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WATCH: 'Django Unchained' Star Christoph Waltz Talks Tarantino And Working With Uggie

WATCH: 'Django Unchained' Star Christoph Waltz Talks Tarantino And Working With Uggie

"I witnessed the genesis," Christoph Waltz says of this season's hot awards contender, Django Unchained.  "Quentin [Tarantino] let me have twenty-thirty pages as he finished them!" more »

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

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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]

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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.
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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?
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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]

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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]

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

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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!
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Christopher Plummer Stokes Flames of Beginners Beef with Uggie: 'Our Dog Had Soul'

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Backstage at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Christopher Plummer (who vies for the Oscar tomorrow) celebrated his Best Supporting Actor win for Beginners and gleefully stoked the fires of a pup vs. pup beef between his own co-star in the film, Cosmo, and The Artist's award season favorite Uggie. "We had a little private talk," he explained of scene-stealer Cosmo. "Now that you mention it, I think our Cosmo was much more human than Uggie. Uggie was just a trickster. Our dog had soul." Fighting words!

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Otis the Oscar Cat Predicts the Best Picture Winner

Otis the Oscar Cat Predicts the 2012 Academy Awards

Meet Otis the Oscar Cat, Movieline's resident feline awards prognosticator. Like the majority of Academy members, he's white, male, and owns a black tie; his tastes tend toward the traditional, although he'll bite at the occasional tasty treat. To get an inside line on Sunday's Best Picture winner, we consulted Otis for his Oscar picks -- will the Academy Award go to The Artist, starring that rascally pup Uggie? Or perhaps War Horse, by a nose?
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Math-Based Oscar Predictions Not Too Different From Hype-Based Oscar Predictions

Math-Based Oscar Predictions Not Too Different From Hype-Based Oscar Predictions

And why? Because they're based on hype. But that's OK, Ben Zauzmer — Harvard freshman, analytical whiz kid and proprietor of the new "matrix algebra"-based awards prognostication site Ben's Oscar Forecast! Movieline's Institute for the Advanced Study of Kudos Forensics has the science down and is soliciting interns for next year's awards-season death march. Inquire within.
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On the End of Uggie

On the End of Uggie

Minutes ago came this terrible reminder from Moviefone: "Good news and bad news: awards season only lasts another five days — which means you've only got five more days to bask in the glow of Uggie the dog. [...] He's the dog you love to love; after all, despite Martin Scorsese's campaigning, you don't see Blackie from Hugo with a Facebook fan page numbering nearly 12,000 members." Or with his own cookies! Anyway, this calls for a slideshow. Bring Kleenex. [Moviefone]

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Report: Uggie a No-Go For Oscars

Report: Uggie a No-Go For Oscars

Noooooooooooooo: "But get this — there's another MIA actor that's getting far more attention for the fact that he'll be missing the ceremony this year. In fact, our source says it's who most inquiries are about these days: The Artist's Uggie. Yep, our sources confirm the pooch is out for the grand ceremony. And that breaks our hearts! Heck, the dog probably is more deserving of a Best Supporting Actor nomination that Jonah Hill, but that's just our humble opinion." Preach it, boys, preach it. [E!]

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Consider Uggie, Day 78: Artist Wonder Dog Claims Top Golden Collar Award

Consider Uggie, Day 78: Artist Wonder Dog Claims Top Golden Collar Award

Surely no one saw this coming: Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier and Artist wonder dog on whose behalf the Consider Uggie awards campaign has surged ever onward for nearly three months now, won the top prize Monday at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards.
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