Mr Burns assistant had long been thought to be gay by fans of the show.
Mr Smithers, the long suffering assistant to Mr Burns on 'The Simpsons' is to finally come out as gay during the show’s latest season. The character’s sexually had long been hinted at on the show, but the new season will see Smithers finally telling Mr Burns.
Mr Smithers will come out as gay in a new 'Simpsons' episode.
Speaking to TV Line, 'The Simpson’s' executive producer Al Jean said, "In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t. We deal with that in two episodes.”
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A Springfield without Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner and
Woo hoo! ‘The Simpsons’ is saved after all! Voice actor Harry Shearer, an integral part of the long-running animated series, is returning to the cast after a couple of uncertain months where he had appeared to have left the show.
Back in May, news emerged that Shearer, who voices a number of key Simpsons characters, was parting ways with the legendary series after more than a quarter of a century.
Harry Shearer, voice of so many popular characters, is returning to 'The Simpsons' after all
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Is Harry Shearer playing the long game?
Harry Shearer, the voice-actor who quit the Simpsons earlier this week over contractual issues, could be trying to put pressure on senior producers by tweeting about the issue, according to a veteran Hollywood publicist.
Harry Shearer is an integral member of The Simpsons team
Shearer tweeted that he wanted "the freedom to do other work", though executive producer Al Jean said the actor's roles would be recast if he did not return.
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Harry Shearer is officially off The Simpsons cast.
Harry Shearer, the actor who voices Mr Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner on The Simpsons, says he is leaving the long-running comedy. Shearer tweeted on Wednesday that Fox had informed him his contract will not be renewed.
Harry Shearer has announced he is leaving The Simpsons, allegedly over contractual issues
"From [Simpsons executive producer] James L. Brooks' lawyer: 'Show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best,' " Shearer tweeted, adding in a second post: "This because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work. Of course, I wish him the very best."
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Branson gets the call to play "Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor"
They say you haven’t ‘made it’ – i.e., reached the peak of your career- until you’ve had your Simpsons cameo. And even though Richard Branson was depicted in a season 22 episode alongside fellow billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, his voice has never featured.
But now it has. The Virgin overlord will star as himself in an upcoming episode due to air early next year. “Richard Branson is the Flanders to Mr. Burns,” executive producer Al Jean told EW. “He’s Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor.”
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Hill was paid $60,000 for his role in 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' but he isn't alone in taking one in the wallet for the sake of art
Jonah Hill has made headlines recently after it was revealed he was paid just $60,000 for his Oscar-nominated role in The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, $60,000 is a lot of money to a lot of people, but in the world of Hollywood actors and their big pay cheques, Hill was paid pitance for his work. Still, he is not the only one to take a pay cut for the sake of the project paying them.
Jonah Hill is apparently nothing like his character in Donnie Azoff
Hill decided to take a pay cut, from the usual 6-7 figure digit he tends to receive, because he was so determined to get the part of Donnie Azoff so he could work with the director of the project, Martin Scorsese. By putting his dreams first and his bank account last, Hill has received his second Oscar nomination to date and has been roundly praised by critics for his role. What's more , Hill isn't alone in taking one for the team and opting out of a big pay cheque for the sake of the project he's appearing in.
Mark Bridges Tuesday 16th October 2012 Launch dinner for the new Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A Museum
Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival Tuesday 22nd February 2011 The voice behind The Simpsons characters Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders at a screening of 'The Big Uneasy' at the IFI as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Dublin, Ireland
The 23 episodes of Season 10, broadcast between August 1998 and May 1999, reveal a show securely positioned both as money-making endeavor for Fox and well-regarded repository for smarty-pants satire. The show's writers, one of TV's greatest collections of comic minds since the stellar days of Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, know exactly what notes to hit, and they hit them over and over again; meaning, in short: lots of Homer being an unthinking idiot. Homer could save Grandpa's life with a kidney transplant, but he's too scared of the operation and keeps running away, ala the climax of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Homer becomes a bodyguard. And so on. But all this attention also means that the writers are constantly feeding Homer the best lines ("Are you sure this is a sci-fi convention? It's full of nerds."), though Bart gets plenty of one-liners as well ("Dad, you make a great hippie; you're lazy and self-righteous!").
Continue reading: The Simpsons: Season Ten Review
Fired! sounds like a decent enough idea: After being fired from a Woody Allen play (poor baby!), Gurwitch found herself despairing to the point where she had to write a book about it. I guess if Woody Allen said my acting was on par with being "retarded," I'd be bummed too.
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It begins with director Jay Berman (Guest, doing the Jewish thing) and his film, Home for Purim, a family drama about a young woman's return home to a dying mother. The mother in question is played by Marilyn Hack (Catherine O'Hara), a washed-up aging actress who is best known for playing a blind prostitute in another film. Through the wonders of the internet, she gets wind of a rumor that she might be nominated for an Academy Award. Shortly after, Victor Allan Miller (the invaluable Harry Shearer), the male lead, gets hint of a nomination for his performance, along with Callie Webb (Parker Posey), who plays the daughter. The buzz makes life sweeter, and inevitably more complicated, for everyone involved, including Callie's boyfriend and co-star Brian (Christopher Moynihan), Victor's agent (Eugene Levy), and the producer (riotous Jennifer Coolidge). It also brings out studio heads (Ricky Gervais and Larry Miller), the PR guy (John Michael Higgins), and two Hollywood news anchors (Fred Willard and Jane Lynch) to make the film more palatable.
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But seriously, Chicken Little is Disney's first solo stab at a CGI kiddie flick, something that was going to happen sooner or later and which, given Disney's recent track record in animation, has had most moviegoers scared silly. Chicken Little takes an age-old fable and hands the story to director Mark Dindal (who directed the best animated Disney movie in recent memory, the under-seen The Emperor's New Groove). Nice start, but... Chicken Little? "The sky is falling, the sky is falling?" In the original story, Chicken Little gets beaned with an acorn and gathers up all his friends to tell the king that the sky is falling. As they trek to visit the king, they are captured by Foxy Loxy and (depending on how gruesome the interpretation you're reading is) are promptly eaten.
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