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How Steve Whitmire's 'Unacceptable Business Conduct' Cost Him Kermit The Frog


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The reasons behind Steve Whitmire's sudden dismissal from The Muppets franchise as the voice of Kermit the Frog have finally been uncovered, with Disney officials citing his unacceptable workplace conduct while the actor denies having ever been reprimanded in the past for his behaviour.

Kermit and Miss Piggy at 'Muppets Most Wanted' premiereKermit and Miss Piggy at 'Muppets Most Wanted' premiere

The internet reacted with shock when it was announced that the voice of Kermit, Steve Whitmire, was being replaced after 27 years by Matt Vogel. More shock came when it was revealed that he'd actually been fired, and that he was certainly dedicated to staying with the role if it were down to him.

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Kermit The Frog Voice Actor Steve Whitmire Is Devastated To Be Replaced


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Just days after it was revealed that Kermit the Frog was getting a new voice, the circumstances of Steve Whitmire's departure from The Muppets have been revealed. It seems that it wasn't an early retirement after all, and the actor is devastated to be leaving the franchise.

Kermit the Frog with Miss Piggy at 'Muppets Most Wanted' premiereKermit the Frog with Miss Piggy at 'Muppets Most Wanted' premiere

Sadly, the 57-year-old has not left his role as Kermit voluntarily; it seems he has been let go after 27 years of service to the Muppets, for reasons which remain unknown. He wrote about the sad news in a blog post this week, not long after it was revealed that Matt Vogel would be replacing him.

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Kermit The Frog Gets A New Voice


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For only the third time since the 50s, a new actor is taking over as the voice of 'The Muppets' favourite Kermit the Frog. Matt Vogel will become the new permanent puppeteer, having worked with the Jim Henson Company since the 1990s. It's unlikely you would notice the change, however.

Kermit the Frog at 'Muppets Most Wanted' premiereKermit the Frog at 'Muppets Most Wanted' premiere

For the last few weeks, a number of characters who are voiced by Steve Whitmire - including Kermit himself - have not been making appearances on 'Muppet Thought of the Week', leading to reports that he had left the show. Now it seems that the news has been confirmed, and his replacement is Muppets veteran 46-year-old Matt Vogel.

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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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The Muppets - 'Muppets Most Wanted' U.K. premiere at Curzon Mayfair - Arrivals - London, Ukraine - Monday 24th March 2014

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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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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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The Muppets Wednesday 30th May 2012 Jon Stewart with Elmo and The Sesame Street Muppets to host Sesame Workshop's 10th Annual Benefit Gala

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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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