Fact: Lady GaGa's Tv special with the characters of The Muppets is set to air in the U.S. on Thanksgiving (28Oct13). The 90-minute programme, titled Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular, was previously rumoured to be a Christmas (13) show, but it will instead debut on the American holiday and will feature the pop superstar performing a mix of her hits and festive classics with Jim Henson's puppets.
Fact: The Muppets star Jason Segel was on the same high school basketball team as sportsman Jason Collins, who became the first U.S. male professional athlete to 'come out' as gay on Monday (29Apr13). The two Jasons were teammates at Westlake Harvard High School in Studio City, California in 1996.
Quote: "I hope she grows up knowing that I love her very much and that all of my friends are not furry puppeted animals." The Muppets star Amy Adams fears her young daughter thinks she's personal friends with all the puppet stars.
Tweet: "Landed in NY and someone took my bag by mistake. He is going to be confused when he opens it and finds a Jason Segel Muppet." Funnyman Jason Segel, who stars in new movie The Muppets, suffered a luggage mix-up in New York on Sunday (13Nov11).
Fact: The oldest surviving puppets created by the late Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, are to go on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The museum will exhibit Henson's original Kermit the Frog, which has ping pong balls for eyes and was made from his mother's discarded green coat.
Fact: Penelope Cruz, WILL.I.AM, The Muppets and Gwyneth Paltrow will all unveil stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year (11), according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's newly-released calendar. Oprah Winfrey, Donald Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Latino supergroup Los Tigres Del Norte and Melissa Etheridge will also be among the class of 2011.
Fact: Opera star Katherine Jenkins will join tenor Andrea Bocelli for a duet on his upcoming TV special Andrea Bocelli And Friends Christmas Special, set to air in the U.S. in December (09). Other acts scheduled to perform are Natalie Cole, MARY J. BLIGE and The Muppets.