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Actor David Smyrl Dies At 80

The Emmy winner was diagnosed with the disease in January, and passed away at Lankenau Medical Center in Pennsylvania, according to his wife Cheryl Smyrl. "He was funny," Cheryl tells the...

'Sesame Street' Announces Deal With Hbo For Next Five Seasons

In a dramatic shake-up of children’s TV that’s bound to be divisive, eternal favourite ‘Sesame Street’ is being added to the roster of the HBO network alongside adult dramas like ‘Game of Thrones’. Who saw...

Big Bird Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Made Dying Fan's Dream Come True

The actor recalled the sad story on Thursday (07May15) during an online question and answer session for Reddit.com's Ask Me Anything series, revealing he was asked to give young Joey a call in...

Sesame Street's "Game Of Chairs" Lovingly Parodies 'Game Of Thrones'

Ahead of the much-anticipated return of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ this coming Sunday, ‘Sesame Street’ has released an adorable parody video of the drama series. Entitled ‘Game of Chairs’, the spoof video of the violent...

Ed Sheeran Visits Sesame Street

The Lego House hitmaker joined puppet friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover and pals to teach young viewers the differences between rules at home and at school by debuting a catchy tune to help...

Watch Ed Sheeran Perform On 'Sesame Street' With Elmo And Grover!

Ed Sheeran has appeared on ‘Sesame Street’ to perform a special song with the gang which teaches children how to behave at school. The British singer filmed the performance back in October 2013, but it...

Bert & Ernie Spark Equality Debate After Bakery Refuses To Create 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake

A Northern Ireland bakery has been contacted by the government and is facing legal action after it refused to create a cake with an image of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie and the words "support...

Final Lawsuit Against Kevin Clash Dismissed

Former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash is celebrating another court victory after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed the final outstanding child sexual abuse lawsuit against him.The disgraced voice of Elmo resigned from the hit children's programme...

Appeals Court Officials Uphold Kevin Clash Sex Abuse Dismissals

Officials at the U.S. Court of Appeals have upheld a decision to dismiss three sexual abuse lawsuits filed against former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash.The gay actor, 53, was forced to resign from his role...

Benedict Cumberbatch Hits The Big Time, Meets The 'Sesame Street' Gang

Benedict Cumberbatch is without doubt one of the world's most in-demand actors following strong turns in 12 Years a Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate and of course Sherlock, though even he appeared...

Janelle Monae Lives Out Sesame Street Dream With Guest Appearance

R&B star Janelle Monae has ticked off one of her lifelong dreams after filming an appearance on beloved children's Tv show Sesame Street.The Tightrope hitmaker was invited to take a walk down Sesame Street last...

'Sesame Street' Spoofs 'The Hunger Games' With 'Catching Fur'

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will arrive in cinemas this month amidst a flurry of excitement and anticipation from the film's already ardent following. Any event as big as a new Hunger Games movie is...

Jim Henson's Puppets Heading To The Smithsonian

More than 20 of Jim Henson's most famous puppets, including characters from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, have been donated to America's Smithsonian Institution.Relatives of the late puppet master made the donation to mark...

Henry Cavill Makes Sesame Street Debut

Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill stepped into the world of children's entertainment with a guest appearance on Sesame Street this week (17Sep13).The actor teamed up with classic character Elmo for the Word on the...

Dave Matthews Films Guest Appearance On Sesame Street

Rocker Dave Matthews has taken a walk down Sesame Street to share a song about feelings.The singer recently filmed a guest appearance on the hit children's Tv show, teaming up with the puppet Grover to...

A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band Diiv last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead member Cole, he explained just how different it was...

Cookie Monster Covers Icona Pop's 'I Love It' In 'Me Want It (But Me Wait)' Song [Video]

Cookie Monster, everyone's favourite cookie-loving, blue furred hedonist, has dropped the song and video for his latest track, 'Me Want It' (But Me Wait)' - cover of Swedish duo Icona Pop's recent hit 'I Love...

Judge Dismisses Allegations Against Sesame Street's Kevin Clash

A judge has ruled allegations made against former 'Elmo' puppeteer Kevin Clash cannot be taken further as the three accusers filed their claims too late. Of the five lawsuits filed against Clash, since autumn 2012,...

Sesame Street Puppeteers Launch Protest In Israel

Stars behind the Israeli version of popular Tv show Sesame Street are protesting the closure of the Palestinian national theatre in Jerusalem, where a local children's festival was scheduled to take place.Last week (begs24Jun13), officials...

Three Lawsuits Against Kevin Clash Dismissed

Former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash is celebrating a court victory after a New York judge dismissed three underage sex complaints against him.The disgraced voice of Elmo resigned from the hit children's programme in November...

Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Cleared Of Child Molestation Charges

It was a good day for Sesame Street and Kevin Clash, as the one-time Elmo voice-actor has been cleared of all charges of sexual molestation against three underaged boys, with the ruling judge at a...

The New Yorker Celebrates Historic Moment For Marriage Equality By Outing Bert And Ernie On The Cover

DOMA is dead, America is cheering and Bert and Ernie are celebrating with a quiet night at home – at least this is how The New Yorker envisions the new face of the US. After...

The 'Parents In Jail' Topic Is Next On The Chopping Block For Sesame Street

Sesame Street is undoubtedly a great educational show – teaching kids to read, count, deal with a parent in jail, etc. The show hasn’t shied away from touchy topics like divorce and military deployment in...

Former Sesame Street Puppeteer Picks Up Three Creative Arts Emmys

Kevin Clash, the Sesame Street puppeteer who resigned amid an alleged underage sex scandal last year (12), has picked up three U.S. Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards.Clash, who voiced puppet Elmo for over 25...

Kevin Clash's Lawyer Seeks To Have Sex Lawsuits Dismissed

A lawyer for actor Kevin Clash has asked a New York judge to dismiss three underage sex complaints filed against the former Sesame Street puppeteer.The disgraced voice of Elmo resigned from the hit children's programme...

Kevin Clash Accuser Recants Lawsuit

A man has dropped his underage sex complaint against embattled former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash.The unidentified male recently alleged he engaged in sex with Clash when he was below the age of consent, but...

Kevin Clash Hit With New Lawsuit

Embattled puppeteer Kevin Clash has been hit with a new lawsuit over allegations the former Sesame Street star had underage sex with a teenage boy.The man behind beloved character Elmo is being sued by Kevin...

Sesame Street Star Roscoe Orman Facing Legal Battle With Former Partner

Sesame Street star Roscoe Orman is facing a legal battle with his longterm partner over claims he left her destitute when he dumped her for another woman.Orman, who has played teacher Gordon Robinson in the...

Elmo Puppeteer Hit With New Lawsuit

Embattled former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash has been hit with a lawsuit accusing him of luring an underage boy into drug-fuelled sex sessions.The man behind beloved character Elmo is being sued by Sheldon Stephens,...

Kevin Clash Wants Sex Lawsuits Dismissed

Embattled former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash has asked a judge to dismiss three lawsuits accusing him of inappropriate sexual acts with underage men.The man behind beloved character Elmo became embroiled in a sex scandal...

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