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Miss Piggy, Kermit Split

They've got a show to promote

(Newser) - Show-promotion, Muppet-style: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have now called it quits, but they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, The Muppets, premiering Sept. 22 on ABC. The pair confirmed their breakup at a biannual ABC panel for TV critics today. An official statement followed... More »

Octopus' Cuteness May Decide Its Name

Meet the future Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis (maybe)

(Newser) - The Huffington Post thinks it looks like "a cross between a Pac-Man ghost and a Pokemon creature." But it will be a researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institution who will get the honor of bestowing a name on the little octopus with huge eyes. (Or "... More »

New Frog Species Looks Oddly Familiar

Is that you, Kermit?

(Newser) - If a new frog species discovered in Costa Rica looks familiar to you, you're not alone. The Hyalinobatrachium dianae is causing quite a stir because of its resemblance to a certain Muppet, Mashable reports. Yes, Kermit has found a twin in this frog with bright green skin and bulging... More »

Miss Piggy Rips Fox News

Channel called Muppets "anti-oil"

(Newser) - The Muppets are firing back at Fox News' claim their new movie is anti-oil . Asked about the accusation at a UK press conference, the Huffington Post reports that Kermit the Frog called the notion "categorically not true. If we had some problem with oil companies, why would we have... More »

Rielle Hunter: GQ Photos 'Repulsive'

Edwards mistress tells Barbara Walters she 'went with the flow'

(Newser) - Elizabeth Edwards probably isn't too thrilled with Rielle Hunter's GQ spread —but neither is Hunter. Barbara Walters said on The View today Hunter told her that when she saw the pictures, she found them "repulsive." When Walters asked her why she posed the way she did, Hunter... More »

30 Rock Decoded: It's The Muppet Show

(Newser) - For once, the latest viral Internet sensation isn’t a crazy video—it’s a crazy theory: 30 Rock is a rip-off of The Muppet Show. Not crazy, blogger Brian Lynch contends, before marshalling “so many facts you HAVE to concede I'm absolutely right.” From Tina Fey/Liz Lemon... More »

Muppets Hit the Comeback Trail

Disney blitzes media outlets with Kermit, Piggy, before 2010 movie

(Newser) - A generation that never saw the Muppets is about to meet Kermit and Miss Piggy, the New York Times reports. Disney has owned the old puppet/marionette gang for 4 years, but inertia and infighting have kept them undercover. Now the media giant is blitzing outlets with viral video, clothing lines,... More »

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