The Muppets Studio released a statement Monday revealing a bit more about its decision to part ways with longtime Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire.
"The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously," a spokesperson for Muppets Studio said in a statement. "We raised concerns about Steve’s repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback.
Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren are expecting a third child, the actress announced with a little help from her two daughters and social media.
"@cash_warren and I are officially going to be outnumbered #babyonboard #herewegoagain #blessed," she wrote Monday night, captioning a video of herself with eldest child, Honor, and second daughter, Haven, 5, all flashing big number balloons.
The "Dark Angel" actress, 36, and producer Warren, 38, met on the set of "Fantastic Four" in 2005 and have been married since May 2008.
R. Kelly on Monday denied allegations that he is holding several women over the age of consent as sex slaves.
"Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him," his attorney, Linda S. Mensch, said in a statement obtained by The Times. "Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name."
The allegations, published Monday by BuzzFeed, come from the parents of several women alleged to be under Kelly's sway. Writer Jim DeRogatis — the former Chicago Sun-Times pop music critic who has extensively reported on allegations that Kelly was involved sexually with numerous underage girls — also interviewed three people identified as former members of the singer's inner circle.
Forget Mrs. Who. Mindy Kaling already has her next role lined up: Mommy.
Kaling has her hands full, starring in Ava DuVernay's $100-million adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy novel "A Wrinkle in Time," but E! News reported Monday that motherhood is imminent for the star.
Sources told the entertainment outlet that the pregnancy comes as an "unexpected surprise" to the star of "The Office" and "The Mindy Project," but Kaling has never shied away from the idea of having children.
Ryan Phillippe has broken his leg badly, he says, but the "freak accident" didn't happen while he was on the job.
Late Sunday, the "Shooter" star posted a photo of himself laid up in a hospital bed with obvious damage to his right leg. On Monday morning, he provided more details.
"[H]ey, guys. i didn't injure myself doing a stunt or anywhere near the set of shooter. i was the victim of a freak accident during a family outing on sunday," he said in a series of tweets. "[M]y leg is badly broken & required surgical attention, but i will make a full recovery, am in good hands, and will be back in action soon."
Singer Aaron Carter is blaming it all on fame — except for the part where he's blaming it all on poor wheel alignment.
He's not too happy with his Backstreet Boys brother Nick Carter, either.
The younger Carter, who was arrested Saturday in Georgia on suspicion of DUI and drug possession, said in a statement Sunday on Twitter that he "feels his 'celebrity' was targeted" and plans to get an attorney.
Singer R. Kelly is facing a new round of accusations of sexual misconduct by parents of several women over the age of consent who contend that he is holding their daughters as sex slaves, according to a BuzzFeed report by veteran Chicago journalist Jim DeRogatis.
The women's parents have enlisted the help of local police and the FBI in attempts to regain contact with their children, but have largely been unable to proceed because law enforcement officials say the women are legally free to engage in consensual relationships.
A representative for Kelly's record label, RCA Records, did not immediately respond to The Times' request for comment on Monday.