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'Muppets Most Wanted' premiere, On the Scene: Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, more pick their Muppet doppelgangers

Everyone — the lovers, the dreamers, and Oscar-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie — got dolled up to watch the world premiere of the Muppets Most Wanted alongside the titular stars last night in Hollywood.

“This is a bucket-list sort of item,” said Tina Fey, who plays a warden at the Siberian gulag where Kermit The Frog is wrongly imprisoned after his lookalike nemesis Constantine slaps a fake mole on his face in the Disney sequel hitting theaters March 21, when Entertainment Weekly caught up with her on the carpet at the El Capitan Theatre. “I met Lorne Michaels. I met John McEnroe. And now I have met the Muppets. There is no one left from my childhood [to meet] except for maybe Dr. J.”

She wasn’t the only cast member who considers working alongside Jim Henson’s genius creations a career high. “This is an apex moment for me. There’s never been anything where I got to be this involved with a group of characters that I grew up with and that bring up such fond memories and feelings,” Ty Burrell explained. “They have pulled off that really difficult task of keeping the spirit of the original, playing up the nostalgia and making it current.”

WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, a lifelong fan with 39 themed tattoos on his leg to prove it, is thrilled by the franchise’s reboot and believes today’s audiences find the same rainbow connection with the Muppets thanks to the wide variety of characters. “There’s a Muppet for everyone to love and relate to. Actually, I can see pieces of me in a lot of the different characters depending on my mood.”

It naturally left us wondering which Muppet the cast and their famous guests think they have the most in common with. Below, they pick their personal spirit puppet. READ FULL STORY

'Muppets Most Wanted': Check out the extended Super Bowl spot -- VIDEO

“Critics across the Internet have at least seen some of the commercials for Muppets Most Wanted,” the felt-tastic sequel’s latest TV spot declares. And now you can be one of them: The special Game Day ad has already been posted online. Much like the previews released in early January and during the Golden Globes, the clip features messages written by twitter users who totally, 100% exist but tweet only about Muppet-related stuff — like @kevkoast315 and, of course, @pleaseusemeinad. (Congratulations, not-fake guy!)

It’s also got a tantalizing glimpse at Tina Fey as an evil Russian, as well as cameos by the likes of Christoph Waltz and Tom Hiddleston… not to mention a little something special, courtesy of the movie’s  evil Kermit doppelganger. (Hint: Don’t check your router; the wifi’s working just fine.)

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These definitely real Twitter users want you to see 'Muppets Most Wanted' -- VIDEO

In These Modern Times, it’s no longer enough to simply make a trailer for your movie. You’ve got to plan an elaborate public stunt designed to fool people into believing that telekinesis is real, or create a fake conspiracy theory about how one of your film’s main players shot JFK, or garner $20 million worth of free advertising by having your star shoot 70 different car commercials, co-host the Canadian Olympic curling trials, and give college journalism students faux-important career advice, all without breaking character.

Comparatively, then, the latest trailer for Muppets Most Wanted — which comes complete with a “viral” marketing campaign of its own — seems tame. The spot highlights the “critics and audiences across the Internet” who “can’t stop talking about the upcoming movie Muppets Most Wanted.” It even features tweets from three of these boosters, who write about the movie with varying levels of enthusiasm: fuzzyben4375, poppafreshness, and ihearthorses214.

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'Muppets Most Wanted' teaser trailer: Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais get in on the felt-covered fun -- VIDEO

They’re back!

Two years ago, The Muppets won our hearts (and cash) with their return to the big screen. Thankfully, our favorite felt puppets are coming back again next spring — March 21, 2014, to be exact. Actor Jason Segel, who co-wrote and starred in 2011′s flick, won’t be returning for the sequel, but Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Ricky Gervais have all stepped in for Muppets Most Wanted. Check out the teaser trailer below:
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'Muppets' sequel gets new title, 'Into the Woods' gets release date, and more Disney updates

The follow-up to 2011′s The Muppets just got a little more specific. Previously titled Muppets…Again! the Disney movie’s new title is Muppets Most Wanted.

The new moniker is fitting for the movie’s storyline that has the Muppets entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine — the world’s No. 1 criminal, who has a striking resemblance to Kermit — and his sidekick Dominic, played by Ricky Gervais. Modern Family star Ty Burrell and Tina Fey also star in the film opening March 21, 2014.

Disney released updates on a few of its other upcoming films Thursday. Read on for the latest on Into the Woods, Saving Mr. Banks, and more. READ FULL STORY

'Muppets... Again': Ricky Gervais has a frog in his coat -- PHOTO

Watch out Miss Piggy! In the new Muppets sequel, Muppets… Again! (shooting now in London), funnyman Ricky Gervais plays the evil sidekick to the main villain, Constantine. This morning Gervais tweeted this photo of himself grabbing Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog under his coat (we can only assume he is holding them hostage). READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais to star in 'The Muppets' sequel

What happens when David Brent meets Fozzie Bear?

We’ll find out when Disney’s sequel to The Muppets hits theaters. Gervais confirmed rumors via Twitter today that he will play the lead in the new film, a European adventure that is also set to star Ty Burrell as a bumbling Interpol inspector. Here’s Gervais’s tweet:

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Casting Net: Terrence Howard joins mega ensemble 'Prisoners.' Plus: Ty Burrell in 'Muppets' sequel, James Marsden

• Terrence Howard has joined the A-list stuffed ensemble Prisoners alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, and Maria Bello, about a carpenter (Jackman) whose daughter and her best friend are kidnapped, and then goes rogue trying to find them, going head-to-head with a detective (Gyllenhaal). French-Canadian Denis Villeneuve, known for 2010′s Oscar-nominated Incendies, is directing from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband). [Deadline]
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