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Sesame Street Live!

BY MATTHEW CARLUCCI AND CHRISTIAN CARLUCCI

JUNIOR KIDSDAY REPORTERS, 6 AND 4, SMITHTOWN

Junior Kidsday reporters went to see "Sesame Street Live 1-2-3 ... Imagine"

at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last week and they were thrilled to

see some of their favorite characters - Elmo, Bert, Ernie, The Count, Rosita

and Big Bird.

They told their mom that they really liked the bright colors of the stage

and the music. They liked that they have to use their imagination when trying

to make new friends. Some of the parts of the show were really funny.

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Christian's favorite part was when Bert was trying to learn how to dance with

an octopus. He was laughing a lot when Elmo was dancing like crazy in the

rainforest.

They think fans of "Sesame Street" will love this show. Shows are through

Monday. For information, call 212-465-6741.

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CONTEST TIME

Jamie autographed a "Son of the Mask" movie poster for one Kidsday reader. If

you would like to win it, send your name, age, address and phone number to

Jamie Kennedy Poster, Kidsday, Newsday, 235 Pinelawn Rd. Melville, NY

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11747-4250. One winner will be randomly selected Feb. 28.

TALKING WITH

Funny guy Jamie Kennedy

BY CAROLYN HARTMANN, SHELBY HINTZ AND MARK MOSKWA

KIDSDAY REPORTERS, AGE 13, SAYVILLE

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Jamie Kennedy, one of the funniest guys around, has a new movie opening

tomorrow, "Son of the Mask." We went to a screening of the film and then talked

with Jamie by video conference at New Line Cinema offices in Manhattan

recently. We really enjoyed his performance in the movie, but we were already

big fans of his. We loved the movie "Mailbu's Most Wanted" and his TV series,

"The Jamie Kennedy Experiment."

We asked him about his challenges in the movie and he told us about the

dancing scene. He said, "I did all the scenes, and about 70 percent of the

dancing. Some of the steps were really hard, so I had to have a friend go in as

my dancing double. I can't do splits."

We are all fans of the first "Mask" movie and we asked if Jim Carrey had

any influence with the way he handled his role. Jamie said: "In some ways, he

did. No one ever saw 'The Mask' until he did it. I tried to stay away from what

he did, but I know in some ways I am going to be similar. I tried to make my

voice different and tried to play it like a dad."

We asked him how it was working with the baby and a dog. Jamie said: "The

dog is really cool and really loving. It likes to lick you a lot, but it had

claws that kept digging into me. The baby was great, but it seemed to poop a

lot. I would be holding him and in the middle of the scene I would feel

something warm."

Finally, we asked what he would be doing if he wasn't an actor or comedian.

He said, "Probably delivering pizza."

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