Entries in Muppets (3)


'Sesame Street' Introduces Poverty-Stricken Muppet in New Special

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Sesame Street will debut a poverty-stricken Muppet in a primetime special airing Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time on PBS.

The hot pink Muppet, Lily, is a member of a family that struggles with food insecurity, according to Entertainment Weekly. Her story is part of the special's goal to raise awareness of the fight against hunger in the United States.

Growing Hope Against Hunger will feature country singer Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams Paisley.

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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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Lady Gaga to Be in New 'Muppet' Movie? 

Photo Courtesy - Streamline Records(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga once wore a coat made out of Kermit the Frog dolls, and she took the real Kermit as her date to the MTV Video Music Awards.  So maybe it's not so surprising that there's talk she may appear in the upcoming Muppet movie, which is due out next Christmas.

The movie industry publication Production Weekly sent out a tweet late last week that said, "hearing [actors] Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski and Ed Helms may be in in Lady Gaga's entourage for The Muppets."

If these actors are going to be in Gaga's entourage, then it stands to reason that Gaga herself might appear in the project.

According to published reports, actor Jason Segel, who's writing the movie and starring in it, has already said that in the film, Miss Piggy has become "a Lady Gaga-esque character living in Europe."

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