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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...
  • Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years

    Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years
    Imagine your dream grandpa: He's the best storyteller. Dotes on your grandma. Has plenty of sage wisdom to share. Calls you "cutie." Oh, and he's also Big Bird. That's basically Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has played the 8-foot-...
  • Bette Midler's picnic for NYC raises the roof -- and $1 million dollars!

    "I ALWAYS knew that 'Sesame Street' would be a success -- I just didn't know it was going to be this much of a success!" said co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney at the annual Sesame Workshop blast last week. It happened at Cipriani 42nd Street, which I happen...
  • 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....
  • '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,...
  • PASSINGS: John Henson

    PASSINGS: John Henson
    John Henson Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of...
  • 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...
  • Daft Punk: Inside the helmets

    Daft Punk: Inside the helmets
    To the pop cognoscenti, the French dance-music duo Daft Punk exists as an ideal, modern musicdom's most consistent, influential, enigmatic trailblazer, in addition to being crowned the major winner of the 2014 Grammy Awards by scoring record of the year...
  • Celebrating 45 Years with the Writers of 'Sesame Street'

    Before settling on "Homelamb" as the punny title for a parody of the hit Showtime series, veteran "Sesame Street" scribe Belinda Ward toyed around with many iterations, none of them quite right. " 'Homeland' was a very interesting writing process,"...
  • ‘Muppets Most Wanted’: Ricky Gervais humble before Miss Piggy, Kermit

     
    Cinema has plenty of classic couples — Hepburn and Tracy, Bogart and Bacall, Brad and Angie — but few are […]...