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  • Sam Simon dies at 59; Emmy-winning co-creator of 'The Simpsons'

    Sam Simon dies at 59; Emmy-winning co-creator of 'The Simpsons'
    Sam Simon, the acclaimed writer, director and producer who with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening developed the groundbreaking Fox TV series "The Simpsons," has died. He was 59.
  • 'Simpsons' co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon dies at 59

    Sam Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" and animal-rights advocate who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channeled much of his personal fortune into social causes, has died. Simon died Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif.,...

    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...

    '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...