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Muppets Heading To Broadway - Report

16th July 2014

The Muppets are poised to make their Broadway debut in a new musical, according to a U.S. report.Disney bosses are reportedly in talks with a New York theatre company to bring the beloved puppets to...

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Bert & Ernie Spark Equality Debate After Bakery Refuses To Create 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake

By Elinor Cosgrave | 8th July 2014

A Northern Ireland bakery has been contacted by the government and is facing legal action after it refused to create a cake with an image of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie and the words "support...

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Not Even Ricky Gervais Could Steal The Limelight From Those Muppets

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th March 2014

Despite enjoying a starring role in the new Muppets movie, Most Wanted, Ricky Gervais felt second best to Kermit, Piggy and the rest of his fuzzy co-stars – and like every star that has performed...

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The 'Muppets Most Wanted' Meet The Press

By Rich Cline | 28th March 2014

With their new movie taking global cinemas by storm, the Muppets have been out on the press trail chatting to journalists and keeping them laughing. When asked about the experience of shooting this action-comedy-musical sequel,...

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Kermiggy Vs. Kimye - The Muppets Mock Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's Vogue Cover

By Elinor Cosgrave | 23rd March 2014

A war of words has been waging on social media between those who believe Kim Kardashian is the height of fashion and sophistication and those who feel her name should not be mentioned in the...

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'The Muppets' Are Still Most Wanted - But Who's Your Favorite?

By Stephanie Chase | 22nd March 2014

‘The Muppets: Most Wanted’ hits US theatres today, and our guess is that both young and old are going to be queueing up for this one. For many of us The Muppets have been...

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After A Shaky Start, 'Muppets Most Wanted' Strikes A Chord With The Critics

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th March 2014

It must be difficult to follow 2011’s The Muppets, featuring Amy Adams and Jason Segal in a musical that delighted critics and fans alike. And Muppets Most Wanted certainly fell victim to that pressure early...

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The Muppets Take Their Rightful Place As The Main Stars In 'The Muppets Most Wanted-review Roundup

By Nick Hill | 19th March 2014

The latest Muppets adventure, 'The Muppets Most Wanted,' is only days away from hitting theatres across the globe, and as anticipation is building, so is the film's expectations, especially as its 2011 predecessor was such...

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So Far, The Critics Are Divided On 'Muppets Most Wanted' - Review Roundup

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th March 2014

The last outing for The Muppets on the big screen saw Amy Adams and Jason Segal lauded for their all-singing, all-dancing exploits. Most Wanted picks up directly from the 2011 musical, but has it managed...

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Puppeteer John Henson, Son Of 'Muppets' Creator Jim Henson, Died Friday Aged 48

By Elinor Cosgrave | 16th February 2014

The son of The Muppets and Sesame Street creator Jim Henson, John Henson, has died suddenly at the age of 48.The Jim Henson Company posted the sad news on their Facebook page on Saturday (15th...

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Vivienne Westwood Designs Miss Piggy's Wedding Dress, And It's Fabulous

By Lauren James | 12th February 2014

Vivienne Westwood has designed a custom wedding dress of porcine proportions for Miss Piggy. The star of The Muppets will wear the stunning white gown when she finally weds the love of her life, Kermit...

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Anticipating 'The Muppets: Most Wanted': Can It Better The First Movie?

By Stephanie Chase | 10th February 2014

'Muppets:Most Wanted'. the latest Muppets big screen adventure is heading to cinemas on March 21st, and is promising to be just as fantastically funny as the its 2011 predecessor. Most recently we've seen some excellent...

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Benedict Cumberbatch Hits The Big Time, Meets The 'Sesame Street' Gang

By Michael West | 4th February 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch is without doubt one of the world's most in-demand actors following strong turns in 12 Years a Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate and of course Sherlock, though even he appeared...

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'The Muppets Most Wanted' Takes Muppet Hijinks Global [Trailer + Pictures]

By Lauren James | 21st November 2013

The full length trailer has just been released for The Muppets Most Wanted and boy, it looks like a thrill ride of a movie. The sequel to 2011's hugely successful The Muppets will see the...

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Fascinating Fact: 3915090

20th October 2013

Lady Gaga's Tv special with the characters of The Muppets is set to air in the U.S. on Thanksgiving (28Oct13). The 90-minute programme, titled Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular, was previously rumoured to...

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Lady Gaga Shoots Holiday Special With The Muppets

16th October 2013

Lady Gaga is reuniting with the stars of The Muppets to serve up a holiday treat for fans.The Applause hitmaker recently filmed a secret Christmas Tv special with Jim Henson's puppet characters in Los Angeles...

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New Muppets Most Wanted Trailer: Jet-setting, Jewel Thieves & Moves Like Jagger [Trailer + Pictures]

By Lauren James | 8th August 2013

The release date may be a year away but The Muppets have dropped a new trailer to their upcoming, globe-trotting sequel, Muppets Most Wanted.The one minute-long teaser trailer gives a glimpse of the glam and...

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A Week In News: Kate Middleton Gives Birth, Batman Battles Superman And Beyonce's Crazy Fans

By Michael West | 24th July 2013

King George? Of course, we had to start with the birth of the future King, the son of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The world's cameras were focused squarely on a hospital in London this...

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The Muppets' Miss Piggy, Kermit, Congratulate Kate Middleton, Prince William

By Michael West | 23rd July 2013

The Muppets have congratulated Kate Middleton and Prince William on the birth of the royal baby. Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog star in a video that hit the web on Tuesday (July 23, 2013),...

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The Muppets Record Video Message For Royal Baby

23rd July 2013

The cast and crew of The Muppets sequel took a break from filming in London to record a special message for Britain's new prince.Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William became first-time parents...

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Disney Bosses Consider The Muppets For Broadway

13th June 2013

The Muppets are heading for Broadway, according to new industry reports.Disney bosses are exploring the idea of launching a stage version of The Muppet Show following a top secret showcase, which was held at the...

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Fascinating Fact: 3636886

30th April 2013

The Muppets star Jason Segel was on the same high school basketball team as sportsman Jason Collins, who became the first U.S. male professional athlete to 'come out' as gay on Monday (29Apr13). The two...

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Jane Henson Dies: Muppets Co-creator Dead, Aged 78

By Hayley Avron | 3rd April 2013

Jane Henson, the co-creator of the Muppets, has died at the age of 78, following a battle with cancer, Sky News has reported. Though her husband Jim was perhaps the better known of the pair,...

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The Muppets Co-creator Jane Henson Dies

3rd April 2013

The Muppets co-creator Jane Henson has died at the age of 78.The ex-wife of late star Jim Henson passed away at her home in Greenwich, Connecticut on Tuesday (02Apr13) after a long battle with cancer....

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Ricky Gervais And Tina Fey To Star In New Muppets Film, The Muppets ... Again!

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th January 2013

The new Muppets film, The Muppets... Again! will have a retro feel, as it harks back to the 1960s. Joining the crew of cotton-based favourites are Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell."It's a tip...

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The World's Favourite Puppets Return With The New Film 'The Muppets... Again!' (Pictures)

By Holly Williams | 30th January 2013

The Muppets are back with a global-wide follow-up to their self-titled 2011 movie entitled 'The Muppets. Again!'.You heard right, we have yet another great movie coming up from these amazing characters brought us by Disney....

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Ricky Gervais To Skip Golden Globes

10th January 2013

Ricky Gervais will be absent from the audience when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take over his Golden Globe hosting gig because he is busy filming with The Muppets.The Office star has hosted the glitzy...

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Top Twenty Classic Holiday Season Christmas Films

By Holly Williams | 4th December 2012

Little has caused more contention in the contactmusic office than our recent discussion about the Christmas films list! Obviously, everyone has their own favourite, and to them that will always be the top of the...

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Christoph Waltz To Star In Muppets Sequel

1st November 2012

Christoph Waltz is in talks to star in 'The Muppets' sequel.The 56-year-old actor is in discussions to play one of the major human roles alongside the lovable puppets in the movie - the follow-up to...

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Cee Lo Cee-lo Green Lands Christmas Tv Special

26th October 2012

Cee Lo Green is hoping to take the late Andy Williams' place as the king of the Christmas TV special after enlisting Rod Stewart and The Muppets to join him for his first annual televised...

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