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Amy Adams 'Star-struck' By Muppets

Amy Adams was "star-struck" by the Muppets.The actress was thrilled to be cast in the famous puppets' new movie, but admits she was overwhelmed when she got close to the characters she had loved as...

M I -- Ghost Protocol Towers Above Rivals

Paramount's Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $25.8 million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday....

Box Office Slump Extends Into A Third Week

Any hope that the 2011 domestic box office might finally overtake 2010's vanished over the weekend as ticket sales fell well below predictions for the third week in a row. After strong spring and summer...

Mission Accomplished

Against the backdrop of another dismal weekend at the box office, Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol put in a top-notch performance as it opened in just 425 locations (mostly IMAX) with $13.6 million. The idea...

New Year's Eve Ain't No Valentine's Day

Last February, Sony's Valentine's Day , featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and a solid $56.3 million. Last weekend, New Year's Eve, featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and...

New Year's Eve Ball Falls With A Thud

Just when you thought the box office couldn't get any worse than it got last weekend, it got worse. After recording its lowest gross of the year last week, it set a new low of...

Box Office Worst Weekend Of The Year

The weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday lived up to its reputation as a lowpoint of the year at the box office. But this one was even lower than usual, beating even the weekend after the...

Fox Business Channel Accuses Hollywood Of Brainwashing Kids

The Fox Business Channel, which has been struggling to find an identity to differentiate itself from rivals CNBC and Bloomberg, may be borrowing one from its sibling, the Fox News Network. The channel's anchor Eric...

The Muppets Accused Of Brainwashing American Kids

Disney's new movie The Muppets starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams amongst others, has been accused of brainwashing the youth of America with liberal propaganda by the Fox Business Channel anchor Eric Bolling.The movie, which...

Twilight Breaking Dawn Tops Slow Box Office Weekend

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' has claimed the number one spot at the US box office for the third consecutive week. The movie - which stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor...

Muppets Fail To Break Breaking Dawn's Hold On First Place

Where's Oscar the Grouch when you need him? Many box-office forecasters had predicted that this would be the weekend when Disney's The Muppets took over first place from Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn...

Twilight Sequel Still The Tops At The U.s. Box Office

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is still a big hit in U.S. cinemas, keeping The Muppets off the top of the box office for another week.The Muppets were expected to take over...

No New Movies To Open Wide This Weekend

Given that the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday is notoriously lame at the box office, studios this year have tossed in the towel not one of them is opening a movie wide. Some have elected...

Thanksgiving Box Office Down

Moviegoers apparently didn't get the message that they were supposed to lift the box office to a new Thanksgiving Day record over the weekend. To be sure, they turned out in force, but not in...

Dawn Far From Dead In Second Week

There was still plenty of life in the undead over the Thanksgiving holiday, illustrated by the estimated $62.3 million that The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 brought in over the five-day period. The...

Lady Gaga Missed Out On The Muppets Cameo

Lady Gaga lost out on the chance to make her big screen debut in new family movie The Muppets after her cameo was cut from the final edit.The pop superstar, real name Stefani Germanotta, is...

Movie Reviews The Muppets

If George Lucas had been assigned the task of staging the motion-picture comeback of the Muppets, he might have done to them what he did to Yoda, his Star Wars character originally created in Jim...

Critics Give Thanks For 3 New Movies

At no time in memory have three films opened on the same day with as many positive reviews as those that are opening today. Critics are virtually unanimous in their praise of The Muppets, Hugo,...

Breaking Dawn Breaks Out; Happy Feet Broken

It did not earn as much in its opening weekend as some box-office pundits had predicted it would. It did not even set a domestic record for the franchise, but The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn,...

Producer's Muppet Mishap Led To Cut Cameo

The Muppets producer Todd Lieberman's cameo in the new movie was cut after he failed to get to grips with perfecting his puppetry.During one ensemble scene in the highly-anticipated return of Jim Henson's colourful characters,...

Tess Daly And Fearne Cotton To Introduce Gary Barlow Supergroup

Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton have launched the 31st live Children in Need show, the much-loved Bbc telethon that's raised hundreds of millions for charity since its beginnings in 1980. Joining them will be a...

Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

Ricky Gervais, Billy Crystal Or Chris Rock For Oscars Host?

Ricky Gervais appears to be leading the race to host the Oscars in 2012, by openly suggesting he would give Hollywood a "two for one offer" by helming both the Golden Globes and the Academy...

The Muppets Tipped To Host Oscars 2012

The Muppets have been backed to host the Oscars in February 2012 after the sensational exit of Eddie Muprhy and producer Brett Ratner. The comedic actor stepped down following the controversy surrounding Ratner's use of...

Brian Grazer To Produce The Oscars

Brian Grazer will produce next year's Oscars.The Hollywood filmmaker - who won a Best Picture Academy Award in 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' - has been drafted in to oversee the prestigious event after original...

Kasabian Wanted On Stage Puppets

Tom Meighan wanted Jim Henson's Creature Shop to design Kasabian's stage set.The group are preparing to go on the road in support of their latest LP 'Velociraptor!' and wanted the famous puppeteers - whose most...

Jason Segal: 'Muppets Movie Is The Coolest Thing Ever'

Jason Segel thinks the new 'Muppet' movie is "the coolest thing ever". The actor - who both stars in and wrote the script for the film - explained he is very proud that people recently...

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