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Vermont Town Is Selected As Home Of The Simpsons

11th July 2007

Ending a contest that involved 14 U.S. towns and cities named Springfield, the Vermont town by that name (population 9,300) was officially proclaimed the hometown of TV's (and soon the movies') the Simpsons and was...

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Simpsons' Home To Be Revealed

10th July 2007

The Simpsons will finally learn where there true home lies today, with 14 US towns called Springfield battling it out to be recognised as the base of America's much-loved cartoon family.Residents in the towns were...

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Official Simpsons Home To Be Finally Revealed

9th July 2007

Fans of THE SIMPSONS will finally know the location of the animated family's town SPRINGFIELD after a wait of 18 years. Real-life towns called Springfield in the U.S. are competing with each other in a...

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

9th July 2007

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...

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Groening Outraged Elfman With Bad Review

6th July 2007

THE SIMPSONS iconic score was almost never written - after composer DANNY ELFMAN realised the cartoon's creator MATT GROENING once gave his music band a bad review. Groening was a rock critic in his youth,...

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Blair Encouraged To Pursue Acting Career

5th July 2007

Former British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR has been urged to forget politics for good - and take up acting instead. THE SIMPSONS writer Al Jean was so impressed by the ex-statesman's guest performance on the...

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Groening Praises Gervais

5th July 2007

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has lavished praise on RICKY GERVAIS - because he was a joy to work with. The Extras star appeared in a cameo role on the hit animated series as well...

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Madonna Set For Simpsons Cameo?

4th July 2007

Pop superstar MADONNA could be set for a cameo on cult animated show THE SIMPSONS - if creator MATT GROENING gets his way. The cartoon genius is desperate for the singer to star in his...

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Kennedy Appears In Simpsons Pitch For Springfield, Ma

3rd July 2007

Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, often lampooned on The Simpsons, has made a pitch for Springfield, MA to be selected as the the Simpsons' home town. Appearing in a five-minute video that serves as the city's...

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Simpsons Kwik-e-mart Becomes A Reality

2nd July 2007

THE SIMPSONS' fictional convenience store Kwik-E-Mart has become a reality thanks to a publicity stunt by 7-Eleven bosses in America. To mark the release of The Simpsons Movie in the U.S. later this month (Jul07),...

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The Things They Say 4947

19th June 2007

"They should have made our skin white, not yellow." JACK WHITE on THE WHITE STRIPES' guest appearance on THE SIMPSONS....

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Springfield, Mn Wants No Part Of Simpsons Promotion

31st May 2007

Springfield, Minnesota has taken itself out of the running to be recognized as the Springfield where the Simpsons reside. The country's 32 Springfields have been invited to compete for a chance to host the world...

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The Simpsons Boss: 'Movie Had To Wait To Be Good'

29th May 2007

THE SIMPSONS: THE MOVIE writer AL JEAN is glad the animated series has taken almost 20 years to make it's big screen, because it would have disappointed its fans if it was made any earlier....

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Fascinating Fact 3294

25th May 2007

Pop punk trio GREEN DAY have recorded THE SIMPSONS theme for the upcoming movie release of the cult cartoon show. The group's animated likenesses will also appear in the film....

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The Simpsons At 400

15th May 2007

The Simpsons celebrates its 400th episode on Sunday as the hit show looks set to become the longest running in US television history.Fox, the broadcaster behind the animated sitcom, is currently considering whether or not...

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The Things They Say 4662

14th May 2007

"My dad had hair and a chain." THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING insists his beer-guzzling cartoon dad and his own father, both called Homer, share name only....

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Groening Upsets Dad With Simpsons Storyline

14th May 2007

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING upset his dad when he made cartoon mum Marge carry a deflated tyre miles in an episode of the hit series. Groening's dad, who shares his name with The Simpsons'...

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Green Day Confirmed For Simpsons Movie

10th May 2007

Rockers GREEN DAY are lampooned in the upcoming THE SIMPSONS movie, it has been confirmed. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed the American band will star in the big screen version of the smash...

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Groening Warns Of Simpsons Revenge

8th May 2007

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has issued a warning for celebrities who turn down parts on the show - they risk being ridiculed in future episodes. The hit TV show has had a glittering list...

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Taylor 'Too Sexy' For Maggie Simpson

8th May 2007

DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR stormed out of a voice recording session for THE SIMPSONS, when the cartoon's makers asked her to tone down her sexiness. Taylor was invited to provide the voiceover for baby Maggie Simpson's...

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Prince Axed Simpsons Slot Over Chauffeur Script Row

4th May 2007

PRINCE cancelled plans to appear in an episode of THE SIMPSONS, because creator Matt Groening wouldn't agree to a script written by the pop star's chauffeur. The Purple Rain hitmaker was set to follow Michael...

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The Simpsons Go For A Ride

24th April 2007

Cartoon heroes THE SIMPSONS have inspired a new attraction at the Universal Studios theme park in California and Florida. Parks in Studio City and Orlando are expected to unveil the new Simpsons ride next spring...

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Fascinating Fact 3114

13th April 2007

The 400th episode of beloved cartoon series THE SIMPSONS will air in America next month (MAY07)....

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The Simpsons: The Ride?

12th April 2007

NBC Universal's theme parks are planning to replace their Back to the Future attraction with one paying homage to The Simpsons, according to L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke. Finke, citing unnamed sources, said that Universal...

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Springfields Compete For Simpsons Premiere

11th March 2007

Sixteen Springfields across America are competing to host the world premiere of THE SIMPSONS movie. Officials in the towns and cities have been invited to shoot a short film about their links to the cult...

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Springfield Wants To Be In Movies; Bloomfield Doesn't

9th March 2007

Some 16 cities around the country named Springfield are vying to host the premiere of the movie version of The Simpsons in July. Azell Murphy Cavaan, community relations director for Springfield, MA, told that city's...

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Ancier Resurfaces At Bbc

14th February 2007

Garth Ancier, who, as Fox's programming chief when the network was launched in 1987, introduced such shows as Married ... With Children and The Simpsons, and later went on to head programming for the now...

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20th Century Fox Looking For Youtube Poster

25th January 2007

A federal judge in Northern California has granted 20th Century Fox subpoenas that have been served on YouTube.com demanding that the video site disclose who uploaded entire recent episodes of 24 and The Simpsons on...

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The Simpsons And 24 In Fox And Youtube Battle

25th January 2007

Hit TV series THE SIMPSONS and KIEFER SUTHERLAND's 24 are at the centre of a legal dispute between 20th Century Fox and social video broadcasting website YouTube.The website has been subpoenaed to disclose the identity...

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Fox Vents Fury On Youtube

25th January 2007

Twentieth Century Fox has issued a legal summons to video website YouTube, after one of its users illegally uploaded entire episodes of hit TV show 24 before they were premiered on US networks. JANE SUNDERLAND,...

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