Growing up Joan Rivers was always there. On TV as a comedienne, on The Muppets with Miss Piggy and fighting the good fight with the Fashion Police. Never once did she not appreciate the funny things and people in life. Always stellar, a star and an inspiration Joan Rivers is indeed, the definition of Comedy itself.
Sadly today we lost Joan Rivers at 81. Surrounded by friends and family she left us. Melissa Rivers her daughter released this statement;
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.
Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.
My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” –Melissa Rivers
We will truly miss you Joan. You were, and always will be an inspiration.
Video of Miss Piggy Vs. Joan Rivers – The Feud
Although Facebook is a plethora of evil status comments, bad fan pages (like mine http://www.facebook.com/HeathyrWolfe) and ridiculous e-cards of hate, sometimes it brings something so good it cancels out everything. What can conquer evil and bring sunshine to countries like the UK? THE MUPPETS!!
Yes the Muppet’s are back in action in giving us “SEQUEL, SEQUEL” with Rick Gevais, Tina Fey, ScarJo, Penelope Cruz and the illustrious Ty Burrell.
When?! We are sad because the wait for Muppets Most Wanted is what seem’s like forever. It’s not coming to theaters until March 21, 2014! Wt-holy Animal heck? I need my fix. Ah well….here’s the trailer in HD until then.
Oh Piggy how I wanted to be you!
Great news for Muppet’s fan’s worldwide, the Muppets are finding a permanent home in New York City. New York’s Museum of Moving Image, is getting a fat donation.
By fat I mean Piggy, Kermit, some of Sesame street and some very happy little Fraggles, who no longer need to worry about their home.
According to the lovely people at AP/Yahoo;
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” fame, the stars of “Fraggle Rock” and other puppets, costumes and items from throughout Muppet’s creator Jim Henson’s career have been donated
What is even cooler is over 400 items and 25 years worth of Muppet’s are being handed over to the museum. How epic is that?!
Unfortunately the sad part? We have to wait a year.
The exhibit is to open next year at the museum in the Long Island City neighborhood, across the East River from midtown Manhattan. The city is chipping in $2.75 million toward the $5 million cost for a project it sees as furthering its goal of persuading more tourists to venture beyond Manhattan.
I guess I know when to schedule my visit to the East Coast. See you there.