Uggie may have been unfairly denied an Academy Award nomination, but his legacy is cemented regardless. The furry star of “The Artist” has become the first dog to have his paws imprinted at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I couldn’t decide which photo was the most adorable, so I downloaded a bunch. Enjoy — and congrats, Uggie! [Photos: WENN]
Whenever Winona really loves something, she refers to it as “Dream Life Status.” Dream Life Status seems like a pretty fitting way to describe what it might be like to hang out with “The Artist” star Uggie and Walking Handsome Eyebrows actor Ian Somerhalder. I just watched Somerhalder in the all-together terrible movie “Rules of Attraction” (I don’t recommend it, but I totally recommend it, if you know what I mean), and he is dreamy. He and Uggie met and hung out (sadly without me) at the Genesis Awards, the Humane Society’s award show to raise public awareness about animal issues.
“It was very painful. When I said it was like a rape, that was how it felt to me. I had experienced in my youth being raped, and so I identified with a real act that had been done to me. I didn’t use that word lightly. I had been raped as a child. It was a rape I never told about, so when I experienced this one, I felt the need to express it. … I never reported my real rape, so I felt the need to report this one.”
– Actress Kim Novak spurred a whole lot of eyerolling when she said that the music from her 1958 film “Vertigo,” being used in the Oscar-winning film “The Artist” was like a “rape.” Last month, Novak took out a page in the magazine Variety which read, “I want to report a rape. I feel as if my body – or, at least my body of work – has been violated by the movie, ‘The Artist.’” She was slammed by rape crisis groups who pointed out, uh, it’s not really the same thing. Keep reading »
Dear members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
My mom says I am many things, among them: smart, hilarious, beautiful, pretty, extremely shed-y, bitchy, loud, psycho, trouble-making, and loving. One adjective she would not use to describe me is “talented.” Don’t worry — she accepts full responsibility for the fact that my sole trick is catching a ball in my mouth. I learned to pin down my soft, squeaky toy and hump it, but my mom says that while it’s funny and adorable, it is not really a talent that wins awards. But that’s why I’m writing — I think dogs should be able to win big awards for their talents, in particular their talents on the big screen. And so, I write to you to urge you to allow Uggie, the dog from “The Artist,” a shot at winning an Oscar at the 2012 Academy Awards. Keep reading »
Last weekend, I saw “The Artist,” a new French film set in the silent movie era, and shot as a silent movie would be. The film is charming and adorable — a must-see — and the clothes of the era are deftly highlighted. The gorgeous flapper dresses, cloche hats and curls the protagonist Peppy Miller wears made me long for the clothes of that era. While you can buy original 1920s and ’30s items for hundreds and even thousands of dollars, the less expensive bet is to go for reproductions of vintage pieces, or vintage-inspired works. We’ve found a handful for your perusal after the jump!
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