Miss Piggy and Kermit aren't letting their break-up interrupt their TV career.
Since their shocking split earlier this year, Miss Piggy and Kermit seem to be getting along fine as friends. Of course, they have no choice really; they still have to work alongside each other on 'The Muppets'. But they've still managed to make light of their problems in a parody of Adele's 'Hello' video.
Miss Piggy and Kermit's Adele parody
Both Muppets appear in the black and white 'Hello' snippet as part of the promotion for the upcoming season of the new series of 'The Muppets'. The skit aired at the American Music Awards, and, it has to be said, Miss Piggy's take on Adele is on point with everything from the doleful eyes to the windswept hair.
Continue reading: Miss Piggy Channels Adele In 'Hello' Parody At American Music Awards
Miss Piggy is moving on following her break up from Kermit the Frog last month.
Miss Piggy appears to have moved on swiftly following her shock break-up from Kermit the Frog last month. ‘The Muppet’s’ star’s new man is none other than Hunger Games hottie Liam Hemsworth, who flaunted the pair’s blooming relationship on Instagram, telling Kermit ‘sorry not sorry’.
Continue reading: Liam Hemsworth Joins 'The Muppets' As Miss Piggy's New Man!
The Brooklyn Museum in New York will be honouring the long-time Muppets star with the Sackler Center First Award on Thursday evening (June 4th).
Miss Piggy has delighted viewers for decades, but now she’s being honoured by the Brooklyn Museum’s center for feminist art with the Sackler Center First Award.
She’ll be receiving the award in New York on Thursday night, thus joining previous recipients like Sandra Day O’Connor, Susan Stroman and Toni Morrison.
Reacting to the news, the Muppet said “Moi is thrilled, but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Centre First Award. It is truly wonderful to be celebrated and share this honour with fellow legends, role models, and pioneers of female fabulosity. We rock!”
Continue reading: Miss Piggy To Receive Feminist Award From Brooklyn Museum
A bakery in Northern Ireland has prompted a debate about gay marriage and equality after it refused to create a cake with a icing picture of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie complete with the slogan 'support gay marriage".
A Northern Ireland bakery has been contacted by the government and is facing legal action after it refused to create a cake with an image of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie and the words "support gay marriage" on the icing. There has long been controversy surrounding the sexual orientation of the Sesame Street characters, which whilst an interesting point, isn't exactly the issue here.
Ernie and Bert have sparked debate in Northern Ireland.
Upstaged? No matter.
Despite enjoying a starring role in the new Muppets movie, Most Wanted, Ricky Gervais felt second best to Kermit, Piggy and the rest of his fuzzy co-stars – and like every star that has performed with them, he felt utterly upstaged. That’s just a rite of passage in showbiz, though.
“I knew it was going to happen. I knew from day one ... It's funny because the first thing that worried me in the script is the song and dance number. I'm OK at singing, I'm a failed pop star,” he explained, referencing his young years in which he attempted to make it in the music industry.
Continue reading: Not Even Ricky Gervais Could Steal The Limelight From Those Muppets
The Muppets Most Wanted is taking cinemas by storm.
With their new movie taking global cinemas by storm, The Muppets have been out on the press trail chatting to journalists and keeping them laughing. When asked about the experience of shooting this action-comedy-musical sequel, Kermit says, "We had a lot of fun." But Miss Piggy takes it further: "We had exactly 2.7 times the fun. Drama, comedy, music, romance and lots of close-ups of me!"
Tina Fey and Kermit in 'The Muppets Most Wanted'
In the film, Kermit is kidnapped and sent to a Siberian gulag, swapped for look-alike evil frog Constantine. But Kermit doesn't see the resemblance at all. "I don't understand why people think all frogs look alike," he says. "We're both green but that's where the similarity ends. And Constantine isn't as bad as he seems."
Continue reading: The 'Muppets Most Wanted' Meet The Press
Was it ever going to be anything but delightfully hilarious and seriously silly? Well, nearly...
It must be difficult to follow 2011’s The Muppets, featuring Amy Adams and Jason Segal in a musical that delighted critics and fans alike. And Muppets Most Wanted certainly fell victim to that pressure early on, but a recent surge of positive reviews have seen the Ricky Gervais-starring film garner a more than respectable average on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Muppets and Gervais out for dinner in Muppets Most Wanted
The film sees The Muppets embarking upon a world tour, hitting the iconic cities in Europe like Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. Things aren’t running smoothly for long, though, as the fuzzy friends find themselves embroiled in the middle of an international crime syndicate headed by Constantine, who’s the World's Number One Criminal, and just so happens to be the spitting image of Kermit the Frog.
The majority of critics praise the new Muppets big-screen adventure, citing the decision to make a sequel of 2011's film as the correct move.
The latest Muppets adventure, 'The Muppets Most Wanted,' is only days away from hitting theatres across the globe, and as anticipation is building, so is the film's expectations, especially as its 2011 predecessor was such a commercial success.
'The Muppets Most Wanted' is a sequel to the 2011 version
Like most big-screen Muppet spectacles, a cast of well-established actors joins the lovable group, but this ensemble cast could be the most talented yet.
The Muppets Most Wanted: Will we have to decide for ourselves!? Oh no!
The last outing for The Muppets on the big screen saw Amy Adams and Jason Segal lauded for their all-singing, all-dancing exploits. Most Wanted picks up directly from the 2011 musical, but has it managed to recapture the magic of its predecessor? The critics are unsure. Some reviews are lovely and doting; some border on insulting. So to give you a fair and balanced cross section of opinion on the new Muppets film, here are three examples of the good, the bad, and the not so good or bad.
Ricky Gervais stars in Muppets Most Wanted
John Henson, the son of the late 'The Muppets' creator Jim Henson, has died at the age of 48.
The son of The Muppets and Sesame Street creator Jim Henson, John Henson, has died suddenly at the age of 48.
The Jim Henson Company posted the sad news on their Facebook page on Saturday (15th February). The statement said Henson had died suddenly of a "massive heart attack" on Friday (14th February).
The full statement read: "It is with great sadness that we confirm that John Henson, son of Jim and Jane Henson and brother to Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather, died at age 48 of a sudden massive heart attack on Friday, February 14, while at home with his daughter. John served as a shareholder and board member of The Jim Henson Company. He leaves two daughters, Katrina (15) and Sydney (10) and his wife Gyongyi. A private service is being planned."
The lucky Miss Piggy will wear a bespoke Vivienne Westwood dress on her big day.
Vivienne Westwood has designed a custom wedding dress of porcine proportions for Miss Piggy. The star of The Muppets will wear the stunning white gown when she finally weds the love of her life, Kermit the Frog, at the iconic Tower of London in the upcoming movie.
Miss Piggy Will Wed Kermit The Frog In This Stunning, Bespoke Vivienne Westwood Gown.
The British designer was commissioned to create a unique gown in a romantic style fitting for the high-maintenance diva. Westwood and her team certainly excelled on the brief, designing an extravagant Long Ivory Court wedding gown, with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles, and accessorised with an elegant ivory tulle veil.
Continue reading: Vivienne Westwood Designs Miss Piggy's Wedding Dress, And It's Fabulous
The Muppets return to the big screen next month with their latest outing 'Muppets: Most Wanted'
'Muppets:Most Wanted'. the latest Muppets big screen adventure is heading to cinemas on March 21st, and is promising to be just as fantastically funny as the its 2011 predecessor. Most recently we've seen some excellent teaser spots which have poked fun at the awards season as well as twitter culture and given little away about the movie itself. With a plot that promises to ensure maximum laughs, a great cast of comedy co-stars and some wonderful and unexpected celebrity cameos, 'Muppets: Most Wanted' looks like everything we could have hoped for from our favourite cast of puppets.
Ricky Gervais stars alongside The Muppets in 'Muppets: Most Wanted'
The Muppets are coming to Europe! Yes ‘Muppets: Most Wanted’ sees the cast travel overseas with unfortunate consequences for our favourite amphibian hero, Kermit. Whist the troupe go on a sucessful European tour, poor Kermit is mistaken for uber villan Constantine, with whom he bears a striking resembalance. Mayhen ensues as The Muppets find thenselves caught up in an international crime caper which sees them travel through London, Berlin and Moscow.
Continue reading: Anticipating 'The Muppets: Most Wanted': Can It Better The First Movie?
Benedict Cumberbatch hung out with the Sesame Street gang.
Benedict Cumberbatch is without doubt one of the world's most in-demand actors following strong turns in 12 Years a Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate and of course Sherlock, though even he appeared impressed with meeting the cast of Sesame Street.
Benedict Cumberbatch Met The Muppets on Sesame Street
The British actor appeared in a video with a couple of Muppets posted on PBS's YouTube channel on Tuesday (February 4, 2014). With the help of Count Von Count and Murray Monster, Cumberbatch explained how to count up four apples and three oranges.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Hits The Big Time, Meets The 'Sesame Street' Gang
The Muppets sequel promises to be as brilliant as the first.
The full length trailer has just been released for The Muppets Most Wanted and boy, it looks like a thrill ride of a movie. The sequel to 2011's hugely successful The Muppets will see the furry gang plus some high-profile actors unite to take Kermit and Co. on a globe-trotting, crime-solving trip around the world.
Kermit...Or The Evil Constantine?
Filmed at London's Pinewood Studios, the plot follows Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and friends as they bask in the flow of their successful theatre tour. Things are peachy for the team until Kermit's evil doppelganger Constantine and his sneaky sidekick steal priceless jewels and the real Kermit becomes embroiled in a potentially career-destroying jewellery heist.
The Muppets will be back in 2014. Here's some stills and the exciting teaser trailer to keep you going.
The release date may be a year away but The Muppets have dropped a new trailer to their upcoming, globe-trotting sequel, Muppets Most Wanted.
The one minute-long teaser trailer gives a glimpse of the glam and razzmatazz we can expect from the team. We're given hints of Ricky Gervais', P Diddy, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey's characters. We see the latter as a strict Russian war camp commander with a penchant for disco dancing which will certainly make for exciting and hilarious viewing.
Muppets Most Wanted Is Set To Raise The Roof For The Second Time.
One story dominated this week's news - it was, of course, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton giving birth to the future King of England.
King George? Of course, we had to start with the birth of the future King, the son of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The world's cameras were focused squarely on a hospital in London this week, where the royal couple gave the first glimpse of their baby son. But is he called George? Check out our list of possibilities!
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Kermit and Miss Piggy were among the first to congratulate Kate Middleton and Prince William on the birth of their child.
The Muppets have congratulated Kate Middleton and Prince William on the birth of the royal baby. Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog star in a video that hit the web on Tuesday (July 23, 2013), with the former hinting that she may be ready for a little royal sprog of her own.
"Oh Kermie! Isn't it exciting Kate is a mummy, Prince William is a daddy - and there's a new baby boy!" says Miss Piggy, "Kind of makes you want to have a Royal child of your own. oh come on, can't you just hear the little pitter patter of tadpole feet?" she asks.
"Tadpoles don't have feet," comes Kermit's blunt reply, before he runs off screen for no apparent reason.
"It's a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the '60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog - no panthers, even pink ones - along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs," the film's director James Bobin said in a statement. Gervais will play the sidekick to villain Constantine; Fey will assume the role of prison guard Nadya. And Modern Family actor Ty Burrell will play an Interpol agent. Sounds like fun. The Hollywood studio in charge, Walt Disney, said "The Muppets ... Again!," a follow-up to "The Muppets," is set to be released in theatres on March 21, 2014.
Bret McKenzie will once again be on musical duties - he won an Oscar for his song 'Man or Muppet' for the last film. 'The Muppets' made more than $100 million at the global box office, so the sequel will have a lot to live up to, but given the popularity of the characters, and the star-added value in Gervais, Fey and Burrell, we're sure it'll trump all Muppet records.