Jim Henson’s wife and fellow puppeteer Jane Jenson has passed away.
The Muppets’ collaborator died at age 78 in her Connecticut home yesterday due to her battle with cancer.
She and her husband met in the mid-1950s at the University of Maryland and were partners throughout the development of The Muppets. The couple split in 1986. Jim passed in 1990. Both are survived by their five children: Lisa, Cheryl, Brian, John and Heather.
But it looks as though Harry Styles, arguably the biggest break-out star in One Direction, may be ready to leave his boy band days behind him…and follow in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake and former girl-group alum Beyonce into an extremely successful solo career!
We KNOW! We weren't expecting it to be this quick, either!
They've only released two albums as a group, after all!
But according to sources, while Niall Horan used the brief break from the Take Me Home world tour to attend his brother's wedding, Harry took off to El Lay, where he spent his free time writing and recording his own material at Paramount, with the help of Ed Sheeran!
Aw, man! And here we were, all worried that Kanye West's impending fatherhood had neutered his notorious, volatile outbursts!
Luckily, the rapper put all of those fears to rest last night during his concert last night at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in pretty much the most scathing, HIGHlarious and surprisingly astute way ever!
Following his performance of Clique, Yeezy descended into a frenetic, somewhat theatrical freestyle rant that, if it's possible to draw an over-arching message or theme, questioned the authenticity and morality of the entertainment industry, all the while lashing out at the creative and personal sacrifices that must be made in today's big-business-centric culture to ensure corporate backing and marketability as an artist!
Seems a little strange for this to come from someone who's expecting a baby girl with a woman who has essentially branded and sold her entire existence to America, but he even acknowledges that himself, when he says:
We have a feeling that Cher is coming back AND WITH A VENGEANCE!
The living legend is in the midst of recording her first album in 11 years, and after revealing that the Blow Me (One Last Kiss) singer co-wrote her two tracks, announced on Twitter that she was ALSO collaborating with Timbaland!
We've been wondering if/when this was going to happen!
Selena Gomez is hard at work on her next album with her band, The Scene, and it appears that for her fourth go-round in the recording studio, she'll be employing the help of her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, on some new tunes!
Excuse us for a second, while we take a deep breath before we recap the Julie Taymor/Spider-Man lawsuit saga…….
Back in November, Julie Taymor filed a lawsuit against the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark producers for violating her "creative rights as an author" of the play…and for failing to compensate her "for their continued use of her work to date."
Then, the producers released a statement in which they fired back at Julie, claiming they'd already been trying to resolve everything with her out of court.
THEN, Julie put collaborators Bono and The Edgeon blast, asserting that they used her as a scapegoat to escape the bad press they were receiving for all of the show's injuries and delays.
According to his account, the former cop/Chippendales dancer was just trying to figure out when Kimye would be ready to leave for the Met Gala -- as he had received word that plans had been changed:
"They were getting ready for Met Gala. I was sitting downstairs in the Waldorf, and it was around 6pm. I got some information that they were looking to rent a Lamborghini, or something of that nature. He said they had called their driver down to see if he could obtain the sports car. He tried, but he couldn't as it was last minute.
I went upstairs to see what was happening as we were supposed to be driving them. I just wanted to make sure we were ready when they were ready. I went up to the floor to the Presidential Suite. I was walking and the door was open and I happened to see Kim. I thought I'd ask her or the other security or assistant if there was a change of plan. As I was walking up to Kim and the room, Kanye walked by. He came from around the corner and saw me walking towards the room. I turned around and said 'Hey Mr West… how you doing?'"