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Canine star of ‘The Artist’ dies after cancer battle

Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier that co-starred in the Academy Award-winning film “The Artist,” died at age 13. He was put to sleep Friday after a battle with a prostate tumor, his owner Omar von Muller confirmed on Facebook. Uggie was the first dog to leave his footprints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood and publish a memoir “Uggie: My Story” in 2012.

Anna Faris says Chris Pratt cheating rumors are ‘weirdly stinging’

Actress Anna Faris opened up to FOX411 about the recent rumors that her husband of six years, Chris Pratt, was cheating on her with his “Passengers” co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. “It stung a little bit harder than I thought it would,” she said. “I have always kind of believed that part of the rumors of celebrity couples were sort of true — because they had never been a part of my life. I thought ‘Maybe there is a kernel of truth to that.’

DIA to host ‘30 Americans’

The Detroit Institute of Arts announced Wednesday that a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary art by African-American artists, “30 Americans,” will open Oct. 18. The special exhibition will include 55 pieces from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami by some of the most important recent artists exploring race, gender, politics and identity, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nick Cave and Kara Walker.

Ex-intern sues Olsen Twins

A former intern has sued Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s licensing and manufacturing company Dualstar Entertainment Group. Shahista Lalani says she worked 50 hours a week but wasn’t paid. Her lawsuit says interns were misclassified as exempt from minimum wage requirements. The Olsen twins, 29, founded the company when they were 6 years old to create their line of books, videos, clothes and more.

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Actor, comedian and musician Steve Martin will receive a Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Awards this fall. Martin has three International Bluegrass Music awards and five Grammy Awards.

Ryan Seacrest has been tapped to host a live late night show on NBC with coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The games start in August 2016.

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Thursday’s birthdays

Kevin Tighe, 71

Danny Bonaduce, 56

Debi Mazar, 51

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