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Times Staff WriterCritics have labeled Al Gore and his decades-long crusade to curb global warming as "alarmist." But if you've been warning people that the sky is falling for more than 20 years and it really is falling (or at least heating up), don't you have an...
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Zap2It.com"Futurama" will have a future after all, thanks to Comedy Central. The animated series, which last aired an original episode in 2003, will go back into production on at least 13 new episodes. The fresh installments will begin airing in 2008, also the...
Zap2It.com"The Simpsons" has featured hundreds of show-opening "couch gags" over its long life, from a giant Monty Python foot squishing the family to Homer, Marge and the kids being beamed in, "Star Trek"-style. One thing the show has never done, though, is...
Literary Focus Turns Westward for 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 29-30 at UCLANOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 20. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
Tags: Billy Crystal, Culture, Newspapers, Cartoons, Marlee Matlin
Zap2It.comTo say Ricky Gervais is a "Simpsons" fan is to understate so wildly that it's almost not even true. His love for Homer, Marge and the people of Springfield goes miles deeper than that. "Forget it. It's the best," says the man who created "The Office."...
Special to The TimesNOT even threats of visits by Sideshow Bob or Fat Tony and the boys could wheedle many details of the upcoming "The Simpsons Movie" out of the series' powers that be. Fans can only speculate on what kind of treatment it will get — there's the...
Zap2It.comUnder the "Too Many Cooks" theory of filmmaking, it's normally a bad sign when a movie has three or four or five screenwriters, an indication of rewrites or studio tampering. "The Simpsons Movie" has at least 11 writers amiably sharing credit and the...
The TV ZoneWelcome to the department of "D'Oh": Fox has finally officially said "The Simpsons" will go through seasons 21 and 22. The network/studio had already signed the cast for four years, which would take the classic through 23 and into......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...
Words & Ideas TODAY Greg Hise Aloud at Central Library presents "Ground Truth: How We Talk About Los Angeles and Why This Matters," a conversation between the urban historian and D.J. Waldie, author of "Holy Land." www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan...
Zap2It.comIt is the 15-minute doodle that has raked in billions. Matt Groening drew "The Simpsons" in a quarter of an hour for "The Tracey Ullman Show" on the then-fledgling FOX network. Twenty years later, after President George H.W. Bush vilified it, critics...
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