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Homer Simpson Votes Obama

Animators behind comedy cartoon series THE SIMPSONS have been slammed for showing their support for U.S. presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA - and implying that the rival Republican party is involved in vote-rigging. In the first...

Duchovny's Simpsons Plan For X-files

THE X-FILES star DAVID DUCHOVNY has long campaigned for writers of the hit show to create an episode featuring animated characters from THE SIMPSONS. The actor and his co-star Gillian Anderson loaned their voices...

Kelsey Grammer: Work Pressure Caused Heart Attack

Actor Kelsey Grammer says his mild heart attack in May was caused by stress over his sitcom being cancelled.The Frasier star had been paddle-boarding off the coast of Hawaii, where he has a second home,...

By on 24 July 2008

The Simpsons To Return To Big Screen

THE SIMPSONS is heading back to the big screen - creator MATT GROENING has confirmed a sequel to last year's (07) hit movie. The animated comedy went feature-length for the first time, and became a...

Kelsey Grammer Recovering After 'Mild Heart Attack'

Actor Kelsey Grammer is recuperating after suffering a mild heart attack, according to his spokesman.The Frasier star had been paddle-boarding off the coast of Hawaii, where he has a second home, when he experienced chest...

By on 03 June 2008

The Simpsons Cast Settle Pay Dispute

The cast of U.S. TV show THE SIMPSONS have settled an ongoing pay dispute with TV bosses - landing a major pay rise which will see their earnings rise to $500,000 (GBP250,000) an episode. The...

Simpsons Actors Go On Strike

A de facto strike has hit production of The Simpsons, with the key actors providing the principal characters' voices, Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Julie Kavner (Marge), Nancy Cartwright (Bart), Yeardley Smith (Lisa), Hank Azaria (Moe) and...

Turner Prize Shortlist Annouced

Three women dominate this year's Turner Prize shortlist, traditionally one of the most controversial in British art, announced earlier today.Four artists -Runa Islam, Goshka Macuga, Cathy Wilkes and Mark Leckey - were selected to contest...

By on 13 May 2008

The Simpsons Is Comedy Number One

Cartoon classic THE SIMPSONS has been named the best comedy TV show of all time in a new poll. Editors at AOL Television named the long-running animation top of a list of 50 of the greatest small screen...

The Simpsons Provokes Argetinian Protests

Hit U.S. TV show THE SIMPSONS has come under fire in Argentina - after the country aired an episode featuring "offensive" comments about former president JUAN PERON. The show sees main character Homer Simpson discussing...

The Simpsons Returns To Tv In Venezuela

Venezuela's president HUGO CHAVEZ has u-turned on his decision to ban THE SIMPSONS from TV - allowing the popular U.S. cartoon to be shown at a later time. The long-running cartoon has been replaced earlier...

The Simpsons Banned In Venezuela

THE SIMPSONS has been banned in Venezuela by President HUGO CHAVEZ, because the animated TV show is "unsuitable for children". The long-running cartoon has been replaced after Chavez deemed it contained "messages that go against...

Venezuelan Tv Company Deems The Simpsons "Inappropriate"

A Venezuelan TV channel has deemed THE SIMPSONS "inappropriate" and removed it from its daily slot at 11.00 local time.Elba Guillen, a spokesperson for Televen, confirmed that the decision was due to viewer complaints received...

By on 08 April 2008

Cineworld Profits Helped By Simpsons And Harry Potter

Cineworld said summer blockbusters including the latest Harry Potter film and The Simpsons Movie helped boost pre-tax profits to 12.4 million from last year's 7.7 million loss.The multiplex-chain said its initial public offering in May...

By on 18 March 2008

Bewulf Tops Dvd Charts

Paramount Home Entertainment's Beowulf took over the lead on both the DVD sales charts and rental charts last week, dropping last week's winner, Universal's American Gangster, to second place on each of the charts. The...

Family Guy's Cleveland Brown To Get Spin-off Show

A Family Guy spin off involving the character Cleveland Brown is reported to be in development.The Hollywood Reporter quotes sources as claiming that Fox and 20th Century Fox TV are currently developing a spin-off show...

By on 02 March 2008

Ratatouille Dominates Annies

Ratatouille won nine prizes at the 35th Annie Awards in Hollywood yesterday evening.The Pixar movie took the best feature production gong along with an assortment of others including awards for writing, directing, best voice acting...

By on 09 February 2008

Producers Name Five Top Films -- Atonement Not Among Them

The Producers Guild of America, whose choice of best film often is mirrored at the Oscars, announced its nominees Monday. They include: No Country for Old Men, Juno, There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell...

Strike Set To Hit The Simpsons

THE SIMPSONS is set to become a major casualty of the writers' strike - because not enough episodes have been completed to last the current season. As each episode of the show takes so long...

Atonement, Gervais Win Globes

Keira Knightley's Atonement and comedian Ricky Gervais' television show Extras were honoured at last night's Golden Globe ceremony in Hollywood. Instead of the traditional star-studded event, the honours for the year's best in film and...

By on 14 January 2008

Blood Wins Top Nsfc Award

Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood won the best picture award and three other top awards Saturday at the National Society of Film Critics Awards. The movie also won for best director (Anderson), actor...

News Corp Keeps Simpsons All In The Family

In yet another example of a media company taking money from one pocket and putting it into another, 20th Century Fox has announced that it has sold exclusive network rights to five movies, including the...

Simpsons Retain Top Dvd Sales Spot

The top-selling DVD over Christmas week was The Simpsons Movie, which held the top spot for the second week in a row, according to Nielsen VideoScan. Rush Hour 3 debuted at No. 2, while The...

Potter Rules UK Box Office

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been named as the biggest earner at the UK and Ireland box office in 2007.David Yates' adaptation of the fifth book in JK Rowling's hugely successful...

By on 03 January 2008

The Simpsons Recreate Album Cover In Promotional Stunt

The creators of THE SIMPSONS MOVIE have recreated the cover of PINK FLOYD's 1977 album ANIMALS, as a promotional act for the film's DVD release today. A giant inflatable Spider Pig, HOMER SIMPSON's pet in...

By on 19 December 2007

Hollywood Writers Launch Formal Complaint

Striking Hollywood writers have lodged a formal complaint against the studios.Union officials for the Writers Guild of America have filed an unfair labour practices complaint, claiming that studio bosses have violated the law by halting...

By on 14 December 2007

Comedy Joy For Gavin & Stacey

BBC3 comedy Gavin & Stacey was the big winner at the British Comedy Awards, with prizes for its writers and co-stars Ruth Jones and James Corden.The romantic comedy - which with seven nods was the...

By on 06 December 2007

Dvd Sales Spin Down

For the first year since DVDs came on the market a decade ago, studios and retailers are expected to report a sales decline in the format this year. The New York Post reported today (Tuesday)...

Marge Simpson, "Content Burglar"

Keith Olbermann made a cameo appearance as a cartoon character on Fox's The Simpsons Sunday night in which he berated Marge in a dream for using her TiVo device to fast-forward through commercials. Calling her...

Penguins Happy At Kids' Baftas

Animated movie Happy Feet has been named best feature film at the Children's Bafta awards ahead of the latest Harry Potter film.The eco-friendly musical shunned competition from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,...

By on 26 November 2007

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