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  • 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...
  • REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' ★&#9733
    High spirits and good times are hard to come by in "Muppets Most Wanted," the anxious follow-up to the commercially successful 2011 reboot ("The Muppets") and the seventh Muppet sequel to follow in the animal tracks of "The Muppet Movie" in 1979. I'm...
  • 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...
  • 'Divergent' delivers strong $4.9 million from Thursday showings

    'Divergent' delivers strong $4.9 million from Thursday showings
    The teen sci-fi film "Divergent," starring Shailene Woodley, opened with a strong $4.9 million from Thursday night showings, according to Lionsgate.  The movie, which the studio hopes will launch its next successful young-adult franchise following...
  • TV Review: 'Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge'

    The latest Syfy reality entry to tap this particular vein, "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" is a run-of-the-mill elimination contest, distinguished almost entirely by the cool creatures the players -- none of whom are novices, given the particular...
  • Literary Feast brings smorgasbord of authors to NSU

    Literary Feast brings smorgasbord of authors to NSU
    For author Brian Jay Jones, it's not easy finding a biography of Jim Henson. Of all the surprising revelations he uncovered about the late entertainer, inventor of The Muppets, puppet-maker of "Sesame Street" and the voice of "Ernie" (of "Bert and...
  • 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,...