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  • Muppets history auctioned off

    Muppets history auctioned off
    A bit of Muppet history got auctioned off to the highest bidder. Handwritten notes and drawings by creator Jim Henson were expected to bring in almost $40,000. It was part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction in Los Angeles. The Muppets franchise started...
  • 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-...
  • Jimmy Dean dies at 81; country music star and sausage king

    Jimmy Dean dies at 81; country music star and sausage king
    When the Country Music Assn. announced in February that Jimmy Dean would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, Dean joked, "I thought I was already in there." "Seriously, it brought a huge grin to my face," he said in a news...
  • PASSINGS: Elaine Koster, Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, Jack Parnell, Dave Dixon, Matthew R. Simmons, Travis Harrelson

    PASSINGS: Elaine Koster, Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, Jack Parnell, Dave Dixon, Matthew R. Simmons, Travis Harrelson
    Elaine Koster Publisher with a knack for new talent Elaine Koster, 69, a publisher and literary agent with a knack for new talent who gave a second chance to an obscure horror writer named Stephen King and took on an unknown Khaled Hosseini and his...
  • 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...
  • Movie Review: The Muppets

     
    The big screen revival of The Muppets, cleverly titled “The Muppets,” is a generally charming exercise in nostalgia. The musical comedy whimsically and often cleverly¬† revisits the characters, their shtick and and the TV show and movies that...
  • Movie Projector: 'Breaking Dawn' to devour three new family films

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Multiplexes will be stuffed with new family releases over the Thanksgiving holiday, but the latest installment in the "Twilight" franchise will likely feast on the most ticket......
  • 'The Muppets:' Can the felt-y and wide-eyed find hipness?

     
    Thanksgiving brings with it the promise of many things: an abundance of side dishes, an uneven Detroit Lions game, a new holiday movie season. That last one's a little deceiving, since this year that new holiday movie season looks a lot like an old one....
  • 'The Muppets': Movie critics welcome the return of felt friends

     
    It's been 12 years since the last time Kermit the Frog and his felt friends appeared in theaters, a fact the new musical comedy "The Muppets" acknowledges and runs with. In the film directed by James Bobin and starring Jason Segel , members of the...
  • Box office: 'Breaking Dawn' feasts on ticket sales over holiday [Updated]

     
    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" raked in $62.3 million between Wednesday and Sunday, according to an estimate from distributor Summit Entertainment. Meanwhile, three well-reviewed PG-rated films fought for young moviegoers at the multiplex....
  • 'Being Elmo' gets PG rating, expands at the box office

     
    The documentary "Being Elmo" about puppeteer Kevin Clash gets a PG rating and expanded release....