You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Graphic traffic

Fox celebrates 500th episode of 'The Simpsons'

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie bobbed down the yellow carpet Monday night outside the Roosevelt Hotel as Fox celebrated the 500th episode of “The Simpsons,” the longest-running animated comedy on television.

Wearing a simple blazer and yellow shirt, of course, series creator Matt Groening dedicated the momentous episode to the animators at Film Roman who give form to the citizens of Springfield week in week out.

Persona non grata Julian Assange makes a cameo in the episode that sees the Simpsons banished from Springfield only to find a better life beyond its walls, though it’s not long before their old neighbors descend on the exiled family to shakeup their idyllic new life.

Street artist Shepard Fairey came out to celebrate the long-running animated series, which became a sort of ritual before he developed his trademark graphic style.

“For many years I worked seven days a week and the only time I would take a break was on Sunday to watch ‘The Simpsons,’ ” Fairey said.

Next to the roulette and craps tables, Weird Al Yankovic sipped water and chatted up “MythBusters'” Adam Savage while Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus played blackjack with his wife.

Other guests took pictures in front of a nearly untouched pile of Homer’s favorite pink donuts and sipped drinks like passion fruit ‘Marge’aritas.

More Scene

  • Taron Egerton Elton John Rocketman Live

    Elton John and Taron Egerton Duet at 'Rocketman' Awards Season Event at the Greek Theatre

    “Rocketman” has officially launched into awards season. Paramount hosted a screening of the film with a live-performance of the score by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and a headlining performance by Elton John and the film’s star Taron Egerton. John and Egerton — who is in contention for best actor for his portrayal of the singer [...]

  • Hailee Steinfeld Dickinson Premiere

    Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski on What Modern Women Can Learn From Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson lived in the 1800s, but if you ask the team behind Apple TV Plus’ upcoming series, “Dickinson,” her story is more current than ever. Hailee Steinfeld stars in the the modern-day retelling of the poet’s young life. The actress — who makes her first full-time foray into television with the role and also [...]

  • Don Cheadle

    ACLU Bill of Rights Gala to Honor Don Cheadle, Feature Appearances by Selena Gomez, Regina Hall

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California will honor “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Monday” star Don Cheadle at the organization’s annual Bill of Rights dinner on Nov. 17 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Cheadle will be recognized for his activist work as an advocate for racial and gender equality, immigration reform, reproductive and LGBTQ [...]

  • Helen Mirren attends the LA Premiere

    Why Helen Mirren Considers Catherine the Great to Be 'Superhuman'

    It’s no secret that Dame Helen Mirren has a knack for nailing regal roles. Following her Oscar-winning on-screen reign as Queen Elizabeth II back in 2006, the thespian brings yet another powerful ruler to life in HBO’s limited mini-series “Catherine the Great.” Just as she does on the small screen as Russian Empress Catherine II, [...]

  • Taika Waititi Jojo Rabbit Premiere

    Why Director Taika Waititi Decided to Play Adolf Hitler in 'Jojo Rabbit'

    “Fox Searchlight blackmailed me into doing it,” Taika Waititi told Variety of playing Adolf Hilter in “Jojo Rabbit” at the film’s premiere at American Legion Post 43 on Tuesday night in Hollywood. Staying mum when asked which other actors had been on his wish list to play the role, Waititi explained why he eventually decided [...]

  • Jessica Biel Limetown Premiere

    Why 'Limetown' Star & Producer Jessica Biel Thought the Show Was Based on a True Story

    In a world of increasingly outlandish headlines, the story behind “Limetown” — in which an entire community in rural Tennessee disappears overnight — seems plausible. Even Jessica Biel, who executive produces and stars in the Facebook Watch television adaptation of the hit 2015 podcast, was initially convinced that it was real. “I just thought I [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content