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Simpsons To Continue Indefinitely

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING insists his popular show will keep going for as long as it continues to entertain people. The animated show, which is kicking off its 18th season in the US...

Fox Tv To Blink On Radio

Fox TV has become the first buyer to buy "blink" commercials -- one- to three-seconds long on Clear Channel Radio stations. It will use the time to promote the premieres of Prison Break, House and...

South Park Learns Not To Mess With Tom Cruise

An episode of The Simpsons, "The Seemingly Neverending Story," beat out "Trapped in a Closet," the Tom Cruise/Scientology episode of South Park, to win the Emmy for best animated series. The victory was announced Saturday...

The Simpsons Wins Ninth Animated Emmy

Animated comedy hit THE SIMPSONS won the best animated programme at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (19AUG06) - the ninth time it has been awarded the prize. An episode of...

Shearer's Beatle Endorsement

Actor HARRY SHEARER knew he'd hit the big time when late former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON sneaked backstage during a SPINAL TAP show to give him the thumbs up. Shearer, who now provides the voice for...

The Simpsons Banished From Primetime In China

The Chinese government is set to announce a ban on foreign animations including THE SIMPSONS being shown during primetime TV viewing hours, in a bid to resuscitate the Asian country's struggling cartoon industry. Leading Chinese...

Shearer Defends Gibson

Funnyman HARRY SHEARER is getting serious in an effort to defend MEL GIBSON, as the movie star faces ongoing criticism for an ill-advised, drunken rant against Jews. THE SIMPSONS star insists he doesn't want to...

Ramsay's Kitchen To Appear On Simpsons

Celebrity chef GORDON RAMSAY is set to cook up a storm when he appears on long-running cartoon sitcom THE SIMPSONS. The HELL'S KITCHEN star will teach bumbling HOMER SIMPSON how to cook in the episode,...

Groening's Repeats U-turn

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has caved in to pressure to re-release the first episodes of his hit animated show. Groening originally vowed never to show the first cartoon short - which premiered on the...

Csi: Miami Triumphs In Tv Show Ratings

Crime drama CSI: MIAMI has been named the world's most popular show in a study of television ratings. The forensic science drama, starring DAVID CARUSO, came top after viewing habits in 20 countries were examined...

The Simpsons Plan Star Studded-season

THE SIMPSONS is planning a star-studded 18th season by rounding up celebrities including NATALIE PORTMAN, KIEFER SUTHERLAND and THE WHITE STRIPES to voice character, often themselves, on the show. The premiere episode, THE MOOK, THE...

Grammer Wins Emmy For Simpsons

KELSEY GRAMMER picked up his fifth Emmy on Wednesday (19JUL06) when he was honoured for Outstanding Voiceover Performance for THE SIMPSONS. Grammer's voice work for BART SIMPSON's nemesis SIDESHOW BOB on the animated comedy was...

Fielding Welcomes Second Child

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY writer HELEN FIELDING is celebrating after giving birth to her second child. The British novelist, 48, and her partner KEVIN CURRAN - an Emmy Award-winning writer for THE SIMPSONS - welcomed a...

Cruise Shocker Picked By Emmy Voters

The controversial TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET episode of SOUTH PARK, which poked fun at TOM CRUISE, is the cheeky instalment which earned creators TREY PARKER and MATT STONE an Emmy Awards nomination yesterday (06JUL06). The...

Into The West Leads Emmy Primetime Nominations

STEVEN SPIELBERG's historical mini-series INTO THE WEST leads the nominations for August's (06) Primetime Emmy Awards with 16 nominations KIEFER SUTHERLAND-starring action series 24 has scooped 12 nods, while GREY'S ANATOMY is up for 11...

Metallica To Appear On The Simpsons

Heavy rockers METALLICA will appear in an episode of the hit US TV show THE SIMPSONS in September (06). THE UNFORGIVEN hitmakers will be special guests in the first episode of the cartoon's 18th season,...

Simpsons Voted Parents' Favourite

THE SIMPSONS has been voted the top cartoon by parents, beating out competition from SHREK and WACKY RACES. A BBC poll discovered mothers and fathers enjoy the hit animated TV show's humour and hidden meanings...

Jordan Royals Launch Cartoon To Save Middle East

The Jordanian royal family will launch a new children's cartoon project tonight (08MAY06) in an attempt to aid the Middle East peace process. KING ABDULLAH and QUEEN RANIA, avid fans of Disney characters and THE...

Moore To Play Simpsons Homewrecker

US singer MANDY MOORE will play a feisty homewrecker in a forthcoming appearance on long-running cartoon sitcom THE SIMPSONS. The CANDY hitmaker stars in an episode entitled HOMER AND MARGE TURN A COUPLE PLAY and...

Simpsons Mastermind Snubbed By Gervais

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has confessed he's hurt British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS hasn't picked him for a part on hit comedy show EXTRAS. Despite hailing his cameo on the cult cartoon series the pinnacle...

Azaria Consulted His Psychiatrist On Role

Actor HANK AZARIA went to his personal psychiatrist for career advice when he was auditioning for the role as a psychiatrist in the TV series HUFF. THE SIMPSONS actor plays CRAIG HUFFSTODT on the hit...

Simpsons Movie Scheduled For 2007 Release

The movie version of cult animated TV series THE SIMPSONS will hit cinema screens in 2007. Twentieth Century Fox is fulfilling the wish of many a Simpsons fan by taking America's favourite family to the...

Simpsons Desperate For Kidman Guest Appearance

TV bosses on cartoon show THE SIMPSONS are still hoping to persuade Australian actress NICOLE KIDMAN to make an appearance on the show. The MOULIN ROUGE! star has failed to respond to invitations to follow...

Simpsons Come To Life

Animated TV show THE SIMPSONS will come to life in a new series - with human lookalikes playing the dysfunctional family. A live-action scene will open the new Fox show on Sunday night (26MAR06). The...

Hiltons To Make Animated Show

Hotel heiresses PARIS and NICKY HILTON are making a cartoon TV show about their lives, in the style of THE SIMPSONS. The American siblings have spoken to Interscope boss TED FIELDS, who will make the...

Simpsons Are Here To Stay

THE SIMPSONS will be screened until at least 2008, as US broadcast network Fox have commissioned another two series. The show, currently in its 17th season, is the longest-running prime-time entertainment show in America. And...

Hilton To Star In The Simpsons?

Socialite PARIS HILTON is expected to be the latest celebrity to lend her voice to cult cartoon series THE SIMPSONS. Hilton will join a galaxy of stars who have appeared on the hit show recently...

White Stripes To Appear In Simpsons

THE WHITE STRIPES duo JACK and MEG WHITE are set to appear in a jazz-themed episode of cartoon phenomenon THE SIMPSONS. The MY DOORBELL hitmakers first expressed interest in the comic series in 2003, and...

Gervais: 'Simpsons Role Was Dream Come True'

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has hailed his cameo on cult cartoon THE SIMPSONS as the pinnacle of his comedic career. THE OFFICE and EXTRAS star, who refers to the MATT GROENING-created show as "the...

Gervais Plans Move To Us

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS is shunning his native Britain to set up home in America. The actor and comedian, who recently scripted his very own episode of THE SIMPSONS, has spent so much...

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