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We've finally gotten to the bottom of the Joan Rivers and Miss Piggy feud. As you know, the Fashion Police queen ended up falling into a cake on Friday at the QVC Red Carpet event when she and Miss Piggy got into explosive scuffle. It turns out the two were besties back in the '70s, but things soured when Piggy was cast over Joan in The Muppet Show, according to Behind the Feud, a new documentary exclusively released to E! News. "Tupac and Biggie, Stalin and Trotsky, Diane Sawyer and Grumpy Cat, this was bigger than all of those," says Sarah Silverman, who appears in Behind the Feud along with Jane Lynch, Gene Simmons and Melissa Rivers. They seemed to have smoothed things over in »
Jonathan Groff attends the Queer Brunch at Sundance.
Overstock.com Co-President Reacts To Exec Jon Johnson‘s Statements Calling For Religious Protections Against Lgbt
Insane lady says insane thing.
Here’s the first trailer for Wgn’s Salem, which is about witches or something.
Seriously, why is he new to me?
Via Towleroad comes these tweets from Goldie Hawn, apologizing for her “meeting the wonderful President of Nigeria” tweet. »
One of the rare EGOTs -- a winner in the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys -- Rita Moreno still "has it."
The veteran talent left no doubt upon accepting the Life Achievement honor Saturday (Jan. 18) at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Gulld Awards, regaling the audience with humor, song and even a touch of profanity in her speech.
Presenter and longtime Moreno friend Morgan Freeman opened the tribute by noting her varied performing gifts, adding that she "broke through racial and sexual barriers" professionally, with her human-rights activism also noted in a filmed profile that offered clips from projects as diverse as "West Side Story" and "The Ritz" to TV's "The Muppet Show" and "Oz."
As Freeman -- with whom Moreno had appeared on "The Electric Company" -- then took "greater than great pleasure" in inviting Moreno up from her seat, she jogged around the stage and raised her arms in victory. »
Rita Moreno received the Life Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18.
If you didn't know, Moreno is only one of eleven EGOTs -- she's received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. She won an Oscar as Anita in "West Side Story," Emmys for "The Muppet Show" and "The Rockford Files," a Tony for "The Ritz," and a Grammy for best recording on "The Electric Company."
There are only 11 EGOTs. And as far as we know, she's the only Egot to have sung with Animal.
Here's some clips from some of those award-winning performances, because we love Rita Moreno, and you should too.
We have to start with "West Side Story" and "America." Work that dress, Rita. There is nothing better:
As Sister Peter Marie, Moreno sings on "Oz":
Lastly, a two-fer. Rita and Morgan Freeman, »
Rita Moreno high-kicked, sang and acted her way into the pantheon of performers to become one of only nine living Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners.
But it's Moreno's less flashy work, as a mensch, that has her colleagues bestowing their top honor: the Life Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, airing live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18.
In an hour-long interview with Zap2it, Moreno, 82, talks about her volunteer work and career that took her to Broadway at 13, and to movies, where she never landed the sort of roles she knew she could do.
Related: All of the 2014 SAG Award Nominees
Zap2it: You have earned so many accolades. »
It’s time, again, to play the music and light the lights. Ok, fine, we’re not actually talking about The Muppet Show on this week’s Mousterpiece Cinema, but one of the Jim Henson-era Muppet movies is close enough, right? With only a couple of months away from the brand-new Muppets movie, set in Europe and focusing on a heist, Gabe and Josh take on The Great Muppet Caper, which is…set in Europe and focuses on a heist. Joining them is return guest Anthony Strand of ToughPigs.com, and the real challenge this week is getting to the bottom of a difficult question: why doesn’t Josh love this movie like everyone else? It’s a sad state of affairs, indeed, but Anthony and Gabe do their best to figure it out, just like the rest of you. Check it out to see if Josh embraces his inner Anglophile! »
- Josh Spiegel
Could you imagine life without Kermit, Miss Piggy or Gonzo? What a depressing thought... But when Jim Henson invented The Muppets in 1955, it's a safe bet he never predicted the impact they'd go on to make. Millions of children the world over have been brought up on his puppet creations for generations now.
With the next and technically eighth movie in the franchise making its way to screens in March, Digital Spy made the trip to the legendary Pinewood Studios on the outskirts of London to visit the set, meet the cast (frog, pig and all) and find out what it takes to make those Muppets tick.
The upcoming film, Muppets Most Wanted, could be one of the most fascinating yet - at least for fans of the man who gave us David Brent. Ricky Gervais was an unexpected but inspiring choice to lead the cast, while Ty Burrell (from »
Credit: Mike Lamonica
Morgan Freeman will present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer/Director Jeff Margolis and Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.
SAG-aftra is honoring Rita Moreno for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Past recipients of the Life Achievement Award include Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford, and George Burns.
Credit: Mark Hill
In 1971, Freeman and Moreno were among the stars of “The Electric Company,” a comedy variety show created by the Children’s Television Workshop (Ctw) featuring live-action sketches, cartoons, and songs. Inspired by The Motown Sound, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and Broadway, the series was designed »
- Michelle McCue
Best known as an animated television series created by Jay Ward, Idw Publishing has formed a partnership with Bullwinkle Studios and DreamWorks Animation to bring Rocky and Bullwinkle to the world of comic books.
Conceiving the new adventures for the moose and squirrel will be Eisner-winning writer Mark Evanier (Garfield and Friends) and artist Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show) as well as Stephanie Busceme (Powerpuff Girls) who will be illustrating a series of variant covers.
“I grew up, to the extent I grew up, on these characters,” stated Mark Evanier, “I watched Rocky and His Friends™ the first day it was on and I got a lot of my sense of humour, such as it is, from those cartoons.” Langridge remarked, "Rocky and Bullwinkle wasn't shown in New Zealand when I was growing up, but I was familiar with the comics. I particularly love the newspaper strip work of Al »
It was a chilly night in La last May when the star of a feature film, which had shut down a long stretch of Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre, took her break. Her blond hair precisely in place, the actress and her handlers bypassed a crowd of hundreds of extras and headed backstage in the theater to greet a group of reporters. If she seemed a little impatient, who could blame her? It was already late in the evening, and her "coffee boy" - actually a costar, Walter, whose name she hadn't yet bothered to learn - kept messing up her order. Miss Piggy was a little testy. "You do know that I have a new movie coming out," she made sure to remind us. "That's what we're doing here tonight. We're finishing making my movie." Indeed, they were. Muppets Most Wanted, which will hit »
- Lindsay Miller
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