"Elmo is bigger than any one person," the producers of Sesame Street declared last week when Kevin Clash, who was the voice of the furry and very famous red muppet, was first accused of having sex with a minor. more »
Also in Wednesday morning's round up of news, Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez tapped for big role in Libertador, Six Feet Under star joins CBGB, and amid rumors, Johnny Depp confirms he and partner are calling it quits.
The Muppets are legendary TV and film characters, but there's something about Sesame Street's giggliest resident, Elmo, that makes small children perk up. Constance Marks, the director of the new documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, put Elmo's appeal this way: "Kids sit up, pay attention, and turn on. There's that bright red fur and adorable bulgy eyes, but it's the soul of the puppeteer that people are responding to. It's an amazing gift."