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  • Wes Anderson braces for Oscar's appraisal of 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

     Wes Anderson braces for Oscar's appraisal of 'Grand Budapest Hotel'
    If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you might remember co-host Amy Poehler joking that Wes Anderson, a filmmaker known for his meticulous, fanciful style, had arrived at the ceremony on "a bike made of antique tuba parts." The camera caught Anderson not looking particularly pleased, though it wasn't because of the joke. He was simply terrified at the possibility of having to deliver a speech at some point, which he did, marvelously so, when "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Globe for best comedy.
  • 'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh

    'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh
    "If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas," the now-familiar spiky-haired boy said on Dec. 17, 1989. "It happened to Tiny Tim. It happened to Charlie Brown. It happened to the Smurfs. And it's going to...

    'Goodfellas' actor sues Fox over 'Simpsons' character

    'Goodfellas' actor sues Fox over 'Simpsons' character
    Frank Sivero, a character actor who played Frankie Carbone in "Goodfellas," filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox on Tuesday, claiming that his likeness was ripped off for use as the wiseguy Louie character on "The Simpsons." Sivero claims that he...

    How 'Simpsons World' Went from Deal Point to Immersive App Via FX Networks

    The genesis of "Simpsons World" -- the authenticated app that is the multimedia playground for all things connected to the iconic toon -- was a deal point in the megabucks syndication deal that brought "The Simpsons" to reruns to FXX. As FX Networks...

    'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death

     'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death
    Conservatives branded it an assault on family values. The nation's drug czar warned recovering addicts not to watch it. Schools barred clothing featuring its images. But when "The Simpsons" premieres its 26th season Sunday, TV's longest-running prime-...