Kelly Osbourne has landed the lead role in a new cartoon series.
The Fashion Police host has begun working on the animated program, but refused to give details on what the "cool" show is about. "Voiced the first 2 episodes of a new cartoon I play a lead roll in! I wish i could tell you what it is because its so cool #AmazingDay (sic)" she wrote on Twitter.
While Kelly wouldn't disclose the role, it is possible it could be part of a previously-announced venture with her parents Ozzy and Sharon and brother Jack Osbourne.
The family will be turned into animated characters in upcoming series The F'n Osbournes. Created by Canadian animation house Cuppa Coffee Studios, the 20-episode series will be executive produced by Sharon and Jack Osbourne, as well as Adam Shaheen of Cuppa Coffee. "Teaming up with Cuppa Coffee has spawned a great opportunity to produce a unique animated primetime show," Sharon said in a statement at the time.
Seth MacFarlane "never expected" Family Guy to go on for as long as it has.
The creator of the adult animated show - which was cancelled after three seasons in 2002, only to be brought back three years later due to popular demand - is shocked the series has gone on to be a huge success, and he relies on the ratings to dictate if he should continue with it.
"I never expected it to go on for so long. I ponder the end of Family Guy on a regular basis. It's important to know when a show has overstayed its welcome before your audience does. All you can do is look at the ratings. The ratings are still great, so there are still people watching it."
Seth has just made the jump from small screen to big screen with his feature-length directorial debut Ted, in which Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis star opposite a foul-mouthed teddy bear, and he insists cinema work is easier than cartoons. The 38-year-old star - who voices the character Ted and also wrote and produced the comedy movie - told Shortlist magazine, "If anything, I found I had more control. Rather than relying on 300 people to bring something to life over the course of nine months, you're relying on 300 people to bring something to life over the course of nine minutes."
Johnny Depp is to make a cameo appearance in Family Guy.
The Dark Shadows actor will return to his title role from 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands for a brief gag in the adult animation. The 49-year-old star initially struggled to get back into character, but found inspiration by watching clips from the film.
"When he was in the booth, he said that he felt like he hadn't done that voice since he did it in front of the camera. [But] he was able to snap right back into Edward Scissorhands once we pulled up a clip from the movie," Family Guy executive producer Mark Hentemann told Entertainment Weekly.
Johnny impressed everyone involved in the show with his performance - particularly the female cast and crew members. "He was amazing - and demonstrated extraordinary patience with all the fawning women in our office who swarmed him," he added.
Though it is not clear when Johnny's appearance will broadcast, the new series of Family Guy returns to TV on September 30.
The Osbourne family are to make a comeback to primetime TV in a cartoon form.
Former Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly will be turned into animated characters in upcoming series The F'n Osbournes. Created by Canadian animation house Cuppa Coffee Studios, the 20-episode series will be executive produced by Sharon and Jack Osbourne, as well as Adam Shaheen of Cuppa Coffee.
"Teaming up with Cuppa Coffee has spawned a great opportunity to produce a unique animated primetime show," Sharon said in a statement.
Jack has previously ruled out appearing in another reality TV show after experiencing four years of his private life being turned into entertainment when he starred in The Osbournes from 2002 to 2006.
"For as long as I live, I will never, ever allow a camera in my house again. After four years of The Osbournes, I felt I'd turned into a talking box of Daz soap powder," he recently said.
Just what Fox needs... another animated series. In this case, however, we're willing to think positive. You’ll have to wait until fall to see a whole episode, but for now Fox is offering this sneak peek. Watch the video above to get a glimpse of the animated version of Napoleon Dynamite. The series is based on the movie of the same name, and will have the same voices.
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Many South Park fans remember the 2008 “Canada on Strike” episode, which celebrated/parodied some of the Internet’s biggest YouTube sensations. The “Chocolate Rain” guy, dramatic gopher and "Star Wars kid" were all portrayed in the episode … but none of them are the one who’s suing the show.
South Park, cable network Comedy Central and parent company Viacom are being collectively sued for copyright infringement of the YouTube hit “What What (in the Butt).” The video, which has scored over 33 million views, was re-made on Park, with Butters playing the role of YouTube singer Samwell. The video above shows a comparison of the two videos, highlighting the similarities.
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Since the introduction of Mysterion to South Park in Season 13, the fan community has speculated on the “real” identity of the character.
Mysterion appeared in “The Coon,” a Dark Knight parody starring Eric Cartman as the superhero title character. Cartman’s dreams of glory were foiled when another superhero turned up suddenly ... with a cooler costume and a much more secret identity.
And the superhero’s haunting tagline, “Who is Mysterion?” has sparked debate among fans ever since. Wednesday night revealed the second chapter in the ongoing South Park superhero society (aptly named Coon and Friends) … yet, we still don’t have an answer to the burning question.
During a recent Simpsons panel discussion at Comic-Con, showrunner Al Jean announced that the cast of Glee will appear during an upcoming episode of the show. The exact cast members who’ll be involved - including cheer coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) - have not yet been announced.
The upcoming season of The Simpsons will feature a number of notables such as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and ‘60s icons Cheech and Chong.
Comic-Con visitors at the Simpsons session also viewed a preview of October’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode, which features killer board games.
The Simpsons is America’s longest-running sitcom and the country’s longest-running animated program. The historic 22nd season will air Sunday nights on FOX.
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Comedy Central’s new animated series is still little more than a twinkle in the eye of the cable network. So far, there is no film on the series and nothing has officially started, but even so a religion-based coalition is doing absolutely everything in their power to put it to a stop. It’s sort of like trying to halt production on a car that’s still being debated on the drawing board.
The cable network made waves when it announced upcoming plans for an animated series starring Jesus Christ (son of God, water into wine, that one), but now the disturbance has turned into a typhoon of conservative proportions.
The presidents of the Media Research Center, Family Research Council, Catholic League and Television Council have helped to form the Coalition Against Religious Bigotry. Also in the fight: reps from the American Alliance of Jews and Christians and a talk radio host. Their first target: a tiny little animated comedy series which doesn’t even exist yet.
Anyone else get the feeling that maybe the Coalition Against Religious Bigotry has bigger fish to fry? (Pun intended).
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Simon Cowell wants to create a cartoon series.
The music mogul - who earned an estimated $75 million last year - is a big fan of The Simpsons but admits he is jealous of its worldwide success.
“Their appeal is broad and it makes a lot of money. You kind of hate them for making so much money. It makes me physically sick knowing how much money they have made over the years,” he said. “Maybe I should start a cartoon one day.”
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