Fox Plans to Open The Simpsons-Themed Stores Around the World, Starting in China

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Fox plans to open The Simpsons-themed stores around the world, starting in China

20th Century Fox is working on opening more than 100 brick and mortar Simpsons stores globally, starting with a Beijing store in in March and a Shanghai store by June. Each of the first two stores will cover 250 square feet and sell more than 200 licensed Simpsons products.


The X-Files delivers big ratings on Night 2

With 9.7 million viewers, The X-Files revival was Monday’s highest-rated broadcast show, beating The Bachelor and Supergirl. PLUS: David Duchovny earns a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


O.J.'s best friend Al Cowlings is threatening to sue over The People v. O.J. Simpson

The white Ford Bronco driver—who’s played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner on American Crime Story—"despises the media,” says his rep, who adds that he’ll sue if the FX miniseries damages his reputation. PLUS: Kato Kaelin picks apart the O.J. miniseries.


Game of Thrones: Kit Harington is still insisting Jon Snow is dead

“People didn’t want me to die, but he’s dead,” Harington said in a recent interview. "So there you go, everyone has to get used to it.​” PLUS: Unaired Game of Thrones pilot depicts Jon Arryn’s death, and Lena Headey reads Bachelor insults to Jimmy Kimmel as Queen Cersei.


More than 60 Muppets will sing the original ‘70s Muppet Show theme song

They’re filming a promo for The Muppets rebooted.


John Krasinski: Jenna Fischer and I were not “genuinely in love” on The Office

“I think that was wildly misquoted or taken out of context,” he says of Fischer’s recent comment on Watch What Happens Live, that “there’s like a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that’s Jim. And those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another.”


Dirty Dancing is getting The Goldbergs treatment

The ABC comedy’s annual movie homage will pay tribute to the 1987 Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey classic.


Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is selling Ted Cruz merchandise with his Ted Cruz bus

Triumph’s parody merchandise includes an assault rifle foam finger and "I Support a Woman's Right to Cruz!” shirts.


Next Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode will address Lamar Odom’s hospitalization

A teaser for Sunday’s episode shows a rattled Khloe.


Kathy Griffin is writing a celeb-themed book

Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Index A to Z is due to be released this fall.


Scandal and Better Call Saul join Paleyfest lineup

They’re the final additions to this year’s Paley Center for Media TV event.


Go behind the scenes of Fuller House

A new featurette shows the cast filming and rehearsing the Netflix revival.


Michelle Obama made Conan O’Brien do 50 push-ups for Mission Conan

Because Conan wasn’t allowed to film his flight with the first lady to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, he animated the trip.


Megadeath frontman is shooting a family reality show pilot

Dave Mustaine’s reality show will follow his family as it relocates to Nashville to establish his daughter’s country music career.


Adam McKay recalls the time he tried to prank Lorne Michaels on SNL as the Yankees’ Joe Torre

The Oscar-nominated Big Short director was Saturday Night Live’s head writer when, out of frustration, he tried to prank call his boss.


Hamilton stars visit SVU

Daveed Diggs and Anthony Ramos are among the Broadway stars heading to Law & Order series.


John Barrowman will guest on Reign

The Arrow star will play a Scottish clan leader with a grudge against the Queen of Scots.


Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart draws 3.6 million

Lifetime’s Braxton biopic was its biggest original movie since last year’s Whitney Houston biopic.


Advice columnist fooled by Seinfeld-inspired letter

Amy Dickinson’s “Ask Amy” ran a letter that was reminiscent of Seinfeld’s "The Boyfriend" episode.


Watch the trailer for Craig Ferguson’s History channel talk show

The former Late Late Show host is sitting on Lincoln’s lap for Join or Die.


Kaley Cuoco owns yoga pants featuring Bachelor Ben Higgins' face

"I'm obsessed and never taking them off,” The Big Bang Theory star says of her Ben Higgins pants, which she had specially made.


Jamie Foxx, Adam DeVine and Jason Biggs are getting paid to tweet at DirecTV’s “Settler” guy

Check out this unusual DirecTV promotion.