Well this is pretty big!
The Simpsons just started their 27th season on Sunday and they've already started to make some changes to their show!
There were several stories over the summer about the hit cartoon show ranging from Homer and Marge splitting, to Sideshow Bob getting to kill Bart!
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We're even getting a couple great guest stars this season!
But a new report confirms that Smithers, Mr. Burns trusty right-hand-man will FINALLY be coming out of the closet! WOO-HOO!
Executive producer Al Jean said in a statement:
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This week, The Simpsons producer Al Jean opened up to Variety about the upcoming season of the show, as well as the fate of Homer and Marge Simpson's marriage.
In the interview, Al explained that the couple was going to legally separate.
[ Related: Sideshow Bob Will Murder Bart This Season! ]
But on the show's Twitter page, they seem pretty adamant that the two are NOT breaking up! The Simpsons posted this pic (above) of Bart writing on a chalkboard that his parent's aren't splitting up! The caption reads:
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One character on The Simpsons is finally getting his wish this year!
No, Otto isn't getting one of those guitars that are, like, double guitars.
Sideshow Bob is going to kill Bart Simpson!
[ Related: Voice Of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, & Many More Leaving The Simpsons! ]
The homicidal maniac — and former Krusty The Clown sidekick — voiced by Kelsey Grammer will finally get to murder Bart in this fall's Treehouse of Horror XXVI!
During a panel at Austin's ATX Festival on Saturday, producers revealed
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We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Marcia Wallace last week.
Such a small cast of super talented voice actors fills Springfield that the loss to The Simpsons is all the more devastating.
That's why the show took a moment from their iconic opening titles to dedicate to the passing of Mrs. Edna Krabappel.
Showrunner Al Jean made it clear that Marcia's illness was NOT what prompted the plot line of a major character death this season. He said:
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You don't mess with The Simpsons!
To recap - last month, we heard that Iranian "morality police" have been trying to ban the sale of Barbie dolls in their country.
Then yesterday, we learned that Iran has also placed a ban on the sale of Simpsons toys!
Now, Simpsons executive producer Al Jean has commented on Iran's toy ban. Here's what he had to say about it:
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Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of Mr. Assange in the near future!
Last week, we learned that controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is prepping to launch a talk show, which will revolve around "the world of tomorrow."
Now, we're hearing that Assange will guest star, as himself, on the upcoming 500th episode of The Simpsons, which airs on Feb. 19th!
Here's what Simpsons executive producer Al Jean had to say about this unlikely guest star:
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As creator Matt Groening says of Lady GaGa:
Since the very beginning, I’ve always wanted to have on the most iconic personalities of our time, and she’s it.
The Simpsons and GaGa are teaming up for a very special upcoming episode about self-esteem and sequins — Lisa Goes GaGa.
In the episode, GaGa rushes to Springfield as soon as she finds out it's a town swarming with low self-esteem. There, she rescues a depressed Lisa through the powers that be GaGa.
GaGa says she took her experience seriously and with all sincerity:
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