read on for the full release.
more »

Newswire || ||

Uggie Oscar Mania Boosts Jack Russell Adoptions ... And Also Risk of Abandonment

The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America loves your Uggie obsession, but a word of warning to those swept up in the hunt for lookalike pets: "Today, Jack Russell terriers are hot! Tomorrow, those of us who are truly devoted to the breed will be paying the price for this surge in popularity with greatly increased use of our rescue system.” [ANI via The Dog Files]

Quick Take || ||

Artist Makes French Politicians Slightly Less Insufferable

This would never happen in America: "The two main candidates in this spring’s presidential election took a break from their mudslinging to crow. 'This is a tremendous success for the French cinema,' exclaimed President Nicolas Sarkozy on RTL radio Monday morning. 'I adored The Artist of course.' François Hollande, the Socialist challenger, said on his Web site, 'Bravo to the entire cast of the film, and bravo to French cinema.'" [NYT]

The Oscars || ||

VIDEO: Suicidal Uggie, Oscar Cats Take Center Stage in Animated Awards Recap

VIDEO: Suicidal Uggie, Oscar Cats Take Center Stage in Animated Awards Recap

Either animal obsessions are instinctive to this awards season, or someone's been unduly influenced by Movieline favorites Uggie and Otis the Oscar Cat. There is no other real takeaway from the latest animated news video from the folks at NMA, which makes nifty work of summarizing an utterly depressing, anticlimactic Academy Awards evening that "clocked in at just under 10 hours." Have a look and see if your memory matches theirs.
more »

Awards || ||

GALLERY: Octavia Spencer, Angelina Jolie's Leg, and More Highlights from Oscar Night 2012

2012 Academy Award Winners gallery

Photo credit: Getty Images

The champagne's been tippled, the winners are all celebrating, and somewhere Uggie's getting a LOT of sausages. So let's relive the highlights of the 2012 Academy Awards show! Click through for Movieline's gallery and name your favorite moment from the big night. Was it Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer's emotional acceptance speech? Or Descendants co-scripter Jim Rash's impromptu Angelina Jolie impersonation? Those bits and more in vivid photographic detail after the jump!
more »

The Oscars || ||

Movieline Liveblogs the 2012 Academy Awards

Movieline Liveblogs the 2012 Academy Awards

Hollywood's biggest (and possibly most anticlimactic) night is upon us, which can only mean one thing: Movieline's third annual Oscar Liveblog Extravaganza! Join your Movieline editors and loyal readers as we parse the Academy Awards to within an inch of their glamorous lives. The fun begins on the red carpet at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, with the Oscarcast proper commencing at 8:30 p.m ET/5:30 p.m. PT. And in any case, keep abreast of this year's Oscar class with our commentary after the jump.
more »