UNRELATED SIMPSONS IN THE NEWS Archives

Simpson's Ending Soon

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OJ Simpson's ending soon. According to The National Enquirer, the athlete-turned-murderer says he "feel[s] the end coming" and has requested an early release from prison so he won't die "like common jailhouse scum."

This could be Simpson's final season:

"OJ's doctors have told him he could be dead in as little as three months because of his out-of-control blood sugar and blood pressure," said an unnamed source.

Created in 1947 by Eunice and Jimmy Lee Simpson, the long-running former running back was popular for many years, but in recent decades has become largely reviled by all but the most fervent of fans.

[Yahoo! News]

SIMPSON SEQUEL ANNOUNCED

Alan K. SimpsonYes, you heard right. After years of anticipation and speculation, 81-year old former senator Alan K. Simpson and his youthful ward Erskine Bowles have finally announced and released a long-awaited followup to their 2010 megahit, The Simpson-Bowles Plan.

The new plan, Simpson-Bowles 2: Escape from Necron 7, goes even further than the original plan in reducing the nation's deficit. While the original had a semblance of balance between spending cuts and revenue increases, the new plan is much more heavily tilted towards extreme austerity (which mostly involves cuts from Medicare and Medicaid), thanks in large part to the deficit hawkish Simpson, who once called Social Security "a milk cow with 310 million tits."

The plan is also supposed to somehow serve as an "outline for a new grand bargain" between Republicans and Democrats, despite the fact even Bowles thinks the idea of a grand bargain is "at best on life support."

Critics are calling the sequel "lame," "vague," "unbalanced," and "a waste of everyone's time."

[Salon]

NEWS BRIEFS: Annie Awards, Butts, Gangnam Style

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  • The Simpsons lost every Annie Award it was nominated for (including one for the infamous rag episode), but Simpsons alumni Rich Moore won Best Director and his film Wreck-It Ralph won Best Feature, so good for him!
  • My Google Alert for "Yeardley Smith sex tape" has finally beared fruit! Here is a photo of Lisa Simpson's voice actress cavorting with a naked man in broad daylight.
  • Simpsons producer James L. Brooks is literally on the National Rifle Association's enemies list. No word on Matt "NRA4EVER" Groening, though.
  • Speaking of Brooks, looks like he got his Twitter hacked, with little success at stopping it. He appears to be waging a hilarious battle with the Twitter-jacker over which one is the real one. Just goes to show you, even if you're a big-time Hollywood mega-producer, you can still get your stuff hacked. Stay protected, yo. [via @vmcampos]
  • Former showrunner Bill Oakley posted the pre-distortion audio file of Ned Flanders from Homer's chili-induced hallucination. Much respect for Harry Shearer.
  • UNRELATED SIMPSONS IN THE NEWS: 81-year old ex-senator Alan Simpson, namesake of the Simpson-Bowles commission, attempted to perform the Gangnam Style dance in a bid to turn young people into granny-starving deficit hawks. [via kushibo]

Nicole Brown Simpson Died Because of The Kardashians

ojIn a shocking admission, Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner revealed in a new memoir that she could have saved Nicole Brown Simpson, the late wife of former Hertz spokesman OJ Simpson, from her alleged murder had it not been for her meddling kids.

Simpson "Shocked" By Springfield Mayor's Suicide

Springfield Alderman Gail Simpson said she was shocked by the apparent suicide of Mayor Tim Davlin, who was found dead in his home last week. An autopsy concluded the mayor had died from a self-inflicted gunshot. [AP via Chicago Tribune]

Simpson Apologizes to Critic

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Alan K. Simpson, the Republican co-chairman of President Obama's bipartisan fiscal commission, removed his "size 15 feet" from his mouth to apologize to a critic on Wednesday for a stinging letter in which he compared Social Security to "a milk cow with 310 million tits."
[New York Times]

Is There An O.J. Simpson Reference in Community's Credits?

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Is it just us, or is there something a little weird about a knife stabbing deeply into the "Nicole Brown" part of actress Yvette Nicole Brown's name? We don't doubt that SAG naming rules have forced Brown to suffer enough when slating her name in auditions ("Yes, 'Nicole Brown,' like OJ's murdered ex-wife"), but now that unfortunate comparison's been enshrined in the opening credits of her big break.
[Moveline]

O.J. Simpson Legal Fund Formed

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Barrett Prody, the brother of Simpson's former girlfriend, has created a nonprofit corporation and an Internet Web site, the Society Against Legal Injustice Inc., to raise money for Simpson.


"I hope to help out someone who has gotten to be a good friend," Prody said by telephone from his home in Fargo, N.D. "I want to leverage his name in an effort to right an injustice out there in Las Vegas."


[Tampa Bay Online]

Has Anyone Else Noticed That The Simpsons And OJ Simpson Have The Same Last Name?

I realize I'm guilty of making a bunch of lame OJ Simpson jokes on this site. But come on:

O.J. Simpson in "The Simpsons"? An internet parody of The Simpsons featuring O.J. Simpson has infuriated bosses at 20th Century Fox.

The studio has asked online video site Broadcaster.com to take down three animated clips, titled The OJ Simpsons that re-imagine the series with the ex-American footballer.

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The clips also parody the opening scene of The Simpsons, with Simpson being chased by several police cars - just like he was chased live TV in the US, after the pair were found dead in Los Angeles in June 1994.

Hey uh that joke's about thirteen years too late guys [The Post Chronicle]

FOX AFFILIATES REFUSING TO AIR SIMPSON SHOW

Oh, that Simpson. Sorry, false alarm. [Yahoo! News]