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February 15, 2014 | By David Colker
John Henson, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in upstate New York. He was 48 and did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father, Jim Henson, also died young: He was 53 when he died of pneumonia in 1990. John Henson sometimes performed as Sweetums, a large, hairy Muppet who towered over other puppets and humans. Henson played the character for a while at a Muppets movie/live-action attraction at Disney World, where he would suddenly run into the audience near the end to screams of delight from fans, said Brian Jay Jones, whose biography on Jim Henson came out last year.
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February 15, 2014
John Henson Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father, Jim Henson, died at age 53 of pneumonia in 1990. John Henson sometimes performed as Sweetums, a large, hairy Muppet who towered over other puppets and humans. Henson played the character for a while at the Muppet*Vision 3D attraction at Disney World, where near the end of the show he would suddenly run into the audience to screams of delight from fans, said Brian Jay Jones, whose Jim Henson biography was published last year.
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December 17, 1995 | BETH KLEID, Beth Kleid is a regular contributor to TV Times and Calendar
John Henson has a head cold, so the wacky host of E! Entertainment Television's "Talk Soup" offers a disclaimer: "If I say anything strange, it's because of the Nyquil." But he took a non-drowsy version of the cold medicine, and a half-hour away from taping today's edition of "Talk Soup," Henson is raring to go. "I'm just twitching like a fish on a dock," he says, launching into one of his goofy cartoonish voices and making a silly face.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By David Colker
John Henson, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in upstate New York. He was 48 and did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father, Jim Henson, also died young: He was 53 when he died of pneumonia in 1990. John Henson sometimes performed as Sweetums, a large, hairy Muppet who towered over other puppets and humans. Henson played the character for a while at a Muppets movie/live-action attraction at Disney World, where he would suddenly run into the audience near the end to screams of delight from fans, said Brian Jay Jones, whose biography on Jim Henson came out last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2008 | Charlie Amter, Times Staff Writer
If YOU happened to be anywhere near a television set in the 1990s, you probably remember John Henson as the face of the E!'s "Talk Soup" (now known as "The Soup"). This summer, Henson is back as the co-host of ABC's new Japanese-inspired, obstacle-course-based elimination game show, "Wipeout." Henson, 41, lives just west of Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Dell with his girlfriend, Jill Benjamin, and two dogs, George and Lilly. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Friday night I'll work late on preparing for "Wipeout."
SPORTS
March 30, 2012 | wire reports
North Carolina's underclassmen decided they wouldn't put off their goal of playing in the NBA any longer. The school said Thursday that Harrison Barnes , John Henson and Kendall Marshall will make themselves available for the draft, ending a two-year run in which the Tar Heels made deep NCAA tournament runs only to fall a game short of the Final Four each time. The school didn't state whether the three planned to hire agents in its release announcing the departures, though it appears they're in the draft to stay.
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The recent story for the Lakers has been the play of Jordan Hill, who has notched consecutive double-doubles since his promotion to the starting lineup. And quietly, Wesley Johnson has also made an impact over the last two games in the starting lineup. Since Johnson and Hill joined Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks and Pau Gasol, the Lakers have defeated the New Orleans Pelicans and challenged the Denver Nuggets before fading late in the fourth quarter. On Wednesday in Denver, Johnson blocked five shots, had three steals and made two three-pointers, making him the first Laker to have that combination since Robert Horry had five blocks, three steals and one three-pointer on Halloween in 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014
John Henson Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father, Jim Henson, died at age 53 of pneumonia in 1990. John Henson sometimes performed as Sweetums, a large, hairy Muppet who towered over other puppets and humans. Henson played the character for a while at the Muppet*Vision 3D attraction at Disney World, where near the end of the show he would suddenly run into the audience to screams of delight from fans, said Brian Jay Jones, whose Jim Henson biography was published last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1997
Friday dinner: I love Italian--I have the diet of Danny Aiello. I eat at Farfalla on La Brea about four times a week. I also spend way too much time in Swingers on Beverly Boulevard. The short skirts and fast food keep me coming back. I always end up there at 3 a.m.--you feel like you're almost back in college. Saturday mornings: I like to have brunch in Larchmont Village. For working out, I go down to Muscle Beach a couple times a month, show off some bod and just field offers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1997
"Talk Soup," the daily compilation of talk-show highlights that runs on the E! Entertainment cable channel, will be the subject of a seminar Wednesday at the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. Host John Henson and the program's writers and producers will appear at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the public and can be purchased by calling (213) 466-1767.
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The recent story for the Lakers has been the play of Jordan Hill, who has notched consecutive double-doubles since his promotion to the starting lineup. And quietly, Wesley Johnson has also made an impact over the last two games in the starting lineup. Since Johnson and Hill joined Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks and Pau Gasol, the Lakers have defeated the New Orleans Pelicans and challenged the Denver Nuggets before fading late in the fourth quarter. On Wednesday in Denver, Johnson blocked five shots, had three steals and made two three-pointers, making him the first Laker to have that combination since Robert Horry had five blocks, three steals and one three-pointer on Halloween in 1997.
SPORTS
March 30, 2012 | wire reports
North Carolina's underclassmen decided they wouldn't put off their goal of playing in the NBA any longer. The school said Thursday that Harrison Barnes , John Henson and Kendall Marshall will make themselves available for the draft, ending a two-year run in which the Tar Heels made deep NCAA tournament runs only to fall a game short of the Final Four each time. The school didn't state whether the three planned to hire agents in its release announcing the departures, though it appears they're in the draft to stay.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2008 | Charlie Amter, Times Staff Writer
If YOU happened to be anywhere near a television set in the 1990s, you probably remember John Henson as the face of the E!'s "Talk Soup" (now known as "The Soup"). This summer, Henson is back as the co-host of ABC's new Japanese-inspired, obstacle-course-based elimination game show, "Wipeout." Henson, 41, lives just west of Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Dell with his girlfriend, Jill Benjamin, and two dogs, George and Lilly. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Friday night I'll work late on preparing for "Wipeout."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1997
Friday dinner: I love Italian--I have the diet of Danny Aiello. I eat at Farfalla on La Brea about four times a week. I also spend way too much time in Swingers on Beverly Boulevard. The short skirts and fast food keep me coming back. I always end up there at 3 a.m.--you feel like you're almost back in college. Saturday mornings: I like to have brunch in Larchmont Village. For working out, I go down to Muscle Beach a couple times a month, show off some bod and just field offers.
NEWS
December 17, 1995 | BETH KLEID, Beth Kleid is a regular contributor to TV Times and Calendar
John Henson has a head cold, so the wacky host of E! Entertainment Television's "Talk Soup" offers a disclaimer: "If I say anything strange, it's because of the Nyquil." But he took a non-drowsy version of the cold medicine, and a half-hour away from taping today's edition of "Talk Soup," Henson is raring to go. "I'm just twitching like a fish on a dock," he says, launching into one of his goofy cartoonish voices and making a silly face.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996
Nine students at Cypress College will be included in the 1997 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges." A campus nominating committee and editors of the annual directory chose the Cypress students, said Alan Lombardi, a spokesman for the college. He said the selections were based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
NEWS
June 26, 1994 | Associated Press
Two teen-agers were sent to mental health centers for the murder of their father, who was shot by his daughter and chopped up and burned in a wood stove by his son. Sarah Butler, 15, her brother Timmy, 14, and their mother, Donna, confessed to the Jan. 15 murder of Tim Butler at the family's ramshackle cabin. The mother is scheduled to be sentenced in August. Sarah, a cheerleader and honor student, shot her father as he slept and as her mother stood beside her, authorities said.
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