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  • 'The Muppets': Kermit the Frog commands Jason Segel's respect

    'The Muppets': Kermit the Frog commands Jason Segel's respect
    In the world of amphibian celebrities, there's no bigger star than Kermit the Frog. Yet back in January on the set of Disney's upcoming film "The Muppets" — the first big screen outing for Jim Henson's beloved menagerie since 1999's "Muppets in...
  • Movie review: 'Silenced'

    Movie review: 'Silenced'
    'Silenced' is harrowing A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges. In the film, a teacher (Gong...
  • Movie review: 'Janie Jones'

    Movie review: 'Janie Jones'
    Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones' In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
  • Movie review: 'The Other F Word'

    Movie review: 'The Other F Word'
    Punk rock dads open up In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
  • Oscar 2012: Two nominated songs, lots of questions

     
    With all due respect to all those involved in composing and performing this year's Oscar nominated songs the Bret McKenzie-penned “Man or Muppet” and the Brazilian-tinged “Real in Rio,” producers have done viewers a favor in...
  • Hollywood Chick-fil-A owner: 'Some of our guests are upset'

     
    Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's public opposition to gay marriage has thrust the chicken chain's local franchisees into the crossfire of a bitter debate that has pitted the Muppets against Mike Huckabee....
  • Chick-fil-A store owners seek distance from gay marriage debate

     
    Some owners of Chick-fil-A restaurants are trying to distance themselves from the national debate over gay marriage sparked by the fast-food chain's chief executive....
  • Frank Oz to ‘Star Wars’ fans: Do the Yoda impression I won’t

     
    Frank Oz was the voice of the wise and beloved Yoda and, more than 30 years after the character's debut, ......
  • 'Stuffed and Unstrung' -- an improv puppet show for adults -- is coming to Irvine

     
    Think of it as a puppet show for grownups. "Stuffed and Unstrung," which features improv comedian-puppeteers from the Jim Henson Company, will make its West Coast debut Dec. 29-Jan. 2 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The cast of six humans......
  • 72 Hours: As the Arcade Fire keep fans guessing, a look at the weekend's top gigs

     
    A quick look at some of the weekend's best shows -- no Grammy parties included. Friday The Arcade Fire @ ???????. Any Arcade Fire show would be in high demand, but a surprise gig at a small(-ish) venue raises the......
  • Grammy Awards: Cee Lo gets the puppet + Gwyneth treatment, and one worked

     
    All right, so it wasn't Kermit and Miss Piggy, but we knew that going in. Instead, Cee Lo was dressed like a peacock as he sat at the piano, and a group of Jim Henson puppets (they sorta look like......