Jason Segel and Kermit the Frog made an appearance at D23 this morning at the Anaheim Convention Center to chat about The Muppets. The duo weren't joined by leading lady Amy Adams, though another of the film's female stars, Miss Piggy, did arrive shortly after Kermit and Jason took the stage. In typical spotlight-hogging fashion, Piggy was chauffeured to the Disney expo in the sidecar of a motorcycle by a tough-looking biker companion! In Amy's absence today, Jason, Kermit, and Piggy played two never-before-seen clips from the film. One featured Jason and Amy visiting Kermit at his swanky home in Bel-Air, while the other was a musical number that showed the whole gang tidying up the long-abandoned Muppet Theater to the tune of "We Built this City." We were behind the scenes on The Muppets set this Winter and had a chance to chat with Amy about taking on the role, as well as the fun she had introducing her young daughter, Aviana, to her cuddly costars. Today, after Jason shared the preview with fans and media, he stopped to talk with us about the passion project backstage. Many details about the movie have been kept under wraps, and he told us that his friends and family have been "respectful" about his desire to make the film a surprise and have generally avoided grilling him for spoilers. Stay tuned for the next PopSugar Rush to watch our full interview with him and to see more of our D23 coverage from this weekend!
Heads up comic fans: Green Lantern opens in theaters today, and whether you're catching the flick this weekend because you're a fan of the comic books, or just a fan of Ryan Reynold's abs (we don't blame you), fact is, there are a few other green-faced characters we love; Some of which we can't wait to see hit the big screen again soon!
I've been known to be a cynic. (Pause for laughter and all the "no sh*t, Sherlock!" comments to die down.) But they say that a cynic is really just a softie at heart, and that must be true, because this video is killing me. This little girl keeps interrupting her recital of the alphabet by saying "Cookie Monster!" and then giggling. Ol' Kermit is trying to keep a straight puppet face, cuz she's so ridiculously adorable. Especially at the end. Sigh.
Did you know that one of Kermit the Frog's favorite movies is Singin' in the Rain?
November is a month of guest programmers on Turner Classic Movies, which means that we will learn all about the favorite movies of random celebrities from various branches of entertainment and commerce. Tonight the channel is featuring some of Rose McGowan's favorite classic films, like The Night of the Hunter (1955) and Out of the Past (1947).
It's oddly fascinating to learn about these peoples' favorite old films, like funny man Jerry Stiller's suggested movies are the 1948 drama I Remember Mama and the religiously-themed Boys Town. Martha Stewart's night of programming (November 30) includes Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and Anna Karenina. Kicking things off on the first of November, Whoopi Goldberg brought us the 1946 version of Beauty and the Beast, and Danny Devito's pick of The Battle of Algiers will be shown on November 10.
Among the more random guest programmers are The Food Network's Alton Brown (who has selected the 1967 movie Point Blank), and Maria Menounos with her selection of The Hustler. Donald Trump picked The African Queen on November 3 and one of Matt Groening's favorite films is apparently Blues in the Night.
Which old movies would you pick if you could be a guest programmer on TCM?
The Cookie Monster made news a few months back when he announced that "A cookie is a sometimes food." Say what?! The Cookie Monster, whose identity is defined by his unrestrained love for sweet cookie goodness, is cutting his sugar, counting his calories, and watching his intake? Yes, indeed. Must we really take the fun out of children's television? If so, here's what the other "Sesame Street" characters may have in store for us...