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The Simpsons Banned In Venezuela

8th April 2008

THE SIMPSONS has been banned in Venezuela by President HUGO CHAVEZ, because the animated TV show is "unsuitable for children". The long-running cartoon has been replaced after Chavez deemed it contained "messages that go against...

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Venezuelan Tv Company Deems The Simpsons "Inappropriate"

8th April 2008

A Venezuelan TV channel has deemed THE SIMPSONS "inappropriate" and removed it from its daily slot at 11.00 local time.Elba Guillen, a spokesperson for Televen, confirmed that the decision was due to viewer complaints received...

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Cineworld Profits Helped By Simpsons And Harry Potter

18th March 2008

Cineworld said summer blockbusters including the latest Harry Potter film and The Simpsons Movie helped boost pre-tax profits to 12.4 million from last year's 7.7 million loss.The multiplex-chain said its initial public offering in May...

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Bewulf Tops Dvd Charts

7th March 2008

Paramount Home Entertainment's Beowulf took over the lead on both the DVD sales charts and rental charts last week, dropping last week's winner, Universal's American Gangster, to second place on each of the charts. The...

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Family Guy's Cleveland Brown To Get Spin-off Show

2nd March 2008

A Family Guy spin off involving the character Cleveland Brown is reported to be in development.The Hollywood Reporter quotes sources as claiming that Fox and 20th Century Fox TV are currently developing a spin-off show...

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Ratatouille Dominates Annies

9th February 2008

Ratatouille won nine prizes at the 35th Annie Awards in Hollywood yesterday evening.The Pixar movie took the best feature production gong along with an assortment of others including awards for writing, directing, best voice acting...

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Producers Name Five Top Films -- Atonement Not Among Them

16th January 2008

The Producers Guild of America, whose choice of best film often is mirrored at the Oscars, announced its nominees Monday. They include: No Country for Old Men, Juno, There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell...

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Strike Set To Hit The Simpsons

14th January 2008

THE SIMPSONS is set to become a major casualty of the writers' strike - because not enough episodes have been completed to last the current season. As each episode of the show takes so long...

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Atonement, Gervais Win Globes

14th January 2008

Keira Knightley's Atonement and comedian Ricky Gervais' television show Extras were honoured at last night's Golden Globe ceremony in Hollywood. Instead of the traditional star-studded event, the honours for the year's best in film and...

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News Corp Keeps Simpsons All In The Family

8th January 2008

In yet another example of a media company taking money from one pocket and putting it into another, 20th Century Fox has announced that it has sold exclusive network rights to five movies, including the...

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Blood Wins Top Nsfc Award

8th January 2008

Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood won the best picture award and three other top awards Saturday at the National Society of Film Critics Awards. The movie also won for best director (Anderson), actor...

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Simpsons Retain Top Dvd Sales Spot

4th January 2008

The top-selling DVD over Christmas week was The Simpsons Movie, which held the top spot for the second week in a row, according to Nielsen VideoScan. Rush Hour 3 debuted at No. 2, while The...

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Potter Rules UK Box Office

3rd January 2008

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been named as the biggest earner at the UK and Ireland box office in 2007.David Yates' adaptation of the fifth book in JK Rowling's hugely successful...

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The Simpsons Recreate Album Cover In Promotional Stunt

19th December 2007

The creators of THE SIMPSONS MOVIE have recreated the cover of PINK FLOYD's 1977 album ANIMALS, as a promotional act for the film's DVD release today. A giant inflatable Spider Pig, HOMER SIMPSON's pet in...

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Hollywood Writers Launch Formal Complaint

14th December 2007

Striking Hollywood writers have lodged a formal complaint against the studios.Union officials for the Writers Guild of America have filed an unfair labour practices complaint, claiming that studio bosses have violated the law by halting...

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Comedy Joy For Gavin & Stacey

6th December 2007

BBC3 comedy Gavin & Stacey was the big winner at the British Comedy Awards, with prizes for its writers and co-stars Ruth Jones and James Corden.The romantic comedy - which with seven nods was the...

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Dvd Sales Spin Down

4th December 2007

For the first year since DVDs came on the market a decade ago, studios and retailers are expected to report a sales decline in the format this year. The New York Post reported today (Tuesday)...

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Marge Simpson, "Content Burglar"

26th November 2007

Keith Olbermann made a cameo appearance as a cartoon character on Fox's The Simpsons Sunday night in which he berated Marge in a dream for using her TiVo device to fast-forward through commercials. Calling her...

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Penguins Happy At Kids' Baftas

26th November 2007

Animated movie Happy Feet has been named best feature film at the Children's Bafta awards ahead of the latest Harry Potter film.The eco-friendly musical shunned competition from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,...

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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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