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Spamalot Star Thrills Audience With Simpsons Voices

2nd May 2005

The cast of hit stage show MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT has a backup just in case anything goes wrong during the performance - HANK AZARIA's THE SIMPSONS voices. The actor, who is among the stars...

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Groening Promises More Simpsons

29th April 2005

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has allayed fears the upcoming 350th episode will mark the beginning of the end for the long-running show - by insisting he's still dreaming up new ideas for future series....

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Fry Attacks Self-obsessed Sci-fi Writers

22nd April 2005

STEPHEN FRY has accused science-fiction writers of taking themselves too seriously. The British actor signed up to star in the movie version of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY despite his passionate dislike of all...

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Devito Is Tv's Baddest Boss

22nd April 2005

DANNY DeVITO's curmudgeonly character on sitcom TAXI has topped a new list of bad TV bosses. DeVito's testy taxi dispatcher LOUIE DE PALMA beat out cartoon boss MR BURNS from THE SIMPSONS and ER's...

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Fantasia Tries To Impress Denzel With Tv Roles

14th April 2005

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA is breaking out into TV in America in the hope of raising the attention of her hero DENZEL WASHINGTON. The singer will play soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN on an upcoming...

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Simpsons Episode Shelved In Honour Of Pope

10th April 2005

An episode of cult cartoon hit THE SIMPSONS has been postponed out of respect for the late pope. Producers of the popular series pulled THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY GUEST, intended to...

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Bart Tops Brat List

24th March 2005

BART SIMPSON has topped a new magazine poll of US TV brats. The colourful, backside-baring THE SIMPSONS star beat classic TV characters EDDIE HASKELL (LEAVE IT TO BEAVER), NELLIE OLESON (corr) (LITTLE HOUSE ON...

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Jackson Wanted Close Bond With Bart

23rd March 2005

Troubled MICHAEL JACKSON requested his cartoon incarnation in THE SIMPSONS spend more screen time with young character BART SIMPSON, according to creator SAM SIMON. The eccentric THRILLER singer - currently standing trial on child...

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Simpsons Voted Top Cartoon

28th February 2005

Animated TV series THE SIMPSONS has beaten 99 TV shows and movies to top the UK's greatest cartoon poll. The long-running comedy show - now in its 16th year - topped the list of...

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Mexican Simpsons Stars Strike

24th February 2005

Voiceover stars on the Mexican version of US cartoon series THE SIMPSONS have boycotted the show over a cost-cutting casting row. The voices for the Mexican speaking Simpson family went on strike yesterday (23FEB05)...

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Advertisers Under Fire For Using Cartoon Favourites

24th February 2005

Health-conscious parents have pinpointed THE INCREDIBLES, THE SIMPSONS, SCOOBY DOO and SPIDER-MAN in an assault on advertisers who use popular animated characters to promote their fatty foods. A survey by British consumer watchdog WHICH?...

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Simpsons Gay Marriage Episode Sparks Ire

22nd February 2005

An episode of hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS has sparked outrage among conservative groups in America, who accuse it of promoting gay marriage. On Sunday's (20FEB05) episode of long-running show, character HOMER SIMPSON performed dozens...

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Chasez Scooby Doo Role

8th February 2005

JC CHASEZ will appear in a special Valentine's Day (14FEB05) episode of WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY DOO? - and he is far more impressed with his new animated incarnation than his cartoon form in THE SIMPSONS....

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50 Cent To Appear In The Simpsons

3rd February 2005

Hip-hop star 50 CENT is set to join the world of animation when he makes a special guest appearance in hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS. The IN DA CLUB rapper, real name CURTIS JACKSON, will...

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Marge Lets Her Hair Down For Dove Ads

17th January 2005

Cartoon icon MARGE SIMPSON is letting her hair down for a new DOVE STYLING commercial. THE SIMPSONS matriarch's famous blue hair undergoes a makeover in the new ads. Simpson joins other cartoon characters,...

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Hawking's Wife Angry Over New Simpsons Cameo

24th December 2004

Disabled scientist PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING's decision to make a second cameo appearance in THE SIMPSONS has angered his wife. The forthcoming episode of the TV cartoon show will feature electro-convulsive shock therapy (ECT) being...

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Gervais Delighted To Be Writing The Simpsons

23rd December 2004

GOLDEN GLOBE-winning comic RICKY GERVAIS has fulfilled his lifetime's ambition - he is writing an episode of THE SIMPSONS. The British OFFICE star will also voice a character in the popular animation show, which...

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Simpsons Mocks Beckham In Christmas Speech

20th December 2004

Animated housewife MARGE SIMPSON will mock soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM's alleged infidelity in the eagerly-awaited Christmas episode (25DEC04) of hit TV show THE SIMPSONS. The cartoon mother will compare her solid marriage to HOMER,...

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Homer Plans To Rock On In 2005

10th December 2004

Cartoon hero HOMER SIMPSON has teamed up with America's TV GUIDE magazine to pen a Christmas letter to his fans, in which he suggests he's about to quit his job and tour the world in...

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Gervais To Star In The Simpsons

28th October 2004

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS is to appear as a guest star in an episode of THE SIMPSONS. The show's producers have reportedly been desperate for some time to sign up Gervais, who is best...

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Scooby-doo Breaks Cartoon Record

25th October 2004

Children's TV favourite SCOOBY-DOO has beaten THE SIMPSONS to a world record for the most episodes of a cartoon comedy series. The show's 350th episode, SCOOBY-DOO HALLOWEEN, is being screened on cable TV channel...

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Aguilera To Star In The Simpsons

25th October 2004

DIRRTY singer CHRISTINA AGUILERA is getting animated again - this time in hit TV series THE SIMPSONS. The sexy star was recently turned into a cartoon jellyfish in the remake of hit song CAR...

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Cowell Does Simpsons For Free

21st October 2004

British pop mogul SIMON COWELL is such a huge fan of THE SIMPSONS he guest-starred on the TV sitcom for free. The AMERICAN IDOL judge is notorious for commanding vast sums for television appearances,...

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The Simpsons' Lesbian Shock

30th September 2004

Hit cartoon series THE SIMPSONS are pushing for gay marriage rights in America with a shocking episode featuring chain-smoking twin PATTY wedding another woman. Animated father HOMER is ordained as a minister and marries...

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Leno To Step Down From Tonight Show

28th September 2004

Comedian JAY LENO has announced plans to step down from hosting his popular chat show in 2009. Leno, who took over the reigns of THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO from American TV personality...

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Homer Simpson's Voice Wins Emmy

19th August 2004

The man behind cartoon legend HOMER SIMPSON's voice has won an EMMY-award for his work on animated series THE SIMPSONS. DAN CASTELLANETA - who also provides voices for KRUSTY THE CLOWN, GRAMPA SIMPSON, BARNEY...

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Mr Burns Voice Slams The Simpsons

5th August 2004

The actor behind THE SIMPSONS' evil millionaire MR BURNS and HOMER's annoying neighbour NED FLANDERS has slammed the comedy, claiming the last three seasons of the hit animation have been the "worst". Voiceover star...

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50 Cent Raps With Bart Simpson

2nd August 2004

Hip-hop star 50 CENT will rap with BART SIMPSON in a forthcoming episode of hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS. NANCY CARTWRIGHT - who provides Bart Simpson's voice - adored working with the rapper but was...

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Simpsons Character To Come Out Of The Closet

27th July 2004

Fans of hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS are poised for big news - one of the show's long-time characters is set to reveal he's gay. At the moment, many fans are betting the character...

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The Simpsons Tackles Tv Indecency

19th July 2004

JANET JACKSON's SUPER BOWL breast flash in February (04) has now prompted hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS to weigh in on America's broadcast decency debate. Simpsons bosses have enlisted figure skater MICHELLE KWAN and basketball...

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