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Monday
Jun252012

Retiring "Artist" Star Uggie Gets His Paws in Cement in Hollywood

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A little star received a big honor Monday in Hollywood.

Uggie, one of the main characters of the award-winning film The Artist, rolled up in style aboard a Los Angeles city fire truck to get his paw prints dipped in cement.

Dozens of fans came to see the Jack Russell terrier become the first dog to have its paw prints immortalized in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater.

Asked by ABC News Radio whether Uggie actually understood something special was happening, the dog's trainer, Omar Von Muller, said, "I think so. Every time that we go out, like to a red carpet or anything like that, he knows something is happening. He knows he's going to get a lot of attention. He loves to kiss people and take pictures and all that kind of stuff."

The ceremony was also a retirement party for the 10-year-old pooch.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Feb262012

The Oscars: Five Reasons to Watch

(LOS ANGELES) -- Hollywood's biggest night of the year is upon us. Before the ceremonies start, here's what to look forward to at the 2012 Oscars:

Billy Crystal. The veteran Oscar host's head writer told ABCNews.com that Crystal has updated his act to hold the attention of even the most text and Twitter-happy viewers. "Billy is a really smart host," Carol Leifer said. "I don't think most people realize how intensely he works on the show and how seriously he takes it. He is so in the moment and has such a good time that to the audience in the Kodak and out in TV land, it will be obvious."

Sacha Baron Cohen. Also known as, "The Dictator." Hollywood's current king of satire will be on the Oscar red carpet as the title character from his upcoming movie. On Friday, amid word that the Academy had taken away his tickets, he posted a video online as "The Dictator" warning of "unimaginable consequences" if the Academy banned him from the Oscars. Guess we'll see what he has up his sleeve tonight.

High profile presenters. The Academy is going heavy on star power at the podium. Sunday night’s presenters include Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and the Muppets.

Octavia Spencer. She's been the toast of town leading up to Sunday's show, and many believe that the best supporting actress Oscar might as well be placed on top of her mantel right now. Considering her SAG and Golden Globe wins, if Spencer scores Sunday, her speech and backstage candor are sure to be memorable.

Uggie. This little guy charmed millions in The Artist and won more fans when he donned a bow tie on stage at the Globes. Here's hoping he meets the Muppets this time.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio