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Justin Bieber Deletes Simpsons Cameo Tweet

Good luck trying to erase the trail of a tweet when you have more than 26 million followers and your name is Justin Bieber.

It’s not clear why the Biebs would chime in yesterday about having just recorded a VO role for The Simpsons, then scrub that tweet. Did a ghost tweeter jump the gun? Did Bieber get a quick text message from FOX? It’s all moot, thanks to a report by EW’s Dan Snierson that has been widely picked up:

Executive producer Al Jean confirms to EW that Bieber will indeed play himself in an upcoming episode. How exactly does he fit into the story? “He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him,” says Jean, quipping: “Draw your own conclusions.”

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The Simpsons Producers Agree to Pay Cut

The future of The Simpsons took a step in the right direction Wednesday when some of the top producers from the Fox cartoon agreed to a pay cut, according to Andrew Wallenstein of Variety:

“Exec producers for The Simpsons include Al Jean, John Frink, James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Matt Selman and Sam Simon. It unknown whether all have committed to the reduction in compensation or whether that request extended below the EP level.

Reps for top Simpsons producers either declined comment or calls were not returned.

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