Sesame Street

Sesame Street character Big Bird

Big Bird, Elmo to encourage kids to eat produce

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.” Under an agreement being announced Wednesday by Michelle Obama, the nonprofit organization behind the popular […]

10/30/2013

A Miss Piggy "muppet", center, is joined by, from left, Fozzie Bear, Scooter, and Rowlf, during a ceremony to donate additional Jim Henson objects to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Miss Piggy is finally joining Kermit the Frog in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s daughter, Cheryl Henson, is donating 20 more puppets and props to the National Museum of American History.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s family, […]

09/24/2013

Kevin Clash, puppeteer, posing with "Sesame Street" character Elmo

Judge tosses 3 NY lawsuits against ex-Elmo actor

NEW YORK (AP) – Three lawsuits brought by men who said former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash sexually abused them when they were underage were tossed out by a judge who said in a decision published […]

07/01/2013

Bert and Ernie mark DOMA decision on New Yorker cover

Referring to this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage, the new cover of The New Yorker features famous “are they or aren’t they” couple Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” snuggled up on […]

06/28/2013

People in Times Square (AP Photo)

Cookie Monster, Elmo get in Times Square trouble

NEW YORK (AP) — Cookie Monster stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged with groping a woman. And Elmo was booked for berating tourists with anti-Semitic slurs.

04/09/2013

Kevin Clash, puppeteer, posing with "Sesame Street" character Elmo

Former voice of TV’s Elmo sued in NY for 5th time

NEW YORK (AP) — A puppeteer who was the voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street” is being sued for the fifth time, accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy.

04/02/2013

Whitehouse YouTube Channel

Obamas welcome children to annual Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family are welcoming thousands of children to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

04/01/2013

Kevin Clash, puppeteer, posing with "Sesame Street" character Elmo

Former voice of TV’s Elmo faces abuse suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who initially recanted sex abuse allegations against the former puppeteer of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo has sued him, alleging the entertainer lured him into drug-fueled sex when he was 16.

03/19/2013

Kevin Clash, puppeteer, posing with "Sesame Street" character Elmo

Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

MIAMI (AP) – Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying the teen to New York to have sex with him.

12/10/2012

Kevin Clash, puppeteer, posing with "Sesame Street" character Elmo

Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims NY abuse

NEW YORK (AP) – A Florida man has sued the ex-Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid a sex scandal, saying the voice actor met him in New York after trolling gay telephone chat lines seeking underage […]

11/27/2012

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