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More than 270,000 gamers from throughout Europe and beyond have converged in the beautiful city of Cologne for the annual Gamescom video game festival. The show, which is more than twice as large as San Diego Comic-Con, offers attendees the first hands-on opportunities with some of the biggest games coming this fall and later.

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Jason Segel not involved in 'Muppets' sequelupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 17:09:00

Though a sequel for "The Muppets" has been greenlit, one star who was integral to bringing the franchise into the new millennium won't be a part of it, reports Collider.

'Breaking Dawn' and 'Muppets' lead Thanksgiving holiday weekend updated: Mon Nov 28 2011 10:24:00

As expected, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn--Part 1" led the box office once again over the extended Thanksgiving frame, but Disney's "The Muppets" reboot more than held its own in second place.

Review: 'The Muppets' is a nostalgia trip for kidultsupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 11:25:00

Remember the Muppets? Silly question -- you're old enough to read, so they probably helped teach you.

Google honors Jim Henson with Muppets doodleupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 22:23:00

The man behind the Muppets, Fraggle Rock and many of Sesame Street's most beloved puppets got a 21st-century shout-out Friday, in the former of an interactive "doodle" atop Google's main search engine page.

The National Theatre's 'War Horse'updated: Thu May 12 2011 07:12:00

A short clip from the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of "War Horse."

Puppet masters who make 'War Horse' come to lifeupdated: Thu May 12 2011 07:12:00

As they whinny in pleasure, rear up in distress or paw the ground impatiently with their hooves, it's impossible not to feel that the animals on stage before you are living, breathing beings.

Revolutionizing education in Ethiopiaupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 07:05:00

African Voices meets Bruktawit Tigabu, who is revolutionizing education in Ethiopia.

15 reasons for wonderupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 00:21:00

Can something be in two places at once? Can you make a hamburger without harming a cow? Can one man conduct a chorus of 2,000 voices scattered in dozens of countries around the world? And can art change the world?

People.com: Gwyneth Paltrow Rocks the Grammys ... with Puppetsupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 09:49:00

The actress takes the stage for a playful performance of "F-- You"

People.com: Gwyneth Paltrow & Cee Lo Green to Sing at the Grammysupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 11:09:00

The pair will also be joined by some very special guests

Trace Adkins co-stars with puppetsupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 17:36:00

Go behind the scenes with country star Trace Adkins on the set of his new sexy music video for Brown Chicken Brown Cow.

It's easy being green at the Smithsonianupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 17:59:00

Forget red versus blue. The nation's capital is seeing green.

Soccer larger than life via puppetsupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 06:10:00

CNN's David McKenzie meets some giant puppets with a penchant for soccer.

Country music legend, sausage pitchman Jimmy Dean diesupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 12:22:00

Country music artist and sausage entrepreneur Jimmy Dean died at his home in Varina, Virginia, Sunday evening, police said. He was 81.

Jimmy Dean: 'I believe in me'updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 12:22:00

Country music legend Jimmy Dean speaks about his autobiography, his mother and his wife in late 2004.

Where to get degree in death, anime or psychic abilitiesupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 09:58:00

Are you thinking of getting a graduate degree, but want something with a narrower focus than an MBA or a JD?

CNNMoney: Monster businessupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 05:53:00

Amid downtown Providence's staid collection of office buildings is an eye-catchingly different storefront. Space aliens, giant trolls and jewel-toned monsters fill the windows of the building labeled "Big Nazo Lab" -- and this New Year's Eve, they'll be coming out to play.

Affordable Prague charms adults and teens alikeupdated: Mon May 18 2009 10:47:00

Another day, another castle. But no one's complaining.

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