To say Halle Berry is going through a bit of a rough time right now is an understatement. The custody battle with ex Gabriel Aubry over their daughter Nahla seems to be getting uglier and uglier every day and it doesn’t show any sign of abating anytime soon. But we kinda love the actress, and are happy to report some news that isn’t related to the drama, for once! Halle’s been asked to appear in The Simpsons pre-Oscar special.
This immediately got us all excited because…there’s a Simpsons pre-Oscar special! She’s going to appear as herself, natch, in an episode where she presents Bart with an Oscar. Bart apparently wins for a short film he made about Homer, called Angry Dad. And Halle’s cartoon self is going to be all about Oscar deja vu—the actress has given animators one of her favorite photos from the year she won an Oscar (back in 2002). Who can forget Halle’s gorgeous Elie Saab gown? If you have, you’ll get another chance to see it on cartoon Halle in the episode which airs on Feb. 20. We know we’ll be watching!
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The Simpsons are Hamming things up! Jon Hamm – the delish Don Draper from Mad Men – is going to voice a character on the animated show in an episode called Donnie Fatso. We only get to watch it in December (BOO!) The storyline is that Homer becomes an undercover informant in prison to break into Fat Tony’s gang. Which means – yay!- Fat Tony (voiced by Joe Mantegna) is back! Hamm plays the FBI supervisor monitoring Homer.
No Mad Men crossover here, if that’s what you were expecting. Al Jean, the executive producer of The Simpsons confirmed, “There’s no Mad Men reference. Jon’s a gruff FBI man. Homer asks if he can pick his undercover name and finally Jon just says, ‘Your name will be Nicky Blue Pants Altosaxophony.’ Homer says, ‘Do I get to keep the name when I’m done with it?’ and Jon says, ‘No, it’s the property of the government.’ He has no patience for Homer.”
Apparently he was a dream to work with too (uh, obviously). Jean revealed, “You gave him one note and he immediately did 12 great things with it. He was really funny. And handsome. He had it all.” Comments? Hamm and Homer – yay or nay? We’re gunning for a big, fat yay!
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David Beckham is athletic, beautiful to look at, a style icon, happily married with adorable children, blah blah blah. It would seem that he has it all, but there’s one special famous-person privilege he is being denied: he won’t be voicing a guest role on “The Simpsons” any time soon.
Insanely, the soccer star was deemed not famous enough by the producers to warrant a guest spot on the show, despite engaging in discussions. Executive producer Al Jean said, “I had to phone David Beckham to tell him sorry. I didn’t think he was a big enough star for an American audience. I get a lot of grief about that.” Beckham has had movies named after him and is besties with Tom Cruise, what else do “The Simpsons” want?? Actually, now that we think of it, we’ve heard the man talk and his voice is not his finest attribute. Good call. [Photo: GettyImages]