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By United Press International   |   Oct. 8, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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'THE SIMPSONS:' U.S. television network Fox announced Friday it has renewed its animated series "The Simpsons" for two more seasons.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted sources with knowledge of the decision as saying the show's voice cast accepted a 30 percent pay cut before Fox agreed to renew the series for its 24th and 25th seasons.

"Simpsons" stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer are expected to be paid $300,000 each per episode. They are not expected to receive a share of the profits generated by the series, something for which the actors have long fought, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

The show is the longest-running comedy in television history.


KRISTIN DAVIS: U.S. actress Kristin Davis announced Friday she adopted a baby girl a few months ago.

The former "Sex and the City" and "Melrose Place" star told People.com she became Gemma Rose Davis' mother through domestic adoption. She did not say exactly when the adoption took place or how old the child is.

"This is something I have wanted for a very long time," Davis told the celebrity news Web site. "Having this wish come true is even more gratifying than I ever had imagined. I feel so blessed."


ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: Austrian-born actor Arnold Schwarzenegger attended the opening of the Arnold Schwarzenegger's Birth House Museum in his hometown of Thal.

Featuring props and costumes from his movies, the museum is located in the two-story house where the film star spent his early years, the BBC said.

"My personal success has less to do with millions of dollars or with the headlines in the media that are not always positive and also not with being clapped on the shoulder by [U.S. President] Barack Obama and other world names," the 64-year-old former bodybuilder and California governor told the hundreds of fans who gathered at the museum opening. "Personal success is the result of determination, hard work and stubbornness. For me, this is not only a museum, it is also a symbol of will. Everyone has a chance."

The BBC said Schwarzenegger's adult son Patrick accompanied him to the event.


KATE & PIPPA: U.S. cable network E! says it plans to air a special about British celebrities Kate and Pippa Middleton.

Kate married Prince William in London in April. Her equally fashionable sister became a surprise celebrity after serving as her attendant at the high-profile ceremony.

E! said it will air "True Hollywood Story: Kate and Pippa" Wednesday.

"Kate walked into Westminster Abbey a commoner and emerged a royal duchess," E! said in a news release Friday. "Ironically, on the day of the wedding, Kate wasn't the only commoner to attract international attention. Her younger sister, Pippa, became an overnight sensation, clad in an ivory gown that highlighted her enviable figure. 'E! True Hollywood Story' paints a portrait of these dynamic siblings who have captured the affection of millions around the globe. From their quaint childhood, through their times on the London social scene and finally to where they are today, 'THS' reveals the remarkable story of two beauties who rose to celebrity status in the most magical way."

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