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Uggie the dog to add pizzazz to 26th Genesis Awards

'The Artist' star Uggie, will be a presenter at the 26th Genesis Awards, which honors portrayals of animals in pop culture.

Uggie the dog to add pizzazz to 26th Genesis Awards

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Uggie to supply some class to pop culture awards show, the Genesis Awards.

He’s approaching the one-decade mark, but film star Uggie, isn’t slowing down.

The Jack Russell Terrier, who helped make French director Michel Hazanavicius’ otherwise totally marginal sleeper The Artist, the most relevant films of the decade, will do the red carpet at the Humane Society of the United States' 26th Genesis Awards March 24 at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills.

Uggie, who was rescued by trainer and talent spotter Omar Von Muller at a shelter, also will be one of the presenters at the kudofest which will be hosted by dancer and Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

The Genesis Awards honors the news and entertainment media for their outstanding portrayals of animal protection issues.

“The Genesis Awards are about honoring the animal protection message,” says awards exec producer Beverly Kaskey.

The event, set to air May 5 and May 6 on cable channel Animal Planet, also will feature human celebs Ian Somerhalder, Colbie Caillat, Kaley Cuoco, Bill Maher, Ke$ha, Jason Ritter, Sophia Bush, Derek Hough, Jon Bernthal, Pauley Perrette, Rose McGowan, and Penelope Ann Miller.

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