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D'oh! of relief for Simpsons

FANS of The Simpsons can breathe a "d'oh!" of relief -- the animated series has been renewed for two more seasons. A contract dispute with the show's voice cast had threatened to end the series, but Fox announced it will air through seasons 24 and 25.

The voice actors are reportedly paid $6m a year and Fox said the show couldn't continue without cuts. The terms of the cast's new deal were not revealed.



Cardiff gig in Jacko tribute

SOME of the biggest names in pop music will pay tribute to Michael Jackson tonight at a concert organised by his family. The star's children are expected to be in the audience at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff to see performances by stars including Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson. Beyonce will also perform via video link at the event, which is being hosted by actor Jamie Foxx.

and Fearne Cotton.

Jackson's sister La Toya and brothers, Tito, Marlon and Jackie, will also perform.



Navy Seal's 72 stolen weapons

A Navy Seal commando has been found guilty in Nevada of heading a scheme to sell 72 weapons - including machine guns and explosives - from Iraq and Afghanistan in the US.

Petty Officer Nicholas Bickle heard the verdict in US District Court, Las Vegas.

It could lead to a dishonourable discharge and loss of benefits.

While the firearms were found to be stolen, testimony and evidence did not establish how they got into the US.



Knox couldn't bluff says juror

ONE of the jurors who overturned Amanda Knox's murder conviction said he was never convinced by the "conjecture" of the case.

Mauro Chialli was one of eight jurors who on Monday ordered for Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito to be freed after acquitting them of charges that they sexually assaulted and murdered Meredith Kercher in 2007. He said: "I saw the faces of these two kids, and they couldn't bluff."