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1. 'Simpsons' Producer Wants To Offer Harry Shearer A Deal That Is... Excellent

The news that Harry Shearer is leaving The Simpsons hit the Internet like a ton of bricks this morning, reminding millions of people that the ground-breaking animated comedy is still on the air. The show's producer James L. Brooks, however, is still hoping that he can talk the actor—who provides the voice for roughly eight-sevenths of the characters on The Simpsons—into staying onboard, taking his frustrations over contract negotiations to Twitter, where most business deals are hammered out these days.