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And we thought Miss Piggy got snippy with us for asking if she enjoyed bacon for breakfast.
This time, Jim Henson's resident well-dressed diva is firing back at accusations that her latest box office success, "The Muppets," is hiding a liberal agenda within its plot.
The assertion was made last year by Fox Business commentator Eric Bolling, who raised the question of whether having a wealthy oil tycoon as the movie's villain was sending an anti-corporate, anti-oil message.
After a number of outlets whispered that Paula Abdul is parting ways with the "X Factor" after only one season, the judge/mentor is confirming the news herself.
"Yes, it's true; I won't be returning to 'The X Factor' next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations," Abdul says in a statement. "Simon [Cowell] and I, along with Fox and Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation."
Abdul, who previously worked with Cowell on Fox's other reality competition, "American Idol," says that the tough Brit judge "will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for 'The X Factor' to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.”
The countdown to Madonna's hyped Super Bowl performance is on, and the singer admits that she's feeling some nerves.
"It's the most nerve-wracking thing I've ever done," Madge told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Monday. "The Super Bowl is the holy of holies. It's like the sacred show of America. And I have to go on in the middle of that holy of holies and put on the greatest show that was ever put on before. That's no pressure."
On top of not really getting a lot of rehearsal time - "they're playing football all day so I don't really have time to do a sound check. It's a little bit like a circus act: Get in there, roll out my carpet, put on my show and get the eff off," she joked - there's also the fact that the Super Bowl halftime isn't the place to exercise a lot of artistic license.
The idea of new "Arrested Development" episodes may have felt a little too good to be true, but producer Dean Lorey has helpfully provided those anxiously awaiting the show's return with an update.
On his blog, he assures fans that the project is in full swing - with creator Mitch Hurwitz and writer Jim Vallely joining him at the writers table to crank out a new season.
In November of last year, Netflix announced that the new episodes of "Arrested Development" would be available for U.S. Netflix subscribers to stream instantly at some point in 2013.
If you have any lingering confusion regarding Cynthia Nixon's recent remarks on sexuality and choice, hopefully her latest statement will help clear it up.
The 45-year-old actress, who is set to marry partner Christine Marinoni, has clarified to the Advocate that while she chooses to be in a gay relationship, her bisexuality is not a choice.
It's something that could've been misconstrued, seeing that earlier this month Nixon was quoted as telling the New York Times that she's chosen to be gay. "I understand that for many people it's not, but for me it's a choice, and you don't get to define my gayness for me."
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