Uggie to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Uggie at Golden Globes

It's been a while since we've seen Uggie in the headlines, but we knew the famous pup couldn't stay out of limelight too long! The Artist's canine star will be in Los Angeles on Monday morning to place his paw in the cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter says the 10 a.m. event is being billed as a retirement party for Uggie, who suffers from a mysterious neurological condition that causes him to shake uncontrollably.

Word has it that the four-legged actor will make his flashy arrival on a fire engine. And Charm City Cakes recently announced that its celebrity chef, Duff Goldman (of Ace of Cakes fame), will create a special fire hydrant confection for the occasion.

With this accomplishment, the Jack Russell Terrier will join an elite club of dogs who boast stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He's only the fourth pooch to press a paw into the fabled cement, following in the footsteps of Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Strongheart.

For more scoop on Uggie (and other famous animal actors), check out our interviews with the trainers who made them stars.


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