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Americans are aware of animal cruelty on the set of The Hobbit and differ on whether Harrison Ford should play Han Solo again in Star Wars -- but few care about the Sesame Street puppeteer sex scandal, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Nov. 26 Entertainment Issues Poll of a representative cross-section of Americans by Penn Schoen Berland. Huge headlines about Kevin Clash, who resigned as Elmo on Sesame Street after accusations from a startlingly younger ex-lover, did surprisingly little damage to Elmo’s merchandising prospects. Even though 2/3 of those polled – and 3/4 of parents – had heard about

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