Celine Dion Says That Muppets Are Alive

Rich Juzwiak · 03/21/14 05:16PM

Goofball with a golden voice Celine Dion (pictured above kissing an inanimate deer) probably doesn't believe that Miss Piggy is a real person, but she might! Dion is playing it extremely straight in the the press she's been doing for her cameo in Muppets Most Wanted. The pride and joy of Quebec said that her time on the movie's set was "beyond the honor" and marveled at "how alive they are" (meaning the Muppets, which are puppets):

Sarah Hedgecock · 03/17/14 01:52PM

[Kermit the Frog rings the the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on Monday. Stocks are now sharply higher in early trading. Image via Richard Drew/AP.]

Kermit the Frog Defies German Law

Caity Weaver · 04/25/12 06:51PM

America's worst ambassador, Kermit the Frog, has come under fire for violating German law after he appeared on television hawking the theatrical release of his film The Muppets.

Who Will Stop These Muppets from Tarnishing Fox News' Good Name?

Jim Newell · 01/30/12 03:05PM

The Muppets are liberal. No, they are communists. This, according to the Fox Business Network's Eric Bolling, who went on a spiel last month decrying the latest Muppet film's choice of villain — a greedy Texas oilman, a common stock villain in Hollywood motion pictures. And now the Muppets have publicly acknowledged their sharp commie biases, by making a joke about how terrible a television channel Fox News is.

Local News Covers Corruption Trial With Puppets

John Cook · 01/20/12 10:43AM

Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO's news cameras were shut out of the federal corruption trial of local county commissioner Jimmy Dimora. So they came up with a workaround: The Puppet"s Court. Each day, puppets—make that news-puppets—reenact the proceedings during the newscast, complete with a roving squirrel-reporter explaining the trial and wiretaps of muppet-like mobsters talking about hookers and genital warts. It's news your kids will love.

The Muppets Should Not Host the Oscars

Brian Moylan · 11/11/11 03:39PM

It's been a hell of a week for the Oscars: Brett Ratner quit, Eddie Murphy quit, and everyone had some bright ideas about who should host. Sadly, Brian Grazer and Billy Crystal were quickly hired. And even though the once and future king of the Oscars has been anointed, some of you people are still carrying on about the damn Muppets. Knock it off!

Sesame Street to Debut Impoverished Muppet

Richard Lawson · 10/05/11 11:32AM

The recession has come to Sesame Street, as the show plans to introduce us to a new Muppet named Lily, a little girl whose family struggles to afford food.

James Cameron Gets Ready to Make His Next Big Whatever

Richard Lawson · 10/15/10 03:38PM

And it's gonna be a big one. Also today: Some TV show announcements that will please both nerds and gays, and nerdy gays. The Muppets meet some friends. And the world's sexiest director lands another sexy project.

The Muppets Perform "Danny Boy"

Frank Cozzarelli · 03/17/10 05:04PM

A stirring rendition of "Danny Boy," brought to you by Beaker, Animal and the Swedish Chef. Beaker really hits those high notes! And Animal, as always, brings the visceral charm. I am welling up. Great job, guys.

Even Muppets Can't Please Internet Commenters

Elaine Moran · 02/10/10 01:26PM

Here, the beloved muppet Beaker tries his hand at YouTube by posting a video of himself playing "Dust in the Wind." Unfortunately for poor Beaker, behind every screen is a grammatically-challenged troll spewing vitriol.