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  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' finds Kermit and company in a crime caper

     'Muppets Most Wanted' finds Kermit and company in a crime caper
    When Jim Henson's menagerie of talking animals and fish-throwing vaudevillians made their big-screen comeback in 2011's "The Muppets," Kermit the Frog and company faced down a greedy oil tycoon named Tex Richman to save their old theater from demolition....
  • New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'

     New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'
    What Maisie Knew Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13 It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
  • Influential Showbiz Attorney Irwin Russell Dead at 87

    Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell helped orchestrate the installment of Michael Eisner...
  • Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson

    Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson
    Longtime entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included Michael Eisner and Jim Henson, died Aug. 23 of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell, a New York native, is best known for working to get Eisner installed as chief executive...
  • Film Review: 'Drew: The Man Behind the Poster'

    From "Back to the Future" to "Star Wars," scour the most iconic hand-painted movie posters of the past half-century, and you're likely to find Drew Struzan's lower-case signature tastefully affixed to the images that set moviegoers' expectations alight...
  • ABC Sets Holiday Special with Lady Gaga and the Muppets

    Lady Gaga is teaming with the Muppets for a holiday special on ABC, the network confirmed today. "Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular" will feature Gaga performing songs from her new album "Artpop" with Muppet characters. Sir Elton John,...
  • Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills remade into design wonderland

    Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills remade into design wonderland
    With its saturated colors, chrome-plated furniture, pink feathery plumes and outrageous animal chairs (ghoulish octopus, goth rhinoceros), the latest makeover of Greystone Mansion into decorator show house isn’t exactly a lesson in try-this-at-...
  • Krafting a Life After Fox

    A little more than a year ago Robert Kraft, the president of Fox Music, announced he was leaving after 18 years in charge of one of the biggest music operations in Hollywood. He left the studio having supervised the scoring of such films as "Titanic,"...
  • Biographile a must-read for fans of bios, memoirs

    Biographile a must-read for fans of bios, memoirs
    For readers interested in biographies and memoirs, Biographile.com is a must-bookmark website. This publisher-agnostic site, maintained by Random House, includes reviews, roundups, breaking biography news and essays from historians and authors writing...
  • Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil

    Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil
    In the Greystone show house’s children's playroom inspired by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson, furniture designer Eric Brand stenciled “poor man's wood paneling” on the walls, a charming effect created with little more than...
  • Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland -- A Disney throw down

    Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland -- A Disney throw down
    Which U.S. Disney park reigns supreme? Loyal Walt Disney World fans balk at the idea of deigning to visit the, in their minds, inferior Disneyland. Meanwhile those loyal to the original Disney park may visit Florida's Disney World for its additional...
  • Jane Henson, Muppets collaborator, dies at 78

    Jane Nebel Henson, who collaborated with her husband, Jim Henson, in creating, designing and marketing the Muppets, died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut after battling cancer. She was 78. Her death was announced by the Jim Henson Co. The couple met...