• The Simpsons Apu getting axed instead of fixed according to Adi Shankar

    UPDATE: took to TwitterSimpsons showrunner Al Jean to dispute reports that the beloved and controversial character Apu will be written off the show. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon may be being quietly written off The Simpsons, according to Indiewire. The controversial character was introduced on the eighth episode of the animated behemoth back in 1990. Voice actor Hank Azaria has voiced Apu—as well as a slew of other characters—for almost three decades, for which

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    Conan O’Brien and Weird Al Yankovic sing Simpsons classics at the Hollywood Bowl (Video)

    The Simpsons family, as well as other beloved citizens of Springfield, came to life last week night during The Simpsons Take the Bowl in Los Angeles. The three-night concert featured live performances of Simpsons musical numbers from the show’s first 25 seasons. Voice actors Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardly Smith and others took the stage to sing as their classic characters. They were backed up by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,

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    Hank Azaria immigrates to Seth MacFarlane’s Fox animated series Bordertown

    Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox animated series Bordertown just landed a huge lead. Simpsons star and comedian Hank Azaria will voice lead character Bud Buckwald. The Emmy Award-winning actor joins MacFarlane’s comedy about two neighbors from very different backgrounds living in a fictional town on the U.S. — Mexico border. Buckwald is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent. His neighbor Ernesto Gonzalez is a family man and

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    The ‘Simpsons Take the Bowl’ for live performance featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Hank Azaria, Matt Groening and more!

    After 25 years on television the team behind The Simpsons still know how to get its rabid fans excited about the iconic animated series. For the first time ever, the cast of The Simpsons will appear live on stage— but only for three nights (Sept. 12, 13, 14) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Dubbed The Simpsons Take the Bowl, cast members like Hank Azaria – he voices Apu,

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    First trailer for Smurfs 2 with Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria is here (Video)

    You wouldn’t guess it from watching the mostly shlocky trailer below, but Smurfs 2 — in theaters July 31, 2013 — is cast full of well-respected comedy types: Fred Armisen is the voice of Brainy, Jonathan Winters voices Papa Smurf and George Lopez plays Grouchy. As for the live action players: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Christina Ricci and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel) round out the cast. Oh, and Katy

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    NBC cancels Hank Azaria’s new comedy “Free Agents”

    Despite an aggressive Twitter campaign launched Monday by the show’s star Hank Azaria and carried on through yesterday — with most of the cast and even friends of the cast joining in — NBC has canceled Free Agents. The tweet pleas asking folks to tune in to last night’s episode was not enough. Although the program garnered mostly solid reviews, Free Agents was pitted against some stiff competition. The show,

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