• 13 times Harry Shearer made Simpsons fans say ‘Exxxxxcellent!’

    Doh! When it was recently announced that Harry Shearer would be leaving The Simpsons after 26 years, mega-fans were feeling a bit more than what a mere annoyed grunt could express. It’s not just the fact that Shearer is departing – following what amounts to virtually an entire career lifetime with one series, it’s reasonable to expect that the stars will want to retire gracefully and move on when the timing

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    Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute

    Shortly after Fox renewed The Simpsons for another two seasons, Harry Shearer has decided not to return to the longest-running sitcom on television. Shearer voices a slew of Simpsons characters including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, bus driver Otto and many many more. The former Saturday Night Live player is walking away from a reported $14 million in guaranteed money. Showrunner Al Jean does not

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    Dear Fox: Give “The Simpsons” cast what they deserve

    Follow any contract negotiation in the entertainment sector down the proverbial rabbit hole and it all ends up being about one thing: a piece of the pie. In movies, TV, music, sports, and a litany of other things that require some sort of talent management/representation, what talent always fights for is a share in the profits of what they’re responsible for creating. While it might seem ridiculous to many non

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    Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer says Sarah Palin’s Tonight Show comedy routine was ‘lame’

    It’s about time Sarah Palin got judged as an entertainer, since that’s what she mostly is. Last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, comedian/writer/Spinal Tap God Harry Shearer gave his professional opinion of the recent set of jokes the former governor of Alaska performed on Leno’s Tonight Show. “All I could think of when I saw that was Bill Clinton on the Arsenio Hall Show, probably the first network gig

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