• Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Muppets Most Wanted at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

     

    Miss Piggy took Toronto by storm on Tuesday while promoting her new movie "Muppets Most Wanted." Starting her day off on Canada AM and ending up on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, the famous diva really made the most of her day around the big city.

    In the film, which opens Friday, miss Piggy stars alongside longtime boyfriend Kermit the Frog, as well as comedy heavyweights Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell.

    While Miss Piggy was out and about in Toronto, we happily let her take over our Yahoo Popped Instagram account. Check out the highlights from her big day:


    Hello Toronto! Tis moi! Miss Piggy! In town to meet & greet my many media admirers! Kissy! Kissy!

     

    Up early for my first interview on CP24 breakfast. Obviously my beauty sleep worked beautifully!

     

     Good morning Canada! It's moi, live on Canada AM. And no jokes about putting an "H" in front of the AM!

     

    I'm ready for moi's close-up! Behind the scenes on press day with a world famous movie star.

     

     Moi thrilling

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  • Is the car chase movie dead?

    Aaron Paul in "Need for Speed." (Touchstone Pictures)

    Despite more horsepower than forty Kentucky Derbies in almost every single scene, "Need for Speed" just couldn't entice movie audiences this past weekend.

    Touted by director Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) as a throwback to the classic car chase movies of yesteryear, “Need for Speed” had a lot going for it -- namely actor Aaron Paul, fresh off of the popular TV series “Breaking Bad,” and, of course, enough vehicular mayhem to make a “Fast & Furious” movies blush. And, unlike the that certain Vin Diesel/Rock anchored series, “Need for Speed” makes a point of doing most, if not all, of the automobile action practically, with no computer graphics. Real cars, real drivers, real stunts. In an era where the movies are dominated by computer generated imagery, that old school, physical approach has got to be a draw, right?

    But the high-octane chase movie failed to make much of a dent at the box office, coming in third place with $17.8 million, behind “Peabody and Sherman” and “300: Rise of an

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  • 10 Reasons Why Four from ‘Divergent’ Is America’s New Fictional Boyfriend

    Tune in to the live red carpet premiere for 'Divergent' Tuesday, Mar. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT!

    Theo James as Four (center), with Shailene Woodley (left), in 'Divergent' (Summit)

    Edward who? Peeta what? There's a new YA book-to-screen hunk taking up residence on the Avenue of Fine Fictional Boyfriends, and man is this one a keeper.

    Hellooooo Four. (Or as he's also known by his full character name, Tobias Eaton -- played by British actor Theo James -- though we'll just stick to "Four.")

    This "Divergent" hero has got it all, y'all — charisma, inner-strength, respect for the ladies, a pack of seriously chiseled abs, and so much more. We're definitely swooning over our newest fictional boyfriend because, yeah, there's a lot to love about the mysterious Mr. Four.

    Let's review, shall we?

    1. First of all, just check out that glorious smile.

    2. He’s perfectly imperfect.

    He might look it, but one of our favorite things about Four is that he is not 100 percent perfect. And he doesn't pretend to be, either. The man's got a bit of a hot temper at times, and he's certainly not

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  • Unlike most young adult book adaptations, "Divergent" isn't that easy to boil down to a simple logline.

    It can't be described with an easy premise like "girl meets vampire" ("Twilight"), boy meets witch ("Beautiful Creatures"), or "kids forced to kill each other" ("The Hunger Games").

    There is a lot going on in the high-concept "Divergent," the latest in a string of popular novels made for the big screen (and though many have failed, the highly anticipated movie adaptation is seen as having the best chance of replicating the success of "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games").

    [Related: Tris vs. Katniss: An Epic Heroine Battle]

    The actors of "Divergent" even have a hard time distilling its plot down to one sentence, which we found out at the movie's recent Los Angeles junket when we looked to the cast for a "CliffsNotes" version of the story. "That is tough to do," Ansel Elgort, who plays Caleb Prior, admitted to Yahoo Movies. "A lot of stuff is going on," he said. "Ums," pauses, and stalls

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  • Kristen Bell stars in "Veronica Mars." (Warner Bros.)

    The recently released “Veronica Mars” film may have been an unprecedented success in terms of crowdfunding, but a major box office contender the movie is not. What can "Veronica Mars"' box office performance tell us about the future of Kickstarter movies?

    Based on the mid-2000s TV series of the same name starring Kristen Bell (“Frozen”), the “Veronica Mars” movie was financed by fans of the cancelled show through the crowdfunding service Kickstarter in 2013. Series creator Rob Thomas managed to raise a total of $5.7 million for the big screen continuation (more than double the $2 million they were asking for).

    “Veronica Mars” quickly broke the record for the most backers on a Kickstarter campaign and eventually became the biggest film project ever funded on the crowdfunding service. Thanks to the successful campaign, Warner Bros. picked up the project for digital and limited theatrical distribution.

    Jason Dohring and Kristen Bell in "Veronica Mars." (Warner Bros)

    Fans of the show were thrilled: They’d finally get a continuation of the cult TV series

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  • Shailene Woodley (Photo by Jag Gundu/FilmMagic)When Hollywood proclaims someone the “next big thing,” it can put a lot of pressure on that person. However, “Divergent” star Shailene Woodley seems to be handling her “it girl” status quite well.

    Unsurprisingly, Woodley’s recent rise to fame has drawn comparisons to another much talked about young actress: Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.

    Like Lawrence, Woodley got her start on television (starring in the hit TV series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"), and later came to the attention of moviegoers with a critically-acclaimed turn in an indie movie (Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants”). Since that breakout role, the 22-year-old actress has mirrored Lawrence’s path to success in many ways, building her fledgling career on a foundation of small budget, director-driven films (like James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now” and Gregg Araki’s upcoming movie “White Bird in a Blizzard”) and now “Divergent,” a major film franchise based on a series of young adult books.

    In a strange

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  • When it comes to the leading ladies of "Divergent" and "The Hunger Games" everyone agrees: They're not fooling around.

    Shailene Woodley makes her fighting, jumping, and shooting debut as Tris in the latest YA book series-to-action film conversion. She doesn't have a bow-and-arrow, but rather a fearlessness verging on suicidal — she leaps off tall buildings and enters the ring with nothing but her bare fists. While clearly following in Katniss's footsteps, Woodley takes her character's physical displays to levels even beyond the heights Jennifer Lawrence has scaled.

    But who is the greatest young heroine? Here's how the two compare:

    [Related: 5 Reasons 'Divergent' Is Not Just Some 'Hunger Games' Redux]

    Tris sees more action. Lawrence's "Hunger Games" warrior is savvy and impressive. And yes, like Tris, she goes through the ringer. But if you line up the two for a scene-for-scene comparison, Woodley's Tris gets into far more action.

    "It would be an epic battle and I'd like to see it,"

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  • Aaron Paul in "Need for Speed." (Touchstone Pictures)

    When audiences last saw “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul, he was screaming down a dark road behind the wheel of a muscle car during the closing moments of AMC’s hit TV series.

    The 34-year-old Paul finds himself in a similar situation at the outset of “Need for Speed” -- driving a souped up classic into uncertainty. However, the two projects couldn’t be more different.

    Based on the video game series of the same name, the high-octane actioner from director Scott Waugh (“Medal of Valor”) puts Paul in the role of Tobey, a talented mechanic and street racer who is framed for the death of his friend by a jealous rival (played by Dominic Cooper). There's not a "Yeah, bitch!" in sight.

    “I knew how to drive before this film – I had my license and everything – but I definitely did not know how to drive like this,” Paul told Yahoo Movies Canada while in Toronto in February. “One thing that I had to do that I was really nervous about was that thing where I had to slide up to [Scott] and stop just

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  • If simply the thought of going to a comic convention makes you want to “take off and nuke the entire site from orbit,” then you obviously haven’t heard about the big reunion taking place at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo next month.

    Almost the entire main cast of director James Cameron’s seminal sci-fi actioner “Aliens” are set to reunite during the Calgary pop culture convention on April 26.

    “Alien” franchise star Sigourney Weaver will headline Aliens EXPOsed, a celebration of Cameron’s iconic 1986 film. Weaver will be joined by a number of other actors from the movie, including Bill Paxton (Hudson), Lance Henriksen (Bishop), Michael Biehn (Hicks), Paul Reiser (Carter Burke), Jenette Goldstein (Vasquez), Mark Roltson (Drake) and even Carrie Henn (Newt). The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will be the first time that the majority of the cast have appeared together since the 1986 release of the film.

    Sigourney Weaver (Ripley) and Carrie Henn (Newt) will appear together in Calgary. (20th Century Fox)

    With the exception of Henn, who is now a school teacher in California, all

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    The countdown is officially on! With only one week until “Divergent” (starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James) hits theatres, you’re going to want to know where you fit in with this crowd.


    Much like the houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slyterin) at Hogwarts and the districts (1 – 12) in “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Divergent” also divides its citizens. In this dystopian world, the groups are called factions  -- and once you're 16, you get to choose which one to spend your life in. Here’s a lesson on the “Divergent” factions so you can figure out which one you belong to:

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    Abnegation: The selfless
    Key qualities:  You’re always putting the health and well-being of loved ones before yourself, but sometimes people take advantage of you because you’re so generous. You are also usually quiet and don’t like drawing attention to yourself. In your spare time, you enjoy volunteering at a local food bank or soup kitchen.
    Celebrity who should be in this faction: Oprah

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    Amity: The

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