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Uggie, 'The Artist' Dog, To Attend White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

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Uggie's going to Washington!

The dog from "The Artist" will be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 28 as a guest of the Washington Times.

The newspaper reported on the possibility of Uggie attending the prestigious event, but earlier this week, Times editor Ed Kelley confirmed the invitation to the New York Post.

The popular pup will be accompanied by trainer Omar van Mullen, and the dog's even hoping to arrange a shake with President Barack Obama, the Post reports.

This year, late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel has signed on to host the dinner. And Uggie will be rubbing elbows (to the best of his ability, that is) with politicians, journalists and other celebrities invited to the event.

In 2011, stars including Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn made an appearance at the party, where President Obama notoriously poked fun at real-estate mogul Donald Trump, shortly after the birth certificate debacle unfolded.

Will Uggie and Bo be arranging a play date? Only time will tell. But the Jack Russell Terrier will undoubtedly be well dressed for his appearance. As the Hollywood Reporter points out, the dog has a fine collection of tuxedos.

Proceeds from the White House Correspondents' Association dinner go toward awards and scholarships for aspiring journalists, according to the official website.

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