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Britney Set For The Simpsons Treatment

19th November 2007

Troubled star BRITNEY SPEARS looks set to be immortalised as a cartoon character - in hit TV show THE SIMPSONS. The U.S. pop singer is in the frame to be the next target for...

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Tv Ad Rules 'Fail Children'

12th November 2007

Calls have been made to toughen up restrictions on which adverts can be shown during and around television programmes.New rules introduced earlier this year banned adverts for foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS)...

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Disney Chief: Strike Could Cause "Indelible Damage"

9th November 2007

A day after News Corp. President and COO Peter Chernin said that the writers' strike could actually benefit his company since it has a number of non-scripted and animated shows in the works -- including...

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The Simpsons Continue To Lift News Corp

8th November 2007

News Corp particularly credited strong box-office results from The Simpsons Movie and Live Free or Die Hard for a 23-percent boost in operating income, to $1.05 billion, in its last quarter. Profits, however, declined 13...

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Brown To Follow Blair Into The Simpsons

30th October 2007

British Prime Minister GORDON BROWN looks set to follow in his predecessor TONY BLAIR'S footsteps once more - by appearing in THE SIMPSONS. Blair taped his voiceover for the hit animated series in April 2003....

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Potter Leads Bafta Kids' Nods

22nd October 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has worked its magic to lead the nominations at this year's children's Baftas.The fifth film in the wizarding series will compete against penguin animation Happy Feet and...

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Grey's Is Greenest

2nd October 2007

An average 30-second spot on ABC's Grey's Anatomy costs $419,000 -- making it currently the most expensive on primetime television, according to a survey by Advertising Age. The figure tops the $394,000 that spots on...

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Bourne Reborn At No. 1 Overseas

24th September 2007

Overseas, The Bourne Ultimatum continued to show impressive staying power, taking in $13 million in its fifth week and continuing to lead the pack. The Matt Damon starrer has now earned $144 million overseas, according...

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New Shows Hit Hard By Football

24th September 2007

The debut of a number of new series and new episodes of some old ones were hammered by NBC's Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. The game, and its...

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Simpsons Character Moe Was Based On Comedian Hall

24th September 2007

American comedian RICH HALL was the inspiration behind THE SIMPSONS cartoon character MOE THE BARMAN. After suspecting the barman was based on him, Hall's hunch was confirmed by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. He explains,...

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Katzenberg Fears Strike By Writers

19th September 2007

On a day when Patric M. Verrone, who has worked as a writer on such animated TV shows as Pinky and the Brain, Rugrats, Futurama, and The Simpsons, was reelected president of the Writers Guild...

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Bourne Again -- Overseas

17th September 2007

Even as the Matt Damon spy flick The Bourne Ultimatum continued to show solid strength at the domestic box office in its seventh week -- taking in $4.2 million to bring its total domestic receipts...

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Frasier Stars Reteam For The Simpsons

13th September 2007

Former FRASIER stars KELSEY GRAMMER, DAVID HYDE-PIERCE and JOHN MAHONEY are to reunite as a family again on an upcoming episode of cartoon series THE SIMPSONS. The trio head a gang of stars who will...

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Pegg Runs To Top Of Charts

12th September 2007

Simon Pegg's Run, Fat Boy, Run has stormed to the top of the UK box office charts, beating Keira Knightley's Atonement in the process.The fast-paced rom-com gained 2 million in its first weekend of showing,...

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No Plans For Another Simpsons Movie

10th September 2007

Although the 19th season of The Simpsons will reportedly open on September 23 with Bart Simpson writing "I will not wait 20 years to make another movie" on a blackboard, no sequel to The Simpsons...

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Spears A "Disaster" At Mtv Video Awards

10th September 2007

A report by Associated Press Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody about Britney Spears's performance, which opened Sunday night's MTV Video Awards, labeled it a "train wreck" and a "disaster." "Out-of-sync lip-syncing. Lethargic movements that seemed...

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Bourne Bosses The Box Office

10th September 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum took $16.5 million over the weekend to retain top spot at the international box office.The third instalment of the spy franchise, which stars Matt Damon, has taken close to $100 million, according...

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Bourne Beats Expectant Couple

5th September 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum has held on to its top spot at the UK box office for the third week running, keeping comedy Knocked Up in second place.Starring Matt Damon as the eponymous Jason Bourne, the...

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The Things They Say 5488

4th September 2007

"I had no damage to my home and I felt that when you love a city, you don't walk away from it at a time when it's battered and bruised; you help to bring it...

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Superbad Reigns Over Box Office For Second Week

28th August 2007

As is customary at the end of August, the box office lost steam over the weekend, with the top film, Superbad, hanging on to first place for the second week in a row with only...

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War -- It's Not Good For Much

27th August 2007

Lionsgate's War, starring Jet Li and Jason Statham, which many analysts had expected would be the primary contender for box-office honors, went down to ignominious defeat, taking in just $10 million in 2,277 theaters. Although...

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Big Brother Top Tv Show Website

24th August 2007

Of more than 100 broadcast TV show websites, CBS's Big Brother was by far the most-visited site, attracting 29.84 percent of the traffic last week, according to a study by Experian's Hitwise online tracking company....

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Accused Czech Pirate Faces Long Prison Sentence

22nd August 2007

A 19-year-old Czech youth living in a small village in south Bohemia faces a possible five-year prison sentence and a fine of almost $250,000 for allegedly camcording The Simpsons Movie at a local theater last...

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Superbad Results More Super Than Expected

21st August 2007

Sunday's ticket sales for Sony's Superbad practically equaled Saturday's. The result was that the film's actual weekend gross wound up almost $2 million higher than the studio had estimated. Sony attributed the $33.05-million final count...

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Even When It's Euros, It's Pronounced D'oh

20th August 2007

Who would ever have thought that The Simpsons Movie would become a bigger smash overseas than in the U.S.? But that's what has happened. According to Daily Variety, the animated movie remained in first place...

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Raunch Wins At The Box Office

20th August 2007

Success was an equal-opportunity employer over the weekend as the wholesome High School Musical 2 set cable records as it arrived on television (see separate item) and the raunchy comedy Superbad performed beyond analysts' expectations...

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Pirated Simpsons Movie Captured On Cellphone

17th August 2007

It's hard to believe that it was acceptably watchable, but a video of The Simpsons Movie, captured on a cellphone by a 21-year-old in Australia, became the first pirate version of the movie to be...

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Traffic Slows For Rush Hour 3

14th August 2007

Ordinarily a film that grosses $49.1 million in its opening weekend is considered a probable moneymsker, but some box-office analysts are suggesting that the results for Rush Hour 3 are not only disappointing but probably...

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Winehouse To Make Simpsons Guest Appearance?

9th August 2007

British singer AMY WINEHOUSE has reportedly agreed to make a guest appearance on a forthcoming episode of animated TV series THE SIMPSONS. The Rehab singer will follow in the footsteps of stars including The White...

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Domingo Makes An Appearance On The Simpsons

7th August 2007

Spanish tenor PLACIDO DOMINGO has confirmed he'll be the latest celebrity making a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of animated TV series THE SIMPSONS. In the episode, called The Homer Of Seville, the opera...

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