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Betting Dollars To Doughnuts

Several box-office analysts are predicting that The Simpsons Movie will take in plenty of d'oh over the weekend -- perhaps as much as $60 million. The film is expected to trounce last week's winner, I...

Simpsons Movie Marketing Paying Off

Twentieth Century Fox's elaborate marketing campaign for its forthcoming The Simpsons Movie appears to be achieving the desired impact. Hitwise, a research firm that tracks Internet usage, said Wednesday that the Simpsons website was the...

Groening Begs Gervais For Help

Cartoonist MATT GROENING is pleading with British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS to return as a guest star in THE SIMPSONS. The Office actor Gervais became the first guest star to receive a writing credit following his...

Trades Predict Big Business For Simpsons Movie

Hollywood's two top trade publications agree that The Simpsons Movie is likely to please fans of the series and become a huge success at the box office. Writing in today's (Wednesday) Daily Variety, Brian Lowry...

Simpsons Come To Springfield

Springfield, VT got its first movie premiere Saturday night -- actually four of them -- as locals and guests walked onto a yellow carpet for the four screenings of The Simpsons Movie at the 212-seat...

Yellow Carpet Out For The Simpsons

Animated movie THE SIMPSONS had its world premiere in the family's newly-adopted hometown of Springfield, Vermont on Saturday (21Jul07). Actors dressed as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie walked a specially-made yellow carpet at the...

Springfield Hosts Simpsons Premiere

The world premiere of the Simpsons Movie has taken place in Springfield, Vermont.The US town beat 13 other namesakes of the animated family's fictional hometown to host the premiere of one of the summer's most...

By on 22 July 2007

Pagan 'Anger' At Giant Homer Sketch

Homer Simpson has attracted the wrath of Britain's pagan community with the latest public display of his love for doughnuts.A giant image of the popular cartoon character has been painted next to a famous hillside...

By on 17 July 2007

Funnymen Get Singing On Simpsons Compilation

Former FRASIER star KELSEY GRAMMER, British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS and satirist 'WEIRD' AL YANKOVIC are all to appear on a new compilation album featuring the hits of THE SIMPSONS. Show producers have remastered almost 40...

Vermont Town Is Selected As Home Of The Simpsons

Ending a contest that involved 14 U.S. towns and cities named Springfield, the Vermont town by that name (population 9,300) was officially proclaimed the hometown of TV's (and soon the movies') the Simpsons and was...

Simpsons' Home To Be Revealed

The Simpsons will finally learn where there true home lies today, with 14 US towns called Springfield battling it out to be recognised as the base of America's much-loved cartoon family.Residents in the towns were...

By on 10 July 2007

Official Simpsons Home To Be Finally Revealed

Fans of THE SIMPSONS will finally know the location of the animated family's town SPRINGFIELD after a wait of 18 years. Real-life towns called Springfield in the U.S. are competing with each other in a...

Shearer: 'The Simpsons Is Successful Because Of No Interference From Fox'

THE SIMPSONS star HARRY SHEARER insists the animated show is such a big hit because the company behind it is not allowed to interfere with the scripts. The actor, who voices Mr Burns on the...

Groening Outraged Elfman With Bad Review

THE SIMPSONS iconic score was almost never written - after composer DANNY ELFMAN realised the cartoon's creator MATT GROENING once gave his music band a bad review. Groening was a rock critic in his youth,...

Blair Encouraged To Pursue Acting Career

Former British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR has been urged to forget politics for good - and take up acting instead. THE SIMPSONS writer Al Jean was so impressed by the ex-statesman's guest performance on the...

Groening Praises Gervais

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has lavished praise on RICKY GERVAIS - because he was a joy to work with. The Extras star appeared in a cameo role on the hit animated series as well...

Madonna Set For Simpsons Cameo?

Pop superstar MADONNA could be set for a cameo on cult animated show THE SIMPSONS - if creator MATT GROENING gets his way. The cartoon genius is desperate for the singer to star in his...

Kennedy Appears In Simpsons Pitch For Springfield, Ma

Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, often lampooned on The Simpsons, has made a pitch for Springfield, MA to be selected as the the Simpsons' home town. Appearing in a five-minute video that serves as the city's...

Simpsons Kwik-e-mart Becomes A Reality

THE SIMPSONS' fictional convenience store Kwik-E-Mart has become a reality thanks to a publicity stunt by 7-Eleven bosses in America. To mark the release of The Simpsons Movie in the U.S. later this month (Jul07),...

Springfield, Mn Wants No Part Of Simpsons Promotion

Springfield, Minnesota has taken itself out of the running to be recognized as the Springfield where the Simpsons reside. The country's 32 Springfields have been invited to compete for a chance to host the world...

The Simpsons Boss: 'Movie Had To Wait To Be Good'

THE SIMPSONS: THE MOVIE writer AL JEAN is glad the animated series has taken almost 20 years to make it's big screen, because it would have disappointed its fans if it was made any earlier....

The Simpsons At 400

The Simpsons celebrates its 400th episode on Sunday as the hit show looks set to become the longest running in US television history.Fox, the broadcaster behind the animated sitcom, is currently considering whether or not...

By on 15 May 2007

Groening Upsets Dad With Simpsons Storyline

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING upset his dad when he made cartoon mum Marge carry a deflated tyre miles in an episode of the hit series. Groening's dad, who shares his name with The Simpsons'...

Green Day Confirmed For Simpsons Movie

Rockers GREEN DAY are lampooned in the upcoming THE SIMPSONS movie, it has been confirmed. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed the American band will star in the big screen version of the smash...

Groening Warns Of Simpsons Revenge

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has issued a warning for celebrities who turn down parts on the show - they risk being ridiculed in future episodes. The hit TV show has had a glittering list...

Taylor 'Too Sexy' For Maggie Simpson

DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR stormed out of a voice recording session for THE SIMPSONS, when the cartoon's makers asked her to tone down her sexiness. Taylor was invited to provide the voiceover for baby Maggie Simpson's...

Prince Axed Simpsons Slot Over Chauffeur Script Row

PRINCE cancelled plans to appear in an episode of THE SIMPSONS, because creator Matt Groening wouldn't agree to a script written by the pop star's chauffeur. The Purple Rain hitmaker was set to follow Michael...

The Simpsons Go For A Ride

Cartoon heroes THE SIMPSONS have inspired a new attraction at the Universal Studios theme park in California and Florida. Parks in Studio City and Orlando are expected to unveil the new Simpsons ride next spring...

The Simpsons: The Ride?

NBC Universal's theme parks are planning to replace their Back to the Future attraction with one paying homage to The Simpsons, according to L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke. Finke, citing unnamed sources, said that Universal...

Springfields Compete For Simpsons Premiere

Sixteen Springfields across America are competing to host the world premiere of THE SIMPSONS movie. Officials in the towns and cities have been invited to shoot a short film about their links to the cult...

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