Ken Leighton 6:48 a.m., Aug. 27
The Artist's Uggie Set to Release 'Bark-All' Autobiography
Uggie, the precious, scene-stealing pooch who wagged his way into the hearts of Oscar voters, is set to release an autobiography in October.
Uggie: My Story, an "as told to" memoir, will be transcribed by author and mortal, Wendy Holden. Did the famed Jack Russell terrier sit poolside at the Polo Lounge growling into a tape recorder? How many dog years did it take to write the scandalous account?
The star of The Artist and Water for Elephants is in such hot demand that he was invited to Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner where President Obama mistook him for an appetizer.
The shelter dog-cum-corporate spokespooch for Nintendo was saved when animal trainer Omar Von Muller, always one to spot a good four-legged meal ticket, came to his rescue.
According to the Gallery Books press release, "Uggie: My Story will also include the seedier details of his life, including "a candid look at his private demons and his life as a felon, including cat murderer."
I can't fault anyone for trying to make a quick buck off of something as imitative as The Artist, but who is going to fork over money to read this shit?
Will Uggie also turn to past forms as a means of appropriating style? If so, here is a required reading list for the pup to plagiarize.
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