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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • '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....
  • Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate

    Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate
    Over the years, Hollywood’s Black List has developed a reputation for showcasing the bold and the quirky: unproduced scripts that went on to become left-field hits like¬† “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Juno” -- or, like the drunk-...
  • 'A Christmas Carol' director still feels the holiday spirit

    'A Christmas Carol' director still feels the holiday spirit
    Ask any random group of patrons of the Orange County theater world, and they can probably tell you that Hal Landon Jr. has played Ebenezer Scrooge in South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" for the last 34 years. What they may not know is that...
  • 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...
  • Krafting a Life After Fox

    A little more than a year ago Robert Kraft, the president of Fox Music, announced he was leaving after 18 years in charge of one of the biggest music operations in Hollywood. He left the studio having supervised the scoring of such films as "Titanic,"...
  • 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-...
  • ABC Sets Holiday Special with Lady Gaga and the Muppets

    Lady Gaga is teaming with the Muppets for a holiday special on ABC, the network confirmed today. "Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular" will feature Gaga performing songs from her new album "Artpop" with Muppet characters. Sir Elton John,...