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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...

Sutherland And Moore Join The Simpsons

KIEFER SUTHERLAND and MANDY MOORE are the latest stars adding their voices to cult cartoon series THE SIMPSONS. Sutherland will play an Army colonel in an upcoming episode, which will see HOMER SIMPSON mistaken...

Futurama To Return

MATT GROENING's cult animated series FUTURAMA is set to return for a new series. The show, which comes from the same stable as THE SIMPSONS, ran for five seasons between 1999 and 2003 before...

Gervais Is A Hit With The Simpsons

THE SIMPSONS bosses were so thrilled with RICKY GERVAIS' appearance on the cult animation comedy, they want the Brit to join the cast permanently. The Emmy-winning THE OFFICE creator, who wrote and starred in...

Simpsons Creator Eyes Little Britain Stars

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has announced plans to recruit LITTLE BRITAIN stars MATT LUCAS and DAVID WALLIAMS for a guest appearance in his hit cartoon. British sketch show Little Britain has proved to...

Homer Attracts Literary Greats

Inarticulate cartoon hero HOMER SIMPSON is to be joined by a host of celebrated authors tonight (18DEC05) in a special THE SIMPSONS episode poking fun at literary culture. The yellow slob will be graced...

Extras Loses Out At Comedy Awards

Despite a record five nominations, RICKY GERVAIS' comic creation EXTRAS lost out after only scooping two gongs at the British Comedy Awards in London last night (14DEC05). The funnyman admitted at the start of...

Simpsons Slammed By Russia

Cult US cartoon THE SIMPSONS is under fire from furious Russian politicians, who insist the animated series promotes violence and domestic chaos. The angry MPs are campaigning for the show to slash "aggressive" scenes...

The Simpsons Debuts On Arab Tv

Legendary US TV cartoon THE SIMPSONS made its debut on Arab television earlier this month (OCT05), with a few changes to suit the local audience. The animated show, retitled AL SHAMSHOON, is being shown...

Hawking Unhappy With Simpsons Complexion

Revered physicist PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING was unhappy with his cameo role in hit US animation THE SIMPSONS because he wasn't the same shade as other characters. The A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME scientist played...

Princes William And Harry Wanted For Simpsons Cameo

British royal PRINCE WILLIAM and his younger brother PRINCE HARRY are being headhunted by TV bosses to star in an episode of cartoon series THE SIMPSONS. Producers of the hit animated show want William...

Gervais Falls For Marge Simpson

RICKY GERVAIS is such a big fan of hit US cartoon series THE SIMPSONS he didn't just write an episode - he gave himself a starring role. The British funnyman leapt at the opportunity...

Gervais Prouder Of Simpsons Work Than Office Success

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is prouder of writing an episode of animated comedy THE SIMPSONS than winning a string of awards for his hit sitcom THE OFFICE. The 44-year-old was amazed when the cartoon's...

The Simpsons Get A Mexican Makeover

South American fans of hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS are set for a shock when they tune into the upcoming new season of the show - all the characters will sound different. A Mexican labour...

Azaria Leaves Spamalot To Return To Tv

Actor HANK AZARIA is leaving his role in the acclaimed Broadway show MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT to resume work on his TV show HUFF. Azaria, who also voices roles on THE SIMPSONS, will be replaced...

Spamalot Star Thrills Audience With Simpsons Voices

The cast of hit stage show MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT has a backup just in case anything goes wrong during the performance - HANK AZARIA's THE SIMPSONS voices. The actor, who is among the stars...

Groening Promises More Simpsons

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has allayed fears the upcoming 350th episode will mark the beginning of the end for the long-running show - by insisting he's still dreaming up new ideas for future series....

Fry Attacks Self-obsessed Sci-fi Writers

STEPHEN FRY has accused science-fiction writers of taking themselves too seriously. The British actor signed up to star in the movie version of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY despite his passionate dislike of all...

Devito Is Tv's Baddest Boss

DANNY DeVITO's curmudgeonly character on sitcom TAXI has topped a new list of bad TV bosses. DeVito's testy taxi dispatcher LOUIE DE PALMA beat out cartoon boss MR BURNS from THE SIMPSONS and ER's...

Fantasia Tries To Impress Denzel With Tv Roles

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA is breaking out into TV in America in the hope of raising the attention of her hero DENZEL WASHINGTON. The singer will play soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN on an upcoming...

Simpsons Episode Shelved In Honour Of Pope

An episode of cult cartoon hit THE SIMPSONS has been postponed out of respect for the late pope. Producers of the popular series pulled THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY GUEST, intended to...

Bart Tops Brat List

BART SIMPSON has topped a new magazine poll of US TV brats. The colourful, backside-baring THE SIMPSONS star beat classic TV characters EDDIE HASKELL (LEAVE IT TO BEAVER), NELLIE OLESON (corr) (LITTLE HOUSE ON...

Jackson Wanted Close Bond With Bart

Troubled MICHAEL JACKSON requested his cartoon incarnation in THE SIMPSONS spend more screen time with young character BART SIMPSON, according to creator SAM SIMON. The eccentric THRILLER singer - currently standing trial on child...

Simpsons Voted Top Cartoon

Animated TV series THE SIMPSONS has beaten 99 TV shows and movies to top the UK's greatest cartoon poll. The long-running comedy show - now in its 16th year - topped the list of...

Mexican Simpsons Stars Strike

Voiceover stars on the Mexican version of US cartoon series THE SIMPSONS have boycotted the show over a cost-cutting casting row. The voices for the Mexican speaking Simpson family went on strike yesterday (23FEB05)...

Advertisers Under Fire For Using Cartoon Favourites

Health-conscious parents have pinpointed THE INCREDIBLES, THE SIMPSONS, SCOOBY DOO and SPIDER-MAN in an assault on advertisers who use popular animated characters to promote their fatty foods. A survey by British consumer watchdog WHICH?...

Simpsons Gay Marriage Episode Sparks Ire

An episode of hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS has sparked outrage among conservative groups in America, who accuse it of promoting gay marriage. On Sunday's (20FEB05) episode of long-running show, character HOMER SIMPSON performed dozens...

Chasez Scooby Doo Role

JC CHASEZ will appear in a special Valentine's Day (14FEB05) episode of WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY DOO? - and he is far more impressed with his new animated incarnation than his cartoon form in THE SIMPSONS....

50 Cent To Appear In The Simpsons

Hip-hop star 50 CENT is set to join the world of animation when he makes a special guest appearance in hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS. The IN DA CLUB rapper, real name CURTIS JACKSON, will...

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