The couch gag for the new “Clown In The Dumps” episode of ‘The Simpsons’ may surprise and slightly disturb you.
More of this and less LEGO, Family Guy, and Futurama cross-overs please.
That strange moment was brought to you by by Don Hertzfeldt. He’s an independent animator and filmmaker with critically acclaimed work like ‘It’s Such a Beautiful Day’, ‘The Meaning of Life’, and the Academy-Award nominated ‘Rejected’.
You can check out Don’s blog hereand some of his animated shorts after the jump!
Some headlines and assorted bits you may have missed!
This video of Taylor Swift singing an ‘Adele’ song with a leukaemia patient is getting shared around the world today. The uploader says, “I recently underwent a bone marrow transplant due to leukemia. Taylor Swift stopped by the hospital for a surprise visit and dropped by my room to say hi! When she noticed the keyboard in my room, she asked me to play a song for her.”
Holly Willoughby has given birth to her third child, a boy called Chester. She and her husband Dan Baldwin already have two older children – Harry James and Belle. Check out 12 times Holly cracked up laughing on air here.
Troubled former child-star Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI in LA over the weekend, which means she has violated her probation. Last year she was placed under psychiatric hold by a court and later went through rehab.
Here’s the first trailer for ‘Inherent Vice’. Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom and Benicio del Toro. Its due out in January 2015.
George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin finalised their wedding vows with a low-key civil ceremony in Venice today (Sept 9th). They had a wedding for friends and family in Venice on Saturday.
Royksopp have announced a new album called ‘The Inevitable End‘, expected to be their last. The band say “We have been able to say what we want to say and do what we want to do with the LP. We’re not going to stop making music, but the album format as such, this is the last thing from us.” It’s due out on November 11th.
Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl have signed up for a thriller called ‘Colonia’. Set against the Chilean coup d’état in 1973, it follows a young woman who joins a cult in the hopes of getting her kidnapped husband back.
‘Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm will appear in a Christmas special of ‘Black Mirror’. Charlie Brooker’s anthology series deals with dark near-future sci-fi stories, and this feature-length episode will feature three inter-twining stories. It will also star Oona Chaplin and Rafe Spall.
In this week’s ‘Doctor Who’ (Season 8 Episode 6 ‘The Caretaker), The Doctor goes into “deep cover” as a caretaker in Coal Hill School. Forget the apparently dangerous robot lurking in the shadows, what will he make of Clara’s boyfriend Danny Pink?