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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).

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Miss Piggy To Receive Feminist Award From Brooklyn Museum


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Miss Piggy has delighted viewers for decades, but now she’s being honoured by the Brooklyn Museum’s center for feminist art with the Sackler Center First Award.

She’ll be receiving the award in New York on Thursday night, thus joining previous recipients like Sandra Day O’Connor, Susan Stroman and Toni Morrison.

Reacting to the news, the Muppet said “Moi is thrilled, but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Centre First Award. It is truly wonderful to be celebrated and share this honour with fellow legends, role models, and pioneers of female fabulosity. We rock!”

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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.

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


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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 gay marriage" on the icing.  There has long been controversy surrounding the sexual orientation of the Sesame Street characters, which whilst an interesting point, isn't exactly the issue here. 

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Ernie and Bert have sparked debate in Northern Ireland.

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Not Even Ricky Gervais Could Steal The Limelight From Those Muppets


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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 with them, he felt utterly upstaged. That’s just a rite of passage in showbiz, though.

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“I knew it was going to happen. I knew from day one ... It's funny because the first thing that worried me in the script is the song and dance number. I'm OK at singing, I'm a failed pop star,” he explained, referencing his young years in which he attempted to make it in the music industry.

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The 'Muppets Most Wanted' Meet The Press


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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, Kermit says, "We had a lot of fun." But Miss Piggy takes it further: "We had exactly 2.7 times the fun. Drama, comedy, music, romance and lots of close-ups of me!"

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In the film, Kermit is kidnapped and sent to a Siberian gulag, swapped for look-alike evil frog Constantine. But Kermit doesn't see the resemblance at all. "I don't understand why people think all frogs look alike," he says. "We're both green but that's where the similarity ends. And Constantine isn't as bad as he seems."

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'Muppets Most Wanted' U.K. premiere

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

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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?

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


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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 on, but a recent surge of positive reviews have seen the Ricky Gervais-starring film garner a more than respectable average on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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The film sees The Muppets embarking upon a world tour, hitting the iconic cities in Europe like Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. Things aren’t running smoothly for long, though, as the fuzzy friends find themselves embroiled in the middle of an international crime syndicate headed by Constantine, who’s the World's Number One Criminal, and just so happens to be the spitting image of Kermit the Frog.

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


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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 a commercial success.

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'The Muppets Most Wanted' is a sequel to the 2011 version

Like most big-screen Muppet spectacles, a cast of well-established actors joins the lovable group, but this ensemble cast could be the most talented yet.

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


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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 to recapture the magic of its predecessor? The critics are unsure. Some reviews are lovely and doting; some border on insulting. So to give you a fair and balanced cross section of opinion on the new Muppets film, here are three examples of the good, the bad, and the not so good or bad.

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The good – Simon Brew writing for Den of Geek

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


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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 February). The statement said Henson had died suddenly of a "massive heart attack" on Friday (14th February).

The full statement read: "It is with great sadness that we confirm that John Henson, son of Jim and Jane Henson and brother to Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather, died at age 48 of a sudden massive heart attack on Friday, February 14, while at home with his daughter. John served as a shareholder and board member of The Jim Henson Company. He leaves two daughters, Katrina (15) and Sydney (10) and his wife Gyongyi. A private service is being planned."

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


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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 the Frog, at the iconic Tower of London in the upcoming movie.

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Miss Piggy Will Wed Kermit The Frog In This Stunning, Bespoke Vivienne Westwood Gown.

The British designer was commissioned to create a unique gown in a romantic style fitting for the high-maintenance diva. Westwood and her team certainly excelled on the brief, designing an extravagant Long Ivory Court wedding gown, with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles, and accessorised with an elegant ivory tulle veil.

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


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'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 teaser spots which have poked fun at the awards season as well as twitter culture and given little away about the movie itself. With a plot that promises to ensure maximum laughs, a great cast of comedy co-stars and some wonderful and unexpected celebrity cameos, 'Muppets: Most Wanted' looks like everything we could have hoped for from our favourite cast of puppets.

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The Muppets are coming to Europe! Yes ‘Muppets: Most Wanted’ sees the cast travel overseas with unfortunate consequences for our favourite amphibian hero, Kermit. Whist the troupe go on a sucessful European tour, poor Kermit is mistaken for uber villan Constantine, with whom he bears a striking resembalance. Mayhen ensues as The Muppets find thenselves caught up in an international crime caper which sees them travel through London, Berlin and Moscow.

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