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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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Homer and Marge to Split, Lena Dunham "The Other Woman"


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Homer and Marge Simpson are rumored to be splitting up on The Simpsons, with the family patriarch apparently set to fall for a pharmacist voiced by Girls star Lena Dunham.

The SimpsonsAre Homer and Marge finally splitting up?

After a screen-grab of a new episode in which Bart writes "Homer and Marge are not breaking up" on the chalkboard in the opening credits, rumors of a split began doing the rounds on Twitter. The Simpsons denial was posted on the show's official Twitter account, along with a caption "RT and stop the rumors!"

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Are Marge And Homer Headed For A Shocking Split On 'The Simpsons' And Is Lena Dunham To Blame?


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One of the most enduring couples in television history could be headed for splitsville, as Homer and Marge Simpson are reportedly set to ‘legally separate’ after 27 seasons of marriage. The shocking news has left fans reeling, but it appears the person to blame for the famous couple's troubles is none other than ‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham.

the simpsonsThe new season of 'The Simpsons' looks set to bring some unexpected storylines.

In an interview with Variety the show's executive producer Al Jean let it slip that Homer and Marge will be experiencing marriage troubles in the upcoming season premiere, titled ‘Every Man's Dream’. “It’s discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage,” Jean revealed.

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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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Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' For Two More Seasons


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The Simpsons, everyone's favourite dysfunctional family, won't be leaving our screens any time soon. The hit animated series has been renewed for another two seasons. Fox announced the news on Monday (4th May). 

The SimpsonsThe Simpsons has been renewed for two seasons.

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'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute To Sam Simon In Latest Episode


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The Simpsons’ has remembered its executive producer Sam Simon with a touching tribute on its most recent episode.

Simon, who passed away on March 8th following a battle with cancer, was credited variously as a co-developer and executive producer during his long association with the beloved animated series. The Sunday March 15th episode featured a black and yellow message at the end, saying “One of the greatest comic minds ever” followed by “Thank you, Sam”.

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'The Simpsons' paid tribute to one of its first developers Sam Simon

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Lena Dunham To Guest Star In 'The Simpsons'


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We know that Lena Dunham is returning to our screens when the fourth season of ‘Girls’ takes its bow on HBO this weekend, but NYC is not the only place she’ll be appearing this year. Entertainment Weekly has revealed that she’ll also be seen in Springfield when she makes a guest appearance on ‘The Simpsons’.

The 28 year old actress and writer won’t be appearing as herself, or her ‘Girls’ character Hannah, however. She’ll be voicing a pharmacist called Candace who becomes romantically linked with Homer when he becomes diagnosed with narcolepsy, which makes him continually fall asleep.

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Lena Dunham will be a guest star on 'The Simpsons' later this year

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Watch 'The Simpsons' Make Obligatory 'Frozen' Reference During Christmas Special Couch Gag


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The 'Simpsons' have let us in on their festive couch gag, ahead of the show's special Christmas themed episode which airs on Fox this Sunday (December 7th). Fans of the series will certainly not be disappointed by the special opening, which references a little Disney movie that we hear is pretty popular.

The Simpsons'The Simpsons's' famous couch gets a Frozen makeover this Christmas

The entire opening sequence of the famous series has been given a Christmas makeover for the special episode, with Springfield shown covered in snow and Bart writing lines of ‘Reindeer does not taste like chicken’.

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Simpsons Creator Steps In To Save 'Gay' Irish Bull From Abattoir


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Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, has stepped in to save a seemingly gay Irish bull from the slaughterhouse. A campaign supported by The Simpsons man saved 'Benjy' the bull, whose failure to inseminate a herd of cows, rendered him useless on his County Mayor farm.

The SimpsonsSam Simon created The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks

A story in a local newspaper alerted animal rights groups and a gay magazine and Benjy was rescued from the abattoir.

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Goodfellas Vs The Simpsons: 'Goodfellas' Actor To Sue Fox Over The Simpsons Mob Character


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'The Simpsons' face a lawsuit of $250 million after Frank Sivero, who plays wiseguy Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese's gangster movie 'Goodfellas', claims the show stole his likeness for a recurring character.

The cartoon comedy series often uses celebrity likenesses in cameo roles for humorous effect, but Sivero is hoping he'll get the last laugh as he puts forward a multi-million dollar suit claiming the 'Simpsons' character - referred to as Louie - has contributed to him being typecast and is a fraudulent use of a role created and developed by Sivero himself for 'Goodfellas'.

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The Simpsons under fire for Frank Sivero misappropriation

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The Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover Has Line, "Your Sister's Being Raped"


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Fox is under pressure to remove a line from its upcoming crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy in which Stewie tells Moe Sizlack, "Your sister's being raped". The episode is due to air on Sunday (September 28, 2014).

The Simpsons Family Guy crossoverThe Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode airs on Sunday

The much awaited episode sees Bart Simpson and his family hanging out with Stewie and the Family Guy crew. The controversial line appears in a segment in which Bart is teaching Stewie the art of the prank phone call. Bart dials the number of Moe's Tavern and asks if there is anything with the last name Keybum, first name Lee. 

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‘The Simpsons’ Take Over Hollywood Bowl To Celebrate 25th Anniversary


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The Simpsons’ came alive at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night (September 12th), as the series celebrated its 25th anniversary with live music, cast performances and some very special guests. Creator Matt Groening kicked off proceedings at the first of three events, which will celebrate the long running Fox animation.

The Simpsons'The Simpsons' cast hasn't aged at all in 25 years

The event was hosted by Hank Azaria, who’s best known to ‘Simpsons’ fans as the voice of characters such as Moe the bartender, police Chief Wiggum and Apu the Kwik-E-Mart owner.

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Let's All Watch 'The Simpsons' For 12 Days and 12 Nights


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Mecca for Simpsons fans has arrived, no pilgrimage necessary. The utopian moments that is a 25-season marathon kicks off at 10 a.m. ET with the movie sandwiched in-between it all. It’s probably an irresponsible move from FXX, as you can pretty much guarantee some fantastic attention seeker will attempt to stay up for 12 days straight armed to the teeth with Mountain Dew and Cheetos (or Freetos) and inevitably perish.  

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You could try and play The Simpsons drinking game while attempting to stay up throughout the marathon, but considering that involves drinking every time Homer does, we can’t advise it on health grounds. Also, you’ll perish.

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Richard Branson Has Recorded A Simpsons Cameo


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They say you haven’t ‘made it’ – i.e., reached the peak of your career- until you’ve had your Simpsons cameo. And even though Richard Branson was depicted in a season 22 episode alongside fellow billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, his voice has never featured. 

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But now it has. The Virgin overlord will star as himself in an upcoming episode due to air early next year. “Richard Branson is the Flanders to Mr. Burns,” executive producer Al Jean told EW. “He’s Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor.”

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