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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...

Jason Segal: 'The Muppets Was Very Labour Intensive'

Jason Segal was "surprised" at how "labour-intensive" working on 'The Muppets' was.The 31-year-old star - who appears alongside Amy Adams as one of the main human characters in the forthcoming film with Miss Piggy and...

Rockers Record Renditions Of Muppet Music

Rockers Weezer, Paramore and Evanescence will all appear on a special new collaboration album - celebrating the songs made famous by The Muppets.The Green Album features a host of bands paying tribute to the furry...

Amy Adams Flattered By Kermit Invite

Amy Adams agreed to take part in 'The Muppets' after Kermit the Frog asked her. The actress appears alongside Jason Segal in the new movie based on Jim Henson's creatures and while she has always...

Jason Segal Wants To Do 'Justice' To Muppets

Jason Segel wanted to make sure he did "justice" to 'The Muppets' legacy.The actor - who both stars in and wrote the script for 'The Muppets' - admits he was under pressure to get it...

Mick Jagger To Perform At Grammys

Sir Mick Jagger is to perform at the Grammys for the first time.The Rolling Stones frontman is to take to the stage at the 53rd Grammy Awards on February 13 as part of a special...

Nicki Minaj Will Present Grammy Award

Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez will present prizes at this year's Grammy Awards.The 'Check It Out' singer and the Disney starlet are among the star names who will hand out accolades at the star-studded bash...

Paltrow & Muppets For Grammy Gig With Green?

GWYNETH PALTROW and CEE LO GREEN are set to team up with THE MUPPETS for a fun-filled duet at the Grammy Awards show later this month (Feb11), according to U.S. reports.The unlikely pair hit the...

Gwyneth Paltrow And Muppets To Sing At Grammys

Gwyneth Paltrow is to perform with The Muppets and Cee Lo Green at the Grammy Awards.The actress and the soul singer are teaming up with the puppet characters, which includes Kermit the Frog and Miss...

Jack Black Compares Muppets Movie To Being John Malkovich

Jack Black has compared the new 'Muppets' movie to 'Being John Malkovich.The actor and comedian - who is set to appear as himself in the 2011 film - explained the upcoming movie, penned by his...

Will Ferrell And Galafianakis Set For Political Comedy Film

Will Ferrell and Zach Galafianakis have signed up to work on an unnamed political comedy.The Hollywood comedians will film the project - due for release during the US 2012 presidential elections - next year, with...

Jane Lynch Joins Muppets Movie

Jane Lynch has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney 'Muppets' movie. The 'Glee' star - who plays the scheming cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the musical comedy -will portray a prison guard in the...

Reese Witherspoon To Receive Fame Star

Reese Witherspoon is to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The 'Legally Blonde' star is one of 30 new famous faces who will be immortalised on Hollywood Boulevard, along with actresses Gwyneth Paltrow,...

Jason Segal In Next Muppet Movie

Jason Segal has signed up to the next 'Muppets' movie. The 30-year-old actor will play the human lead in the puppet story, which is to be directed by James Bobin - who has previously worked...

West Teams Up With Muppets For Tour

Rapper KANYE WEST will be joined by a team of puppets for his forthcoming U.S. tour with help from the company founded by THE MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON. The Stronger hitmaker has promised fans the...

The Muppets Eye Movie Stardom Again

The world's favourite puppets, THE MUPPETS, are making a return to the big screen. The colourful characters, who were created by puppeteer Jim Henson's workshop, made their debut on U.S. TV show Sesame Street in...

Muppets Dad Henson Set For Biopic

THE MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON's life is to be turned into a new movie. The late puppeteer, filmmaker and entertainment mogul will be brought back from the dead in Henson. Filmmaker Penny Marshall is a...

Movie Reviews: Death At A Funeral

It's not often these days that comedies are described as farce. But the term is used by most of the critics writing about Frank Oz's Death at a Funeral. The director, best known for providing...

Weinsteins Land Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Et Al

The Walt Disney Co. may now own the rights to Kermit and Miss Piggy, but Bob and Harvey Weinstein -- Disney's old nemeses -- now own the rights to distribute the shows featuring Elmo, Cookie...

No Quiet Wedding For Sugababe Heidi

British TV presenter DAVE BERRY is making sure his future wedding to pop star girlfriend HEIDI RANGE will be a day to remember - he wants the SCISSOR SISTERS and THE MUPPETS to play at...

The Muppets Get Raunchy

THE MUPPETS creators are staging a cheeky puppet show for adults only at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe festival this year (06). JIM HENSON'S PUPPET IMPROV, led by the late Henson's son BRIAN, are already staging more...

Knoxville Slates Kermit

JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE was an unusual child - he hated THE MUPPETS. Badboy Knoxville was a fan of rival children's programme SESAME STREET, favouring THE COUNT and MR SUNFFALUFFAGUS to Kermit and the rest...

Miss Piggy To Judge Muppet Idol

Classic puppet show THE MUPPETS is making a comeback - after a talent contest is held to audition for a brand new member. Hosted my KERMIT THE FROG and judged by MISS PIGGY and...

Henson's Creature Shop Threatened

JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP in London faces closure, because movie makers are turning their backs on the UK after the removal of tax incentives there. The workshop has been responsible for creating the characters...

Ashanti Lands New Movie Role

R+B sensation ASHANTI is branching out further as an actress after signing on to join the cast of new revenge comedy JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE. The pretty singer, who teamed up with THE MUPPETS...

There's No Place Like Home For Ashanti In Muppets' Oz

ASHANTI and QUENTIN TARANTINO are to be the unlikely stars of THE MUPPETS' adaptation of classic movie THE WIZARD OF OZ. R+B star Ashanti will play aspiring performer DOROTHY GALE in the remake, who...

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