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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 28, 2009

Fast & Furious DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious: Blu-ray
  • 12 Monkeys: Blu-ray
  • Bad Lieutenant: DVD
  • Bart Got a Room: DVD
  • Dragonball: Evolution: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fast & Furious: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Repulsion: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A River Runs Through It: Blu-ray
  • The Fast and the Furious: Blu-ray
  • The Inglorious Bastards (1977): Blu-ray
  • This is Spinal Tap: Blu-ray

Click here to see the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Simpsons’ Actors Return to Work

The SimpsonsEven though they didn’t get the amount they were hoping for, ’ cast has finally returned to work. A settlement reached this weekend capped off months of salary negotiations between the show’s talent and 20th Century Fox TV.

The comedy’s lead players - Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright and Harry Shearer - were reportedly seeking a $500,000 per episode paycheck. (That would have been up from around $360,000.) What they eventually settled on was a number closer to $400K. Although Shearer was still in the process of finalizing his deal, his co-workers were expected at a table read scheduled for Monday.

The new contract will lock up the actors at the new rate for four years and give fans their 20th year with the Simpsons clan. (FOX would have to specifically request additional installments.) Unfortunately, 2008-09 will still see less episodes than originally planned; two half-hours were shaved off due to the delayed negotiations.

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Contract Delays May Mean Shorter Simpsons Season

The Simpsons

Fans can usually come to expect at least one of two things from any long-running program:

  1. A constantly-changing list of cast members. (You can refer to the franchise for examples.)
  2. Periodic contract negotiations.

So it should come as no surprise that America’s longest-running sitcom is once again dealing with matters of the financial kind.

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My Damn Channel Features Funny to the Max

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech, Music, Videos,

Now we know where the comical In people go when they feel crowded at YouTube. Harry Shearer (the voice of Mr. Burns/Rev. Lovejoy/Ned Flanders, etc. on The Simpsons,) recently posted his “Waterboarding, U.S.A” video, his comment on America with a Beach Boys twist. Check in on the 29th for his second hosting of his Silent Debate. Also on the site are bits by Janeane Garofalo and Ozzy Osbourne. Take a peek at the ones posted or try to upload one of your own. You might get to be the next guest voice on The Simpsons.


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