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Jason Segal Wants To Do 'Justice' To Muppets

Jason Segel wanted to make sure he did "justice" to 'The Muppets' legacy.The actor - who both stars in and wrote the script for 'The Muppets' - admits he was under pressure to get it...

Segel Writing Muppet Movie Comeback

Funnyman JASON SEGEL is writing a new film starring JIM HENSON's muppets - four years after the characters were last seen in theatres. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star is a big fan of the bug-eyed puppets,...

West Teams Up With Muppets For Tour

Rapper KANYE WEST will be joined by a team of puppets for his forthcoming U.S. tour with help from the company founded by THE MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON. The Stronger hitmaker has promised fans the...

Muppets Dad Henson Set For Biopic

THE MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON's life is to be turned into a new movie. The late puppeteer, filmmaker and entertainment mogul will be brought back from the dead in Henson. Filmmaker Penny Marshall is a...

'Fraggle Rock: The Movie On Its Way

Cult children's TV show FRAGGLE ROCK is coming to the big screen, and is being developed by AHMET ZAPPA, the son of rocker FRANK ZAPPA. The hit 1980s muppet series, originally created by JIM HENSON,...

The Muppets Get Raunchy

THE MUPPETS creators are staging a cheeky puppet show for adults only at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe festival this year (06). JIM HENSON'S PUPPET IMPROV, led by the late Henson's son BRIAN, are already staging more...

Dark Crystal Set For Sequel

Fantasy puppet film THE DARK CRYSTAL has been given the greenlight for a long-awaited sequel. JIM HENSON's production company will once again create the puppets for the movie called POWER OF THE DARK...

Bowie To Star In Magic Thriller

Legendary rock star DAVID BOWIE will play a magical inventor in CHRISTOPHER NOLAN's forthcoming thriller THE PRESTIGE. The movie, which is due to start filming in January (06), is based on CHRISTOPHER PRIEST's...

Kermit Honoured In Kermit

Legendary puppet KERMIT THE FROG has been presented with the key to the town of Kermit, Texas during a ceremony in which he was also crowned honorary homecoming king. Created by the late JIM...

Winfrey To Receive Special Emmy Honour

Billionaire talk show host OPRAH WINFREY has been chosen to receive the INTERNATIONAL EMMY FOUNDERS AWARD at 21 November's (05) 33rd INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS GALA in New York. Previous honourees include BILL COSBY, JIM...

Muppets Set To Dominate The World Again

JIM HENSON's lovable MUPPETS are to dominate the world again with a series of television and cinema films, a TV series and merchandising. KERMIT THE FROG, MISS PIGGY and their furry friends will join...

Geri Set To Spice Up The Muppets

Former SPICE GIRL GERI HALLIWELL has set her sights on playing MISS PIGGY in the latest MUPPET movie. The LOOK AT ME singer, 31, is hoping to land the coveted voiceover role of KERMIT's...

Henson's Old University Honours Him With Statue

A bronze statue of JIM HENSON and his amphibian creation KERMIT THE FROG will be dedicated to the late puppeteer's alma mater the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK today (24SEP03). The design, by sculptor...

Izzard Wins Fairy Role

British comedian-turned-actor EDDIE IZZARD will voice an 8,000-year-old fairy in his next movie role. The VELVET GOLDMINE star will line up alongside British favourites KENNETH BRANAGH and TARA FITZGERALD in E NESBITT's kid's classic...

Muppets Go Home

THE MUPPETS are back in the hands of the HENSON family after three years. Creator JIM HENSON's family sold KERMIT, MISS PIGGY and co to German media company EM.TV + Merchandising AG in 2000,...

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