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Homer Simpson Is Named Top Character

27th May 2010

THE SIMPSONS' dumb dad HOMER SIMPSON has topped a new list of the best TV and movie character of the last 20 years.The yellow cartoon character with a love of doughnuts beat out boy wizard...

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Groening's Sons Helped With Festival Line-up

7th May 2010

THE SIMPSONS supremo MATT GROENING relied on his family when curating an upcoming British rock festival - he asked his two sons for advice on the line-up.The cartoonist has put together the bill of bands...

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South Park Edits Spark Free-speech Debate

26th April 2010

Comedy Central's decision to censor a South Park episode following a thinly-veiled death threat by the fundamentalist Islamic website RevolutionMuslim.com against the show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker continued to have repercussions over the...

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Tv Academy Drops Emmy For Theme Music

20th April 2010

Time was when everyone could hum the theme songs of their favorite TV shows. No longer. Aside from a few animated favorites, like The Simpsons , the TV theme has gone the way of the...

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Shrek Magazine Spread Upsets Studio

14th April 2010

Paramount and DreamWorks are upset over a Shrek-related photo spread in the forthcoming summer edition of Vman that features the character and his friends comporting in provocative poses. "While we do respect Vman's creative vision,...

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Ailes Signals Conan Will Be Welcomed At Fox

12th April 2010

Roger Ailes appears to be a Conan O'Brien fan. Ailes, who is particularly well known for steering Fox News, but who is also chairman of Twentieth Television and Fox Television Stations, told Sunday's Chicago Tribune...

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Fascinating Fact 9093

9th April 2010

Lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART is to make a Christmas appearance in animated TV hit THE SIMPSONS. Stewart's Yuletide episode is slated to air in the U.S. in December (10).

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Nbc Scores A Big Win With Football

13th January 2010

Football gave NBC executives something to boast about Tuesday even as they faced ridicule from within and without the company for their handling of the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien mess. The network's telecast of the NFL...

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The Things They Say 14902

7th January 2010

"I can't draw The Simpsons strictly to template. If I walked into The Simpsons animation studio in disguise and took the test, they wouldn't hire me. There are now rules to drawing The Simpsons, but...

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Simpsons Snub Beckham

4th January 2010

DAVID BECKHAM was denied the chance to get animated for THE SIMPSONS - after TV producers deemed the soccer star wasn't famous enough for American audiences.The sports ace, who plays for the U.S. club Los...

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Jagger Annoyed Azaria On Simpsons Set

4th January 2010

MICK JAGGER's appearance on THE SIMPSONS resulted in one of the show's most awkward moments - the rocker rudely ignored HANK AZARIA as he thought the actor was a lowly assistant on the series.The Rolling...

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Nbc To Invest In New Programs

1st January 2010

After attempting to reduce the cost of developing new programs in general and avoiding the expensive production costs of pilots in particular, NBC is now planning to spend more than previously on promising projects and...

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Fox May Cease Howling At Midnight

31st December 2009

While some areas of the country will hear the bang of fireworks as 2010 arrives tonight, other areas -- served by Time Warner Cable -- will likely hear a brief "pfffft" if they are watching...

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Simon Cowell's Animated Ambition

31st December 2009

Simon Cowell wants to create a cartoon series.The music mogul - who earned an estimated $75 million last year - is a big fan of animated show 'The Simpsons' but admits he is jealous of...

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Cartoon Cowell Returns To Simpsons

31st December 2009

SIMON COWELL is set to return to THE SIMPSONS for a second cameo role, despite branding his last animated experience "embarrassing and intimidating."The American Idol judge admitted he didn't have a good time when he...

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Vatican Praises The Simpsons

24th December 2009

Television's most dysfunctional family have received the heavenly seal of approval - the Roman Catholic Church has praised THE SIMPSONS for the show's dealings with religion.The Vatican's newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published a bizarre article on...

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Spurlock To Pay Tribute To 20 Years Of The Simpsons

2nd December 2009

Filmmaker and huge THE SIMPSONS fan MORGAN SPURLOCK will host a 20th anniversary special honouring his favourite TV cartoon series in January (10).The Super Size Me star and director will celebrate the show in The...

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Fascinating Fact 8176

19th October 2009

Fans of THE SIMPSONS have been asked to create a new character for the hit cartoon. The show's website is asking the public to come up with a name, catchphrase and description of the role...

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Fascinating Fact 8147

14th October 2009

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING is set to curate Britain's All Tomorrow's Parties music festival next year (10). The cartoonist will be responsible for selecting the entire line-up for the event, which will take place...

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What Will Homer And Bart Say?

12th October 2009

Playboy magazine, which has seen its circulation plummet 18 percent in three years to 2.6 million from 3.15 million, has put The Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson on the cover of its November issue and included...

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Azaria Freaked Out By Jackson's Simpsons Cameo

10th October 2009

HANK AZARIA has described his run-in with MICHAEL JACKSON as one of the "freakiest moments" of his life - because he couldn't stop staring at the star's nose as he recorded his voiceover on THE...

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Fascinating Fact 8119

9th October 2009

THE SIMPSONS matriarch MARGE is to bare all for a three-page pictorial in Playboy magazine. The yellow cartoon character will appear 'naked' on the November (09) cover of the men's publication

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The Things They Say 13601

27th September 2009

"As a writer, it always just seemed like the Holy Grail. I can die a happy man now." SETH ROGEN is delighted to have had the chance to co-write an episode of THE SIMPSONS.

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Fascinating Fact 8023

21st September 2009

SACHA BARON COHEN is bringing his alter ego BORAT to THE SIMPSONS - the comedian will voice his comedic creation on an upcoming episode of the long-running TV series.

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Spurlock Investigates 'Ancestry' Of Simpsons Character

28th August 2009

Filmmaker MORGAN SPURLOCK is determined to solve a dispute over THE SIMPSONS character GROUNDSKEEPER WILLIE as two Scottish cities battle to claim the fictional janitor as their own.Officials in Glasgow have posted a picture of...

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Coldplay Go Yellow For The Simpsons

27th July 2009

British rockers COLDPLAY have signed up to appear in hit animated show THE SIMPSONS.The cartoon series regularly features star guests and has seen cameos from high profile acts including Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Green...

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Jackson's Simpsons Episode To Re-air As Tribute

2nd July 2009

THE SIMPSONS producers have cleared a rights wrangle and will honour pop star MICHAEL JACKSON by re-airing a 1991 episode of the cartoon the singer was a part of.The show's bosses had hoped to air...

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Cities Fight Over Simpsons Character

26th May 2009

Civic officials at two Scottish cities are fighting over THE SIMPSONS character GROUNDSKEEPER WILLIE - both claiming the fictional janitor hails from their home. Glasgow has a picture of Willie - voiced by American Dan Castellaneta...

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Idol Fans Upset Over Upset

21st May 2009

In an upset so stunning that it sent bloggers to their keyboards complaining that the show must have been fixed, Kris Allen defeated Adam Lambert Wednesday to become the latest American Idol . Even Allen...

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