Two family television watchdog groups are warning parents that the new version of the iconic children's series "The Muppets" is no longer the loveable kids show it used to be and is now exposing children to sexual innuendo and references to alcohol, drug use and adult content every three and a half minutes.
The Parents Television Council and One Million Moms have launched campaigns informing parents that ABC's new adaptation of "The Muppets," which features beloved children's characters Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, is not suitable for younger viewers.
The first four episodes of the new series, which premiered on Sept. 22 and airs Tuesday evenings during primetime, featured adult content every three minutes and 38 seconds, according to research compiled by PTC. In the four episodes there were 33 different adult references, with 46 percent being sexual and 45 percent related to drug or alcohol use. more >>
It is one of the most — if not the most — disturbing photos from the Vietnam War: a burned naked girl running down a road.
Only 9 years old at the time, Kim Phuc was trying to escape a napalm attack by American forces, her body severely burned, leaving many to wonder if she would survive.
Well, she did. "God [is] not finished with me yet," said Phuc when recounting her survival after doctors had written her off. more >>
There may be honor among thieves, but apparently no such honor exists among the canine breed.
When an owner of two dogs asks them which one did their business in the kitchen, it does not take long for one to dime-out the other.
OK, so maybe the tattletale is actually the guilty party and the other dog is wrongfully accused — the trial is still pending. more >>
Size doesn't matter when it comes to a love of cuddling. Just ask this 1-month-old baby elephant in the Asian nation of Thailand.
At the Chai Lai Orchid ecolodge, the baby elephant recently took a liking to a human being named Allie.
Wanting a warm hug, the placid long-trunked behemoth decides to go in for the kill — killer cuddling of course. more >>
Never underestimate the power of a dream! When one little girl wanted a horse that would eventually win races, many — including her parents — doubted the possibility.
However, Breana Carsey, an 11-year-old Ohio girl. would not be deterred from her dream of a race horse. She asked her dad for a horse and eventually got one named MJB Got Faith.
While the horse was not bred to race, and barely passed the entrance exam, Carsey's faith in the ability of MJB would not be shaken. more >>
Rock'n'roll isn't just for young people, as one 80-year-old man showed a surprised music store employee. Folks from the "good old days" can still string a tune.
Bob Wood, an octogenarian who has been playing guitar probably since the days of Elvis Presley, decided to put down some beats last October.
Picking up a guitar in the British Audio Service store in Nashville, Tennessee, Wood showed that he can still rock the house, much to the surprise of onlookers. more >>