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Spinal Tap Reunite For Lawsuit

Harry Shearer has reunited with the co-creators of 'This Is Spinal Tap' to sue entertainment group Vivendi for £320 million. The 73-year-old actor launched legal action against the mass media conglomerate for creating a ''fraudulent...

'Spinal Tap' Co-creator Harry Shearer Suing Vivendi For $125 Million Over Unpaid Profits

Harry Shearer is suing Vivendi, the parent company of Universal Music and StudioCanal, over millions of dollars in profits that he claims the company has withheld from the creators of the iconic ‘80s ‘rockumentary’ This...

Harry Shearer Suing Vivendi Over Spinal Tap Profits

Harry Shearer is suing entertainment group Vivendi claiming it has hidden profits from film 'This is Spinal Tap' from him and others.The 72-year-old actor is taking legal action against the mass media conglomerate accusing the...

Harry Shearer Sues For Fraud Over Profits From This Is Spinal Tap

The 72-year-old filed a lawsuit at the Central District Court of California on Monday (17Oct16) against Vivendi, the parent company of French film company StudioCanal and Universal Music Group, accusing them of “fraudulent...

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

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,...

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

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...

Harry Shearer Signs On For The Simpsons Return

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...

Homer And Marge To Split In The Simpsons

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...

Is Harry Shearer Putting Pressure On Simpsons Producers?

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...

The Simpsons Producers Still Trying To Reach A Deal With Harry Shearer

The news broke late on Wednesday (13May15) after Shearer took to Twitter to tell fans his decision "wasn't about money" but he needed more freedom to take on other projects.Meanwhile, producers were said to be...

Harry Shearer Leaves The Simpsons

Harry Shearer has left 'The Simpsons'.The 71-year-old comic actor, who voices the characters Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principle Skinner, is walking away from the animated TV show after 26 seasons.Shearer has suggested his departure...

Can 'The Simpsons' Survive Without Harry Shearer?

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...

Harry Shearer To Release Anti-christmas Charity Single

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...

Richard Branson Has Recorded A Simpsons Cameo

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...

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

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...

Harry Shearer's Radio Show Taken Off Air

The Simpsons star Harry Shearer has expressed his disappointment after his comedy show was dropped from a California radio station following 30 years on the air.The funnyman has been hosting Le Show on Santa Monica's...

The Simpsons Confirmed To Run For Two More Seasons

The Simpsons will live on for another two seasons after negotiations finally reached a successful conclusion between network Fox and the show's voice-actors yesterday on October 7th. The Wrap reports that earlier this week Fox...

The Simpsons' Harry Shearer Has Pay Proposal Rejected

The Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer has accused Fox network bosses of refusing to "share in the show's success" by granting the cast a portion of the cartoon's profits in exchange for taking a big...

The Simpsons Star Offers To Take Pay Cut

One of the stars of 'The Simpsons' has had an offer to take a 70 per cent pay cut rejected.Harry Shearer - who voices several major characters including Mr. Burns, his assistant Smithers, and Ned...

The Simpsons Season 24 Will Be The Last, Says Executive

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...

The Simpsons 'Cannot Continue' With Current Salaries

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...

The Simpsons To End?

'The Simpsons' may finish at the end of the next series.The future of the long-running animated sitcom is reportedly in jeopardy because of a dispute of salary negotiations between the six main voice actors -...

Shearer's Party Inspired Stage Show

THE SIMPSONS' star HARRY SHEARER threw a Christmas party to cheer up his homesick British wife JUDITH OWEN - and it was so much fun they turned it into a stage show.The couple wed in...

Spinal Tap Stars Tackle Jeopardy!

SPINAL TAP stars MICHAEL MCKEAN and HARRY SHEARER are set to fight for charity cash during a celebrity week of beloved U.S. game show JEOPARDY!The two actors/rockers will face off against each other during the...

Shearer's Emmy Steal

Actor HARRY SHEARER once stole an Emmy Award - because he refused to be the only member of THE SIMPSONS cast who hadn't taken home a prize. The star, who provides the voices for Montgomery...

Shearer: 'The Simpsons Is Successful Because Of No Interference From Fox'

THE SIMPSONS star HARRY SHEARER insists the animated show is such a big hit because the company behind it is not allowed to interfere with the scripts. The actor, who voices Mr Burns on the...

Shearer's Beatle Endorsement

Actor HARRY SHEARER knew he'd hit the big time when late former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON sneaked backstage during a SPINAL TAP show to give him the thumbs up. Shearer, who now provides the voice for...

Shearer Defends Gibson

Funnyman HARRY SHEARER is getting serious in an effort to defend MEL GIBSON, as the movie star faces ongoing criticism for an ill-advised, drunken rant against Jews. THE SIMPSONS star insists he doesn't want to...

Gervais Teams Up With Tap

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is so thrilled he has been invited to work with the team behind THIS IS SPINAL TAP, he is terrified it is all a dream. THE OFFICE creator will star...

Spinal Tap Star Shocked By Gallagher's Confusion

THIS IS SPINAL TAP star HARRY SHEARER is horrified by NOEL GALLAGHER's recent confession his younger brother LIAM thought the 1980s spoof rockers were a real band. Last week (ends24JUN05) OASIS songwriter Noel said...

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