The Cricket's Daily 3: Gone to the dogs
Canine star Uggie attends the pawprint ceremony for Uggie the dog at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Monday June 25, 2012 in Los Angeles. Uggie, star of the Oscar-winning film "The Artist," became the first dog to cement his paws outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Uggie was celebrated during a ceremony Monday with a cake in the shape of a fire hydrant and golden bow-tie collar. He arrived in a fire truck. The event also marked Uggie's retirement from show business. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Invision/AP)
Here's what's happening today in pop culture – in a special all-animal edition of The Daily 3:
• Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has canceled her South American tour, she told fans in a long hand-written letter she posted on Facebook, because she wants to stay home and care for her dying dog. [Entertainment Weekly]
• Uggie, the canine co-star of “The Artist,” is releasing his “autobiography,” and like most celebrity memoirs, there's a shocking admission: He once killed a kitten. [The Huffington Post]
• Director Peter Jackson is denying claims that 27 animals were killed during production of “The Hobbit.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
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