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  • 'Cookie Monster' sends 2nd note in sculpture theft

    February 4, 2013 12:55 PM

    BERLIN - Police in Germany say someone dressed as the Cookie Monster has sent a second note regarding a stolen cookie sculpture - this time saying he wants to return it. But officials aren't sure the person in the photo actually stole the 44 pound, century-old sculpture. The gilded bronze... more »
  • Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    December 10, 2012 2:41 PM

    MIAMI - Another Florida man is suing the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying him to New York to have sex with him. The alleged victim is now the fourth... more »
  • Elmo left behind on 'Sesame Street' as actor exits

    November 21, 2012 7:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Sesame Street's beloved Elmo character will continue despite the resignation of the puppeteer behind the character following sexual abuse allegations. Fifty-two-year-old Kevin Clash resigned Tuesday after a young man sued him and accused him of engaging in sexual behavior with him when he was 15. ... more »
  • Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

    November 20, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW YORK - A 24-year-old college student has accused longtime Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexually abusing him when he was 15. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York by Cecil Singleton accuses Clash of engaging in sexual behavior with him over a two-week period while he was under-age. Singleton... more »
  • Man who accused Elmo puppeteer of teen sex recants

    November 13, 2012 4:43 PM

    NEW YORK - The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so. The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual. In response to the statement Tuesday afternoon, Clash issued a... more »
  • Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

    November 12, 2012 10:35 AM

    NEW YORK - The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" says he did have a relationship with a man who says he was 16 at the time the relationship began. But Kevin Clash says the relationship was between "two consenting adults" -- and that he is "deeply saddened"... more »
  • Sesame Workshop asks Obama campaign to take down Big Bird ad

    October 9, 2012 5:06 PM

    NEW YORK - The producers of "Sesame Street" have asked President Barack Obama's re-election campaign to take down an ad it's produced using Big Bird. The ad mocks Mitt Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. It says the Republican hopeful believes "it isn't Wall Street you need... more »
  • Romney scratching his head over Obama, Big Bird

    October 9, 2012 5:01 PM

    VAN METER, Iowa - Mitt Romney says he's scratching his head over President Barack Obama's focus on Big Bird. The president is featuring the "Sesame Street" star in a new campaign ad mocking Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. Campaigning in Iowa Tuesday, Romney said "you have... more »
  • Elmo's musical

    September 24, 2012 7:27 PM

    Sesame Street begins its 43rd season on PBS this week and the character, Elmo, will be carrying a tune. The shift in how Elmo is used marks the most significant change in the children's program. The segment called "Elmo's World" will be replaced by a new segment called "Elmo the... more »
  • Math, science focus of new 'Sesame Street' season

    August 8, 2011 12:33 PM

    NEW YORK - More than three dozen celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams, athlete Carmelo Anthony and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, are set to appear on the new season of "Sesame Street." "Sesame Street" begins its 42nd season on PBS on Sept. 26. PBS said Monday... more »
  • Sesame Street pulls Katy Perry from show

    September 23, 2010 12:28 PM

    Katy Perry's cleavage is fine for Russell Brand - not so for Elmo and Sesame Street. The children's show says it won't air a taped segment featuring the "California Gurls" singer and Elmo. The pop star - who is known for her risque outfits - wore a gold... more »
  • "Sesame Street" turns 40

    November 10, 2009 10:10 AM

    The iconic children's television show "Sesame Street" celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday. "Sesame Street" first premiered Nov. 10, 1969 and is midway through production of its 41st season. Tuesday's episode featured first lady Michelle Obama. more »

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