Jim Henson’s Muppets may be all over the place (Manhattan, Treasure Island, Space, etc.), but they haven’t been on television in a… Read More
We’ve guided you to offbeat holiday films, classic holiday films, anti-Christmas movies, excellent holiday movies, lousy holiday movies, and a holiday movie so lousy it’s excellent. Now let’s talk about holiday movie fashion. Sometimes I watch old Christmas movies just to ogle the stunning, shimmering formal dresses inevitably worn by the female leads. It’s a productive use of time over the holiday break, clearly.
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Today at Flavorpill, we caught up with the Nike sneaker controversy. We thought Anderson Cooper and Miss Piggy were a good team. We browsed these awesome book inscriptions. We wondered if anyone we know would end up on a billboard thanks to this cool NYC photo project. We… Read More
1. Fiona Apple played her first comeback show last night at the NPR Music showcase at SXSW; watch video of her performing “Anything We Want” and “Every Single Night” here.
3. Apparently Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad is a huge LMFAO fan. He also enjoys jamming to Leona Lewis and Chris Brown. [via … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we completely freaked out over this brilliant X-Men/Peanuts mashup. We were glad to see that Vulture agrees with us on who the biggest asshole on HBO is. (Hint: He’s on Game of Thrones.) We were surprised by the racy pin-up art that you can find on… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we looked at some of the great posters that excited fans have already created for The Dark Knight Rises. We watched a crazy “daytime fireworks” show at the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha courtesy of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. We planned to set aside a few… Read More
We’re going to do our best to keep from setting you up for a disappointment by overselling The Muppets (out in theaters tomorrow). Seriously, we’re going to try. But the fact of the matter is, it’s utterly delightful — a charming, witty, and frequently heartbreaking little gem. If we’re responding to it with more enthusiasm than it deserves, so be it; we grew up loving the Muppet movies, and this new effort somehow manages to summon up the spirit of (to borrow the Star Wars parlance) the “original trilogy” while also existing as its own wonderful addition to the Henson canon. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll leave singing “Mahna Mahna.” So, in celebration of the franchise’s return to form, we’d like to pause and enjoy a few of our favorite moments from the earlier Muppet movies; add your own in the comments.
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Today at Flavorpill, we enjoyed this thoughtful analysis of Miss Piggy’s style evolution by our dear friends the Fug Girls. We wished that we’d been at the recent Adventures of Pete and Pete reunion at Cinefamily in LA. We read Leonardo da Vinci’s to-do list from the late 1490s.… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we watched a hilarious clip of Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Michael Stipe, and Martin Short playing “Password” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We were shocked to learn that Marc Jacobs’ entire spring 2012 collection was stolen from a train leaving Paris for London. We were not-so-subtly… Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to Dear Costume Department, a new bi-weekly feature brought to you by our fashion-minded friends from Of a Kind, a curated shopping site of limited-edition goods by emerging designers. With each installment, they’ll bring you a head-to-toe look inspired by a buzzed-about pop culture personality — complete with info on where to grab the pieces for your own closet. Enjoy!
This is a movie of limitless hype. There was the massive amount of buzz when it was revealed in 2008 that Jason Segel — just ahead of his full-frontal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall — was developing a script with Nicholas Stoller for the movie formerly known as The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time. There were the plot leaks. There was news of the massive number of cameos — Jack Black! Emily Blunt! Pretty much everyone in The Hangover! But the one unknown we can focus of energies on now that there is nothing to do but pre-order tickets for Thanksgiving weekend: What the eff should Miss Piggy wear?
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