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?
Lady Gaga is set to bring her message of non-conformity and self-expression to 'The Simpsons' 23rd season finale this Sunday in an episode titled "Lisa Goes Gaga." And though she's wowed fans the world over with her pop vocal prowess and spectacular stage show, the international megastar was actually nervous about appearing on the longest running sitcom in American television history.
Lady Gaga and eighteen of her jaw-dropping, produce-inspired outfits are coming to 'The Simpson's" twenty-third season finale. And what brings the eclectic mega-star to small town Springfield (wherever that is)? Gaga is on a mission to help snap "social outcast" Lisa Simpson out of her funk, by letting know the eight-year-old know she was "born this way."
When it comes to the ladies, Bart Simpson clearly gets around, as evidenced by the smorgasbord of A-list actresses set to play Bart's assorted exes in an episode of 'The Simpsons' scheduled for early next season. Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Silverman will all reprise their respective roles in Bart's love life in "Moonshine River," set to air this fall.
This past Sunday's FOX 25th anniversary celebration was supposed to be a time to rejoice and reflect on the network's quarter-century history but for Bill O'Reilly, it was another attempt by the liberal media to take a "cheap shot" at FOX News. This time, "The Simpsons" were the offending party and O'Reilly wasn't having it.
For two decades, 'The Simpsons' has defined itself on being the show that bites the hand that feeds it, courtesy of an incredibly forgiving contract drafted during the Fox network's early days. It shouldn't be surprising when 'The Simpsons' playfully (or not so playfully) lashes out at certain easy targets, but oh, it is and it's often so much fun. Case in point, the immortal show used Fox's 25th anniversary to congratulate its parent network...while simultaneously bashing Fox News.