Seth MacFarlane, despite the fact that most critics hated him, was invited to come back and host The Oscars. To be fair, critics never like the Oscar host. Except for maybe Billy Crystal. And Johnny Carson.
Actually, there is one pretty good reason why he would be asked to return. From Movieweb:
…ratings were up significantly from last year’s Academy Awards, with 40.3 million viewers tuning into the telecast.
Also the two head producers liked and defended his performance, so that could have something to do with it. Mr. MacFarlane has only the “next couple of weeks” to decide. Maybe he should ask his new rumored eff buddy Charlize Theron what she thinks. That photo of him grinning ear-to-ear with her covering her face continues to bring me joy.
April 20, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Charlize Theron, amazing person and total megababe, was spotted having dinner with dick joke empresario Seth MacFarlane at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills. They left together as well. He looks really psyched about this. She looks like she’s trying to hide. He looks like he’s about break out into song. She looks like she’s about to break out into a sweat. Hey, I kid. You take a hundred photos and you find a handful that tell a story, and you go with that story; you don’t know what really went down. But if I had to guess I would say that she’s thinking, “I need to make some serious life changes.”
You may not remember this — in fact, I was shocked I tell ya, shocked when I re-learned this bit of info — but Mr. MacFarlane and Amanda Bynes dated for a hot five minutes.
MacFarlane was recently linked to Game of Thrones star (and star of the much hated Breakfast at Tiffany’s Broadway show) Emilia Clarke. They broke up last month. According to The Huffington Post via E!:
“They are no longer dating,” a source told the website. “It was really a location challenge. She has been in Europe shooting Game of Thrones and he is based in California, so it was hard to make it work despite the distance. They have remained friends.”
Check out the rest of the photos from McTheron’s date and come up with your own story.
Thanks to Lainey Gossip for the photos.
April 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Seth MacFarlane, we get it: you like to sing. You really, really like to sing. You sing in every single episode of Family Guy. As several difference characters. Sometimes at once. You released an album of your singing, Music Is Better Than Words. Your song from your film Ted (Everybody Needs a Best Friend) is nominated for an Oscar.
“I thought it would be over by now, but it won’t stop.” — Destiny’s Child, Survivor.
Instead of ending the show with the award for best picture like it’s always been done, Oscar host Seth MacFarlane is going to treat us with a musical number. I’m guessing he’s also going to open with a musical number. And I’m guessing he will find a way to put another musical number in the middle. Also Barbra Streisand is going to sing and you know Anne Hathway is going to find a way. Where there’s a will… there’s a Hathaway.
Okay, anyway… Oscar producers said in USA Today:
After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin [Chenoweth] will perform a special number and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment…There are going to be some big surprises that no one will see coming.
Yeah, I can totally miss it. The audience that has to sit there and watch it though? Probably not so much. Can you imagine having just lost and then Seth MacFarlane not letting you leave because he has to sing for six minutes?
Whatever, I hate the Oscars and there’s probably nothing he could do that I would like. Unless he said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, DAVID BOWIE!!!” and that was the surprise. That would be cool.
February 21, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
There was a real likelihood of the evening falling flat. How do you parody a parody? How do you make light of wife-beating? And who invites Mike Tyson to do stand-up, even? But the jokes were scathing, and the Roast bit to the quick. I’ve rolled my eyes at Charlie Sheen‘s recent I-Don’t-Have-a-Job Humble Pie Remorse Tour, and I don’t like him, but he sure did take his lumps like a champ. (Some critics are saying the jokes weren’t mean enough, but seriously, how many more jokes about Sheen ruining his kids’ lives did we really need?)
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik, to Charlie Sheen:
- “Every minute of your life looks like the first two minutes of SVU.”
- “The only reason you got on TV in the first place is because God hates Michael J. Fox.” (Cut to actor Richard Kind, in the audience, having a heart attack.)
- “If you’re ‘winning’, this must not be a child custody hearing. The only time your kids get to see you is in reruns. Don’t you want to live to see their first 12 steps?”
- “How much blow can Charlie Sheen do? Enough to kill Two and a Half Men!”
September 21, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
But—also like herpes simplex—some contagions are difficult to avoid. Family Guy really is a cultural phenomenon, and since I pride myself on my cultural literacy, I do know a couple things about the show, thank you.
For instance, I know it stars a lovable schlub along with his nasal wife, their killer baby, and Birdo. I also know that all of the characters are inexplicably gifted with adult human voices.
About that. At the Comic-Con Family Guy panel, one logical fan asked a question about Stewie, and I, too, have always wrestled with this: WHO CAN HEAR STEWIE? Everyone? Nobody? Just the dog?
Perplexed Fan: “*Ahem*. In some episodes, only Brian can hear Stewie, but then in other episodes, other people can hear him, and I can’t [something something], too ’4:20′ to figure it out.”
July 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm by Jenn
Yep, according to Family Guy star Seth MacFarlane, Stewie is conflicted now, but hopefully he’ll come to grips with his truth. Despite the fact that FG is an animated and therefore fictional show, we should all brace ourselves for the protests that are sure to follow this bombshell outing.
“We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” MacFarlane, the show’s creator, says in the September issue of Playboy magazine. “It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.’
“But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation.”
I only have one thing to say to all the right-wing Bible thumpers that will most assuredly arrive in droves after learning of this immoral, animated character: What are you doing reading Playboy interviews?