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Who, moi?

Finally — a reason to watch an awards show red carpet!

The BAFTA Awards — the Brits’ Oscars, if you will — announced that Miss Piggy will be their official red carpet host for this Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Oui!

Now there’s a red carpet interviewer who’s bound to ask something more interesting than ‘Who are you wearing?’  Heck, I bet Miss Piggy will proposition a celebrity or two (George Clooney) and throw a punch if said celebrity’s leggy girlfriend (Stacey Keibler) gets in the way.

Plus, it’s nice to see a television host who hasn’t starved herself to death to get the job…or filled her face with Botox or other fillers to maintain a youthful appearance.

(I’m pretty sure she’ll just put on a new head for the broadcast.)

Muppets rule.  Congrats, Piggy!

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Anchor frog

If you watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, three things should be abundantly clear.

  1. Jason Segel rocked it as guest host.
  2. Seducing women through chess is harder than it sounds.
  3. Seth Meyers has finally found his “Weekend Update” co-anchor.

After Amy Poehler left SNL two seasons ago, it appeared that Meyers was destined to sit alone at the anchor desk.  But after Saturday’s inspired edition of “Really?!??! with Kermit and Seth” — starring Kermit the Frog of the Muppets — it appears that Seth has finally found his soul mate.

Have a look-see.

Is Kermit too green to realize?  Will Miss Piggy make life miserable if and when he does? And, most importantly — is Seth too fragile to withstand the body blows to come?

I’d love to see that anchor pairing on SNL.

How ’bout you?

Animal magnetism

I read that Jason Segel, writer and star of the upcoming The Muppet Movie, cried when he first met his muppet co-stars.

I so get that.

I have loved the TV show since day one and consider Muppet Christmas Carol to be the most charming and heartwarming version of the classic tale to date. (I do not overstate here; watch it with your family.)

After seeing Jason’s turn and talent with puppets in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I trust him to update the Muppets for the big screen in their latest adventure.

And it looks like he’s getting a little help.

Major fashion designers like Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung have dressed Miss Piggy in custom made, signature pieces from their collections in the latest issue of InStyle magazine.

I’ve said it before, but it so applies here:

Pretty piggy.

Muppetational

I love “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”

It was the first Muppet movie to feature a human in a starring role — specifically, Michael Caine, as Ebeneezer Scrooge.  With Kermit and Miss Piggy as the Cratchits and Gonzo the Great narrating as Charles Dickens, “The Muppet Christmas Carol” is, in my opinion, the most heartfelt and entertaining retelling of his classic tale.

And now, lucky for us, another Muppet movie featuring a human star is in the works, this time with “How I Met Your Mother” star Jason Segel.

I ask you — does anyone come closer to Muppet in human form?

If you saw the very funny “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Segel displayed his puppetry skills at the end of the movie in a rock opera his character Peter wrote about Dracula called “A Taste of Love.”

Rumor has it he is writing the script for the new Muppet film, too.  Segel will play an ‘eager young man’ who is on a quest to reunite all the Muppets.

I didn’t realize they had broken up.

Regardless of the storyline, I’m stoked.  I think Segel is a great choice.  And I think a Muppet movie is always a great idea.

It’s time to play the music
It’s time to light the lights
It’s time to get things started….