5 Lunchtime Links: Miss Piggy says ‘Hello’ in Adele spoof and more

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Miss Piggy participates in "The Muppets" panel at the Disney/ABC Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Looking on at left is writer/executive producer Bob Kushell. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Miss Piggy participates in "The Muppets" panel at the Disney/ABC Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Looking on at left is writer/executive producer Bob Kushell. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Miss Piggy participates in “The Muppets” panel at the Disney/ABC Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Looking on at left is writer/executive producer Bob Kushell. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

1. Miss Piggy, Kermit spoof Adele’s “Hello.”

If any pig knows of love and loss it’s Miss Piggy. The muppet, who recently shook most everyone’s perception of love when she announced her split from longtime puppet-beau Kermit the Frog, stars in a commercial spoofing Adele’s heart wrenching “Hello” that premiered last night during the American Music Awards. Is it weird that we still cried? You can watch the full commercial here.

2. Foo Fighters release Paris tribute album recorded in Austin.

After canceling the remainder of their tour following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, the Foo Fighters hope to bring “a little light into this sometimes dark world” with the surprise release of a new EP “Saint Cecilia.” The EP’s five songs, which are available for download on the band’s website, were recorded at the Saint Cecilia Hotel in Austin and are dedicated to the victims of the Paris attacks.

3. American Music Awards feature Justin Bieber, One Direction, pay tribute to Paris.

Did you tune into last night’s American Music Awards hoping to see Justin Bieber get rained on? Or Jennifer Lopez wear one hundred different dresses? Or Meghan Trainor kiss a boy? Luckily the night offered all that and more. One Direction (even minus Zayne) beat out Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and others and won the artist of the year award, but none of the other hopefuls went home award-less. The many, many performances of the night all led up to Bieber’s official comeback performance of songs from his new album “Purpose.”

4. Disneyland’s PeopleMover sells for nearly half a million dollars at auction.

It’s no Tesla, but it did sell for five times as much. A single car from the Disneyland PeopleMover sold at a Los Angeles auction for $471,500. The tram used to carry passengers through the park’s Tomorrowland attraction from 1967 to 1995. Other big sellers included a Rocket to the Moon attraction poster that sold for around $30,000.

5. Where to buy fried, smoked turkey in Austin.

If you’re still hesitant about frying your own bird, check out the places in Austin where you can buy one ready-made. Prices range from $30 to $80, and except for the Stuffed Cajun Meat Market, stuffing is not included.


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