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  • '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....
  • 'The Muppets': The rules of writing for a pig and a frog [video]

     
    'Muppets' screenwriters Jason Segel and Nick Stoller break down the writing process for "The Muppets" in this video clip from the Envelope Screening Series....
  • Chris Hardwick: The 'Nerdist' will inherit the Earth

     
    Chris Hardwick is creator and host of the popular “Nerdist Podcast.” He’s aiming for an increasingly broad audience, however, with a copious array of new projects, including his new book “The Nerdist Way.” Already the host of...
  • 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....
  • 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...