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The first 16 LEGO Simpsons Minifigs are awesome [Gallery]

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Features, Toys,

LEGO Simpsons minifigs

Hot on the heels of the release of LEGO The Simpsons House 71006, the first 16 LEGO Simpsons Minifigs have been revealed. They all look great, and we're sure Chief Wiggum appreciates the slimming down that LEGO happened to give him. Each Minifig will cost $4, and they'll hit stores in time for the LEGO-themed episode of The Simpsons that's set for May 4th on FOX. Check out each Minifig over in our LEGO Simpsons Minifig gallery.

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D’oh! Homer Simpson becomes a Mr. Potato Head

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Mr. Potato Head Homer Simpson

Celebrating 25 years on the air, The Simpsons are now immortalized as Mr. Potato Head toys. First in the lineup, Homer Simpson, complete with delicious frosted pink donut. This should be the first in a series, so expect Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and maybe some other integral characters to make an appearance as well. You can get one of the official Homer Simpson Mr. Potato Head toys for $18 starting next month.


The Simpsons House LEGO set arrives February 1 for $199

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Toys, Videos,

The Simpsons House 71006 lego

LEGO has announced the very first set in The Simpsons theme, and it looks fantastic. The Simpsons House 71006 is a replica of the home that the family has lived in for over 20 years, complete with six Simpsons LEGO Minifigs (Bart, Homer, Lisa, Marge, Maggie, and neighbor Ned Flanders) and the pink family car. You won't have to wait too long to get your hands on this set, either, as it goes on sale in about 3 weeks time on February 1 for $199. At the same time, LEGO will sell individual Simpsons minifigs to add to your collection for $4 each. Check out a couple more images of the set, along with a video, after the jump.

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Universal Studios Orlando opening The Simpsons Springfield replica this summer

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Misc. Tech,

Simpsons Universal Orlando

If you've ever wanted to take a trip to Springfield, the city where The Simpsons live, you'll have your chance beginning this summer. Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, is set to open up the new Springfield section in just a few short weeks, giving visitors the chance to check out famous landmarks from The Simpsons, including Moe's Tavern, the Duff Brewery (with Duff beer,) Krusty Burger, Luigi's Pizza, the Kwik-E-Mart, and even The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. Seriously, book us on the next flight to Orlando, because this is the height of awesomeness.

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Jessica Simpson’s Parents Officially Divorced

Jessica Simpson's parents Tina and JoeJessica Simpson's parents are officially divorced.

Tina Simpson - who also has daughter Ashlee Simpson with her former husband Joe - filed for divorce in September 2012 after 35 years of marriage and the union has now been dissolved, according to TMZ. While details of the settlement have not been made public, it was recently claimed Tina, 53, was so sick of fighting with Joe that she was willing to willing to give into his demands for an equal split of everything under the family name, including the multi-million dollar clothing line she manages for Jessica.

"An offer of a 50 percent split of everything under the Simpson name has been offered to Joe. That includes the coveted Jessica Simpson Collection, which Joe desperately wanted because that's the real cash cow. Even though he has nothing to do with the fashion label, Tina just wants an end to the saga and if that means giving Joe what he wants, so be it," a source said.

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Priscilla Presley Thinks ‘The Simpsons’ Should Be Banned

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Animation, Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Gossip,

Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley thinks The Simpsons should be banned because "it's not good for kids." The 67-year-old actress is not a fan of the animated TV show, which sees Homer and his dysfunctional family get into numerous escapades, because she believes it's content does not promote good morals.

When asked what she would do if she was "Queen of Everything" in an interview with Stylist magazine, she said, "I'd have to ban The Simpsons. It's not good for people's moral compass. It's OK for adults as we can put it all together but it's not good for kids and I think we need to bring back something more family orientated like Leave It To Beaver that I used to watch when I was growing up."

Priscilla - who is playing the Wicked Queen in pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in London this month - is also worried about the decline of religion in Western society and is concerned about the amount of children being raised by divorced parents. The Naked Gun star believes kids with parents and step-parents are getting mixed moral messages: "We're in trouble. Churches are going, religious leaders are being attacked. I do think we need guidance because we're in trouble right now for not having any. It's the same with parents. When we're growing up it's our parents who we look to to give us guidance, the morals, the ethics, the standards. I find that because kids are being raised by multiple parents with the divorce rate as high as it is, everyone is thinking differently."


TV Scoop: ‘Fringe’ Finale Gets a Date, ‘Modern Family’ Casts Gloria’s Mom

Mr. Burns on 'The Simpson'+ Fox has just announced that the two-hour series finale for cult sci-fi show Fringe will air on January 18. Here's to hoping that it will actually answer all the questions to the series, unlike that other J.J. Abrams show...

+ ABC's hit comedy Modern Family has cast Elizabeth Peña (Rush Hour, The Incredibles) as the Pilar, mother to Sofia Vergara's Gloria.

+ Juno writer and creator of Showtime's short-lives The United States of Tara, Diablo Cody, has sold her romantic comedy series to ABC. Alex + Amy "will revolve around a millennial guy and Gen X woman in love." No word on casting just yet.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in The Simpsons

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Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch is making a cameo appearance in The Simpsons.

The British actor landed a voice role in the famous animated sitcom following a chance meeting in Los Angeles: "I was at a meeting in the same place The Simpsons is recorded and heard there was a part going in an episode. I said, 'I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?' Next thing, I'm standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa."

The Star Trek 2 actor - who shot to fame playing iconic detective Sherlock Holmes in TV series Sherlock - was thrilled to get to be part of the cartoon because he likes to take on as many varied roles as possible. "I like treating every job as the first time and to do that, I'll vary the work, so I'll be a knuckle head and run around with girls and guns, then I'll slow it down and do something different like [Edwardian drama] Parade's End," he said.


Zooey Deschanel to Reprise Simpsons Role

Zooey Deschanel on The Simpsons

Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman will make guest appearances in a forthcoming The Simpsons episode. The New Girl actress will reprise her role as Mary Spuckler - the daughter of Cleetus who Bart Simpson came close to marrying in season 19 - and she will be joined in the same episode by characters voiced by Natalie, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sarah Silverman.

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Weekend Reading: The Damned, Apes, Simpsons and Tex Avery

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Reviews, Television, Independent,

The Sixth GunHurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, power outages. It's been a wild couple of climate change-enhanced weeks. Let's play catch-up across the internets:

Cullen Bunn is having a career year and let’s hope it’s the first of many. The creator of The Sixth Gun got his Oni Press series, The Damned, picked up by Showtime for a series. He’s already gotten The Sixth Gun optioned to SyFy for a series. If they both make it to air, Bunn will have two more shows on the air than DC Comics.

Apes: Rich Handley reviews the fourth issue of Darryl Gregory and Carlos Magno’s Planet Of The Apes, from Boom! “BOOM!’s Apes run stands on a pinnacle, one sure to end badly for humanity.” But all good for readers and fans.

Republicans: My pal Doug Molitor from Funny Or Die looks at 12 Republican super-heroes. My favorite? The Human Torturer!

Jack: Man, that’s a lot of nice Jack Davis work that Michael Sporn posted. I really love those western covers, too.

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