London honors Muppets creator Jim Henson with blue plaque
Britain Jim Henson In this undated photo provided by English Heritage a view of the blue plaque on the former London home of Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, who has been honoured with a blue plaque. And everyone owes a debt of gratitude to one man for bringing them to life: Jim Henson. It's a very simple message: "Jim Henson 1936-1990 creator of The Muppets lived here." The renowned London blue plaque program began more than 150 years ago. In a playful tribute, Kermit the Frog told BBC radio that his “great friend” Jim Henson fully deserved to be the latest person commemorated.wftv.com
NYC cathedral gunman's note says he planned to take hostages
New York police officers move in on the scene of a shooting at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. A man was shot by police after shots rang out at the end of a Christmas choral concert on the steps of the Manhattan cathedral Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at the church which is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and seat of its bishop. The note was first reported by NBC New York. In the note, the law enforcement official said, Vasquez wrote he did not expect to make it home.
Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show
MILAN – It’s been a season of disruption at Milan Fashion Week. Here are highlights from Sunday, the last day of Milan Fashion Week of mostly womenswear previews for Spring-Summer 2021:VALENTINO’S PICCOLI MAKES MILAN FASHION PREMIEREThe silver lining of the virus-induced travel difficulties that kept many people from traveling to Milan Fashion Week from abroad: They also kept Rome-based Valentino from making the trans-alpine trip to the fashion house’s usual show venue in Paris. For his first-ever Milan show, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli chose a disused foundry as the backdrop for the lush, romantic collection in the fashion language of lattice and lace; floral detailing and bold prints; ruffles and fringe. All of the key elements, florals, lace, lattice, also were reinterpreted also for men: a floral hoodie, a lace short and top set, a ruffle-front shirt over shorts. In Milan, “the signs and codes of Valentino today are being re-signified,” the house said in press notes.
Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry
A statue of Kermit The Frog stands at the entrance to The Jim Henson Company, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The U.S. government's small business lending program sent pandemic relief money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. The Muppet makers say they received about $2 million to keep their 75 workers employed through the coronavirus shutdown. While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of small business, the leaders of modestly sized companies that bear their names say the funds have been essential to keeping ordinary workers afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The Jim Henson Co. employs about 75 people, company spokeswoman Nicole Goldman said in a statement.
'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' rebuilds Henson's fantasy world
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" is the fantasy series sequel to one of Jim Henson's most distinctive films, 1982's "The Dark Crystal." This man has changed the world...No creative force has had this impact on kids and adults the way Jim Henson has had." He always had other things that he wanted to pursue creatively, and 'The Dark Crystal' was the biggest project, and his first big breakaway." "Those techniques were developed, many of them, in the crucible of the creative development of 'Dark Crystal,'" said Lisa. Let's widen the world; let's tell a much bigger story."
'Dark Crystal' prequel series gets new trailer
Netflix's "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" utilizes classic puppetry in an ode to Jim Henson. (CNN) - At the end of this month, a new chapter will be added to "The Dark Crystal" story beloved by many. "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," Netflix's prequel to Jim Henson's 1982 film, centers on a fight for the survival of the planet Thra against the evil Skeksis. True to Henson's legacy, the show utilizes classic puppetry but marries it with modern visual effects, for a pretty stunning-looking result. "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" debuts on Netflix on August 30.
Raise your hand for these famous lefties
ORLANDO, Fla. - Raise your left hand for International Lefthanders Day. Notable for her role on "The Avengers" as Black Widow, the actress is known for holding her props in her left hand. Black Widow can be seen holding weapons in her left hand alongside her long-time friend and teammate Hawkeye. Biographers said he clearly did use his left hand to both draw and paint, but some research suggests it wasnt much of a choice for him. When the "Maleficent" star signs autographs, she does it with her left hand.
Raise your hand for these famous lefties
ORLANDO, Fla. Raise your left hand for International Lefthanders Day. Black Widow can be seen holding weapons in her left hand alongside her long-time friend and teammate Hawkeye. Jeremy Renner also shooting arrows with his dominant left hand. Biographers said he clearly did use his left hand to both draw and paint, but some research suggests it wasnt much of a choice for him. ANGELINA JOLIEWhen the "Maleficent" star signs autographs, she does it with her left hand.