Entries in Seth MacFarlane (5)


Seth MacFarlane on Hosting the Oscars Again: 'No Way'

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seth MacFarlane's debut as host of the Academy Awards appears to be a one-off. 

When asked by one of his Twitter followers if he'd host again, the Family Guy creator posted plainly early Tuesday morning: "No way."

However, MacFarlane added, "Lotta fun to have done it, though."

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Jewish Group Calls Seth MacFarlane "Ted" Joke at Oscars 'Offensive'

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Count the Anti-Defamation League among Seth MacFarlane's post-Oscars critics.

The group, which fights anti-Semitism, says a joke that the Oscars host made at Sunday night's ceremony was "offensive" to Jewish people.

The ADL is bothered by the segment in which MacFarlane's animated teddy bear character, Ted, and Mark Wahlberg presented the awards for sound mixing and sound editing.  MacFarlane, voicing Ted, joked that Jewish people control the movie industry.

The national director for the ADL, Abraham H. Foxman, said in a statement, "While we have come to expect inappropriate 'Jews control Hollywood' jokes from Seth MacFarlane, what he did at the Oscars was offensive and not remotely funny.  It only reinforces stereotypes which legitimize anti-Semitism.  It is sad and disheartening that the Oscars awards show sought to use anti-Jewish stereotypes for laughs."

MacFarlane's performance as host has also been picked apart by some critics for being too sexist or racist.

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Ben Affleck Among Barbara Walter's "10 Most Fascinating People"

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ben Affleck and Seth MacFarlane both made Barbara Walters' annual Most Fascinating People special, which airs next month on ABC.

In the special, Walters will run down the year's most prominent people in the fields of entertainment, sports, politics and popular culture.

There are 10 people in all, and in addition to Affleck, the director and star of Argo, and McFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and upcoming Oscar host, Walters will also highlight Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and boy band One Direction.

Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 will air on Dec. 12 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.  The number one most fascinating person of the year won't be revealed until that night.

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Seth MacFarlane Set to Host Season Premiere of "Saturday Night Live"

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seth MacFarlane and R&B singer Frank Ocean will be the first celebs on Saturday Night Live this fall as host and musical guest, respectively.

The two will kick off the NBC sketch comedy series' 38th season on Sept. 15.  MacFarlane scored a hit this summer with his first film, Ted.

The following week, The Dark Knight Rises and Premium Rush star Joseph Gordon-Levitt will host SNL, with Mumford & Sons as the musical guest.

Two weeks after that, it's Daniel Craig with musical guest Muse.  Craig's latest James Bond film, Skyfall, opens in November.

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"Flintstones" Remake Put On Hold

Michael Underwood/Picture Group for FOX(NEW YORK) -- Seth MacFarlane's remake of The Flintstones was scheduled to debut on Fox next year, but the project has now been put on hold, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The decision was made in order to accommodate the Family Guy creator's busy schedule.

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