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Wednesday
Mar212012

The Muppets Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Muppets received the 2,466th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Tuesday, joining such fictional stars as Bugs Bunny, Godzilla, Mickey Mouse and The Simpsons on the historic sidewalk monument.

The late Jim Henson's famed fabric creations were enshrined in front of the El Capitan Theatre, where their induction ceremony was held.

Lisa Henson, Jim Henson's daughter, accepted the honor on her father's behalf -- and as the CEO of the Jim Henson Company.  She thanked, "the lovers, the dreamers and the fans," quoting the hit Muppets song "The Rainbow Connection."

After the event, she told ABC News Radio her dad would be proud, saying, "[H]e had a vision that The Muppets would continue for years and years, and that future generations would love them, and I think he'd be pleased and proud to know that it did transpire that way."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Feb022011

Drake and Rihanna, Gwyneth and Cee Lo to Perform at Grammys

Photo Courtesy - GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Drake and Rihanna will perform a duet at the Grammy Awards, while Cee Lo Green will take the stage to sing with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Muppets. 

It's unclear how the Muppets will be incorporated into the performance.  Paltrow and Green recently teamed up when they sang together on Saturday Night Live last month.

The new artists taking the Grammy stage join already-announced acts Eminem, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.  The Grammys air live February 13 on CBS.

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