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Celebrate the Muppets Most Wanted Premiere with the Best of the Swedish Chef

Celebrate the Muppets Most Wanted Premiere with the Best of the Swedish Chef

Originally posted 03/22/2014 04:30PM

Runaway chickens! Bouncing meatballs! Laugh at five cooking clips from the lovable Muppet

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When Kids Interview Muppets: 12 Adorable Questions, Answered | Muppets Most Wanted, The Muppets, Muppets

UpdatePosted 03/20/2014 06:15PM

When Kids Interview Muppets: 12 Adorable Questions, Answered

Originally posted 03/20/2014 12:00PM

The Muppets reunite once more for Muppets Most Wanted (in theaters Friday). This new caper finds the group trekking across Europe, taking their show on the road as a Kermit imposter (a thief named Constantine) frames the group for his elaborate heists.

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UpdatePosted 01/27/2014 03:00PM

What You Need to Know About Paul Williams, the Man Behind Daft Punk's Grammys Speech

Originally posted 01/27/2014 11:00AM

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What You Need to Know About Paul Williams, the Man Behind Daft Punk's Grammys Speech| Daft Punk, Grammy Awards 2014, Random Access Memories, Paul Williams Still Alive, The Muppets, Paul Williams
It's hard to make a speech with a robot helmet on your head. So Daft Punk were duly silent for most of the Grammys, allowing others to speak for them at the podium. During their acceptance speech for album of the year, a diminutive, unmasked man stepped up to the microphone with a pretty great opening line: "Back when I was drinking, I would imagine things that weren't there and I'd get frightened. Then I got sober and two robots called and asked me to make an album."

That man was Paul Williams, and while his appearance may have been a mystery to the average Grammy viewer, his work certainly isn't.

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See Lady Gaga and the Muppets Sing 'Applause' Together

UpdatePosted 11/27/2013 07:30AM

Lady Gaga Celebrates the Holidays with the Muppets

Originally posted 11/26/2013 08:00PM

Lady Gaga, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and more of the Muppets crew are ready to ham it up this Thanksgiving!

The "Do What U Want" singer, 27, posted to Instagram a sneak peek of the musical special, Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular, which will air Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET) on ABC.

The video features Gaga singing "Applause" with Kermit, Piggy, one of Gonzo's chickens and all other assorted Muppets bopping along. Watch the clip below.

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Snubs, What Snubs? PEOPLE Critic Takes on the Oscar Nods

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Oscar Nominations: PEOPLE Critic's Take

Originally posted 01/24/2012 02:00PM

Nominations are out for the 84th Academy Awards. Here is PEOPLE Magazine critic Alynda Wheat's take on what went down at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hugo?! Fine, Hugo.
Leading the pack with 11 nominations is Martin Scorsese's kids movie that's not actually for kids. I confess that I still don't get it. Technically, Hugo is a triumph (you'll notice that the vast majority of its nominations are for technical awards), and Scorsese's nod for Best Director is certainly justified. But as a movie-going experience I still think it's remarkably cold (lectures about film history don't really move me). For my money, it's still a race between the French silent film The Artist and The Descendants, starring George Clooney, who did get nominated and Shailene Woodley, who missed the cut. Which brings me to my next point:

Snubs? What snubs?
Okay, sure, Golden Globe nominee Woodley might be a tad disappointed, as might Albert Brooks (Drive), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and even Steven Spielberg, whose amazing animated The Adventures of Tintin didn't rate a Best Animated Film nod, and who wasn't on the Best Directors list, in spite of the fact that his War Horse is a Best Picture nominee. But are these omissions actually snubs? Not really.

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PHOTO: Angelina Jolie & Kids Go to See the Muppets | Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie & Kids Go to See the Muppets

Originally posted 12/04/2011 09:55AM

Kermit, Fozzie and Miss Piggy, please meet Angelina Jolie and son Pax, 8, and daughters Zahara, 6, and Shiloh, 5, who were out on a movie date in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon.

Their flick of choice? The family holiday hit The Muppets.

One witness at the Clearview Cinemas on East 62nd Street told PEOPLE that the concession-stand snacks of choice were five orders of popcorn, five cups of Sprite and one box of Twizzlers. (Another adult woman accompanied the group to the show.)

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How Miss Piggy Keeps the Paparazzi at Bay

Miss Piggy Keeps Paparazzi at Bay by Tossing Cupcakes

Originally posted 11/23/2011 08:00PM

In the Internet age, it's harder than ever for celebrities to avoid the prying cameras of the paparazzi – and no one knows that better than Miss Piggy.

"Sometimes they get a little bit too close," the porcine diva told PEOPLE during a recent interview at the Beverly Hilton. "It is not like they catch my bad side, because I don't have one. So that is never the problem. The problem is being seen with the wrong guy."

Piggy's new movie, The Muppets, opened Wednesday, and though it's brought her back in the spotlight, the star says her promotional tour has been "grueling."

"I am telling you, I have never worked so hard in my life," Miss Piggy says.

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QUOTED: Jason Segel Says Puppets Are Why He's Still Single | Jason Segel

Jason Segel: Puppets Are Why I'm Still Single

Originally posted 11/21/2011 05:30PM

"My house is packed with puppets. Like, everywhere. Thank God I have a slightly bigger house now, so I have one room that's sort of dedicated to puppets. But for a long time I lived in a one-bedroom apartment that was just crammed with puppets. It's why I'm still single."

The Muppets writer and star Jason Segel, 31, jokes with New York about looking for a lady

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara Hangs with Kermit the Frog at the Latin Grammys

Originally posted 11/15/2011 04:00PM



It's been a star-studded few weeks for the Muppets, who premiered their new film over the weekend.

But before the puppets descended on Hollywood, Kermit the Frog had his costars feeling green with envy after hanging with Modern Family star Sofia Vergara Thursday.

"OMG so many cute guys at the Latin Grammys!" she Tweeted, posting a photo of her and Miss Piggy's main man from her WhoSay account.

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