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Young and the Restless Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

Redaric Williams, Christel Khalil and Daniel Goddard

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Thursday, with The Young and the Restless scoring 26 nods. The Bold and the Beautiful received with 18 nominations, followed by General Hospital's 16.

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Kevin Clash, Voice of Elmo, Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges

Elmo, Kevin Clash

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, has been cleared of sex abuse charges, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Brings Sherlock to Sesame Street

Benedict Cumberbatch


Sherlock
 star Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by Sesame Street recently, but had a tough time convincing Murray Monster (a.k.a. "Murray-arty") that he's not actually a detective — he just plays one on TV.

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5 Downton Abbey Parodies That Are Long Overdue

Martin Freeman, Sophie McShera

It's that time of year again, when a TV viewer's fancy turns to thoughts of love for Downton Abbey.
Now that the British period drama is back on Sundays on PBS, be prepared for Bates-and-Anna watercooler chatter, your pals quoting the Dowager Countess and of course parodies, which are this millennium's sincerest form of flattery.

13 reasons to be Downton's Dowager Countess when you grow up

We've seen tributes from P. Diddy, Sesame Street, The Simpsons and Jimmy Fallon, to name a few. With Downton in its fourth season, we're expecting a slew of... read more

Top Videos: Sesame Street Parodies Homeland, De Niro Reads "Wrecking Ball,"

Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas

This week, Sesame Street parodied HomelandRobert De Niro and Morgan Freeman performed spoken-word versions of "Wrecking Ball" and "The Fox," andJamie Foxx gave a 15-second summary of the movie Gravity. Also, a son filmed his dad watching and reacting to Breaking Bad, and Nick Offerman kicked off Movember by recalling great moments in mustache history. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos: read more

VIDEO: Peter Dinklage Sings on Sesame Street

Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey managed to keep it very family-friendly on their recent Sesame Street appearances.

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Malin Akerman's Watchlist: I Can't Wait to Get Back into Sesame Street!

Malin Ackerman

With a new show and a new baby, actress Malin Akerman doesn't have too much time to watch TV. But she's still looking forward to watching Sesame Street.

"I haven't been able to watch too much TV with a new baby, but I can't wait to get back into Sesame Street. That was my favorite show," Akerman tells TVGuide.com in her celebrity Watchlist video. "And the Smurfs! I'm going to have to get my hands on the Smurfs because that was awesome."

What is Robin Williams' favorite show? See his Watchlist and more!

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Judge Dismisses Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Ex-Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash

Kevin Clash

Puppeteer Kevin Clash, the former voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, scored a big victory in court this week when a judge dismissed lawsuits filed against Clash by men who said that he molested them when they were underage.

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The New Yorker Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage with Bert and Ernie Cover

The New Yorker

Move over, Cam and Mitchell. There's another famous same-sex couple that's been waiting in the wings — Bert and Ernie!

The Sesame Street twosome are featured on the cover of the latest issue of The New Yorker, which will go into detail about this week's two Supreme Court rulings in... read more

Sesame Street Adds Muppet Whose Dad Is in Jail

Alex

As part of a new outreach program through Sesame Workshop, Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet guest character — a boy named Alex whose father is in jail.

The program is called "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration" and aims to teach kids coping mechanisms to deal with feelings of anger and shame that stem from having a parent in prison, according to the Sesame Workshop website.

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Premise: A landmark series set in an ethnically diverse urban neighborhood where every day is a sunny one. It features songs, skits, animation and, of course, Muppets to teach preschoolers basic educational and social concepts. A public-television gem that's older than PBS itself, 'Sesame Street' debuted in 1969 on National Educational Television. Since that time, this influential show has won more Emmys than any other in TV history (more than 90 at last count) and can be seen in more than 140 countries.

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