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US Pressure Group Calls For Too Adult 'Muppets' To Be Taken Off Air


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US Christian group, One Million Moms has called on ABC to pull ‘The Muppets’ off air, claiming that the show is no longer suitable for children. The group says that ‘the family-friendly Muppets of the 1970s are no more’, thanks to the new ABC series and accuses the show of promoting ‘promiscuity.’

Kermit and miss PiggyAre Kermit and Miss Piggy now too adult for younger viewers?

In a letter on their website One Million Moms writes, ‘1MM suspects there are going to be a lot of shocked moms and dads when they discover that the family-friendly Muppets of the 1970s are no more. It appears that no subject is off limits. ABC's new Muppet Show, airing on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT, is not what Jim Henson imagined and created.’

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Awkward! Exes Kermit And Miss Piggy Share The Sofa On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'


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Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog might no longer be a couple, but the pair are still keeping their professional obligations, no matter how awkward they might be. On Monday night the exes reunited on Jimmy Kimmel Live! ahead of the premiere of their new ABC show ‘The Muppets’.

Kermit and miss PiggyKermit and Miss Piggy are no longer together, but still honouring their chat show commitments.

Host Kimmel didn't waste any time and got straight to the hard questions, asking the pair why they split, especially as “You always seemed so happily unhappy together.” "Well, Piggy and I had a great relationship for many, many years, and we sort of wanted different things," Kermit answered.

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Summer 2015: A Recap Of The Season Of Celebrity Divorces & Separation Rumours


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For those living in the Western hemisphere, summer is drawing to a close. Unfortunately, this summer has been filled with news of celebrity divorces and separation rumours concerning some of the most beloved stars on the planet. In case you’ve missed any – let’s face it, there’s been a lot to keep up with – here’s a recap.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer GarnerBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split in June.

Read More: Miranda Lambert On Her Divorce From Blake Shelton, Wishes She’d Been “Drinking All Day”.

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‘Muppets’ Executive Producer Explains Decision To Split Miss Piggy And Kermit Up


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Miss Piggy and Kermit’s separation shocked the world and was the jewel in the crown of this summer’s celebrity splits. Bill Prady, the executive producer of the upcoming new series of The Muppets, revealed why he and his writing team decided it was time for the couple to end their relationship after more than forty years.

Kermit and Miss PiggyKermit and Miss Piggy at the London premiere of The Muppets Most Wanted in March 2014.

Read More: Move Over Rihanna, Miss Piggy’s Here With Her Own Fabulous Rendition Of ‘BBHMM’.

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Kermit And Miss Piggy Announce Break-Up Ahead Of New 'Muppets' Series


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One of the most iconic couples in showbiz, The Muppets' stars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have sadly ended their decades long relationship. The couple’s shock split comes just months before 'The Muppets’ are due back on our screens, with a new reality series on ABC.

Kermit and miss PiggyKermit and Miss Piggy have sadly announced their break-up.

A statement on Miss Piggy’s Facebook page read, ‘After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Kermit the Frog and moi have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship.’

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Move Over Rihanna, Miss Piggy’s Here With Her Own Fabulous Rendition Of ‘BBHMM’


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A video in which scenes from Miss Piggy’s prolific Muppets career were remixed in a parody of Rihanna’s ‘B***h Better Have My Money’ (BBHMM) is pretty fabulous, if we’re completely honest. The 1 minute 40 second footage is a tribute to Miss Piggy, who is arguably a bigger diva than Rihanna. Whilst Rihanna’s video involves controversial violence, Miss Piggy’s is much more toned down yet the message remains the same: nobody messes with Miss Piggy and gets away with it!

RihannaRihanna at the Met Ball in 2015.

Read More: Miss Piggy Presented With Feminist Award By Gloria Steinem.

Miss Piggy sings along to BBHMM in the video. The role of the villain, played by Mads Mikkelsen in Rihanna’s video, is played by Miss Piggy’s long-time love, Kermit the Frog. Adam Schleichkorn, A.K.A. Mylo the Cat, created the video for Vulture as part of their weekly remix videos. Mylo even makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Rihanna’s ‘B***h Better Have My Money’, or BBHMM for short, was released last month and immediately caused controversy. The music video for the song sees Rihanna kidnapping the wife of a man who has wronged her. Rihanna and other women working with her assault the woman on various occasions, at one point in the video tying her upside down by her feet from a barn building.

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Miss Piggy Presented With Feminist Award By Gloria Steinem


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Miss Piggy has received a feminist award from Gloria Steinem. The beloved Muppets character was awarded the Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The award ceremony took place on Thursday (4th June).

Miss PiggyMiss Piggy is well known for her charitable works such as for Red Nose Day UK in 2013.

Read More: Vivienne Westwood Designs Miss Piggy's Wedding Dress, And It's Fabulous.

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ABC Bringing Back 'The Muppet Show'? 'Big Bang Theory' Creator Reportedly Set To Write Pilot


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The Muppet Show will be revamped for ABC with a little help from the executive producer and co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, Bill Prady. Prady, who worked on the original series, has already been working on the script and a pilot episode is already in production, according to reports.

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Miss Piggy will reportedly return for the revamped version of The Muppet Show.

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

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


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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 same sentence as such words. Since she appeared on the cover of US Vogue with fiancé Kanye West, a number of couples have stepped forward to show they can out do the loved up couple. These aren't just any couples either: Miss Piggy and Kermit as well as James Franco and Seth Rogen have made their own photographic contribution to the Kimye Vogue debate.

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Kim Kardashian wangled the cover of US Vogue, realised on Friday (21st March).

Miss Piggy is a style icon. No one can possibly deny this: she can sing (sort of); dance (most definitely); has worked for Vogue (as a Plus Size Editor); and has graced our screens since 1974. She's one of the greatest stars of all time, yet she was still pipped to the cover of Vogue by none other than the reigning Queen of popular culture, Kim Kardashian. We can weep at the cruel injustice - everyone knows Miss Piggy and her beau are considerably more Vogue friendly than Kardashian and Kanye but alas it was not meant to be.

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


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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 part of our consciousness since childhood and our love for them doesn't seem to wane as we get older. So what is it about Kermit and his loveable band of felt misfits that keeps us coming back for more?

The MuppetsThe Muppets and Ricky Gervais in 'Muppets Most Wanted'

Back in 1955 Jim Henson created ‘The Muppets’ and they first appeared on a five minute show entitled ‘Sam and Friends’ They then began being used on children’s show ‘Sesame Street’, which brought Henson's puppeteering attention but he was still trying land his creations their own show. It didn't happen until 1976 when ‘The Muppet Show' was finally picked up by British channel ITV, after being passed on by American networks. The show featured a combination of sketches and musical performances and was presented with an old vaudeville style feel, albeit being performed by puppets. The show soon built up a reputation for being able to attract a wide variety of big name guest stars to appear alongside the Muppet characters with guests at the time including Elton John and the then Bond Roger Moore.

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Cee Lo Green, The Muppets, Rockefeller Center and Tree Lighting Ceremony - The 80th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center Wednesday 28th November 2012 Featuring: Cee Lo Green Where: New York City, United States

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Cee Lo Green, The Muppets, Rockefeller Center and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Cee Lo Green, Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas, Rockefeller Center and Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert and The Muppets - The Cookie Monster, Ernie and Bert of The Muppets Thursday 22nd November 2012 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Atmosphere, The Muppets and Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Tuesday 20th March 2012 The Muppets are honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Georgia Salpa and The Muppets Thursday 26th January 2012 Georgia Salpa leaves The May Fair Hotel after the UK Premiere of 'The Muppets'

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Georgia Salpa and The Muppets

The Muppets Saturday 12th November 2011 The premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'The Muppets' at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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