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'The Simpsons' Show Producer Shares Script From Rejected Prince Episode


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Many famous faces have made appearances in ‘The Simpsons’ over the years, including Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and JK Rowling, but one star whose planned episode sadly never made it to screens was the late Prince. On twitter showrunner Al Jean treated fans to a look at two pages of the un-produced episode, which was rejected by the singer himself.

PrincePrince had been asked to appear in his own ‘Simpsons’ episode.

According to ‘Simpsons’’ lore, the episode was a follow-up to season three opener ‘Stark Raving Dad’ in which Leon Kompowsky believed he was Michael Jackson, with the King of Pop providing Leon’s voice.

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Matt Groening At War With Neighbour


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Groening has objected to a proposal by a fellow resident of Santa Monica, California to fell four ancient pines close to his home.

The plans have riled a number of neighbours in the community and they applied to local authorities in a bid to halt the work.

The trees are said to be situated on the border of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, and officials of the City of Los Angeles have now ordered work to stop until they can determine whether Groening's neighbour has the right to cut down the pines, according to TMZ.com.

Michael Jackson's Simpsons Track Sold


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The rights to Michael Jackson's song from 'The Simpsons', 'Do the Bartman', have sold for $38,500.

The late King of Pop was never credited on the track, because of a dispute between his label Sony and Geffen, who put out the song, but the recent sale of the novelty record included ''both BMI and Sony Publishing royalties'', as well as royalties for a collection of other songs by Bryan Loren, who co-wrote and produced the song.

While Michael's involvement in the track has never been officially confirmed, 'Simpsons' boss Matt Groening has always said was the product of the 'Bad' singer's talent.

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Drink Like Homer Simpson: Duff Beer Goes On Sale


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If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to drink like Homer Simpson be prepared to get very excited, as an official Duff beer is finally hitting the market! 21st Century Fox has announced that from next week the company will start selling the Duff branded beer in Chile, before expanding to the rest of the world.

The SimpsonsDuff beer will soon be on sale for all, now all you’ll need is a couch.

After next week's launch the company plans to bring to the beer to other parts of South America and Europe by early 2016. Previously Fox has been selling the Duff branded beer at theme parks but it has not yet been released on the commercial market.

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The Simpsons Star Matt Groening Sued By Former Nanny


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Tania Cardona claims Groening and his Argentinian wife Agustina rarely appreciated the work she did for them and insisted she and the couple's other Hispanic employees ate at a small table next to a trash can in the laundry room, according to TMZ.com.

Cardona also accuses Groening of criticising her poor English.

She is requesting millions in damages.

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'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute To Sam Simon In Latest Episode


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The Simpsons’ has remembered its executive producer Sam Simon with a touching tribute on its most recent episode.

Simon, who passed away on March 8th following a battle with cancer, was credited variously as a co-developer and executive producer during his long association with the beloved animated series. The Sunday March 15th episode featured a black and yellow message at the end, saying “One of the greatest comic minds ever” followed by “Thank you, Sam”.

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'The Simpsons' paid tribute to one of its first developers Sam Simon

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Ricky Gervais Leads Tributes To Late Sam Simon


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Ricky Gervais has led tributes to the late 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon.

Sam, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, passed away aged 59 on Sunday (08.03.15) at his home in Los Angeles.

Writing on Twitter, 'The Office' star said: ''RIP Sam Simon. Heroic humanitarian & genius co-creator of The Simpsons. D'oh, indeed. (sic)''

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Watch 'The Simpsons' Make Obligatory 'Frozen' Reference During Christmas Special Couch Gag


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The 'Simpsons' have let us in on their festive couch gag, ahead of the show's special Christmas themed episode which airs on Fox this Sunday (December 7th). Fans of the series will certainly not be disappointed by the special opening, which references a little Disney movie that we hear is pretty popular.

The Simpsons'The Simpsons's' famous couch gets a Frozen makeover this Christmas

The entire opening sequence of the famous series has been given a Christmas makeover for the special episode, with Springfield shown covered in snow and Bart writing lines of ‘Reindeer does not taste like chicken’.

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‘The Simpsons’ Take Over Hollywood Bowl To Celebrate 25th Anniversary


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The Simpsons’ came alive at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night (September 12th), as the series celebrated its 25th anniversary with live music, cast performances and some very special guests. Creator Matt Groening kicked off proceedings at the first of three events, which will celebrate the long running Fox animation.

The Simpsons'The Simpsons' cast hasn't aged at all in 25 years

The event was hosted by Hank Azaria, who’s best known to ‘Simpsons’ fans as the voice of characters such as Moe the bartender, police Chief Wiggum and Apu the Kwik-E-Mart owner.

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2014 FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party

Matt Groening - 2014 FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party at The Bungalow - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th September 2014

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2014 FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party

Matt Groening - A host of celebrities attend the 2014 FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party in Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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Let's All Watch 'The Simpsons' For 12 Days And 12 Nights


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Mecca for Simpsons fans has arrived, no pilgrimage necessary. The utopian moments that is a 25-season marathon kicks off at 10 a.m. ET with the movie sandwiched in-between it all. It’s probably an irresponsible move from FXX, as you can pretty much guarantee some fantastic attention seeker will attempt to stay up for 12 days straight armed to the teeth with Mountain Dew and Cheetos (or Freetos) and inevitably perish.  

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You could try and play The Simpsons drinking game while attempting to stay up throughout the marathon, but considering that involves drinking every time Homer does, we can’t advise it on health grounds. Also, you’ll perish.

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'The Other Woman' Los Angeles Premiere

Matt Groening - 'The Other Woman' Los Angeles premiere - Outside Arrivals - Westwood, California, United States - Monday 21st April 2014

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Annie Leibovitz Book Launch And Pre Oscar Party

Matt Groening - Annie Leibovitz Book Launch and Pre Oscar Party held at Chateau Marmont - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Creator Of 'The Simpsons' Matt Groening Receives A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Atmosphere, Matt Groening and Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Tuesday 14th February 2012 Creator of 'The Simpsons' Matt Groening receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Atmosphere, Matt Groening and Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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