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‘Sesame Street’ Set Gets Remodeled for Season 46

14 April 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The famously fleeced residents of “Sesame Street” are being treated to a remodel after 45 seasons.

Changes to the iconic neighborhood’s set include a new nest for Big Bird and a new community center. They are meant to offer young viewers a better sense of the Muppets’ homes.

“Anchoring our core characters in places around our neighborhood will help kids build an even deeper bond with our characters by better understanding who they are, where they live, and what they do,” Carol-Lynn Parente, executive producer of “Sesame Street,” said in a statement.

The redesign was helmed by Tony Award-winning set designer David Gallo. In addition to a more vibrant overall look, Gallo’s changes include: a new garden for Abby, a renovated Hooper’s Store with Cookie Monster dwelling upstairs, a rooftop sitting area, a newsstand and a new location for Oscar’s garbage can, (in addition to recycling bins »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Can 'Hand to God' sock it to the Tonys?

13 April 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Robert Askin’s dark comedy “Hand to God” opened last week with some of the strongest reviews of any show this season, and Steven Boyer is getting major Tony buzz for his dual role as a shy Texas teenager and his demonic sock-puppet alter ego, Tyrone. The boyish 32-year-old seems poised to challenge Broadway newbie Alex Sharp, who plays an autistic British teen in “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” for the Best Actor (Play) prize. (See all odds here) Who do you think will win this competitive category? Make the best predictions in our Tony nominations contest and you could win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.  -Break- Broadway has had a Big Bird-sized love affair with onstage puppetry ever since Julie Taymor’s “The Lion King” swept the savannah in 1998 with seven Tonys, including Best Musical. Then six years later, »

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Cookie meets Cookie as the worlds of 'Empire,' 'Sesame Street' and 'SNL' collide

11 April 2015 10:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With Taraji P. Henson hosting "Saturday Night Live" this week you might have expected a complete "Empire" parody, but the show did one better: they finally brought Cookie and Cookie together. That's right, Cookie Lyon made her way to "Sesame Street" to meet Cookie Monster and some of his friends including Big Bird, Mr. Snuffaluffagus, Bert and Ernie and more.  Major kudos to PBS and the Children's Television Workshop for making this happen even if it means some kids may not get the joke about Elmo's fate (eke!).  In any event, it's pretty great and we're still dying over Cookie's blunt reading of Mr. Snuffaluffagus. Check it out for yourself in the embedded clip below. For more on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" check out Ryan McGee's regular and quite popular recap. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Billy Eichner Takes David Letterman To The Streets Of New York

2 April 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In May, David Letterman will host his final episode of The Late Show before handing over CBS' flagship late night talk show to Stephen Colbert. With less than two months to go until his departure, Letterman needs to figure out what he'll do next, and that's where Billy Eichner comes in. The exuberant host of Billy on the Street has taken Letter to the streets of New York City, where passersby offer their opinions on what Letterman's next move should be.

In typical Billy on the Street fashion, Eichner gets right in his guests' faces and demands they offer all of their thoughts about David Letterman. He even receives from props himself from a few interviewees who know his work, though he quickly reminds them that "this is about David Letterman. It's not about me."

The last time we heard from Eichner, he was hanging out in a supermarket with »

- Sam Gutelle

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Nashville Recap: Red Letter 'Deyna'

1 April 2015 7:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fool me once, Nashville, shame on you.

Fool me twice — with the very development I’d been hoping for, a tangle of bare limbs, “babe” and bittersweet regret, wrapped in a wrinkled plaid blanket and laid before me like a very early, very naughty Christmas present — shame on me.

Delicious, delicious shame.

RelatedNashville Spring Concert Tour Performers and Dates Announced

I want to believe that this week’s episode represents a brave new start for Rayna and Deacon. I want it more than Mulder wanted Scully to believe in aliens, more than Big Bird wanted people to believe in Snuffleupagus, »

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American Idol Recap: I Don't Think You're Ready for This Kelly

1 April 2015 7:22 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Once you’ve tasted Marcus Samuelsson’s cooking or watched Matt Damon pummel an enemy with his bare hands (on the big screen, of course), it’s hard to get excited about watching some up-and-comer try to pull off an imitation. And that was my worry going into Kelly Clarkson Night on American Idol.

RelatedAmerican Idol: Advice, Caveats and Dream Set Lists for the Season 14 Top 9

I mean, we all knew the Season 1 champ and the woman whose pipes have pumped lifeblood into Fox’s reality singing franchise for 13 years was going to make a kick-awesome mentor. But »

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Watch: Fox's 'Weird Loners' Introduce a Dating App for 30-Somethings in Funny or Die Spoof

25 March 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Billy Eichner Yells at Michelle Obama and Big Bird for Funny or Die If you're in your mid-30s, suffering from body image issues and feeling the pressure to start a family, this Funny or Die spoof featuring the cast of the upcoming Fox comedy "Weird Loners" has a solution for you. Above, a group of actors gather to introduce "Sailed: A Dating App For Thirty-Somethings," which matches participants with activities -- watching Netflix, taking tennis lessons or, a personal favorite, "more sleep" -- rather than actual people. It also doesn't let you reject whoever (or, more accurately, whatever) you get matched with: As Zachary Knighton (Dave on "Happy Endings") explains, "It's supposed to be like that... you should be happy with what you get." Hilarious "pairings" abound here, as well as some astute commentary on being of-a-certain-age. Watch the full video above, and be on the lookout for "Weird. »

- David Canfield

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Build Better Brows: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Precise and Painless Tweezing

20 March 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You may never have legendary eyebrows like Cara Delevigne, Jennifer Connelly or Brooke Shields, but that doesn't mean you have to go out like Oscar the Grouch, either. For the best way to define these face framers, Diy style, follow our step-by-step guide for how to tweeze the perfect brow. Get the right tools: Collect cotton, a calming toner, a spoolie brush and a sharp pair of slant-edge tweezers to do the job. It may be tempting to use whatever pair of tweezers that may be around, but a pair from a cheap manicure kit—and the lack of control they bring—is not your friend. Soften the skin: Tweezing dry skin can exacerbate bleeding and increase the ouch-factor. Instead, swipe on rosewater with a cotton »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Star in a Movie Version of Fraggle Rock

20 March 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get ready for a whole new generation of Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs. A movie version of the beloved 1980s live-action puppet TV series Fraggle Rock is in the works, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to produce and star in the film, Variety reports. A movie version has been in the works for a decade, but Gordon-Levitt's involvement represents a major boost for the project - the actor, 34, is a longtime fan of Jim Henson's characters. "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock," he told Variety. "Jim Henson's »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Star in a Movie Version of Fraggle Rock

20 March 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get ready for a whole new generation of Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs. A movie version of the beloved 1980s live-action puppet TV series Fraggle Rock is in the works, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to produce and star in the film, Variety reports. A movie version has been in the works for a decade, but Gordon-Levitt's involvement represents a major boost for the project - the actor, 34, is a longtime fan of Jim Henson's characters. "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock," he told Variety. "Jim Henson's »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star In And Produce Live-Action Fraggle Rock Movie

20 March 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Gobo, Red, Travelling Matt, Barkley, The Trash Heap -- You remember Fraggle Rock right? Well, just in case you weren't an '80s kid, it was a musical puppet series which followed the adventures of a bunch of cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles and their little construction worker pals the Doozers. It really was a great show, and still has a pretty big fanbase that happens to include Joseph Gordon-Levitt. According to Variety, the Sin City: A Dame To Kill For actor is set to produce a live-action adaptation of the series, and star in it too. Here's what he had to say in a statement: “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock.’ Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. »

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'Fraggle Rock' Movie Details

20 March 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will dance his cares away in the "Fraggle Rock" movie.

The actor will star in and produce a movie version of the beloved Jim Henson-created children's series, which debuted in 1983.

"The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on 'Sesame Street,' and then on 'Fraggle Rock,'" the actor said in a statement. "Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood. ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt heading to Fraggle Rock

20 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to produce and star in a feature film adaptation of the classic Jim Henson children’s series Fraggle Rock, which is being developed by New Regency and The Henson Company.

“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock,” states Gordon-Levitt. “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood. Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”

Co-produced by Television South, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO and Henson Associates, Fraggle Rock debuted on TV in 1983 and ran for 96 episodes across five seasons. »

- Gary Collinson

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce and star in Fraggle Rock movie

20 March 2015 2:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in and produce the upcoming live-action Fraggle Rock movie.

The Dark Knight Rises actor will work alongside New Regency, The Henson Co and Lisa Henson on producing the film, reports Variety.

The adaptation of the television series, which was created by the late Jim Henson, has been in the pipeline for nearly a decade now.

Fraggle Rock, which first aired in 1983, focused on a group of Muppet-like creatures called Fraggles who spend their lives exploring and playing together.

Gordon-Levitt spoke of his delight at joining the project, saying: "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, surprising, and wise.

"From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I've never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce and star in Fraggle Rock movie

20 March 2015 2:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in and produce the upcoming live-action Fraggle Rock movie.

The Dark Knight Rises actor will work alongside New Regency, The Henson Co and Lisa Henson on producing the film, reports Variety.

The adaptation of the television series, which was created by the late Jim Henson, has been in the pipeline for nearly a decade now.

Fraggle Rock, which first aired in 1983, focused on a group of Muppet-like creatures called Fraggles who spend their lives exploring and playing together.

Gordon-Levitt spoke of his delight at joining the project, saying: "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, surprising, and wise.

"From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I've never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, »

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Update: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in a 'Fraggle Rock' Movie

19 March 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Movies Chat is our new work-in-progress chat show hosted by Movies.com Managing Editor Erik Davis. Each month we'll release multiple episodes that feature 15-20 minute conversations with some of the web's most notable movie experts. Update: 3/19/2015: It's been nearly three years since we've heard any worthwhile news about a Fraggle Rock movie, but now we've got something big to report: Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in the movie. Here's what he had to tell Variety about the project: “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood...

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Fraggle Rock movie signs up Joseph Gordon-Levitt

19 March 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock is coming to the big screen - and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the first to join the cast...

By the time he finally retires from film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be able to look back on a varied and extensive body of work, that already shows real evidence of being willing to take a few tonal turns here and there. This is the latest.

Right now, he's developing the planned Sandman movie, in a producer role (although he's expected to star, and may well direct). But news now lands that he's also set to start in the long-mooted big screen debut for the late Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock.

Variety broke the news of Gordon-Levitt's casting, and quoted him as saying that "Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I »

- simonbrew

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie

19 March 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A film adaptation of the singing-and-dancing puppet series “Fraggle Rock” from the 1980s has gained a friend in actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight Rises”), who will produce and star in the film for New Regency with The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson. “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,'” Gordon-Levitt said in a statement. “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising and wise. From Oscar the Grouch to Yoda to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, »

- Deborah Day

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'Fraggle Rock' Movie Lands Joseph Gordon-Levitt

19 March 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to both star in and produce Fraggle Rock: The Movie, nearly three and a half years after New Regency picked up the rights back in October 2011. The project has been in various stages of development for nearly a decade, with The Jim Henson Company first announcing the feature film back in October 2006. We last reported on the adaptation in October 2012, when screenwriters James Ward Byrkit and Alex Manugian signed on to write the screenplay.

It isn't immediately clear what role Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play in Fraggle Rock: The Movie quite yet. The actor will produce alongside The Henson Company's Lisa Henson. Here's what Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to say about Fraggle Rock: The Movie in a statement.

"The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, »

- MovieWeb

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'Fraggle Rock' Back to Life, Now with Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring

19 March 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Before becoming the big star that he is today, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a child actor, and he had roles in films geared towards younger audiences, such as Beethoven (a bit part), Angels in the Outfield, and 10 Things I Hate About You. And now he's heading back to more family friendly fare as Variety reports Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in the new film adaptation of Jim Henson's classic puppet series Fraggle Rock set up at New Regency. This is a project that has been stuck in development hell for nearly 10 years, but with someone like Gordon-Levitt attached, this could finally come together and get made. Gordon-Levitt sounds pretty excited about the project saying: "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock.' Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. »

- Ethan Anderton

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