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Lady Gaga is to Appear With The Muppets For a One-Off TV Special in America Next Month

The Applause singer will star alongside the puppets in a 90 minute special on American network ABC.
Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular will air on 28 November, which is Thanksgiving in the US. Sir Elton John and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the other guests who will be a part of the show. It’s the second time Lady Gaga, 27, has been part of the network’s holiday special.

“I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,” said the singer. “I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets!”

In 2009, Kermit the Frog was Lady Gaga’s date to the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). “Can’t wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit. We’re just friends!”

In a statement from ABC, Kermit the Frog said: “What an incredible opportunity!” “We have a long history with Ms. Gaga, so we jumped at the chance to do a holiday special with her.

The singer also wore a dress made of Kermit the Frog toys on German TV in the same year as her appearance with him at the VMAs.

“We won’t even mind if she mistakes some of the Muppets for pieces of her wardrobe, again,” added Kermit.

Lady Gaga is also set to perform at the first YouTube Music Awards with Eminem and Arcade Fire, among others.

She will appear on Sunday’s (27 October) X Factor results show. It was announced that she’ll perform Venus from her upcoming third studio album Artpop, which is scheduled to be released in November.

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ABC Announces Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular!

Lady Gaga is collaborating with a few new artists — and it’s not whom you might think.

The “Applause” singer will appear on a 90-minute special with the Muppets, her second one, ABC announced today. “Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” will air on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving) from 9:30-11 p.m. ET.

“I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,” Lady Gaga said. “I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without the Muppets!”

“Can’t wait to see the gang again, and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit,” she continued. “We’re just friends!”

Not only will Gaga perform songs from her new album (she’ll sing “Applause” with several of the Muppets and have a duet with Kermit the Frog), but Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul will have duets with Muppets as well. Adding to the star-studded program is Kristen Bell, who will star in a sketch alongside Gaga and the Muppets.

“What an incredible opportunity!” Kermit the Frog gushed. “We have a long history with Ms. Gaga, so we jumped at the chance to do a holiday special with her. We won’t even mind if she mistakes some of the Muppets for pieces of her wardrobe — again.”

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Did You Know?: The Muppets Named New York City’s Family Ambassadors

The 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.
Added Miss Piggy, “New York is the most fabulous city in the world. In fact, it’s almost as fabulous as moi. So don’t just sit there! Get ready world!  You’re about to take the ultimate diva’s tour of moi’s favorite city! Lucky vous!”
The Muppets will also encourage locals to explore different neighborhoods across New York City by highlighting family-friendly things to do, see, and visit. The Muppets will share their personal City preferences at www.nycgo.com/family where Miss Piggy will discuss shopping, Kermit will help visitors navigate the five boroughs, Swedish Chef will focus on cuisine and more.
“We could not imagine better NYC Family Ambassadors than the lovable and enchanting Muppets,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “Appealing to fans of all ages across the globe, the Muppets will highlight what they love about the five boroughs and illustrate why New York City is the perfect place for families to visit this year.”

Just In Case You Missed It…Oscar Winners Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy

Not a dry eye was in the house, as Miss Piggy — dressed by Zac Posen with shoes by Christian Louboutin, jewelry by Fred Leighton and hair by Kim Kimble — and long-time partner Kermit the Frog took to the red carpet at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (Feb 26) where they were presenting, marking the fifth appearance by the Muppets on the telecast. The Muppets was nominated and won for a ‘Best Song’ for ‘Man or Muppet’ written by Bret McKenzie.

The Muppets To Present at 84th Academy Awards, Oscar Sunday on ABC (2/26)


Hollywood icons and “It” Couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will present at the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. This is the Muppets fifth appearance at the Academy Awards. They are fresh off their triumphant critical and box office success in Disney’s “The Muppets,” which is Oscar nominated for Best Song, “Man or Muppet.”

Tina Fey and Ben Stiller will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have announced.

Fey came to prominence as a regular on “Saturday Night Live” and currently stars in, produces and writes for the Emmy®-winning comedy series “30 Rock.” Her film credits include “Date Night,” “Baby Mama” and “Mean Girls.” Fey recently became a best-selling author, with her memoir Bossypants having sold over one million copies.

The Mac Wire’s Miss Piggy Interview!

Miss Piggy makes
her long-awaited and much-sought-after return to the big screen in 2011 in
Disney’s “The Muppets.” The larger-than-life star of television, film, stage, online
and all media known and unknown throughout the universe has been dominating
show business since her initial public appearance in the chorus on “The Herb
Alpert Special” in 1974.
She appeared
as 1st Sow in the “Return to the Planet of the Pigs” sketch on “The
Muppet Show: Sex and Violence” in 1975 (which was, in effect, the pilot for
“The Muppet Show”). But her unforgettable break-out performance came during the
musical number “Temptation” on very first episode of “The Muppet Show.” Miss
Piggy started as a chorus pig and came back a star… who wouldn’t let go of
Kermit. The rest is history.
Miss
Piggy’s film credits include “The Muppet Movie” (1979), “The Great Muppet
Caper” (1981), “The Muppets Take Manhattan” (1984), “The Muppet Christmas
Carol” (1992), “Muppet Treasure Island” (1996) and “Muppets from Space” (1999).
She’s also had starring roles in the TV films “Muppets’ Wizard of Oz” (2005)
and “A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.” In addition to her star-making
turn in “The Muppet Show,” which ran from 1976-1981, Miss Piggy’s television
credits include “Muppets Tonight,” as well as the blockbuster TV specials “Miss
Piggy’s Hollywood” and “The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show.” She has appeared on every
talk show worth talking about, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Live
with Regis and Kelly,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The View” and “Today,”
among others. Piggy has also been featured on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,”
“Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Got Talent,” among other notable
programs lucky enough to land her talents. She stars in a veritable cornucopia of
videos and captivated audiences worldwide with her appearance in the recent Webby-winning
Muppet viral video performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2009). She has graced
the covers of magazines around the world and appeared on the 68th
Annual Academy Awards® as a presenter. She is still (impatiently) awaiting her
first nomination.
Piggy’s book
“Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life” was a national bestseller. And she recently
followed up this success with her wildly popular book “The
Diva Code: Miss Piggy on Life, Love, and the 10,000 Idiotic Things Men Frogs Do
.”


A CONVERSATION WITH MISS PIGGY…
What is Disney’s “The
Muppets” about? 
It’s moi’s story, of course.
It’s about how I am working in Paris and Kermit and the other Muppets come over
and beg me to come home. I run the complete gamut of acting—from smiling to
frowning. It’s got Oscar® written all over it—and I’m not just talking de La
Renta. I have heard rumors that there’s another storyline in the movie that
doesn’t involve moi, but who really cares about that?
What is your role in
Disney’s “The Muppets?”
Moi plays moi.  It’s a casting no-brainer. Naturally,
all of Hollywood’s top actresses tested for the part—Roberts, Streep, Winslet,
Jolie, Bullock—but in the end they decided that there is only one moi and I’m
it!
In the movie, I portray the
plus-size fashion editor of Vogue Paris—I’m in charge of a whole office full of
editors who all want to look just like moi. But of course, Kermit wants me back
with the Muppets to save the day and put on some big show.  Can I resist? Well, see the movie and
find out.
How does your life differ
from the characters you portray on the big screen?
In real life, my wardrobe is
much, much bigger and more expensive, but I’m a lot like what you see on the
big screen. The camera does add a few pounds—when people meet me in person
they’re always amazed at how svelte I am. Take my word for it.
What made you agree to
star in Disney’s “The Muppets”?
It was written especially
for moi. And they said I could keep all the shoes.
What is the funniest
scene in the film?
The scene where Kermie begs
me to come back to Hollywood with him is the funniest scene. I’m hilarious; and
the frog isn’t half bad either. There are so many very funny scenes in the
film… and guess what, moi is in all of them!  Coincidence? I don’t think so.
What was it like working
opposite Jason Segel?
Jason is a sweet, sweet man…
and a very funny comedic actor. Of course, when I heard he wrote the movie and
could write my part even bigger, we became best friends forever.
…Amy Adams?
Amy and moi are so much
alike, except for the fact that she’s been nominated for an Academy Award®
THREE TIMES and I’ve gotten bupkis!  
(Entres nous, I think they just don’t want to nominate anyone outside
their species.)
There was a little tension
at first, but once Amy learned about not touching the frog, we became fast
friends.  We hang together whenever
we’re in the same city, which up to now has been… let’s see… never.
…Kermit?
What can I say about Kermie
and moi? Separately we’re fabulous and together we are absolute legends—like Astaire
& Rogers, Tracy & Hepburn, Oprah & Stedman.
…Walter?
Walter is delightful! He
worships the Muppets and especially moi. And as everyone knows, I absolutely adore
being worshipped.
You are a fashion icon.
What is your secret?
I have a few fashion
secrets:
·     
Never wear anything
that requires a hoist to get into.
·     
There is no such thing
as too much accessorizing.
·     
If it’s expensive, it
fits.
·     
Style comes
in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, the bigger you are, the more style you
have.
What do you do in your
free time?
Shop. Eat Chocolate. Pose
for photographers. Rinse. Repeat. I’m a diva. I have people to schedule my free
time. You have no idea how time consuming that is.
Are you and Kermit
together? 
Of course we’re
together.  In the movie, we seem to be apart, but that’s just for dramatic tension.
In real life, we’re fabulously happy and the longest-running interspecies
couple in all of Hollywood.
Why should audiences see
Disney’s “The Muppets”?
Because moi is in it!  What a silly question!
It is the best movie I have
ever made…and therefore the best movie ever made. Other than that, it’s got a
lot of laughs and you’ll have a good time. Are those enough reasons for you?

The Muppets’ Spoofs ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ in New Posters!

Kermit the Frog has joined the ranks of the undead.
The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday released three new posters promoting its upcoming movie The Muppets that spoof another new box office entry, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.
The one-sheets show Kermit, Miss Piggy and Rowlf parodying Robert Pattinson’s vampire Edward, Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan and Taylor Lautner’s werewolf Jacob, respectively.
Kermit’s poster labels him as “Vamphibian,” Piggy’s as “Bella Swine” and Rowlf’s as “WereRowlf.”