A Dog’s Life: Uggie Is Writing A Memoir

The canine star of 'The Artist' is ready to bark all in his new memoir.

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Uggie, star of the Oscar-winning film 'The Artist', on the red carpet at the Golden Globes

Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell who starred in The Artist, is “writing” a memoir. The 10-year-old scene-stealing terrier retired earlier this year due to a neurological disorder and found himself with some time on his paws. In time-honored Hollywood tradition, he is using his newly found free time to work on his autobiography. Uggie: My Story, transcribed by presumed dog whispering-psychic Wendy Holden, is due out in October from Gallery Books.

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Uggie boasts a resume most bipedal actors would kill for: in addition to his role in the Oscar-winning French film he’s also appeared with George Clooney in The Descendants and worked with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in Water for Elephants. Hopefully he’ll dish about life on the set, and about how it felt to be snubbed for a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work in The Artist.

With any luck he will also discuss winning top honors at the Golden Collar Awards despite a campaign by Hugo director Martin Scorsese in  support of his canine star, Blackie the Doberman — including a scathing anti-Uggie editorial in the Los Angeles Times. There’s nothing like a good Scorsese feud to spice up a memoir.

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