Tag: Animation and comics



Marcia Wallace dies, voice of ‘Simpsons’ Krabappel

This Sept. 5, 2007 file photo shows Marcia Wallace during TV Land’s 35th anniversary tribute to “The Bob Newhart Show” in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wallace, who played a receptionist on the show, and the voice of Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” died Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” whose wise-cracking characters on “The Bob Newhart Show” and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.



Hulkamania still running wild after 3 decades

In this April 3, 2005, file photo, Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) by Dan GelstonAP Sports Writer Even at 60, Hulk Hogan wants to win one more time in the ring. For a generation of Hulkamaniacs, his return to wrestling is certainly more appetizing than Hogan’s latest foray into pop culture: His parody of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video, that features the former champ swinging on a ball in his red-and-yellow shirt, bandanna, feathered boa, boots — and a black thong that puts a sports entertainment twist on cheeky humor. Hogan laughs, looks at the camera, and simply says, “Brother!”



Superheroes rule but comics fight for respect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — He towers over the land, his muscles rippling and blond mane blowing in a windstorm of his own making. Wielding his trusty magical hammer, he crushes villains as easily as he romances beautiful women. Thor, epic god of thunder, was inspired by Norse mythology. But his modern, movie-star incarnation was born on the pulpy, hand-drawn pages of 1960s comic books.


Now is the time to talk guns, mental illness

by Roland Martin CNN Contributor (CNN) — Enough! Enough with putting off tomorrow what we should be talking about today. Enough with being afraid to step on someone’s delicate sensibilities when it comes to the Second Amendment. Enough with elected leaders who are too cowardly to confront the National Rifle Association and their ardent supporters. Enough with moms and dads and brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and pastors and deacons who are afraid to make public the private anguish of mental illness. ROLAND MARTIN