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“Sesame Street” Reaches YouTube Milestone

“Sesame Street” Reaches YouTube Milestone

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sesame Street reached a major milestone on Tuesday.The PBS show’s YouTube channel topped one billion views.  Much of the channel features clips from Sesame Street episodes.Which individual video has the hig…

Big Bird’s Revenge: Muppet Teams Up with First Lady

Big Bird’s Revenge: Muppet Teams Up with First Lady

Theo Wargo/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — Four months after Mitt Romney famously pledged to cut funding for the large yellow Muppet, Big Bird is dancing in the White House to promote the first lady’s healthy living initiative. The Sesame Street charact…

Former Elmo Puppeteer Faces Another Underage Sex Allegation

Former Elmo Puppeteer Faces Another Underage Sex Allegation

Wendell Teodoro/WireImage(NEW YORK) — A third person has come forward to claim that he had a sexual relationship when he was a teenager with Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned from Sesame Street last week.According to the New York Daily News…

Elmo Performer Takes Leave of Absence Amid Underage Sex Scandal

Elmo Performer Takes Leave of Absence Amid Underage Sex Scandal

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kevin Clash, the 52-year-old puppeteer who lends his voice to the Sesame Street character Elmo, has taken a leave of absence from the kids’ show after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-…

Obama Campaign Pecks at Romney with Big Bird Ad

Obama Campaign Pecks at Romney with Big Bird Ad

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A new ad out Tuesday by President Obama’s campaign pokes fun at GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s comment during last week’s debate that he would cut funding to PBS to help reduce the deficit even though he li…

Big Bird Makes "SNL" Appearance After Romney Debate Name-Drop

Big Bird Makes "SNL" Appearance After Romney Debate Name-Drop

Theo Wargo/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Big Bird made an appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, days after Gov. Mitt Romney mentioned him during the first presidential debate of 2012. 
The famous feathered Muppet appeared on the late night show…

The Presidential Debate’s Biggest Loser: Big Bird

The Presidential Debate’s Biggest Loser: Big Bird

Theo Wargo/WireImage(DENVER) — While President Obama and Mitt Romney were trying to tout their economic plans, the social media sphere was massively distracted by a big yellow bird — Big Bird that is.After Romney said, “I love Big Bird,” …

Jerry Nelson, Voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Count,’ Dead at 78

Jerry Nelson, Voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Count,’ Dead at 78

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jerry Nelson, the voice of Sesame Street’s “Count von Count” character, has died, Sesame Workshop confirmed Friday. He was 78 years old.”A member of the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years, he will forev…

Jerry Nelson, Voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Count,’ Dead at 78

Jerry Nelson, Voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Count,’ Dead at 78

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jerry Nelson, the voice of Sesame Street’s “Count von Count” character, has died, Sesame Workshop confirmed Friday. He was 78 years old.”A member of the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years, he will forev…

Jerry Nelson, Voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Count,’ Dead at 78

Jerry Nelson, Voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Count,’ Dead at 78

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jerry Nelson, the voice of Sesame Street’s “Count von Count” character, has died, Sesame Workshop confirmed Friday. He was 78 years old.”A member of the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years, he will forev…

Sesame Workshop ‘Dismayed’ By Pakistan Corruption Allegations

Sesame Workshop ‘Dismayed’ By Pakistan Corruption Allegations

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The Sesame Workshop was “dismayed” to find out Tuesday that a $20 million U.S. program to beam Elmo and his pals in Pakistan has been halted because of allegations of fraud and abuse. The project was a co-pro…

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