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Jim Henson

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  • 'Hundred-Foot Journey' Producer Talks Food, Family and France

    What ingredients go into a movie that's part foodie pic and part heartwarming ode to family? A dash of Steven Spielberg, a soupcon of Oprah Winfrey, and a heaping helping of actors -- including Helen Mirren and Om Puri. Stirring the batter are director...
  • 'Sesame Street' and the number of the day: 45 years on TV

     'Sesame Street' and the number of the day: 45 years on TV
    Calling "Sesame Street" children's programming is like calling "Saturday Night Live" a sketch comedy show or "The Simpsons" a cartoon. Technically it may be accurate, but the label fails to grasp its wide and powerful reach in pop culture. Case in...
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dies at 93

    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a...
  • 2014 Toyota Highlander: Bigger yet smaller, sadly

    2014 Toyota Highlander: Bigger yet smaller, sadly
    Maybe the Muppets weren't such a good idea. Toyota has enlisted the help of Jim Henson's finest to sell its all-new Highlander SUV. This would be a hoot except for one awkward fact: This thing holds Muppets a lot better than actual people. The new...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' finds Kermit and company in a crime caper

    When Jim Henson's menagerie of talking animals and fish-throwing vaudevillians made their big-screen comeback in 2011's "The Muppets," Kermit the Frog and company faced down a greedy oil tycoon named Tex Richman to save their old theater from demolition....
  • Tribeca Film Review: 'Zombeavers'

    If Sam Raimi and Jim Henson had dreamed up a movie together … well, it wouldn't have looked very much like "Zombeavers," though you can tell that's the target director Jordan Rubin was vaguely aiming for with his well-meaning but wan, title-tells-all...
  • Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences

    Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences
    Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard." "Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
  • Brian Henson on His New Reality Show, the 'Fraggle Rock' Movie and More

    On Tuesday night, Syfy premieres "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge," a reality series akin to "Project Runway" with 10 designers scrambling to make the next Yoda instead of an overflowing dress. The first episode features a sea animal assignment...
  • Concert Review: Paul Williams makes dreams come true

    Concert Review: Paul Williams makes dreams come true
    Van Morrison, the famously moody singer-songwriter, once grew annoyed with an interviewer's questions about his craft. "Nobody asks a bricklayer about laying bricks," he protested. "Why ask me about writing songs? There's no difference." Perhaps there...
  • Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer

    Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer
    Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98. Morris died Monday at his home in...
  • 'Divergent' likely to pass box-office test; 'Muppets' looks solid

    Teen sci-fi should rule the box office this weekend, with the highly anticipated "Divergent" poised for a strong launch of a new franchise.    "Divergent," from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, could generate $55 million or more in ticket sales from...