Stephen Merchant

The Simpsons: See Office co-creator Stephen Merchant as the voice of Lisa's new app

Things will get artificially deep on The Simpsons this weekend. 

In the episode, titled “The Girl Code,” Marge posts a jokey photo of Homer on social media that inadvertently costs Homer his job. “Homer hasn’t been fired in a while,” Simpsons exec producer Matt Selman points out to EW, ”so hopefully this will have some impact.” 

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This week in Sound Bites: LeVar Burton, 'Scandal,' 'Mockingjay,' and more

Levar Burton

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Every week in Sound Bites, EW spotlights the most memorable lines of the week. This week features LeVar Burton on The Big Bang Theory, Mellie (Bellamy Young) taking on Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) for swapping lovers on Scandal, and an a solemn Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) on her incarceration in Mockingjay.

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Stephen Merchant answers burning questions about 'Hello Ladies: The Movie'

Hello Ladies

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Spoiler alert: Stephen Merchant wrapped up his one-season wonder Hello Ladies with a movie Nov. 22 on HBO. His character, Stuart, finally learned to appreciate his real friends (as opposed to men who could get him closer to models) and ended up with his roommate, Jessica (Christine Woods). Merchant answered a few of our burning questions about the movie’s most memorable scenes:

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Mark Ruffalo, Stephen Merchant play 'Musical Beers' on 'Tonight'

Tonight Show

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Last night, The Tonight Show launched a new game. Everyone, meet “Musical Beers”—the perfect crossover between beer pong and musical chairs. And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

To kick off the new game, Jimmy Fallon invited guest Mark Ruffalo, along with Stephen Merchant, out for some very messy fun before very quickly knocking Merchant out of the competition. Yeah, things get competitive.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Merchant's 'lip-synch battle for the ages' -- VIDEO

Last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon took an unexpected turn when writer/comedian/actor Stephen Merchant showed up with a little game he invented with his pals John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. It’s simple, really: Each person gets the opportunity to lip-synch two songs of choice, and whoever does the best job of lip-synching – which, Ashlee Simpson can attest, isn’t easy – wins!

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