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Groening's Sons Helped With Festival Line-up

THE SIMPSONS supremo MATT GROENING relied on his family when curating an upcoming British rock festival - he asked his two sons for advice on the line-up.The cartoonist has put together the bill of bands...

South Park Edits Spark Free-speech Debate

Comedy Central's decision to censor a South Park episode following a thinly-veiled death threat by the fundamentalist Islamic website RevolutionMuslim.com against the show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker continued to have repercussions over the...

Tv Academy Drops Emmy For Theme Music

Time was when everyone could hum the theme songs of their favorite TV shows. No longer. Aside from a few animated favorites, like The Simpsons , the TV theme has gone the way of the...

Shrek Magazine Spread Upsets Studio

Paramount and DreamWorks are upset over a Shrek-related photo spread in the forthcoming summer edition of Vman that features the character and his friends comporting in provocative poses. "While we do respect Vman's creative vision,...

Ailes Signals Conan Will Be Welcomed At Fox

Roger Ailes appears to be a Conan O'Brien fan. Ailes, who is particularly well known for steering Fox News, but who is also chairman of Twentieth Television and Fox Television Stations, told Sunday's Chicago Tribune...

Nbc Scores A Big Win With Football

Football gave NBC executives something to boast about Tuesday even as they faced ridicule from within and without the company for their handling of the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien mess. The network's telecast of the NFL...

Simpsons Snub Beckham

DAVID BECKHAM was denied the chance to get animated for THE SIMPSONS - after TV producers deemed the soccer star wasn't famous enough for American audiences.The sports ace, who plays for the U.S. club Los...

Jagger Annoyed Azaria On Simpsons Set

MICK JAGGER's appearance on THE SIMPSONS resulted in one of the show's most awkward moments - the rocker rudely ignored HANK AZARIA as he thought the actor was a lowly assistant on the series.The Rolling...

Nbc To Invest In New Programs

After attempting to reduce the cost of developing new programs in general and avoiding the expensive production costs of pilots in particular, NBC is now planning to spend more than previously on promising projects and...

Fox May Cease Howling At Midnight

While some areas of the country will hear the bang of fireworks as 2010 arrives tonight, other areas -- served by Time Warner Cable -- will likely hear a brief "pfffft" if they are watching...

Simon Cowell's Animated Ambition

Simon Cowell wants to create a cartoon series.The music mogul - who earned an estimated $75 million last year - is a big fan of animated show 'The Simpsons' but admits he is jealous of...

Cartoon Cowell Returns To Simpsons

SIMON COWELL is set to return to THE SIMPSONS for a second cameo role, despite branding his last animated experience "embarrassing and intimidating."The American Idol judge admitted he didn't have a good time when he...

Vatican Praises The Simpsons

Television's most dysfunctional family have received the heavenly seal of approval - the Roman Catholic Church has praised THE SIMPSONS for the show's dealings with religion.The Vatican's newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published a bizarre article on...

Spurlock To Pay Tribute To 20 Years Of The Simpsons

Filmmaker and huge THE SIMPSONS fan MORGAN SPURLOCK will host a 20th anniversary special honouring his favourite TV cartoon series in January (10).The Super Size Me star and director will celebrate the show in The...

What Will Homer And Bart Say?

Playboy magazine, which has seen its circulation plummet 18 percent in three years to 2.6 million from 3.15 million, has put The Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson on the cover of its November issue and included...

Azaria Freaked Out By Jackson's Simpsons Cameo

HANK AZARIA has described his run-in with MICHAEL JACKSON as one of the "freakiest moments" of his life - because he couldn't stop staring at the star's nose as he recorded his voiceover on THE...

Spurlock Investigates 'Ancestry' Of Simpsons Character

Filmmaker MORGAN SPURLOCK is determined to solve a dispute over THE SIMPSONS character GROUNDSKEEPER WILLIE as two Scottish cities battle to claim the fictional janitor as their own.Officials in Glasgow have posted a picture of...

Coldplay Go Yellow For The Simpsons

British rockers COLDPLAY have signed up to appear in hit animated show THE SIMPSONS.The cartoon series regularly features star guests and has seen cameos from high profile acts including Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Green...

Jackson's Simpsons Episode To Re-air As Tribute

THE SIMPSONS producers have cleared a rights wrangle and will honour pop star MICHAEL JACKSON by re-airing a 1991 episode of the cartoon the singer was a part of.The show's bosses had hoped to air...

Cities Fight Over Simpsons Character

Civic officials at two Scottish cities are fighting over THE SIMPSONS character GROUNDSKEEPER WILLIE - both claiming the fictional janitor hails from their home. Glasgow has a picture of Willie - voiced by American Dan Castellaneta...

Idol Fans Upset Over Upset

In an upset so stunning that it sent bloggers to their keyboards complaining that the show must have been fixed, Kris Allen defeated Adam Lambert Wednesday to become the latest American Idol . Even Allen...

Us To Lick Homer As Simpsons Turned Into Stamps

Cartoon favourite the Simpsons are to arrive in homes across America after being honoured with their own stamps, it has been announced.The US Postal Service confirmed Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will each have...

By on 01 April 2009

Simpsons To Set Longevity Record

Fox has picked up The Simpsons for an additional two seasons, which will make the animated series the longest-running scripted show in the history of primetime television. At the end of this season, the show...

The Simpsons To Become Longest-running Us Series

Animated series The Simpsons is to become the longest-running prime-time show in US TV history after two more seasons were announced.Currently in its 20th season, the Springfield-set cartoon has matched the record of cowboy drama...

By on 27 February 2009

Radiohead Question Grammy Importance

RADIOHEAD guitarist Johnny Greenwood has said that the band are not sure how relevant the Grammy awards are.The band scooped two awards for their latest album IN RAINBOWS, which was first released as a digital...

By on 10 February 2009

Hathaway Laughs Off Follieri Split With Simpson Role

ANNE HATHAWAY is laughing off her failed relationship with her incarcerated conman ex RAFFAELLO FOLLIERI by playing a crooked clown's girlfriend on hit animated series THE SIMPSONS. The Devil Wears Prada star will play series regular...

Simpsons Creator Defends Muslim Plot

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has defended a controversial storyline in the comedy cartoon which sees HOMER SIMPSON accuse his Muslim neighbours of terrorism. In a forthcoming episode of the long-running show, dad Homer Simpson...

The Dark Knight Confirmed As People's Choice

The popularity of The Dark Knight has been underlined at the People's Choice awards after it claimed five prizes, including best movie.The Warner Bros release is the fourth highest-grossing film of all time with $995...

By on 08 January 2009

Shearer's Emmy Steal

Actor HARRY SHEARER once stole an Emmy Award - because he refused to be the only member of THE SIMPSONS cast who hadn't taken home a prize. The star, who provides the voices for Montgomery...

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