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Zac Efron on Sesame Street: VIDEO

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This week, Zac Efron paid a visit to Sesame Street to teach Elmo about something often in short supply in our world of instant gratification.

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Meet The Muppets, Well-Connected Activists: VIDEO

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With news that the Jim Henson Company has severed ties with Chick-fil-A over CEO Dan Cathy's anti-gay politics, The Daily Beast rounded up some clips showing Henson's most famous creations, the Muppets, combating social, cultural and economic ills, including childhood hunger, biased media and discrimination.

I've included two videos — President Bill Clinton and HIV-positive Muppet Kami discussing HIV/AIDS and a longer one of Big Bird and company battling bullying — AFTER THE JUMP, but the entire collection is worth a view.

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Chick-Fil-A Recalls Muppet Kids Meal Toys, Declaring Them Unsafe

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According to a photo published to the 'Wipe Out Homophobia" Facebook group, Chick-Fil-A has announced a voluntary recall of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys, and is blaming it on safety issues. There's no information on when the notice was allegedly put up, but the "recall" is backdated to one day before the Jim Henson Company cut ties with Chick-Fil-A for its donations to anti-gay groups.

The notice says "Willow Bend Mall" which is in Plano, Texas.

Says the notice:

"We apologize for any inconvenience but as of 7/19/12 Chick-Fil-A has voluntarily recalled all of the Jim Henson's Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys due to a possible safety issue. Please be advised that there have not been any cases in which a child has actually been injured, however there have been some reports of children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets. We are offering a substitution of a complimentary kids icedream cone in its place until a replacement toy is available."

Coincidence? Perhaps they're worried the kids might touch something gay-friendly.


The Muppets Cut Ties with Chick-Fil-A Over Anti-Gay Policies

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The Jim Henson Company, creator of The Muppets, has ended its relationship with Chick-Fil-A over its donations to anti-gay causes, it said in a Facebook note posted on Friday:

The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.  Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.

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Anderson Cooper Tries on Wigs for Miss Piggy: VIDEO

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Miss Piggy thinks Anderson Cooper needs a fresh look.

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Darren Criss and Kermit Sing 'Rainbow Connection': VIDEO

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During E!'s live Oscar countdown yesterday, Darren Criss and Kermit performed a duet of "Rainbow Connection" at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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