Celebs to Get Ugly at Sonoma Fair

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 PM PDT
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World's Ugliest Dog Contest

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PETALUMA, CA - JUNE 20: Model and TV host Beth Ostrosky (L) kisses a Chinese Crested named Rascal as Dane Andrew (R) looks on during the 20th Annual World's Ugliest Dog Competition June 20, 2008 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. Owners of ugly dogs travel to Petaluma from all over the country to participate in the annual contest. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Think of Hollywood, and "ugly" probably doesn't come to mind, but this Friday Hollywood celebrities are flying into the Bay Area to judge and emcee the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.

Judges include "That '70s Show" television star Christina Moore, celebrity veterinarian Karen "Doc" Halligan and Vertical Horizon lead singer Matt Scannell. They will join fair board member Brian Sobel.

Actor and comic Jon Reep will emcee the barking pageant.

"It's really become a star-studded event," contest organizer Vicki DeArmon said. "It's crazy how excited everyone is to participate."

The ugly elite includes more than 25 pooches with names like Gizmo, Handsome Hector, Monkey Man, Rocco, Egar and Icky.

The uncomely competition is produced by the Sonoma-Marin Fair, which takes place June 23 through 27 at the Petaluma Fairgrounds, and is sponsored by doggie designers House of Dog.

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