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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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'

    What Maisie Knew Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13 It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
  • Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson

    Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson
    Longtime entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included Michael Eisner and Jim Henson, died Aug. 23 of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell, a New York native, is best known for working to get Eisner installed as chief executive...
  • Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills remade into design wonderland

    Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills remade into design wonderland
    With its saturated colors, chrome-plated furniture, pink feathery plumes and outrageous animal chairs (ghoulish octopus, goth rhinoceros), the latest makeover of Greystone Mansion into decorator show house isn’t exactly a lesson in try-this-at-...
  • Sing along with Muppets in show from Heather Henson

     Sing along with Muppets in show from Heather Henson
    WHAT: Get ready to harmonize with Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang when the Garden Theatre stages "Sing Along with The Muppet Movie." The production, by Heather Henson's IBEX Puppetry, will have two performances at the Winter Garden venue on July 27....
  • '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....
  • Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil

    Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil
    In the Greystone show house’s children's playroom inspired by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson, furniture designer Eric Brand stenciled “poor man's wood paneling” on the walls, a charming effect created with little more than...