Photos of Kermit the Frog’s New Love Interest Denise From the Upcoming Series ‘The Muppets’

Kermit the Frog's New Girlfriend Denise

ABC has released new photos of Kermit the Frog‘s new love interest Denise from the upcoming series The Muppets. Denise was first seen in the trailer for The Muppets, and Kermit mentioned he was dating her in a Twitter reply to actress Emmy Rossum. Though in a more recent tweet, Kermit says he and Denise are just “close friends,” and Kermit has also joined Tinder.

Part of the series will deal with Kermit’s recently announced breakup with Miss Piggy, and how their past personal relationship will affect their current working one to produce Piggy’s fictional show-within-a-show Up Late.

Kermit the Frog's New Girlfriend Denise Portrait

photos via People

A Look at the Ups and the Downs of Live-Action Superhero Television Shows Throughout History

In episode 9 of the Vulture series Secret History of Television, host Margaret Lyons explains how live-action superhero television shows have had their ups and the downs throughout history. In this episode, she also takes look at superhero TV shows that were thrown away faster than they were put on the air.

music by Jahzzar – “Hancock

Amazon Is Now Allowing Its Prime Members To Download Video To Their iOS and Android Devices

Amazon Video

Amazon has announced that it is now allowing its Prime members to download Amazon Videos to their iOS and Android devices. They are the first and only subscription streaming service to offer this feature.

Amazon today announced that Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria will now be able to download movies and TV episodes, including award-winning Amazon Original Series, to iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets for offline viewing, at no additional charge. Amazon Video is the only online subscription streaming video service that enables downloads of titles, meaning unlike other subscription streaming services such as Netflix, Prime members can enjoy movies and TV shows as part of their membership even when they don’t have an internet connection available.

The Beautiful Art of Crafting a Japanese Naruko Kokeshi Doll From Spinning Blocks of Wood

In this beautiful video by Te to Te to Te, artisan Yasuo Okazaki, known for his signature Naruko Kokeshi style, demonstrates how he crafts the dolls from spinning blocks of wood, how they are shaped, then fitted together before the paint is painstakingly applied. Okazaki learned the Naruko style from his father, who trained him in the craft. Te to Te to Te also offers a really great online guide to the different Kokeshi dolls that come from all over Japan.

The Naruko style of Kokeshi developed at Naruko hot springs. One of the unique characteristics of these Kokeshi is that their heads squeak when turned. They have kind faces and flared shoulders and skirts. The stripes at the top and bottom of the body are painted on the lathe, and the body is often painted with a chrysanthemum motif. The bangs are painted like the dolls sent as gifts from the Imperial Palace. Naruko Kokeshi wear a red headdress.

via WTF Japan Seriously