Seth MacFarlane Says There’s “No Way” He’ll Host the Oscars Again

admin     Feb 26th, 2013     Articles, News Updates     0 Replies

Seth MacFarlane won’t be quitting his day job anytime soon! One day after being largely criticized by the media and viewers for his oft-offensive jokes during the Osars on Sunday, Feb. 24, the comedian has decided that Hollywood hosting is not for him.

A curious user reached out to the 39-year-old comedian on Twitter and asked if he would ever consider hosting the prestigious awards ceremony again.

“No way,” MacFarlane replied. “Lotta fun to have done it, though.”

On Sunday, the Family Guy creator took to the stage enthusiastically with a slew of one-liners that rubbed some viewers the wrong way, including jokes about domestic violence, foreign accents and Adele’s weight.

“Rex Reed will be out here to review Adele’s performance of ‘Skyfall,’” the host said with a grin following the British singer’s powerful rendition of her Academy Award-winning track. The crack was a nod to the New York Observer’s movie critic, who slammed Identity Thief’s Melissa McCarthy as a “female hippo” earlier this month.

But the funnyman’s offensive jokes didn’t stop there. MacFarlane also made a misogynistic joke when introducing Kathryn Bigelow’s epic Zero Dark Thirty.

“The film was a triumph and also a celebration of every woman’s innate ability to never ever let anything go,” he chuckled as the audience groaned.

MacFarlane isn’t the first comedian to come under fire for attempting a few button-pushing jabs. Ricky Gervais was similarly panned after hosting the Golden Globes in 2012 after he made jokes about everyone from Kim Kardashian to Mel Gibson to Jodie Foster. He hosted the Globes a total of three times.

But that didn’t stop the British comedian from offering a few pointers to MacFarlane one day before the big show.

“Seth MacFarlane have a blast at The Oscars,” he tweeted at his fellow funnyman. “Don’t hold back. Just call me if you run out of Scientology & holocaust gags.”

Source: US Weekly


Charlize Theron to saddle up for new Seth MacFarlane western

admin     Feb 1st, 2013     Articles, Movies, News Updates     0 Replies

Charlize Theron is set to star opposite Seth MacFarlane in the Ted creator’s new comedy western A Million Ways to Die in the West, tipped as a homage to Mel Brooks’s classic movie Blazing Saddles.

MacFarlane, whose self-penned tale of a foul-mouthed, horny teddy bear was one of 2012′s best-reviewed and highest-grossing comedies, will once again take directing, writing and acting roles in the new film. The Family Guy creator’s star has risen rapidly in Hollywood over the past year, and next month’s stint as host of the Oscars should further improve his profile with audiences.

A Million Ways to Die in the West centres on a cowardly farmer who avoids a gunfight and is consequently left by his girlfriend. Later he meets the wife of a notorious outlaw who offers to teach him to shoot. He sees an opportunity to win back his woman, but nevertheless begins to fall for his tutor. When the project was first announced in December, the Hollywood Reporter described it as “a western with contemporary humour, with one undercurrent being just how dangerous and painful life really was in the late 1800s”.

It is not clear at this stage whether MacFarlane will take the role of the cowardly farmer himself, though Theron would appear to be a good fit for the pistol-toting tutor. MacFarlane has some on-camera experience in feature films after appearing in a supporting role in the 2010 comedy Tooth Fairy; however, the move would represent something of a step up from his previous turn as the motion-captured title character in Ted. Producers are planning to shoot in May.

Blazing Saddles is widely recognised as one of the greatest comedies of all time. Brooks’s 1974 film starred Cleavon Little as the newly arrived black sheriff of a racist wild west outpost, with Gene Wilder as his sardonic quick-drawing sidekick. Brooks himself played a Native American chief who speaks only Yiddish.

Source: Guardian


Fox Orders Seth MacFarlane Live-Action Series

admin     Jan 24th, 2013     Articles, News Updates, Television     0 Replies

Fox is betting big on Ted’s Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, offering the trio a six-episode straight to series order for their live-action comedy, Dads. The network on Tuesday handed out pilot orders to Andrew Gurland’s House Rules, Bill Lawrence’s I Suck at Girls adaptation, Jane Tranter’s Friends & Family and an assistant comedy from two former Friends producers. In addition, the network also greenlit three dramas, including a Sleepy Hollow take from Fringe duo Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci.

MacFarlane’s Dads live-action entry comes on the heels of summer blockbuster Ted, which was co-written by the trio. Their multicamera effort centers on two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.

The series is set up at 20th Television, where Oscar host MacFarlane is under a lucrative overall deal that has produced such animated efforts as Family Guy and American Dad. Sulkin and Wild have been involved with Family Guy since 2005. MacFarlane, Sulkin and Wild are all repped by WME.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Seth MacFarlane’s Ted Character To Appear at Oscars

admin     Jan 19th, 2013     Articles, News Updates, Videos     0 Replies

Given that Seth MacFarlane will be hosting this year’s Academy Awards, it only seems natural that he would incorporate some of his famous characters into the show.

Ted star Mark Wahlberg confirmed this on Anderson Live in a segment scheduled to air Friday. When asked about the possibility of a sequel to the hit R-rated buddy comedy, Wahlberg replied that the a deal has been made and MacFarlane and Co. are busy writing the script.

Wahlberg then added that he will be appearing with the potty-mouthed teddy bear at this year’s Oscar telecast. Watch the video of the announcement below (via Deadline).

Source: Paste


HBO’s Official Golden Globe Awards After Party

admin     Jan 14th, 2013     Appearances, Photo Updates     0 Replies

Seth attended the HBO’s Official Golden Globe Awards After Party with Emilia Clarke last night in Beverly Hills, California. You can view the photos of him at the event in our gallery.

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Seth’s Newest Oscar Promo

admin     Jan 11th, 2013     News Updates, Videos     0 Replies

Check out Seth’s newest promo for the Oscars, which will be held on February 24th on ABC.


Oscar Nomination For Seth!

admin     Jan 10th, 2013     News Updates     0 Replies

Congratulations to Seth & the whole cast of ‘Ted’ on their Oscar Nomination!

Best Music (Original Song):

“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
Music by Walter Murphy & Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane

“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”


Photos: 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

admin     Jan 10th, 2013     Appearances, Photo Updates     0 Replies

Seth, along with Emma Stone, just announced the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California. You can view the photos, along with 2 photoshoot promos of Seth for the Oscars, in our gallery.

January 10 – 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

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Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane set to announce Oscar nominations

admin     Jan 8th, 2013     Articles, News Updates     0 Replies

The Oscars are becoming even more of a “Family” affair.

Seth MacFarlane, the comedic mastermind behind “Family Guy,” “American Dad!” and last summer’s runaway hit, “Ted,” will be getting up early to announce the Oscar nominations this week. He’ll be joined by “The Amazing Spider-Man” beauty Emma Stone.

MacFarlane is the first Oscars host to also announce the nominations in 40 years. The last to do both was Charlton Heston (who has made an appearance on “Family Guy” at least once) back in 1972.

This sudden break in tradition makes for yet another sign that this year’s Oscars show is set to be one of the funniest and most innovative ceremonies in years. Buzz is building and expectations are high thanks not only to a younger, hipper funnyman like MacFarlane hosting but also to the recently announced James Bond tribute, which might serve as a sufficient consolation prize if “Skyfall” ends up not scoring any noms.

Emma Stone’s involvement in the announcements is also a plus, as she deserves her own Oscars hosting gig sometime in the near future. Her rapport with Ben Stiller as they presented the Best Visual Effects Oscar at last year’s ceremony was one of the few highlights of a rather boring show.

MacFarlane and Stone will be announcing the Oscar nominations on Thursday morning, January 10, at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT, with Stone’s new crime flick, “Gangster Squad,” following close behind as it hits theaters on Friday. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 24.

Source: Yahoo.com


Seth MacFarlane has ‘sick ideas’ for ‘Ted 2′, says Mark Wahlberg

admin     Jan 1st, 2013     'Ted', Articles, Movies, News Updates     0 Replies

Mark Wahlberg has revealed that Seth MacFarlane’s ideas for Ted 2 are “sick”.

Ted, which stars Wahlberg opposite a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking teddy bear, has been one of 2012′s surprise success stories. Written and directed by Family Guy creator MacFarlane, the R-rated comedy film has now grossed over $500 million (£310 million) worldwide.

Speaking back in September (2012), Universal Pictures CEO Steve Burke admitted: “We’d like to see a Ted 2 as soon as we can.” Now Wahlberg has given an update on the sequel, revealing that he will start Ted 2 as soon as he finishes Transformers 4.

He told Collider.com: “We’re shooting Transformers in May (2013), and then I believe we’re gonna do Ted 2 right after. They’re working on it now and we’ve kind of gone through the negotiation process.”

Praising MacFarlane’s screenwriting skills, Wahlberg continued: “The great thing about it is Seth’s ideas for the second one are sick. He comes from the world of episodic television so he knows how to tell the stories, man, in a way that most people don’t. Like for instance The Italian Job, we’ve been trying to do the sequel for 10 years. He’s a different kind of guy.”

Following the success of Ted, MacFarlane has been hired to host next year’s Oscars. Meanwhile, he recently confirmed plans to make a Family Guy film, saying that it was “just a matter of when”. He also has guest role on The Simpsons coming up and is reportedly planning a comedy Western film.

Source: NME.com


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