Marcia Wallace had enjoyed a respectable career as a comic actress for two decades before she became the voice of Bart Simpson's cynical and world-weary fourth-grade teacher Edna Krabappel and found worldwide fame among the denizens of Springfield. The sarcastic, chain-smoking, gruff-voiced educationist finally found love in the unlikely arms of the Simpsons' god-fearing neighbour Ned Flanders.
The pop star sparks rumours he may be set for the role by posting picture of script to Instagram
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The Apprentice hopeful Alex Mills told how TV's most talked-about eyebrows were all natural after he became the latest contestant to be trimmed from the show.
'I pride myself on my cakes'
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Locating your standard-issue navy tent in a festival campsite at three in the morning is an exasperating activity, often ending in an accidental fumble with a stranger when you get into the wrong Eurohike from Millets.
Not many films get to announce their sequel by having its star, in character, storm a chat show to broadcast the news. But few films of the last 10 years are as universally loved as Anchorman – it's kind of a big deal.
A quintessentially British tale of passion and folly – with a touch of darkness too
‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Land of the Lost’ are this year’s contenders for Oscars spoof the Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) with seven nominations apiece.
Director may have quit fourth instalment of film franchise after dispute over script
The actress shares more than a few traits with Truman Capote's feisty heroine
After a series of expensive flops this summer, executives are wondering if it's time for a new business model
After cementing soap notoriety and making a few false starts beyond the small screen, Anna Friel has finally found her niche – and a house – in the Hollywood Hills. Gill Pringle talks to Britain's latest star export