CONGRATS, UGGIE!

Uggie, the super-cute canine actor in this year’s Oscar-winning film “The Artist”, has joined the ranks of legendary stars like Fred Astaire and Marilyn Monroe. He now has his paw prints and name in cement in the courtyard of the Grauman Chinese Theater!

The event also marked two big events- Uggie officially announced his retirement from the film industry and he also helped celebrate the release of “The Artist” on DVD and Blu-Ray.

the artist on dvd and blu-ray

What a great dog story! And I think it’s great that Uggie appears on the cover of the with the two main actors. Anyone who has seen the film knows that Uggie had a huge role, and he adds to the overall warm and sentimental tone.

“The Artist” won 5 Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Picture.

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THANK YOU, JOHN CENA.

I have a lot of friends who know that I enjoy watching WWE on TV, and they love telling me that WWE isn’t a sport, it’s fake, and they don’t understand why I watch it.

For those few people who hate WWE (for whatever reason), there’s clearly millions of people John Cena WWEaround the world who attend the wrestling events. Within those millions of people, there are children who ask the Make-A-Wish foundation to help them meet their favorite WWE wrestler.

John Cena is the runaway favorite for wish requests. He never turns down a wish, and that’s why earlier this week he granted a record 300th request for 7-year old Jonny Littman in Pennsylvania.

I think this is awesome news! I don’t care if adults don’t like the WWE – it’s not made for them anyways. But I personally grew up watching the WWF and WCW and I have very fond memories of watching these wrestlers throw each other across the ring and dragging their drama from city to city every week. I completely understand why children are drawn to wrestlers.

Cena hopes to grant 1,000 wishes. He has a long way to go, and I’ll cheer him along inside and outside of the ring.


MOVIE TRAILER: DJANGO UNCHAINED

I can’t wait to see this movie once it opens on December 25, 2012. It’ll be a nice Christmas present from director Quentin Tarantino.

In Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx plays freed slave Django, who hooks up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to take down an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

If the trailer is a good indication, it seems this movie will be funny, violent, and serious all at the same time- similar to the mood in Inglourious Basterds. This trailer almost gave me a Blaxploitation vibe, especially with the one-liner from Foxx: “My name is Django…the ‘D’ is silent.’ Nice delivery!!

I also want to note that it’s great to see Leo DiCaprio on the screen. I think The Great Gatsby ALSO hits theaters this year on Christmas Day, so I’m doubly excited for this holiday season!

Without further delay, please enjoy the trailer: