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'The Muppets' opens as best-reviewed wide release of 2011

Statler and Waldorf would have a thing or two to say about this. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the best movie of the year so far stars felt puppets from the 1970s.

The Muppets, which opens today, was poised to debut at a perfect 100 percent on the review accumulation site… but a pair of last-minute critiques dipped the film’s score to a still-stellar 98 percent. Perfection would have been a nice feather in the cap of writer-star Jason Segel, but the actor and Muppet champion can still take pride in his passion project being the best-reviewed wide release of the year. The nearest competitor is this summer’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which scored 96 percent. READ FULL STORY

Move over Jemaine: Kermit sings 'Muppets' tune 'Life's a Happy Song' with Bret McKenzie

Bret McKenzie? Present. Kermit? Present. Adorable rendition of “Life’s a Happy Song” from The Muppets? Present.

The New York Times got Kermit and McKenzie to sit down at the piano (look at how Kermie is seated cross-legged atop the piano, how cute!) for a duet of “Life’s a Happy Song,” one of the four songs on The Muppets soundtrack that the Flight of the Conchords star penned. With McKenzie taking on Jason Segel’s part (who had his own piano time with the Muppets over the weekend on Saturday Night Live) and Kermit stepping into Amy Adams’ shoes, the two have such fun, effortless banter together that by the time they sing “I can’t seem to wipe this smile on my face,” the feeling is most definitely mutual.

Watch the full clip below. My favorite (and probably Herman Cain’s favorite) moment: Kermit’s declaration that “Life’s a pizza!” Good luck getting this out of your head, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY

Patrick Warburton: How an 8-year-old got the 'Rules of Engagement' star to be in her malaria PSA

The last thing Rules of Engagement star Patrick Warburton thought he’d be doing this Monday night is co-hosting a charity event for the non-profit End Malaria Now. But then a young actress and activist named Madison Moellers did a guest spot on his sitcom. “Madison and her mother presented me with this,” the big-hearted Warburton told me last week. “I’m going to be getting back Sunday night from San Francisco — my son and I are going on a great white shark trip where you go in a cage and you meet the sharks. Then I have to work on Monday. So doing an event on Monday would have been first on my list. But it’s impossible to say no to Madison.” Hence, Warburton will be appearing at Cafe Entourage in Hollywood this Monday night to raise money for EndMalariaNow.org. “It’s primarily a problem that’s happening on the other side of the planet, so it’s not in our immediate perspective,” Warburton says. “Malaria kills almost a million people every single year, and most of them are children under the age of five.”

Inspired by the Kenya-set movie The First Grader, Madison and two of her friends also filmed a PSA for End Malaria Now and even got Warburton to participate. It’s not slick but it gets the job done. Take a look after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Tale of the tape: Bradley Cooper vs. Ryan Gosling

When People Magazine unveils its highly anticipated Sexiest Man Alive issue each year, it is generally a celebration of one of Hollywood’s most debonair stars that everyone is invited to share in — and stare at. But when Bradley Cooper became the newest member of this exclusive club earlier this week, his coronation was marred just a bit by disgruntled fans of one Ryan Gosling. The Internet that adored the “Hey, Girl” meme rushed to Gosling’s defense, and a group of about 15 self-promoters even showed up on the sidewalk in front of People‘s offices, chanting “Bradley Cooper is just fine, but Ryan Gosling is divine!” Even George Clooney, Sexiest Man emeritus, admitted that he had been rooting for his Ides of March co-star, saying “It’s gotta be Ryan, don’t you think?”

People‘s executive editor Liz Sporkin, though, is not second-guessing herself. “We stand by our man!” she said. “Bradley Cooper is the whole package. He’s gorgeous, talented, brainy, loves his mom, can cook up a storm, and speaks fluent French! Who can argue with that?”

In a sexy-man contest between two uber-handsome actors, there can only be one winner. And that is us. So, in light of the “controversy,” let’s look at the Tale of the Tape: READ FULL STORY

Marcel the Shell with shoes on gets even more adorable in sequel

Since the debut of his ridiculously adorable viral video in 2010, Marcel the Shell has achieved two of his biggest goals in life: He’s published a beautifully illustrated biography, and now it looks like he owns a dog (although it terrifies him). Finally, we have a sequel from creators Dean Fleischer-Camp and Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate, who provides Marcel’s signature, pipsqueak voice. In it, we get some burning questions answered about our favorite shod shell: What does he use as a bed? What does he use as a car? Does he have any siblings? Find out below: READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake blogs about 'moving evening' at Marine Corps Ball, makes us dig him that much more

Remember when you lied awake at night in high school, dreaming that just one day before the prom, Nick Lachey would come to your school with a bouquet of flowers, sing “My Everything” and ask you to the dance? No? Just me? Is that why I keep watching The Sing-Off? Anyway, none of us were quite as lucky as Corporal Kelsey DeSantis, who asked Justin Timberlake to the 236th Marine Corps Ball earlier this year… and got a “yes.”

But Timberlake’s acceptance wasn’t all for show and good PR. Dude actually made good on his promise to attend the ball with DeSantis. That’s right: DeSantis became the envy of every TRL-loving guy and gal out there and was accompanied to the Ball by Mr. “Sexyback” himself. But looks like she wasn’t the only person who considered herself lucky. After partaking in festivities, Timberlake blogged about the experience, calling it “one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had.” Wrote the singer/actor/dancer/MySpace reviver: READ FULL STORY

'Family Circus': The best of Bil Keane

Family Circus creator Bil Keane made a lot of people’s mornings brighter with his low-key observations, subtle eye for humor, and appreciation for the innocence of children. Back in 1990, our own Ken Tucker called Family Circus “the most underrated comic strip in the country.” In light of his sad passing Tuesday, I looked through the cartoonist’s archives and picked out some of my favorites. See them below. READ FULL STORY

The Muppets get a Facebook campaign to host the Oscars: A great idea or a really great idea?

It’s time put on makeup. Its time to dress up right. Its time to raise the curtain on the… Muppets Oscar show? At least, that’s what 19,000 Facebook users (and counting) are hoping for with their latest social media campaign titled — you guessed it — The Muppets Should Host the 2012 Oscars.

While the campaign — which states “The Academy Awards are a sacred American institution. Who better to host the 2012 Oscars than another American institution: The Muppets?”– officially began all the way back in February, yesterday’s news of Eddie Murphy’s departure as Oscar host has given the movement new life. But will the new Oscars producer Brian Grazer go for it? Or will he, as Dave Karger pondered, go with Tom Hanks? Or Steve Martin? (Hey, don’t worry just yet, Muppeteers. You can never underestimate the power of a Facebook campaign. Just ask Betty White.) READ FULL STORY

Who's your favorite Muppet? -- VOTE!

Are you just an average bear who gets his giggle on to whoopee cushion shoes? A glamor gal whose ideal Saturday involves wallowing in a mud bath, preening your flowing blonde locks, then meeting up with your boyfrog? Perhaps you’re a a lovable grump with the best seats to every show? Or an adventurous — yet incomprehensible — chef with an array of unorthodox implements?

In honor of this week’s cover, we’ve narrowed down Jim Henson’s Muppet menagerie and want to know which character is your favorite. If you identify with any of these types above, we have an inkling which Muppet you’ll pick in our poll below. For everyone else, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What are you waiting for? Vote below! READ FULL STORY

Short and Sweet: Vote for your favorite 'Make Us Laugh in 10 Seconds' finalist!

What do breast pumps, Skype, and Supermarket Sweep all have in common? They only take 10 seconds to bring the comedy. We invited EW.com readers to Make Us Laugh in 10 Seconds, and they took the task very seriously indeed. See the finalists — and VOTE for your favorite — after the jump! READ FULL STORY

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