Say what you you will about 'The Simpsons' and its ever-increasing roster of celebrity guest stars to keep viewers interested in the aging series, but at the very least most of those guest stars were born by the time the series first started airing! A phenomenon that no pop culture powerhouse could ignore, we've learned that 'The Simpsons' season 24 has added pop sensation Justin Bieber to the ranks, but is the role as pint-sized as the singer himself?
The poster geniuses at Mondo have had considerable commercial and creative success with their licenses to release brand new posters for classics like 'Star Wars,' 'Back to the Future' and 'Game of Thrones.' So what if we told you they had big plans for a series of posters for 'The Simpsons?'
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Boy, that Edward Norton sure likes playing priests. From playing a minister in 2000's 'Keeping the Faith' to one of his more famous roles as an altar boy in 'Primal Fear,' the 'Avengers' dropout and 'Bourne Legacy' star will once again be taking holy orders, portraying a priest for 'The Simpsons'' upcoming 24th season. But when Edward Norton hits the scene, what will become of Reverend Lovejoy?
You'd think it would be difficult to continue writing love interests for a perpetual 10-year-old, but eat our shorts if 'The Simpsons' doesn't find ways to make it adorkable. We already knew that 'New Girl' star and all around manic pixie dream girl poster-child Zooey Deschanel would reprise her role as Mary Spuckler for 'The Simpsons' season 24 premiere (along with a host of other past girlfriends), but what's this about another return appearance? And what other famous voices are joining the fray?
Earlier this week, were were surprised and elated to learn that 'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek 2' star Benedict Cumberbatch had reached status iconic enough to lend a voice to 'The Simpsons' in the near future, but at the time nothing specific was said about the role. Now, in advance of Comic-Con 2012, we've learned that Cumberbatch will take not just one, but two roles! What's 'Sherlock,' playing, and what episode can we see him in?
For anyone who's caught the first two series of Steven Moffat's BBC adaption 'Sherlock,' it doesnt take a detective to pick out the show's popularity. Not only has star Benedict Cumberbatch achieved international acclaim as a modern-day version of the famous super-sleuth, but will soon tear his way across screens in 'Star Trek 2.' Now 'The Simpsons' have picked up the UK star, but what will the series see him play?
Animated shorts seem to finally be making their much wanted comeback in theaters. Disney used to do them back in the day and it wasn't until Pixar started doing shorts in front of their films that other animated studios finally realized that audiences still enjoy watching them. A new Simpsons short will now be making its way to theaters in front of 'Ice Age: Continental Drift.'
The Emmys can be rather confusing for all their rules and regulations, in that certain shows can't compete, or that animation can't submit itself for writing categories, instead remaining its own category. Now, the latest Emmy ballot has the writers of 'Family Guy, 'The Simpsons' and others hopping mad, but what does 'Community' have to do with it?