Brace yourselves, folks. Because this video might just make you cry.
In what appears to be a mock Public Service Announcement geared to hit us right in the feels, this video features some adorable sloths in a bucket BEGGING to be rescued by us. Surely, it can’t help that Sarah Mclachlan is playing in the background. Because right now, I’m actually bawling my eyes out watching this video.
MAKE IT STOP!!! MAKE IT STOP!! I just have way too many feelings right now.
The Muppets are back! Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are ruling the Thanksgiving box-office this weekend and the world is officially in a nostalgic frenzy.
Before Jason Segel revamped the series, the adorable characters were famous in their own right. Their television program (1976-1981) featured a variety of celebrity cameos, from Alice Cooper to 007′s Roger Moore, in the final episode. It’s the family friendly programming that transcended generations. The franchise includes a seemingly endless stream of beloved films such as “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “Muppets From Space” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” If this is all breaking news to you, then I highly recommend you check them out – or at least add it to your wish list this year.
Since legendary puppeteer Jim Henson created the Muppets in 1974, there has been an incredible assortment of Muppets appearances, performances and moments. Aside from the hilarious parody trailers and Saturday Night Live appearance recently, it felt appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the classics. We pulled together our favourite ten, let us know yours!
Bohemian Rhapsody (2009)In 2009, the gang released their rendition of Queen’s famous song. This viral video introduced this generation to “Bohemian” just like Mike Myers did with Wayne’s World.
Kermit Cycling (1979)
“Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle,” began Roger Ebert’s original 1979 review of “The Muppet Movie”. “If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself.” Muppet magic.
Larry King Live (1994)
Kermit and Gonzo guest-hosted the show with featured guests including supermodel Carol Alt and Hulk Hogan. Surprising that neither replaced King when he retired last year, but there’s still the hope for Regis-replacement.
(Day O) Banana Boat Song (1978)
Before Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo ruined the song, Harry Belafonte and Fozzie Bear’s collaboration was pure brilliance. Fozzie even asks the question that we all want to know, “What is a “Tally Man”?”
Keep Fishin’ (2002)
Weezer resurrected the Muppets from temporary obscurity for their music video off their fourth album, “Maladroit”.
Bennie And The Jets (1977)
Elton John became a reoccuring character in the late 70s, performing many of his songs including “Crocodile Rock” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. But it is the banter between Elton and Kermit during “Bennie” that defines his involvement. You could also see where Cee-Lo took a few notes.
Alice Cooper (1978)
As Gonzo declares him “the voice of doom,” this episode also guest starred horror film-icon Vincent Price and revolved around the theme of “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night.”
Buddy Rich VS. Animal (1981)
Two of the greatest drummers of all time face-off in this classic skit from the Muppet Show. Who won? You be the judge.
‘Treasure Island’ Roll Call (1996)
Directed by his son, Brian, this post-Jim Henson film is not the same – but it has it’s moments, like this one. Kermit’s Captain Abraham Smollet is introduced to his crew of “cutthroats, villains and scoundrels.”
The Rainbow Connection
Perhaps the greatest Muppets moment of all-time, the opening banjo strum is guaranteed to cause a lump in the throat. Covered by many, including Willie Nelson, Sarah McLachlan and Jason Mraz – enjoy!
The full tour schedule and performer list has been announced for the fair’s 36-stop tour across North America, reports ChartAttack.com. Everything begins in Calgary on June 27 and ends August 16 in Dallas. Star singer Rihanna has been added to the lineup; she will perform at the July 12 stop in Salt Lake City.
Each date will feature eleven artists, including festival co-founder Sarah McLachlan. The full roster for each individual tour date can be found on the fair’s website, www.lilithfair.com.
Here is the full Lilith Fair lineup:
Performers for the 2010 Winter Olympics opening-ceremonies were meant to be kept under wraps. But, thanks to spies at the rehearsals and a commercial for the games that aired during Saturday Night Live, certain secrets are spilled, People.com reported.
Canadians like Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan and Bryan Adams are the lucky celebs that are planned to perform at the opening-ceremonies Friday night in Vancouver. The legendary band Rush and jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky is also expected to perform, both who are Canadians. Devo, the ‘80s band is among the bands planned to perform at the Games’ medal ceremonies.
Girl Power could be back in a big way in 2010.
It seems that Lilith Fair, the all-female travelling music festival that ran from 1997 to 1999, is set to return next year. In a short Twitter post on Friday, Nettwerk CEO and founder Terry McBride wrote: “Lilith Fair 2010 here we come!!”
No other information has been released, but stay tuned to andPOP for updates on this story.
Sarah McLachlan will receive a special Juno next year for her humanitarian work.
The Halifax native will be bestowed with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, named in honour of the late CHUM Limited founder, at the Juno gala dinner and awards presentation on March 28.
Among McLachlan’s charitable efforts is her involvement with several charities that help give underprivileged kids music lessons and mentorship.
She also founded the Lilith Fair touring festival in 1997, which promoted women in music and raised more than $7 million for charity after three years.
McLachlan, who also received the Order of Canada in 2000, will become the fourth person to be given the Allan Water Humanitarian Award, following Bruce Cockburn, Tom Jackson and Paul Brandt.
The night after McLachlan receives her honour, the televised Juno Awards show will take place at Vancouver’s General Motors Place.
Sarah McLachlan and her drummer husband are separating, she has revealed to Billboard magazine.
The Canadian songstress is promoting two new songs, and said, “I’m separating from my husband, so these are the songs about that.”
McLachlan and Ashwin Sood have been together for 11 years, and have two daughters. She called the situation “pretty gross.”
“I wasn’t planning on saying anything,” she said, “but it’s gonna come out at some point. I haven’t said anything about it because I’ve been terrified to, but I figure … there’s no good time to say it, so I just said it.”