Though Jean Dujardin received the best actor Oscar for this year's Academy Award-winning best picture, "The Artist," it was the silent film's scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier, Uggie, who won the hearts of moviegoers around the world. "Nobody told him he's a dog," said Wendy Holden, who collaborated with the 10-year-old pooch on his new autobiography, "Uggie -- My Story," published by Simon & Schuster.
"He's just a star," Holden told the Los Angeles Times. The British-based writer previously worked with Goldie Hawn and Barbara Sinatra on their autobiographies. "It's a coincidence that he happens to be a star in a dog's body. He fills the room with his terrier presence. He's amazing."
Uggie was in London on Tuesday, signing copies of his book with his paw print. Last week he was in Paris, where he had a full day of engagements, including a quick photo call on the Champs Elysées with the Arc de Triomphe as a backdrop.Stars honor teens who give back
Justin Bieber, Emma Stone, Tyra Banks and Josh Duhamel are honoring teens who give back to their communities. Nickelodeon announced Tuesday that each star will pay tribute to a volunteer at the fourth annual TeenNick HALO Awards. The awards are presented to young people who are "helping and leading others." Nick Cannon, left, who created the awards show, will serve as host and executive producer. The awards are set to tape Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Palladium and will air as a 90-minute special on Nov. 19. The four honorees range in age from 16 to 19. One started an organization to help outfit low-income teen girls. Another makes and distributes gift bags for breast cancer patients undergoing chemo.
SOME SHOWS MUST GO ON: Late-night TV shows succumbed to Hurricane Sandy on Monday, joining scores of prime-time series that shut down shooting on the East Coast. Comedy Central announced Monday afternoon it had pulled the plug on "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." And CBS' David Letterman sent his audience home, as did NBC's Jimmy Fallon -- but both did shows without audiences. Fallon tweeted that the audience decision was made "just to be safe" -- a couple of hours after he tweeted an offer to buy Ben & Jerry's ice cream for anyone who'd ignore urgent warnings of safety officials to attend his show taping. Letterman's guests were Paul Banks and Denzel Washington.
POET'S PAPERS: Daniel Day-Lewis is donating papers belonging to his father, the poet Cecil Day-Lewis, to Oxford University. The archive includes early drafts of the poet's work, as well as letters from actor John Gielgud and such famous literary figures as W.H. Auden, Robert Graves and Philip Larkin.
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