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Cee Lo Green with The Muppets (Erik Kabik)Disney’s The Muppets hit the stage tonight with Cee Lo Green at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to perform an original song ‘All I Need Is Love’ for the ‘Cee Lo and Friends’ concert celebrating the musician’s forthcoming holiday album ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment.’

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Miss Piggy Sizzles at ‘DKNY Loves FDNY’ Fashion’s Night Out Event

Miss Piggy at DKNY Loves FDNY Fashion's Night Out Event

You can have your stretch limousines, Escalades, Navigators, Yugos and other humdrum luxury vehicles; the true Hollywood elite know how to travel in style — fire trucks. Dressed to the nines in dress and shoes designed for her exclusively by Donna Karan, Miss Piggy elevated New York City’s night of fashion celebration with her arrival to the ‘DKNY Loves FDNY’ Fashion’s Night Out Event aboard FDNY’s L-11, a.k.a the ‘Lucky Eleven.’

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Speculation: Muppets May Take Manhattan via the Broadway Stage

Disney's 'The Muppets' Title Treatment ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.It will be the quintessential example of life imitating art, but we have learned that Disney Theatrical may have intentions of bringing the Muppets to the theater with possible Broadway and national tour.

It was the third Muppet film, Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), in which Kermit the Frog wrote a musical titled ‘Manhattan Melodies’ and gained aspirations to bringing it to the Great White Way. Hilarity ensued and so did the Muppet Babies.

The speculative news comes once more via secretive domain name registrations. Amongst several new registrations are THEMUPPETSONBROADWAY.COM and THEMUPPETSONTOUR.COM. Although there is nothing in the actual registrations to tie them directly to Disney, we have reasons strong enough to report them as likely being legitimate.

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‘Muppet Christmas Carol,’ ‘Prep and Landing’ on Blu-Ray in November

Prior to any official announcement, Walt Disney Studios has announced intentions to bring the Muppet holiday classic, The Muppets Christmas Carol (20th Anniversary Edition), to Disney Blu-ray on November 6, 2012 as a 20th anniversary edition featuring all new bonus features.

Bonus features are set to include:

  • Disney Intermission: Press “Pause” and see what happens when the Muppets Show up at your door to sing your Christmas Carols – Muppet Style!
  • Muppet Audio Commentary: All New Audio Commentary from your favorite Muppets – Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo, and More!
  • Muppet Holiday Sing-Along
  • Blooper Reel

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‘Bachelorette’ to Feature Muppets, Gloriana and Emily’s Daughter, Ricki (Minor Spoilers)

This is no ordinary Bachelorette, as the 19 remaining men find out when they are “tested” from the start about how they might fit into Emily’s world as a dad, as well as working at a charity event that is near and dear to her heart. Now ensconced in the sprawling 12,000-square foot mansion in Emily’s hometown of Charlotte, the men quickly learn that roses will be at stake on the one group date and on two individual dates. However, the competition is revved up when they learn that not all the men will get dates before the next rose ceremony, so the bachelors must take advantage of every opportunity to score points with the Bachelorette. A special concert by hit country music trio Gloriana and a charming, scene-stealing romp with the acclaimed Muppets, featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy, at the charity event are real delights. But after careful deliberation, Emily must eliminate three men, as she starts to try and make her fairytale come true, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, May 21st at 9:01 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

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‘Muppet Theatre’ Silkscreen by James Carroll to be Released by Acme Archives Next Week

'Muppet Theatre' by James Carroll from Acme ArchivesVery few details have been released, but Acme Archives Limited has announced it will be releasing this silkscreen titled ‘Muppet Theatre’ by James Carroll at some point next week.

In addition to the original which features dozens of Muppets, Acme Archives has also announced a Red Carpet and Neon Light variant.

More information as it becomes available will probably be announced on Acme’s Facebook page as well as the Muppets category on their website.

UPDATE: Acme Archives says the print will be released on Tuesday, April 24 on Dark Ink.

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Muppets Named Family Ambassadors for New York City

The Muppets (Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Pepe) here with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, celebrate the announcement of the Muppets as New York City’s Family Ambassadors Photo credit: Julienne SchaerThe Muppets were today named New York City Family Ambassadors by NYC & Company, New York City’s tourism and marketing organization. As part of the year-long collaboration, the Muppets will encourage family travel to New York by highlighting the best ways for families to experience and enjoy the many dining and shopping venues, cultural institutions, parks and attractions across the five boroughs.

“I’ve loved New York ever since I arrived in New York harbor and saw that the Statue of Liberty is green. What a welcome! New York is a great place for families, frogs, pigs, bears and…uh, whatevers to visit. We can’t wait to show the world the best ways to hop around the city!” said Kermit the Frog, the world’s most famous amphibian.

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Photos/Video: The Muppets Take Hollywood (Walk of Fame)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: (Top L-R) Muppets Animal, Pepe, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, (Middle L-R) Kermit, Walter and Sweetums attend the Inimitable Muppets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Recognizing more than five decades of entertainment they have brought to the world, the Muppets were the latest to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre yesterday.

The celebration was emceed by Chamber President and CEO Leron Gubler, with special guest speakers Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios and Lisa Henson, CEO, The Jim Henson Company. Several Muppets were on hand to receive the star including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums, and Walter, the newest Muppet, who made his debut in Disney’s 2011 film. The Muppets’ star is the 2,466th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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‘Muppets’ Disney Universe Content Now Available (Costumes, Screenshots)

Disney Universe screenshot

The months-long question ‘am I a man or am I a Muppet?’ has finally been answered and it’s a resounding BOTH! It’s time to Muppet Up in ‘Disney Universe’ for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as Disney Interactive Studios has released the much anticipated Muppets downloadable content (DLC) pack on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Costumes for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great and Animal are now available for purchase for $.99 (PSN) or 80 points (XbL) each or as a set for $2.99 (PSN) or 240 points (XbL). Each costume also comes with a costume-inspired upgradeable tool as well.

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GIVEAWAY: Win ‘The Muppets’ on Blu-Ray, Wocka Wocka Value Pack Edition

Disney's 'The Muppets' on Blu-ray, Wocka Wocka Value PackWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Stitch Kingdom are proud to offer the opportunity for one of our readers to win a free copy of the Wocka Wocka edition of Disney’s The Muppets on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with free digital soundtrack download, available to own on March 20, 2012 (now available for pre-order.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its flawless picture and pitch perfect sound, comes with a fantastic slate of bonus content including the laugh out loud “The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think).” The exciting release also includes the hilarious featurette “A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through,” which follows Jason Segel, Kermit, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and others as they get ready for the first day of production, and much more fun.

Additional fun-filled features on Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray include a groundbreaking industry first — ‘Disney Intermission,’ a hilarious all-new feature that allows viewers to press Pause on their remote control and watch as the Muppets take over the screen and entertain until the movie resumes playing. The release also includes “Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song,” an extended version of the rollicking rap song by villain Tex Richman (Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper) who provides the hilarious backstory of why he hates the Muppets. The extended version of the song is included on the digital soundtrack and features Disney Music Group Tenor, Nathan Pacheco. Audio commentaries with screenwriter and star Jason Segel, director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller are also included.

The entry period runs though March 30, 2012. See the entry form below to how to enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Enter daily through Twitter (see below for details).

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