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  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
  • Jane Henson, Muppets collaborator, dies at 78

    Jane Nebel Henson, who collaborated with her husband, Jim Henson, in creating, designing and marketing the Muppets, died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut after battling cancer. She was 78. Her death was announced by the Jim Henson Co. The couple met...
  • Introduce your kids to Captain Noah

     
    For those of us who grew up learning to "Sing a Rainbow" with Captain and Mrs. Noah on the long-running children's show “Captain Noah and His Magical Ark,” you can share your memories with the next generation at Please Touch Museum in...
  • BBC will produce a Muppet-style game show with the Jim Henson Company

     
    BBC One and The Jim Henson Company are partnering to bring a Muppet-style program to television, "That Puppet Game Show."...
  • ‘Pirates,’ ‘Muppets’ sequel news: Disney release date update

     
    OK, movie fans. Disney would like you to update your moviegoing calendar for 2014 and beyond. In a bit of ......
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Jane Henson dies: Muppets collaborator and widow of Jim Henson was 78

     
    The widow of Jim Henson diedTuesday, following a battle with cancer. Jane Henson met her future husband in a puppetry class in the 1950s....
  • VOD Spotlight: Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” influenced by Muppets

     
    Seth MacFarlane has had such a visible presence in recent years with his animated series Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad! that it was only a matter of time before his producing/writing talents would spill over onto the big screen. Fans...
  • 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...
  • Influential Showbiz Attorney Irwin Russell Dead at 87

    Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell helped orchestrate the installment of Michael Eisner...