Because of the 487 hour (approx.) time difference between Los Angeles and New Zealand, Bret McKenzie was asleep when it was announced his Muppets movie tune “Man or Muppet” had been nominated for an Oscar. “My phone was ringing hot,” says the Kiwi and Flight of the Conchords member about discovering the news. “Then I checked my email. I had a lot of emails.”
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Box office update: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' wins Friday with $16.9 million; 'The Descendants' huge in limited release
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 topped the box office on Black Friday with a whopping $16.9 million, which puts the vampire romance on track for a $40 million three-day weekend, and a $65 million five-day frame.
After eight days, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 has grossed $196.2 million (it will pass $200 million tonight), and it’s holding a bit better in its second weekend than its predecessor, Eclipse, did in 2010. READ FULL STORY
Back when I first read that Chris Cooper had signed on for The Muppets, the combination already sounded delightfully weird. What would a leather-voiced Oscar winner want with America’s favorite felt-face musicians? Would he lead them on a drug-fueled vision quest, à la Adaptation? Or suffocate them with sociopathic rage like in American Beauty? It was a pop culture mash-up worthy of a double take. (Beware: Spoilers ahead.) READ FULL STORY
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