Voice Actor Harry Shearer Has Been Let Go From ‘The Simpsons’, The Show Will Go On Without Him

Wow. Last week it was announced that the long running animated series The Simpsons was renewed for a record-breaking 27th and 28th season and it was also announced last week that all of the main voice actors had signed new contracts for the show … except for one. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which voice actor was holding out but today … we know. Harry Shearer, the voice actor who gives life to characters like Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, has been let go from the show. Both Shearer and Simpsons showrunner Al Jean have confirmed the news that he has been let go from the show … but Jean promises that the characters Shearer voiced will live on … with someone else providing the voices. Ugh. More »

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Mariah Carey Cancelled Her Show In Las Vegas Last Night Due To Illness

Last week, Mariah Carey kicked off her concert residency in Las Vegas to mixed reviews (including one scathing review by The New York Times that really went in on the elusive chanteuse). She performed a string of shows over the weekend and, as fas as I could tell, did a great job entertaining her fans. Last night, Mimi was due to kick off her second weekend of performances … but she was forced to cancel the show due to illness. Hours before she was due to take the stage, a sign was put up alerting ticket-holders that her show last night was cancelled — not postponed — cancelled. Around the aborted showtime, Mariah posted a statement on her official Instagram profile explaining her reason for canceling the show. Click below to read what she had to say. More »

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First Look: CBS Releases A First Trailer For ‘Supergirl’

"It's Supergirl"

Back in March, we got our first look at actress Melissa Benoist in character as Supergirl as she will appear in the upcoming CBS TV series. Today, we get to see the just released first trailer for the show. This trailer, which is 6 1/2 minutes long, gives us a REALLY good feel for what we can expect when Supergirl debuts this fall. As you can see above, the usual origin story elements are introduced that show us how Kara Zor-El becomes Supergirl (complete with a fun take on how she figures out her superhero costume) with a distinctive female flavor. This, my friends, is exactly what the current trend of superhero movies and TV show needs. Altho there are a bit of cheesy parts in this trailer, I really love the overall feel for this new take on Supergirl. It actually feels a bit like Ally McBeal meets Superman (and not only because Calista Flockhart co-stars). I am really charmed by this first look at the series, I’m really looking forward to Supergirl‘s television debut later this year. Click the embed above and see what you think. Supergirl will premiere on CBS this fall.

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Jessica Alba & Martha Hunt Will Also Star In Taylor Swift’s Music Video For ‘Bad Blood’

Another day, another set of promo posters have been released for Taylor Swift‘s new music video for Bad Blood which will premiere during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday and will seemingly star pretty much every single actor/singer/model that Taylor has ever come in contact with ever in her life. Today we learn that actor Jessica Alba and Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt are the latest members of the Bad Blood music video cast. Click below to see the their promo posters and meet the characters they will play in the music video. More »

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Re-Runs

For the past few weeks, I’ve been recording pretty much every thing I come across on all the cable channels that I pay for and have managed to amass a pretty full DVR full of fun things to watch. I like to keep a varied collection of movies recorded just in case I want something playing in the background on a quite night in but, overwhelmingly, most of things on my DVR are TV shows. Now that the current TV shows are wrapping up for the season, I’m going back and rewatching lots of classic TV shows, some for the first time since they originally aired. The truth of the matter is that I live in the past … and I really wouldn’t have it any other way. More »

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Les News, 051315

  • • Get your lazy babies to help you clean up around the house [Buzzfeed]
  • Kanye West and his wife are planning to remarry [PopSugar]
  • Rihanna parties with Miley [LaineyGossip]
  • Leighton Meester says she’s never been dumped [Celebuzz]
  • Matt Bomer in the city [Socialite Life]
  • Rihanna is the new face of Dior [Idolator]
  • Adam Sandler pays tribute to David Letterman [GossipCop]
  • Wells Fargo loves the gays [Towleroad]
  • MTV releases a new trailer for Scream the TV series [Oh La La]
  • Tom Brady sings about her perfect balls [Queerty]
  • • Celebs named after Food [Ranker]
  • • Overweight is funny, I guess [Kenneth in the 212]
  • • An Amtrak train derailed in Pennsylvania last night [Newser]
  • • Preschool aged children are being subjected to Lindsay Lohan‘s community service [Starpulse]
  • Kendrick Lamar honored [Global Grind]
  • Robert Pattinson & Lena Dunham are 29, Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish is 49, Stephen Colbert is 51, Stevie Wonder is 65 and Harvey Keitel is 76 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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Watch: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Releases Louis C.K. Promo Videos

The season 40 finale ep

The season 40 finale episode of Saturday Night Live will air this weekend and our only hope for a relatively funny ep is the fact that Louis C.K. will be guest host. What’s more, Rihanna will perform as the musical guest so … at the very least, this week’s episode of SNL will be worth watching if only for her. Sadly, this 40th anniversary season of SNL has been a huge disappointment … hopefully, it will end on a high note. Hopefully.

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Emilia Clarke Goes From Mother Of Dragons To Mother Of Fashions In The New Issue Of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Emilia Clarke, one of the stars of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine … which is timed perfectly to promote her upcoming new feature film Terminator: Genisys. As you can see in the gallery of photos presented here, beautifully shot by Norma Jean Roy, Emilia is picture perfect in this stunning high fashion spread. Click through the gallery to see the photos then click below to read excerpts from her cover story feature where she talks about her time on GoT … and reveals her belief that Jay Z bought an actual dragon egg from the show for his queen Beyoncé. More »

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Watch: Jennifer Lopez Formally Announces Her Forthcoming Las Vegas Concert Residency

Back in October, we first learned that Jennifer Lopez was nearing a deal that would give her her own concert residency in Las Vegas in the Axis Theater inside Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino (which is currently home to our dear Britney Spears and her LV concert residency Britney: Piece of Me). Today, we learn officially from J. Lo that her Las Vegas show is a GO! Tickets go on sale this weekend for the first 20 shows of Lopez‘s Las Vegas residency show which will kick off in January of next year. Las Vegas is the place to see all the pop divas, y’all. Woot!! More »

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Eddie Redmayne Is In Talks To Star In The Harry Potter Spin-Off Movie ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Back in May of last year, we learned that the first Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be released in theaters next year. Last month, we first learned that Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne was being eyed for the lead role in the movie as Newt Scamander. Today, Variety reports that Redmayne has been offered the role as Scamander and, if he accepts, he will star in what promises to be a major movie franchise since Fantastic Beasts will be the first in a trilogy of films. Personally, I am in full support of Eddie playing Newt, I think he will make an excellent lead actor to carry on the fine Harry Potter movie tradition. More »

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