GOSSIP NEWS >> Julianne Hough: Hero Dog Awards Adorable!

All smiles as she posed for pictures, Julianne Hough attended the kick-off voting campaign for America’s First Ever National “Hero Dog Awards” at VA Medical Center in New York City earlier today (June 20).

The former "Dancing with the Stars" pro sported a cute beige top, green shorts, and nude pumps as she joined the Film & Television Unit of American Humane Association in their efforts to celebrate the many brave dogs across the country.

Meanwhile, Julianne's boyfriend, "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, is reportedly in the running to replace Regis Philbin when he retires from "Live! With Regis & Kelly" later this year (November 2011).

However, Seacrest will have some stiff competition before making the cut, as Bravo personality Andy Cohen and Kelly Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos, are also said to be among Disney-ABC's top three picks to take over Phillbin's spot.

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