Everyone's been worried about it, from Billy Crystal to Gonzo the Great. Will Miss Piggy and her on/off partner Kermit be attending the Academy Awards in 2012? The ultimate diva and star of The Muppets, whipped up a storm of controversy in tinsel town when she rallied against perceived prejudice against non-human actors at the Oscars.
I caught up with her during her promotional round for The Muppets and asked her if, with talk of an Oscar nomination for Uggie the dog from The Artist, it was time for other species than humans to be eligible for nomination?
Since January the felt-princess has reconsidered and, as I understand from my sources, she will be attending tonight at the annual gathering of Hollywood's great, and Mel Gibson. This is great news as she will be promoting her movie's best original song nomination, for the really rather wonderful 'Man or Muppet'. For who hasn't asked themselves the question at one time or another "Am I a man or a muppet?". Especially the presenters of last year's Oscars, James Franco and Anne Hathaway.