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Dr Seuss Publisher Dies Aged 90

27th November 2006

Writer, actress and publisher PHYLLIS CERF WAGNER died in a New York hospital on Friday (24NOV06). She was 90. Wagner, the cousin of GINGER ROGERS, died following complications from a fall. She appeared in several...

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Thornton's Walk Of Fame Star Shame

18th September 2006

BILLY BOB THORNTON was left red-faced when his girlfriend convinced him to pose for a family photo at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - because fans couldn't stop staring at him. The...

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Fascinating Fact 1835

24th July 2006

Children's show SESAME STREET will feature a series of LAW + ORDER-style vignettes called Special Letters Unit, which will help teach children the alphabet.

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Tv Big Hitters Up For Critics Awards

1st June 2006

THE SOPRANOS, 24, MY NAME IS EARL and THE OFFICE are leading the way at the Television Critics Awards, after scooping the most nominations for the 22nd annual awards ceremony. All four shows landed three...

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Degeneres Triumphs At Daytime Emmys

29th April 2006

Gay funnywoman ELLEN DeGENERES triumphed at the Daytime Emmys yesterday (28APR06) for a second year running, scooping two gongs for her talk show ELLEN. The TV award ceremony, held in Los Angeles for the...

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Knoxville Slates Kermit

19th April 2006

JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE was an unusual child - he hated THE MUPPETS. Badboy Knoxville was a fan of rival children's programme SESAME STREET, favouring THE COUNT and MR SUNFFALUFFAGUS to Kermit and the rest...

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Sesame Street To Promote Racial Tolerance

11th April 2006

Enduring US kids TV show SESAME STREET is being exported to former warzone Kosovo in a bid to promote racial diversity. In 26 special episodes, broadcast in Serbian and Albanian languages, ELMO, COOKIE MONSTER and...

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Sesame Street Snubs Crowe

10th March 2006

GLADIATOR star RUSSELL CROWE won't be stopping by children's show SESAME STREET, after producers rejected an appearance by the actor, claiming he's not a good role model. The actor has a two-year-old son, CHARLES, with...

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Sesame Street Goes To India

28th February 2006

A local version of SESAME STREET will debut in India on top kid's channels Cartoon Network and Pogo this year (06). GALLI GALLI SIM SIM began shooting at Filmcity in New Delhi last Thursday...

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Fascinating Fact 945

6th February 2006

THE SOPRANOS star EDIE FALCO once played SESAME STREET's COOKIE MONSTER at a wedding. Her job was to encourage guests to get up on the dancefloor....

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Sesame Street Star To Be Honoured

20th January 2006

The man behind SESAME STREET regulars BIG BIRD and OSCAR THE GROUCH is to be honoured at this year's (06) Daytime Emmy Awards for his puppeteering skills. CARROLL SPINNEY, who has been a puppeteer...

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Body Found On Big Bird's Estate

16th December 2005

Actor CARROLL SPINNEY, best known as BIG BIRD in SESAME STREET, is reeling after the body of a female jogger was found on his property. The body of social worker JUDITH NILAN was found...

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Fascinating Fact 642

8th December 2005

R+B sensation ALICIA KEYS will guest on the 30 December (05) episode of long-running children's show SESAME STREET in America, during which she'll perform a reworked version of her hit FALLIN' with beloved puppet ELMO....

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Sevigny: '9 Songs More Explicit Than Brown Bunny'

1st November 2005

CHLOE SEVIGNY was shocked by the media reaction to last year's (04) explicit film 9 SONGS, after the furore surrounding her fellatio scene in BROWN BUNNY. Sevigny and her ex-boyfriend VINCENT GALLO hit the...

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Eminem Defends His Single

26th May 2005

Rapper EMINEM has mocked critics of his controversial video for new single ASS LIKE THAT - because he can't believe people can be offended by its puppet stars. The hip-hop singer has teamed up...

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Degeneres Crowned Queen Of Daytime Tv

22nd May 2005

ELLEN DeGENERES was crowned queen of daytime TV on Friday night (20MAY05) - picking up two DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS for her chat show THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW. DeGeneres attended the New York ceremony at...

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Wyclef Helps Cookie Monster Get Healthy

20th April 2005

WYCLEF JEAN will be helping SESAME STREET regular COOKIE MONSTER get healthy when he appears on the children's show on Friday (22APR05) to perform a song about eating nutritious foods. The popular educational show...

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Keys Battles America's Obesity

8th April 2005

R+B star ALICIA KEYS is teaming up with SESAME STREET character COOKIE MONSTER to tackle America's obesity epidemic. In his new song, A COOKIE IS A SOMETIMES FOOD, furry blue creature Cookie Monster learns...

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Jailed Martha Lands Three Emmy Nominations

2nd March 2005

Jailbird MARTHA STEWART will have even more reasons to celebrate when she's released from federal prison this weekend (06MAR05) - her former TV show has been given three DAYTIME EMMY nominations. The lifestyle queen,...

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Green Day Erased Ernie After Parental Fury

28th February 2005

Punk rockers GREEN DAY removed an image of SESAME STREET character ERNIE from their 1994 album DOOKIE, after a stream of complaints from furious parents. Hordes of adults purchased the GRAMMY winning band's mega-selling...

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Julianne Thrilled To Visit Sesame Street

15th September 2004

Movie star JULIANNE MOORE turned her recent visit to SESAME STREET into a family affair - by insisting her daughter LIV have a starring role in the show. The actress admits she's been a...

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Brandy's Elmo Devotion

13th July 2004

Singer BRANDY has unveiled herself as lifelong ELMO fan. The former MOESHA star admits the popular SESAME STREET character has been an idol of hers since she was a little girl and now her...

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Patrick Stewart's Sesame Street Pride

21st May 2004

British actor PATRICK STEWART has starred in a string of acclaimed productions, but he deems his appearance on children's show SESAME STREET his career highlight. Stewart, an honorary associate artist of the esteemed ROYAL...

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Devito's Dame Tune With Sopranos

27th April 2004

DANNY DeVITO teamed up with stars of THE SOPRANOS to perform SOUTH PACIFIC's THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME at a star-studded cancer benefit onboard luxury cruiseliner QUEEN MARY II at the weekend (24APR04)....

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Seth Lands On Sesame Street

21st April 2004

AUSTIN POWERS star SETH GREEN's ultimate dream has been realised - the MUPPETS nut has been signed up to play a delivery man on SESAME STREET. Green hopes his enthusiasm for the job and...

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Finding Nemo And Lavigne Honoured By Media Group

26th January 2004

Hit movie FINDING NEMO, singer AVRIL LAVIGNE and ELMO of SESAME STREET have all been honoured by a media group for excellence in family entertainment. COMMON SENSE MEDIA culled 18,000 nominations from parents, teachers,...

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Sesame Street Builds World Peace

20th October 2003

Characters from legendary puppet show SESAME STREET are being used to promote peace in the war torn Middle East. Episodes of the long-running television series are being produced in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian...

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Sesame Street To Release Music Album

18th July 2003

SESAME STREET is releasing a commerative box set of musical stars' performances on the seminal kids TV show - including tracks by CELINE DION, BILLY JOEL and REM. The American show has featured a...

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Muppets Enlighten Children On Terror Attacks

27th June 2003

Well-loved puppets THE MUPPETS will help young children come to terms with their feelings concerning terror attacks on contemporary society. The nonprofit group behind hit children's show SESAME STREET announced yesterday (25JUN03) that it...

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Metallica Song Used To Interrogate Iraqis

20th May 2003

Tracks by rock band METALLICA are being aired by American interrogators in war-torn Baghdad - in a bid to break Iraqi captives. Officials say subjecting prisoners to long sessions of "culturally offensive" heavy metal...

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