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Lady Gaga Spends Thanksgiving With the Muppets

November 26, 2013
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The eccentric and controversial Lady Gaga has worked her way into the lovable house of the cute and cuddly Muppets.  The star will sing in a special program that will air on Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The U.S. network ABC is especially looking forward to the peculiar superstar which combines a heterogeneous mixture with a super special day. Blair Stover has more of this story below.

The program, which will run for 90 minutes, airs the night of November 28 (Thanksgiving Day in the United States). Lagy Gaga will sing all the new songs from her new album “Artpop,” which will be released on November 11th. The singer, upon hearing the news, did not hesitate to show her happiness.

“When ABC called me, I was really excited,” she confessed. “I knew it would be a night full of laughter and memories. I cannot wait to see them… and I hope that Miss Piggy does not go crazy.”

The Muppets themselves are surprised, as well.

“What an incredible opportunity! We do not even care if Miss Gaga confuses some of the Muppets with pieces of her wardrobe again,” said Kermit the Frog.

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English: Lady Gaga and Monster announce Project RED Heartbeats and RED Beats Solo at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In addition, the program will feature more special guests, including singer Elton John, Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and artist RuPaul, who will appear in a very special sketch along with Lady Gaga and the Muppets.

Also provided, will be a preview of the upcoming Disney flick, “Muppets Most Wanted,” featuring a cameo with Gaga. The film will hit theaters on March 21, 2014.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Most Watched Netflix Original

November 14, 2013
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Aside from letting the world know its subscriber numbers and earnings figures in its quarterly shareholders letter, Netflix decided to throw a little fluff in the mix by saying their original series’ House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are doing extremely well. One will end up as the most-watched series ever for Netflix and is even compared with other successful shows on broadcast TV and cable. Blair Stover has more on Netflix success below.

Orange is the New Black is a comedy-drama series that debuted in July only on Netflix, following the lives of a select few in a women’s federal prison. It beats out House of Cards, another original Netflix series that has had plenty of success so far, as the most watched original Netflix series.

Taylor Schilling (the lead character) and her prison guard heartthrob (played by Matt McGorry) said that they are very hopeful that the series will win an Emmy in 2014. The show wasn’t eligible this year but the first season will be next year and new fans will be on board by then.

In September, Netflix was nominated in 14 Emmy categories for Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development and House of Cards. House of Cards beat out shows like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. The fan base is expected to grow exponentially for both Netflix series in the coming months and that makes Netflix just as excited as the fans.

Are you an ‘Orange is the New Black’ fan?

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