August 5, 2013 |
For a long time, Elmo was the shining star of "Sesame Street," but when the long-running kids show returns for its 44th season on Sept. 16, it's Cookie Monster who's angling to grab all the buzz (and all the cookies, of course). "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" is a new segment being introduced that will help teach pre-schoolers self-regulation. But it's also a chance for the big, blue, cookie-loving monster to get seriously hip. The first segment unveiled by the Sesame Workshop features Cookie Monster parodying Icona Pop's "I Love It!"
July 1, 2013 |
A federal judge in Manhattan dismissed three sexual abuse lawsuits brought against former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash on Monday, saying the men had exceeded a six-year statute of limitations in filing their complaints. Judge John Koeltl threw out the suits brought by Cecil Singleton, Kevin Kiadii and a third, unnamed accuser. Clash, 52, resigned in November after 28 years portraying the beloved character on “Sesame Street,” amid allegations he'd engaged in sexual relationships with underage boys.
June 28, 2013 |
Despite years of rumor and speculation, the producers of "Sesame Street" have long said that Bert and Ernie, the Muppet roommates, are not a gay couple. But the New Yorker would beg to differ. For the cover of the July 8 and 15 double issue, the magazine chose the pair to illustrate the joy over the Supreme Court's finding that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act violated the 5th Amendment to the Constitution, paving the way for possible widespread legalization of gay marriage.
June 21, 2013 |
There have been a lot of clips from "The Sopranos" posted online the last couple of days. And several from "Get Shorty," "True Romance," "The Mexican" and many other of James Gandolfini's finest roles. But a tribute to the actor, who passed away in Rome on Wednesday, also came from a most unexpected place: "Sesame Street. " Gandolfini was, without a doubt, an actor for adults. Most all of his roles came in films and TV written and directed explicity for grown-up audiences, and his characters carried enough edge and complexity that they would never have fit in anything meant for all ages.
May 3, 2013 |
Kevin Clash resigned from his high-profile puppeteering gig on "Sesame Street" in November 2012 amid allegations of having sexual relations with multiple underage boys. But despite the scandal, Clash's work as the man behind Elmo helped get him four Daytime Emmy nominations. Clash was nominated for outstanding performer in a children's series, as a director and as a producer for "Sesame Street" and also as producer of the program "Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce," which is nominated in the category of New Approaches -- Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series.
November 20, 2012 |
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who has provided the voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street” for the better part of the last three decades, has resigned amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy. In a statement released Tuesday, Sesame Workshop announced that Clash would not be returning to his job with the long-running children's program, calling it “a sad day for 'Sesame Street.' ” “None of us, especially Kevin,...