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.
Woe be unto the person who is kept up late at night wondering where 'The Simpsons' is set. There are a number of Springfields in America, though one could think Massachusetts might have a lead if only because Mayor Quimby is so obviously modeled on a Kennedy Brother. But Matt Groening has revealed his source of inspiration...