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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...

The Simpsons Leads The Pack At Writers Guild Awards

The Simpsons is the most nominated show for the 2009 Writers Guild of America (WGA) awards, it has been announced.The animated series, television's longest-running comedy, has five nominations for the prestigious awards, with its first-ever...

By on 09 December 2008

Islamic Group Praises -- The Simpsons ???

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which ordinarily is critical of the representation of Muslims and Arabs in films and on television, has congratulated Fox Television for last Sunday's episode of The Simpsons , in which...

Gay Rights Advocates Slam The Simpsons Over 'Homophobic Slur'

Gay rights advocates have slammed long-running TV cartoon THE SIMPSONS after one of the show's popular characters made a homophobic comment. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) have spoken out against the use...

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

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...

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...

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...

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