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The Muppets Will Include Lots of Celebrities and Musical Elements

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When The Muppets returns to television this fall, they're recruiting a few of their famous friends to join them.

The ABC series, which follows the behind-the-scenes action of Miss Piggy's new late-night talk show, will feature a big celebrity guest star every week.

"They are the best people in all of show business," Kermit said of the show's guest stars at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. And though Kermit couldn't reveal who all the big cameos would be, Miss Piggy did say that she would welcome Reese Witherspoon to the set of her talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy. "She jumped at the chance, oddly," Kermit said.

The Muppets will also recruit popular musical acts, including Imagine Dragons, to help bring musical elements into the new mockumentary series. "There will be very top-notch singer-songwriters, performers, bands on the show and musical acts," said writer and executive producer Bob Kushell. "But the show is not a variety show. It's not about that. ... So you'll see parts of the show with bands on [Up Late with Miss Piggy], but there won't be a full act, per se."

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However, bringing all these new faces to set does come with a few challenges. "Someone tried to eat Pepe the Prawn once. He was too close to craft services and got mistaken for an appetizer," Kermit revealed. "And then there's my legs. I never go to France."

In addition to trying not to be eaten, Kermit already had his hands full while trying to executive-produce his ex-girlfriend's talk show. "Piggy and I have gone our separate ways romantically. I think it's just kind of coming out in the press now," Kermit said. "It can be tough working with your ex."

"I have no problem working with my ex, okay? It's fine," Piggy said. "Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens."

"I thought you were going to get burned," Kermit added.

The Muppets premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 on ABC.



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Watch Seth Meyers' Brilliant Game "True Detective Quote or Fortune Cookie?"

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Seth Meyers said what we're all thinking about Season 2 of True Detective on Monday's episode of Late Night: The only thing worse than the insufferable characters is the ludicrous dialogue.

But the "Weekend Update" alum pointed out something we hadn't noticed before: The ridiculous lines uttered are quite similar to the ambiguous sayings you'd find in a fortune cookie. And he devised a game to prove it.

Meyers had contestants compete in a game show-style contest where they'd have to guess whether phrases like "Never do anything out of hunger, not even eating" and "Better to walk before they make you run" come from True Detective or a scrap of paper with Chinese characters on the back.

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Other challenges in the game included forcing the contestants to think about the worst thing that's ever happened to them, before downing a shot.

Check out the game below, and play along. It's harder than you think.



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Zayn Malik Calls Off Engagement to Perrie Edwards

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Zayn Malik is getting really good at walking away from things.

Months after abruptly quitting One Direction, the 22-year-old singer has called off his engagement to Perrie Edwards, People reports. Malik told Edwards two weeks ago that their relationship was over, a source tells People.

Edwards, a member of the group Little Mix, is reportedly "devastated" by the split. She and Malik got engaged in August 2013, and she was even supportive of his horrible green dye job earlier this summer.

Is Malik going through a quarter-life crisis? Should the breakup be seen as a cry for help or is it merely a sign of a young man trying to focus on his career? (Malik recently released his first solo song and has signed to RCA Records.) We may never know.



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