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  1. Entertainment

    Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan Take Pictures With Time Square Elmo Because They’re The Best

    Patrick Stewart posted a pretty amazing photo on his Twitter account a few hours ago. Shouldn't Stewart be on his honeymoon right now? With his wife? Not the dude who married the two of them? Wait, who am I kidding. Of course Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan would go on a honeymoon together. Bless their hearts.

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  2. Weird

    Lawsuit Against Elmo Puppeteer Includes Phrases Like “Crystal Meth Sex Party”

    I'll level with you, folks. I've been kinda hoping the other shoe just wouldn't drop regarding allegations that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with underage boys for years while also bringing to life one of America's most beloved icons of childhood. After a brief lull that almost let us forget that happened, the story has returned in full force, with one of Clash's accusers bringing a lawsuit against Clash making the details of his allegations more clear and forever connecting the phrases "Elmo puppeteer" and "crystal meth sex party" in the American psyche.

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  3. Weird

    Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Resigns as Second Accuser Comes Forward

    Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo, has resigned from Sesame Street after a second man has come forward to accuse him of having a sexual relationship with a minor.

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  4. Weird

    Elmo Puppeteer Vindicated! Accuser Recants Allegations, Childhood Restored

    We reported yesterday on the story that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had been accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager. Good news, everyone! The New York Times says the anonymous accuser has recanted the allegations. In a statement made by his lawyers, the accuser is now calling the relationship an "adult consensual" one. That's great news, because yesterday we felt gross. All. Day. Long.

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  5. Entertainment

    Childhood Ruined: Puppeteer For Sesame Street’s Elmo Accused of Affair With Teen

    This morning in "Things That Are Terrible" news, The New York Post is reporting that Kevin Clash -- the puppeteer who has brought beloved muppet Elmo to life for decades -- has taken a leave of absence from his work on Sesame Street in the wake of allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a then 16-year-old boy. If you can think of anything more inappropriate or childhood marring this morning, we very seriously don't want to hear about it.

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  6. Entertainment

    Happy Birthday, Jim Henson

    Jim Henson, artist, puppeteer, freaky long-haired dirty cynical hippie, and source of a large percentage of what was good in our (and I daresay your) childhoods was born seventy-six years ago today. You may also have noticed that Elmo is prominently featured next to the YouTube logo today. We have no idea whether these things correlate in any way, but you can watch Elmo's new YouTube interview below. There's also something for those of you who think he's a "furry red menace," too.

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  7. Entertainment

    Jonah Hill, On Sesame Street: On Mustaches

    Jonah Hill recently appeared alongside Sesame Street's Elmo to explain the finer points of mustachedom. Unfortunately, there was no discussion about the concept of neckbeards. Perhaps they're saving that one for a future episode. Video below:

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