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  • Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate

    Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate
    Over the years, Hollywood’s Black List has developed a reputation for showcasing the bold and the quirky: unproduced scripts that went on to become left-field hits likeĀ  “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Juno” -- or, like the drunk-...
  • Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil

    Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil
    In the Greystone show house’s children's playroom inspired by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson, furniture designer Eric Brand stenciled “poor man's wood paneling” on the walls, a charming effect created with little more than...
  • Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills remade into design wonderland

    Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills remade into design wonderland
    With its saturated colors, chrome-plated furniture, pink feathery plumes and outrageous animal chairs (ghoulish octopus, goth rhinoceros), the latest makeover of Greystone Mansion into decorator show house isn’t exactly a lesson in try-this-at-...
  • Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson

    Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson
    Longtime entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included Michael Eisner and Jim Henson, died Aug. 23 of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell, a New York native, is best known for working to get Eisner installed as chief executive...
  • New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'

     New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'
    What Maisie Knew Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13 It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
  • YouTube launches subscription service with 'Sesame Street,' UFC

    YouTube launches subscription service with 'Sesame Street,' UFC
    YouTube unveiled its much-anticipated subscription service Thursday with such recognizable entertainment brands as "Sesame Street," "Jim Henson Family TV" and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Internet's dominant online video site, whose content...
  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets
    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
  • Jane Henson, Muppets collaborator, dies at 78

    Jane Henson, Muppets collaborator, dies at 78
    Jane Nebel Henson, who collaborated with her husband, Jim Henson, in creating, designing and marketing the Muppets, died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut after battling cancer. She was 78. Her death was announced by the Jim Henson Co. The couple met...
  • Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count

    Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count
    Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
  • Hollywood Chick-fil-A owner: 'Some of our guests are upset'

     
    Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's public opposition to gay marriage has thrust the chicken chain's local franchisees into the crossfire of a bitter debate that has pitted the Muppets against Mike Huckabee....
  • Chick-fil-A store owners seek distance from gay marriage debate

     
    Some owners of Chick-fil-A restaurants are trying to distance themselves from the national debate over gay marriage sparked by the fast-food chain's chief executive....