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  • In 'Muppets Most Wanted,' a different tone for Kermit and the gang

    In 'Muppets Most Wanted,' a different tone for Kermit and the gang
    Tina Fey looks to be a less friendly face for the beloved Muppets in this weekend's sequel "Muppets Most Wanted," playing Siberian prison guard Nadya. But Fey said her role in the new film belies her feelings about the fuzzy creatures -- like many cast...
  • Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?
    From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
  • 'Muppets' Puppeteer John Henson Dies at 48

    'Muppets' Puppeteer John Henson Dies at 48
    Puppeteer John Henson, the youngest son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson who performed as the nine-foot-tall ogre Sweetums for many years, died Friday after a heart attack. He was 48. John Henson was a shareholder in and board member of the Jim...
  • John Henson, son of Muppets founder, dies at 48

    John Henson, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in upstate New York. He was 48 and did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father,...
  • John Henson dies: Son of Muppet creator Jim Henson was 48

     
    John Henson, the younger son of Muppet creator Jim Henson and a Sweetums performer, has died at the age of 48....
  • March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials

    March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials
    Norma Bates brings her special brand of mothering back to TV in March with the second season premiere of "Bates Motel." Viewers also can look forward to new seasons of "Da Vinci's Demons," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Call the Midwife," "Suits" and "Mr....
  • How Kermit the Frog and the Muppets Got Their Mojo Back

    It's hard to make a comeback in Hollywood -- unless you're swine. In which case, the industry may embrace you. Just ask Miss Piggy. Nearly 40 years after she made her showbiz debut, the diva has never been more in demand. She recently appeared on the...
  • Henson Co. Busy With Wide-Ranging Slate of Film, TV and Theater Projects

    The Jim Henson Co. sits in the old Charlie Chaplin lot on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, with a giant Kermit the Frog perched at its entrance, even though the Muppets were sold to Disney in 2004. The corporation, run by the late Henson's grown children,...
  • Film Review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

    Sporting a title that can't help but smack of wishful thinking, "Muppets Most Wanted" casts Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and company in a hokey transcontinental caper that conspicuously lacks the winning blend of irreverence and sincerity that made 2011&#...
  • "Muppets Most Wanted" lleva el idilio entre René y Peggy por Europa

    "Muppets Most Wanted" lleva el idilio entre René y Peggy por Europa
    El eterno romance entre la rana René y la cerdita Peggy vive nuevas trabas en "Muppets Most Wanted", una cinta llena de música, comedia y acción que lleva a las marionetas de Jim Henson de gira por Europa a pesar de los intentos de Ricky Gervais y Tina...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' a weak sequel, early reviews say

    After the success of the 2011 reboot "The Muppets," which delighted critics and grossed more than $165 million worldwide, a sequel was inevitable. Opening March 21, "Muppets Most Wanted" picks up right where the Muppet gang left off and sends them on a...