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The Muppets Are Heading to the Smithsonian

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No, this is not some new plot-line to "The Muppets ... Again!" That's still taking place over in Europe with Tina Fey as some Russian femme fatale and Miss Piggy in a wedding dress and such. This is real life.

To celebrate the would-be 77th birthday of Muppets creator Jim Henson, who passed in 1990 but whose work very much still lives on to entertain and educate the youth, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has has accepted a donation of several Muppet-centric puppets and props to put on display within its American Stories exhibit. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Laughing Squid

The 35 Best Movie Cameos of All Time

This is the End Columbia Pictures

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have assembled a Murderer's Row of comedy heavy-hitters to provide cameos as themselves — including Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Emma Watson and Rihanna — in their new apocalyptic satire, "This is the End."

That's a buncha muncha cruncha cameos, but how do they stack up among the greatest ever perpetrated? We're counting down 35 surprise appearances in movies that pleased and shocked us ... and left us wanting more. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Miss Piggy Is Getting Married

Disney

This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. But this Miss Piggy? Well, forget that wee wee wee crap, because according to the BBC, she's about to put a ring on it in the upcoming sequel "The Muppets... Again!"

But just who is she marrying? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: BBC

Michael Caine Reveals Illicit Affair with Miss Piggy

Jim Henson

DVD commentary tracks are really hit or miss. Sure, sometimes you luck out and get one that's kind of fun and interesting, but most of the time, though, it's just some bored star droning on about nothing. All in all, it's no wonder that most people don't even bother listening to the commentary tracks.

If you're one of those people, though, we've got one commentary track that you seriously won't want to miss. Because where else are you going to get to hear about Michael Caine banging a muppet? Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Screen Junkies

Ricky Gervais Will Try to Upstage 'The Muppets'

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Hey, if anyone can do it, it might be everyone's favorite former Golden Globes host.

The man who once ran "The Office" is in talks to get things started as the human star of the still-untitled "Muppets" sequel, according to Heat Vision.

The details of Gervais' character, like those of the sequel's plot itself, are being kept under wraps, though it's known that he would be playing a lead role equivalent to that of Jason Segel's in the original "Muppets." There's no word on whether this role will require Gervais to sing, though we can't imagine director James Bobin would allow anything otherwise. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Heat Vision

Ty Burrell Is a 'Muppet' of a Man

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Ty Burrell is on the case of another great Muppet caper in the making.

The "Modern Family" star (who certainly possesses Muppet-like attributes, and we mean that in the nicest way possible) has signed on to be one of the human characters in the still-untitled "Muppets" sequel, according to Heat Vision.

The sequel moves the action right along from America to Europe, creating speculation that the film's plot will involve some sort of international intrigue, a la "The Great Muppet Caper" (1981). The theory is further fueled by one of the main human characters being a still-uncast Russian femme fatale ... and an Interpol agent, to be played by Burell. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Heat Vision

'Dark Knight,' 'Muppets,' 'Chronicle' Tease Up Golden Trailer Awards

The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros.

The fine art of the movie trailer — the sneak peek that can make or break a movie months before it even hits theaters — has been honored once again.

The 13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards were held on Thursday, May 31, and both Batman and the Muppets proved to be big winners this year. The "Chant" trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" took home the awards for Best in Show, Best Action and Summer 2012 Blockbuster Trailer as it promised a haunting final chapter to Christopher Nolan's Gotham City chronicles. On the lighter side, the "Their Movie" trailer for "The Muppets" won Best Animation/Family. Get More »

Q&A: 'Muppets' Star Walter on Newfound Fame, Lunch Plans

Walter
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Zach Galifianakis, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Manny from "Modern Family" … With cameos from these folks and more, plus stars Jason Segel and Amy Adams, "The Muppets" had star power to spare.

But it was a little felt fella named Walter who may have made the biggest impression in the holiday hit.

Or at the very least, proved the most impressive whistler.

With "Muppets" hitting DVD and Blu-ray, we asked the man-or-muppet about hitting it big. Get More »

Filed Under: Interviews

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Muppets' and More

The Muppets
Disney

This week: Rooney Mara deservedly earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of gothic computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's English-language remake of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," which co-stars a very un-Bondlike Daniel Craig.

Also new is Kermit's comeback in "The Muppets," Jonah Hill in the comedy "The Sitter," Gary Oldman in the spy thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," and the Blu-ray debut of the violent Japanese phenomenon "Battle Royale." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray

Enter for the Chance to Win 'The Muppets' Blu-ray Autographed by Kermit & Miss Piggy

Disney

It's a hard-knocks life for furry little guys who can't speak for themselves. But the Muppets have beaten the odds with their box-office hit last year and it's only right to celebrate their long-overdue comeback.

Jason Segel stars in "The Muppets" alongside his puppet bro, Walter, who dreams of meeting his childhood heroes. When they find out an oil tycoon is intent on bringing the Muppet empire down, it's up to Walter to reunite the famous gang and put on one last show to raise enough money to keep the studio from becoming a new home for an oil rig.

To celebrate the movie's home video release on March 20, we're giving away "The Muppets" Wocka Wocka Value Pack to three lucky readers. The pack includes the Blu-ray, DVD, a digital copy and a download code for the upbeat soundtrack ... all autographed by Kermit and Miss Piggy!  Better shoot us an email fast before they're all Gonzo. Get More »

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