May 16, 2015 |
Shearer's 'Simpsons' shocker Doh! Harry Shearer , who voices some of our fave characters on The Simpsons - Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, and Mr. Burns among them - has left Fox's animated masterpiece. It sounds like a bad breakup: The news comes via a terse announcement from exec producer James L. Brooks ' lawyer. (His lawyer?!). For his part, Shearer tweets, "I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work. " Some critics say it's time the show, which has been renewed through the 28th season, should be put down.
May 15, 2015 |
Now, this is a cast! The O.J. Simpson story is coming (again) to a TV near you. But we're not talking about a new TV movie. Oh, no. Ryan Murphy , the guru behind Nip/Tuck , Glee , and American Horror Story , is making an entire series about Simpson's trial for the 1994 murder of his onetime soul mate, Nicole Brown . Simpson was acquitted. Called American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson , the FX drama will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Jordana Brewster as Brown, Courtney B. Vance as legal maestro Johnnie Cochran , John Travolta as that other legal maestro, Robert Shapiro, and Hellboy beauty Selma Blair as Kris Jenner . Huh?
August 18, 2014 |
The reports come in - more than a dozen a week - in frantic phone calls or teary-eyed trips to the police station: My son is missing. My granddaughter never came home . He ran away again. Sgt. Janell Simpson spends every day at work investigating missing persons cases in Camden as head of the department's unit. She knocks on doors, passes out fliers, chases juveniles who don't want to be found, and, in extreme circumstances, crosses state lines to bring home abducted children.
June 6, 2014 |
T HE FLYERS LOGO just got Simpsonized. Mark Avery-Kenny, a designer at AK47 Studios, didn't let the fact that ratings for the animated TV series "The Simpsons" are at an all-time low deter him from incorporating characters from the show into some of the more recognizable logos from the NHL. And he did it just in time for the Stanley Cup finals, featuring the Los Angeles Kings against the New York Rangers. The Kings logo shows Fat Tony wearing a crown and holding a cigar. The Rangers logo depicts a smiling Lisa.
July 27, 2013 |
CARSON CITY, Nev. - O.J. Simpson went before a parole board and pleaded for leniency on his armed robbery and kidnapping sentence Thursday as he expressed regret for his actions and described being an upstanding inmate who earns pennies an hour keeping gym equipment sanitized and umpiring and coaching games in the prison yard. Simpson also said he has become a counselor of sorts to fellow inmates doing time for similar crimes and noted that he has made amends with his victims in a botched heist of memorabilia in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2007.
July 16, 2013 |
The list reads like a Who's Who among the world's best sprinters: Jamaican Asafa Powell, the former world-record holder at 100 meters. American champion Tyson Gay, who went out of his way to promote himself as an anti-drug athlete. Jamaican Sherone Simpson, who has a gold and two silver Olympic medals to her credit. Word came Sunday that all three had failed drug tests. "A sad day," one former track official called it - and certainly a day that punctured the myth that the oft-troubled sport has cleaned up its act. "I am not now - nor have I ever been - a cheat," Powell said in a message released through his Twitter account.
June 12, 2013 |
When people approach Webb Simpson to talk about his victory in last year's U.S. Open, there's one thing, he said, that they inevitably ask. What did he think of the so-called "Bird Man," the fan who interrupted his trophy presentation on live television by stepping onto the green at San Francisco's Olympic and making loud bird calls? Now a year removed from the title, however, the other questions facing Simpson are getting more serious. The defending champion comes into Merion this week winless since last year's Open victory.
May 23, 2013 |
Webb Simpson has enjoyed success with a belly putter in his five seasons on the PGA Tour, posting three victories, including the 2012 U.S. Open. He doesn't want to see his style of anchored putting stroke thrown out. The U.S. Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews adopted a rule banning the anchored putting stroke, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Simpson doesn't agree with the decision and hopes the PGA Tour will continue to allow anchored putting, which would create a rule that is different from what the rest of the world will follow.
May 19, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - The lawyer who defended O.J. Simpson on armed robbery charges delivered a potentially heavy blow to the former football star's bid for a new trial Friday, testifying that Simpson knew his buddies had guns when they went to a hotel room together to reclaim some sports memorabilia. Miami lawyer Yale Galanter took the stand at an often combative hearing on Simpson's claim that he was so badly represented by his attorney that his conviction should be thrown out. Point by point, Galanter contradicted much of his former client's testimony and strongly defended himself.
May 16, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - His leg shackles rattling as he shuffled to the witness stand, a grayer, bulkier O.J. Simpson made his case for a new trial on armed-robbery charges Wednesday, saying he had been relying on the advice of his trusted attorney when he tried to reclaim mementos from his football glory days. After more than four years in prison, Simpson seized the opportunity to recount how he and some friends confronted two sports-memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007, and how he believed he had the right to take back what he said had been stolen from him, including photos and footballs.