With The Artist predicted to sweep the Oscars, Uggie the tiny dog from the film is enjoying his moment in the spotlight. But with the love brought on by fame, so comes jealousy and haters. Who would pick a fight with the scruffy, cuddly pup? Enter Tom Selleck and his ever-present stache.
Selleck, who I tend to think of as a narrower-looking Burt Reynolds, currently stars on the cop drama Blue Bloods alongside a golden retriever named Joe. Since Joe can only bark his disdain at being left off awards lists and tabloid covers, Selleck is sticking up for him as being the more serious actor.
"[Uggie] does cute stuff. Joe doesn’t do cutesy stuff,” Selleck told HuffPost TV. Later noting, “I see [Uggie] do an awful lot of cute head-turns and winks and barks. Joe won’t do that. He wasn’t a professional dog, and he doesn’t do anything cute.”
So there you have it. Uggie is just a cute face, only good for awe-inducing acts of adorableness. Will Uggie’s handler hit back or take the high road and ignore it? Twitter feud spelled out in tiny Kibbles? One can only hope. Spuds MacKinzie is laughing from beyond the grave.
Next up: Selleck disses child actors?