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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...
  • 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....
  • The other Birdman

    The other Birdman
    Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Don Pardo dies at 96; 'Saturday Night Live' announcer

    Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but...
  • 'Noah's Ark' Animated Movie Draws 'Kung Fu Panda' Director

    Unified Pictures has tapped John Stevenson ("Kung Fu Panda") to direct its CG-animated feature inspired by "Noah's Ark," slated for completion in 2016. The animated comedy adventure tells the story from the point of view of the animals and follows an...
  • 'Ninja Turtles': What Happened to the Actress Who Played the Original April O'Neil?

    This weekend, Megan Fox plays April O'Neil in Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but she's not the first actress to portray the character. In 1990, Judith Hoag originated the role of the intrepid reporter who befriends the pizza-loving heroes,...
  • ‘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 […]...
  • Puppets with purpose

     
    “Gruff!” is not your typical fairy tale. Loosely based on the fable “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are goats and there are trolls, but there is also a message of sustainability. Mix in fuzzy Muppet-like puppets, wacky...
  • '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...