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Mr Smithers Will Finally Come Out As Gay In New 'Simpsons' Episode


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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.

the simpsonsMr 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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Harry Shearer - Guests attend forth annual awards show celebrating the best in progressive music at The Under Globe, Bankside, London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd September 2015

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Excellent... Harry Shearer Is Returning To 'The Simpsons' After All!


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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 ShearerHarry Shearer, voice of so many popular characters, is returning to 'The Simpsons' after all

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Harry Shearer Signs On For The Simpsons Return


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The veteran funnyman took to Twitter back in May (15) to tell fans his decision "wasn't about money", claiming he needed more freedom to take on other projects.

However, producers Al Jean and James L. Brooks refused to let Shearer go so easily and it has since been revealed the two parties have reached a deal which will bring the actor, who voices characters like Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner, back to the show, according to Variety.com.

The Spinal Tap star has been voicing the popular figures since 1989 and his return means all the original actors, including Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria, will be back for seasons 27 and 28.

Homer And Marge To Split In The Simpsons


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Homer and Marge Simpson are to separate in 'The Simpsons'.

The animated couple - who have children Bart, Lisa and Maggie in the popular sitcom - are set to ''legally'' separate in an upcoming episode after Homer ''falls in love'' with a pharmacist, voiced by 'Girls' writer and actress, Lena Dunham.

Show producer Al Jean told Variety: ''In the premiere, it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it's an incredible strain on the marriage. Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who's voiced by Lena Dunham. We'll have cameos from the other women from 'Girls.'''

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Is Harry Shearer Putting Pressure On Simpsons Producers?


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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 ShearerHarry 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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Can 'The Simpsons' Survive Without Harry Shearer?


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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 ShearerHarry 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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Harry Shearer To Release Anti-christmas Charity Single


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Veteran funnyman Harry Shearer is reviving Spinal Tap's festive anthem Christmas With The Devil for an assault on the holiday charts.

The Simpsons regular, who played bassist Derek Smalls in the mock rock band, has reworked the group's track with his singer wife, Judith Owen, for a Christmas 2014 release.

He says of the project, "(It is) maybe the most beautiful, moving Christmas song ever, played and sung with restrained yet unmistakeable emotion... We always hear about what holiday time is like for Santa and his elves. But what's going on around that time with the Supreme Evil One? This song fills that much-needed void and swings as well."

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Celebrities Outside The RTE Studios

Judith Owens and Harry Shearer - Celebrities outside the RTE studios for 'The Late Late Show' - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 7th March 2014

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Jonah Hill's Tiny 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Pay Packet & The Other Stars Who've Taken A Pay-Cut For Success


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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.

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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.

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Launch Dinner For The New Hollywood Costume Exhibition At The V&A Museum

Harry Shearer Tuesday 16th October 2012 Launch dinner for the new Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A Museum

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The Simpsons Season 24 Will Be The Last, Says Executive


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The Simpsons will air one more season before ending production after over twenty years on the air, a senior executive close to the show told TheWrap.com. Following a pay dispute with its biggest stars, Fox wants to end the show after one more season - and that's only if it can pay 25 to 30 per cent less for it.

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The Simpsons 'Cannot Continue' With Current Salaries


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The Simpsons, the beloved American cartoon comedy, is in danger of coming to an end after voice actors became embroiled in a financial dispute with 20th Century Fox Television, reports the Los Angeles Times. The studio is seeking to dramatically cut the six-figure incomes of key actors, including Dan Castellaneta and Nancy Cartwright, who voice Homer and Bart Simpson.

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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

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

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Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival
Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival
Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival
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