The Simpsons

Simpsons ends use of white actors to voice people of colour

The show, broadcast on Fox Network, has faced years of criticism over white actor Hank Azaria's voiceover of Indian-American character Apu.

Mr Azaria said earlier this year that he was stepping down from the role.

The entertainment industry has come under growing pressure to provide more opportunities for non-white performers.

Friday's announcement comes in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, which were sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody on 25 May.

Simpsons composer Alf Clausen fired

Clausen told Variety that he received a call from Simpsons producer Richard Sakai, who said the company was seeking "a different kind of music".

He confirmed the news on Twitter and thanked fans for their support.

There is speculation that it is the result of cost-cutting on the long running animation. Clausen used a 35-piece orchestra every week.

Ed Sheeran deletes his Twitter account

The singer said earlier this month that he wasn't going to read anything on the social network anymore - but now he's gone one step further.

The latest move comes after he had a brief cameo appearance on Game of Thrones, which was seriously mocked by some fans.

He's also announced that he's going to appear in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.

'The Simpsons' respond to Trump victory prediction: 'Being right sucks'

"BEING RIGHT SUCKS"

"BEING RIGHT SUCKS"

"BEING RIGHT SUCKS"

A grimacing Bart Simpson scrawls the phrase over and over again on a classroom chalkboard in the open to the latest episode of "The Simpsons."

The tease was produced as a response to a 2000 episode, which predicted a Trump presidency.

"Bart to the Future," produced over 16 years ago, was a look into main character Bart Simpson's future. Bart is depicted as a failing musician, while his sister, Lisa Simpson, becomes the first female president following her predecessor — Donald J. Trump.

'The Simpsons' renewed for an unprecedented 30th season

The long-time sitcom is getting longer as Fox renewed the series for an unprecedented 29th and 30th season on Friday.

This means that Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie will get to 669 episodes becoming the largest number of episodes for any scripted television show, breaking the record held by "Gunsmoke," which aired 635 episodes.

"Take that 'Gunsmoke!' You lost a race you didn't even know you were running!" a very animated Homer Simpson said in a statement.

The Simpsons mock Donald Trump and endorse Hillary Clinton

 The standalone clip, entitled 3am, has been posted on YouTube.

Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with a copy of a book called Great Speeches by A. Hitler in the video.

When Homer signals that he might vote for Trump, Marge says: "If that's your vote, I question whether I can ever be with you again."

Homer replies: "And that's how I became a Democrat."

Clinton and Trump are set to face each other in the US presidential election, which takes place on 8 November.

 

The Simpsons predicted a Trump presidency 16 years ago

One example resurfaced early this year, when it was remembered that David Bowie and Alan Rickman, who died within days of each other in January, were both referenced in one scene from a 2013 Simpsons episode. And now we have a new example, with a nod to presidential politics: 16 years ago March 19, in an episode titled "Bart to the Future," the show predicted a Donald Trump presidency.