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  • Muppets vs. Fox News round 2: Miss Piggy says Fox News isn't news [Video]

     
    Fox Business host Eric Bolling launched an attack on the Muppets last December wondering if they were brainwashing America's youth with their liberal agenda. Now Miss Piggy and Kermit have responded....
  • 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, ......
  • Day Trips: From arts to action sports

    Philadelphia "X-tink-shun" exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo Featuring puppets by the Jim Henson Company, "X-tink-shun" has characters of endangered or extinct species stationed throughout the zoo, educating visitors about the plight of their particular...
  • Home of the Week: A hillside hideaway with a Hollywood vibe

    Home of the Week: A hillside hideaway with a Hollywood vibe
    Two-time Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman slept here. So did pop sensation Joe Jonas. Just not at the same time. A quintessentially Hollywood vibe blends with echoes of Roaring '20s elegance in this well-preserved Spanish Colonial Revival home....
  • High Stakes at This Year's Grammy Awards

    High Stakes at This Year's Grammy Awards
    LOS ANGELES -- There's plenty of suspense sealed up in the envelopes at the 53rd-annual Grammy Awards, but the true winners and losers Sunday night will be determined during the performances -- the show's global stage can create a pivot point in the...
  • Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'

    Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'
    When Kevin Clash was a boy in Baltimore County, he'd watch TV mere inches from the screen and wish he could walk right into "Sesame Street." It didn't take him long to get there. At 15, the kid from Turners Station became the regular puppeteer on a...
  • 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"

    'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"
    *** (out of four) “The Muppets” star/co-writer Jason Segel sees nothing wrong with adults loving to entertain children of all ages with puppets. Neither does Kevin Clash, who grew up admiring Jim Henson and later befriended the...
  • Top 5 Christmas Comedies

    Top 5 Christmas Comedies
    When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times. I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
  • Muppets for the mature crowd

    Muppets for the mature crowd
    Henson Alternative's off-Broadway comedy "Stuffed and Unstrung" isn't the kind of puppet show you might have grown up with. Part of the Jim Henson Co. — which brought children "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" — "Stuffed and Unstrung" is a...
  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
    Sesame Street debuted in 1969, the year I was born. I grew up watching it and then watching as Jim Henson brought his puppet creations to The Muppet Show. I was done watching Sesame Street before the Elmo character ever debuted, but when the Tickle Me...