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Homer Simpson Answers Questions About Donald Trump As 'The Simpsons' Goes Live


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After well over a quarter of a century on the air, ‘The Simpsons’ attempted an animated TV first during last weekend’s episode when Homer appeared live via motion-capture technology in order to answer fan questions.

During the final three minutes of Sunday night’s episode (May 15th), titled ‘Simprovised’, Homer appeared in a separate segment in order to answer pre-screened fan questions about events that had happened that very day. Dan Castellaneta, the voice artist who provides Homer’s voice, did a set of questions each for the East Coast and West Coast broadcasts.

The Simpsons'The Simpsons' went (almost) completely live on Sunday as Homer answered fan questions

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'The Simpsons' Show Producer Shares Script From Rejected Prince Episode


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Many famous faces have made appearances in ‘The Simpsons’ over the years, including Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and JK Rowling, but one star whose planned episode sadly never made it to screens was the late Prince. On twitter showrunner Al Jean treated fans to a look at two pages of the un-produced episode, which was rejected by the singer himself.

PrincePrince had been asked to appear in his own ‘Simpsons’ episode.

According to ‘Simpsons’’ lore, the episode was a follow-up to season three opener ‘Stark Raving Dad’ in which Leon Kompowsky believed he was Michael Jackson, with the King of Pop providing Leon’s voice.

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Smithers Finally Comes Out As Gay In New 'Simpsons' Episode


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After 27 years of barely being in the closet, ‘The Simpsons’ character Waylon Smithers finally came out as gay in this weekend’s brand new episode of the animated show.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the episode in question titled ‘The Burns Cage’ and which aired on Sunday night (April 3rd) was inspired by a ‘Simpsons’ writer’s relationship with his gay son. In the episode, Smithers finally comes to terms with his unrequited love for his boss Mr. Burns, whereupon Homer (who else?) steps in to find a better match for him.

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Emmys Bosses Block Sam Simon Awards Auction


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Representatives from Simon's charitable foundation had initially listed the nine statuettes the writer, producer and director had won for his work on The Simpsons and The Tracey Ullman Show for sale via the Abell Auction Company on 21 February (16), with each honour expected to fetch between $2,500 (£1,670) and $6,000 (£4,000).

However, Emmy bosses at the Academy of Television objected to the event and warned Simon's estate executives they would be breaking rules by offloading the awards for profit, prompting them to withdraw the items from the sale on Monday (25Jan16).

A representative tells TMZ.com that in the event Emmy winners' heirs or successors are no longer interested in keeping the gongs, they must "return the statuette to the Academy", allowing them to "hold it in storage in memory of the recipient".

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25th Annual Environmental Media Awards

The Simpsons - Celebrities attend 25th annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Brother Studios Lot. at Warner Brother Studios Lot - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 24th October 2015

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Yeardley Smith and The Simpsons

Mr Smithers Will Finally Come Out As Gay In New 'Simpsons' Episode


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Mr Smithers, the long suffering assistant to Mr Burns on 'The Simpsons' is to finally come out as gay during the show’s latest season. The character’s sexually had long been hinted at on the show, but the new season will see Smithers finally telling Mr Burns.

the simpsonsMr Smithers will come out as gay in a new 'Simpsons' episode.

Speaking to TV Line, 'The Simpson’s' executive producer Al Jean said, "In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t. We deal with that in two episodes.”

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Sam Simon's Simpsons Memorabilia Up For Sale


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The show's co-creator passed away in March (15) following a battle with colon cancer, and now his impressive haul of souvenirs from the series is set to be sold off by auction house Sotheby's.

The trove, which also includes his fine art collection, is estimated to be worth up to $11.5 million (£7.2 million) and will be split into 260 lots across 11 auctions taking place from September (15) to June, 2016.

Items up for grabs include a 1990 The Simpsons pinball machine, which has an estimate of $1,000 (£625) to $2,000 (£1,250), and a jacket adorned with some of the show's characters, valued at $600 (£375) to $800 (£500).

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Drink Like Homer Simpson: Duff Beer Goes On Sale


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If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to drink like Homer Simpson be prepared to get very excited, as an official Duff beer is finally hitting the market! 21st Century Fox has announced that from next week the company will start selling the Duff branded beer in Chile, before expanding to the rest of the world.

The SimpsonsDuff beer will soon be on sale for all, now all you’ll need is a couch.

After next week's launch the company plans to bring to the beer to other parts of South America and Europe by early 2016. Previously Fox has been selling the Duff branded beer at theme parks but it has not yet been released on the commercial market.

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Excellent... Harry Shearer Is Returning To 'The Simpsons' After All!


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Woo hoo! ‘The Simpsons’ is saved after all! Voice actor Harry Shearer, an integral part of the long-running animated series, is returning to the cast after a couple of uncertain months where he had appeared to have left the show.

Back in May, news emerged that Shearer, who voices a number of key Simpsons characters, was parting ways with the legendary series after more than a quarter of a century.

Harry ShearerHarry Shearer, voice of so many popular characters, is returning to 'The Simpsons' after all

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The Simpsons Beer Launching Worldwide


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The fictional drink, favoured by the show's lead character Homer Simpson, has been the subject of many novelty items and merchandise during The Simpsons' 26 year run but this is the first official Duff Beer to launch.

Marketing chiefs insist the beverage should be seen as a proper beer rather than a novelty item.

Last week (ends17May15), the drink went on sale at the Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California, and bosses at 20th Century Fox, which makes the show, also plan to sell it in Chile, Europe, and the rest of the U.S.

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'The Simpsons' Renewed For Two Seasons, Bringing Episode Count To 625


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Fox has renewed The Simpsons for two new seasons, taking its series run to 27 and 28 and bringing its episode tally to a whopping 625. The animated hit is already the longest-running scripted prime time series of all time.

The SimpsonsThe Simpsons is returning for two more seasons - and probably more after that

The new deal will see the Simpsons creators work on 44 new episodes. According to Entertainment Weekly, there will be no delay in the airing schedule for next season as the show has a reserve of seven episodes and each instalment at least six months to produce. The show continues to draw big ratings and ranks in the Top 10 among males aged 18-34, averaging around 6.2 million per episode. It's also claimed 31 Emmys.

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After Party Celebrating The New Cast Of The Off-Broadway Production Of 'Love, Loss And What I Wore', Held At B. Smith's Restaurant

Yeardley Smith, Lisa Simpson and The Simpsons - Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons, wearing shoes of her own design) New York City, USA - After party celebrating the new cast of the Off-Broadway production of 'Love, Loss and What I Wore', held at B. Smith's restaurant Thursday 11th August 2011

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Yeardley Smith, Lisa Simpson and The Simpsons
Yeardley Smith, Lisa Simpson and The Simpsons
Yeardley Smith, Lisa Simpson and The Simpsons
Yeardley Smith and Lisa Simpson
Yeardley Smith, Lisa Simpson and The Simpsons

The Voice Behind The Simpsons Characters Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders At A Screening Of 'The Big Uneasy' At The IFI As Part Of The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival Tuesday 22nd February 2011 The voice behind The Simpsons characters Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders at a screening of 'The Big Uneasy' at the IFI as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Dublin, Ireland

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Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival
Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival
Harry Shearer, The Simpsons and Dublin International Film Festival

At The Simpsons Treehouse Of Terror And 20th Anniversary Party Held At The Barker Hangar In Santa Monica

Robert Englund and The Simpsons Sunday 18th October 2009 at the Simpsons Treehouse Of Terror and 20th anniversary party held at the Barker hangar in Santa Monica California, USA

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Robert Englund and The Simpsons

Stamps Of Simpsons Characters Are Unveiled At The Fox Studios During A Dedication Ceremony By The US Postal Service

The Simpsons - Matt Groening creator of 'The Simpsons', Executive Producer James L. Brooks and Family Thursday 7th May 2009 at Fox Studios Los Angeles, California

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