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Seth MacFarlane Being Sued For Ripping Off The Idea For 'Ted'

July 16th, 2014 10:22pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Comedian Seth MacFarlane is being sued by a California production company for allegedly ripping off the idea for his hit comedy Ted from them.

Video company Bengal Mangle Productions filed suit against MacFarlane and Universal Studios, claiming that they came up with the idea of a vulgar talking Teddy Bear, which "Ted" was blatantly based upon, first.

The suit claims that "Ted" is a stuffed bear that lives in "a human, adult world with all human friends," which is very similar too its own "Charlie The Abusive Teddy Bear" series.

A spokesman for the company described Charlie in a statemen...
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Levar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Makes More Than $6 Million

July 3rd, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Levar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Makes More Than $6
When LeVar Burton launched his Kickstarter project to bring "Reading Rainbow" back to the world's children, he did it with the hopes that he would raise $1 million in donations. When he received that amount within the span of 24 hours, Burton set another goal: $5 million. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane offered to match any donations made after $4 million in the project's final five days.

In fact, the former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor raised a total of $5,408,916 for the campaign and with MacFarlane's million dollar promise, the total reached for the Kickstarter campaign...
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Seth MacFarlane Supports LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow Kickstarter With $1 Million Pledge

June 27th, 2014 9:34am EDT
Seth MacFarlane Supports LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow Kickstar
In May, former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor LeVar Burton started a Kickstarter to bring back his wildly popular show "Reading Rainbow". He raised over $1 million in the span of 24 hours, and the donations have not stopped. To reach more schools in need, Burton upped the ante to raising $5 million for the program.

In its final five days, "Ted" director Seth MacFarlane has stepped in to help close the gap in donations. He has offered to match every donation made to the program's revival - up to $1 million!

MacFarlane is best known for bringing his crude humor to the likes of ...
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Patrick Stewart Star In Seth MacFarlane Comedy 'Blunt Talk'

April 30th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Patrick Stewart Star In Seth MacFarlane Comedy 'Blunt Talk'
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane has cast Patrick Stewart in an upcoming sitcom. Stewart, 73, will play opinionated British newsman Walter Blunt in "Blunt Talk."

Stewart and MacFarlane have collaborated in the past. The former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" star voiced characters on "Family Guy" and "American Dad," in which he played CIA deputy director Avery Bullock.

Stewart said of his new series: "This new character, Walter Blunt, is not at all like Avery, thank God, because this is live action and I am a Knight of the Realm. Blunt is, however, much smarter than Avery and has his...
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There's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' In The Hilarious Redband Trailer

January 30th, 2014 7:03pm EST
A Million Ways To Die In The West
There's A Million Ways to die in the West isn't just the title of Seth MacFarlane's upcoming comedy, it's a pretty accurate description of the film itself.

In the premiere red-band (R-rated) trailer, Seth MacFarlane's character Albert loathes the fact that everything is deadly in Arizona in the late 1800s. However, Albert is smitten with a newcomer played by Charlize Theron who also happens to have the skills to teach him how to take on a deadly outlaw (Liam Neeson). That doesn't mean Albert will learn shooting any faster, as he has difficulty taking out bottles at point-blank range.

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Beloved 'Family Guy' Dog Brian Brought Back To Life

December 16th, 2013 9:27am EST
Family GUy
The beloved dog from "Family Guy" has been brought back from the dead. Last month, Brian Griffin was killed in a car accident, but on Sunday night'e episode, "Christmas Guy," Stewie concocted a time travel plan to save the canine.

During last night's episode, Stewie and new pet mutt Vinnie go to the mall to ask Santa for help bringing back Brian. That doesn't work, but Stewie suddenly remembers he has a time machine in his backpack. He is then able to go back in time just moments prior to Brian's death.

"You're alive my friend! I couldn't live without you so I came back from the future to...
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Fox Orders New Animated Series 'Bordertown' From Seth MacFarlane

November 9th, 2013 4:00pm EST
Seth MacFarlane
Fox has ordered a new animated series from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of "Family Guy."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Bordertown" will debut in the 2014-15 season and centers on a border patrol agent in Texas who has trouble adjusting to America's cultural changes. The main character, Bud, is featured alongside his next-door neighbor Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant and father of four.
 
"Family Guy" producer Mark Hentemann will be co-executive producer along with MacFarlane, Alex Carter and Dan Vebber.
 
MacFarlane's "The Cleveland Show" was canceled this year, and "American...
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The Strangest Celebrity Couples

September 29th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Carmen Electra and Simon Cowell
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...
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Seth MacFarlane Outraged Over 'Family Guy' Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax

April 17th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has spoken out about a recent video in which clips from the March 17 episode of his Fox show were edited together to make it appear that the show predicted -- or inspired -- Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Two scenes from the show were rearranged to make it appear that the show's main protagonist, Peter Griffin -- dressed in a tunic and a fez, won the road race by dialing his cell phone and setting off the two bombs, which are heard off screen. An image of Griffin in his car with bloodied bodies surrounding it appears before the bombing, in one ...
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MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

April 15th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...
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Vanessa Minnillo To Co-Star In Seth MacFarlane's New Sitcom 'Dads'

March 29th, 2013 5:29pm EDT
Vanessa Minnillo
Wipeout host Vanessa Minnillo has been cast in Seth MacFarlane's new comedy, Dads.

The former Entertainment Tonight correspondent has appeared as a guest star in various TV shows over the past few years, including 30 Rock, Hawaii Five-0 and Psych, but now she will be a regular in a new Fox series.

The new mom landed one of the main roles on Monday after show producers, including MacFarlane and his fellow Family Guy writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, decided to recast her character.

Dads centers on two men in their 30s, played by Seth Green and Tommy Dewey, whose lives are thrown ...
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Seth MacFarlane & Emilia Clarke Break Up

March 20th, 2013 9:26am EDT
Seth MacFarlane & Emilia Clarke
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane and "Game Of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke have split up, according to a new report.

The couple began dating last year and went public with their relationship at an Emmy Awards afterparty in Los Angeles in September.

The pair broke up because of different schedules and distance.

A source told EOnline.com: "They are no longer dating. 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... They have remained friends."

The multi-talented MacFarlane hosted the A...
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TV Ratings: MacFarlane's Oscars Rule For ABC

February 27th, 2013 7:52pm EST
Seth MacFarlane
Thanks to the 85th Annual Academy Awards – sorry, The Oscars – ABC managed a rare weekly win in the TV ratings race. Sunday’s telecast, which saw ‘Argo’ nab Best Picture, nabbed 40.38 million viewers, a three-year high. While Seth MacFarlane, who got mixed reviews, is not likely to come back, the network saw big increases in some demos, and also managed to top the Grammy telecast, unlike last year.

ABC averaged 11.26 million viewers to win the week. CBS, not surprisingly, was second with 9.58 million viewers. ‘NCIS’ was tops for the network, with ‘The Big Bang Theory’ close behind. Speakin...
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Seth MacFarlane: No Way Will I Host The Oscars Again

February 26th, 2013 6:07pm EST
Seth MacFarlane
The Academy Award producers should start looking for a new host now, because Seth MacFarlane isn't coming back.

This morning, Seth was asked by a follower on Twitter: "Would you host the #Oscars again if asked?" The Family Guy creator replied, "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though."

During the telecast MacFarlane joked that he would be one of the worst Oscar hosts in history. He brought out William Shatner, playing Captain Kirk from Star Trek. Shatner told MacFarlane that went back in time to warn him about his off-color jokes. He then offered up video of said jokes, including a show...
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The 10 Most Memorable & Shocking Moments At The 2013 Oscars

February 25th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Ben Affleck wins Oscar for Argo
If you missed the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we have a roundup of some of the best (and most shocking) moments from the ceremony:

1.) Before the stars arrived, the toilets overflowed, flooding the lobby at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, according to TMZ.com. Fortunately, custodians were able to vaccum the mess before Hollywood royalty descended.

2.) "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart surprised fans after arriving to the event on crutches. She apparently stepped on a piece of glass a couple days earlier but later that evening presented an award without the aid of the medical device.

3.) Ho...
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Seth MacFarlane: Unrestrained Humor, Self-Indulgent Routines Win At The Oscars

February 25th, 2013 11:17am EST
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane defended his performance as Oscar host just as it began.

In his opening monologue, Seth was interrupted by William Shatner in full Captain Kirk regalia, who went back in time to warn him that he would be dragged through the coals for his sophomoric humor. In reality, that's just what critics are bashing Seth for today.

To be fair to Seth, he certainly held himself back from the more devastating humor he has shown in his animated series Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. The jokes that were like re-written for the show lacked punch coming from Seth's mouth. 
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Join Us Live On The Red Carpet Of The 85th Academy Awards (Live Stream)

February 24th, 2013 8:00am EST
Oscars 2013
Are you ready for Hollywood's crown jeweled event of the year? Yes, tonight is the big night, its the 85th Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

Maybe you're hosting an Oscar themed party this year or hunkering down with a few BFF's for the big event? Then you'll want to be running our special two-hour live stream from the Red Carpet on Starpulse.com.

See who is wearing what – check out first hand who might make the best/worst dressed list. Hear from celebs themselves as they enter Hollywood's Dolby Theater for the biggest event in moviemaking.

Bookmark this page and join us live sta...
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Weekly Celebrity Twitter Roundup: Jan. 19-26, 2013

January 26th, 2013 11:30am EST
Barack Obama
Welcome one, welcome all to this week's Twitter roundup, where we put all the best Twitterings and Instagrammings in one place for you to see, in one bite-sized package! This week, President Obama's inauguration, Seacrest crowns Justin Bieber the Grand Pooh-Bah of Twitter, some old men join the internet, Shakira gives birth, Seth Macfarlane brings civil rights to Tweets and more.

President Obama reflecting on his successes at the 2013 inauguration

"I want to take a look one more time. I'm not going to see this again."—The President pausing at the Capitol yesterday twitter.com/BarackOb...
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2013 Oscar Nominations Were Filled With Snubs And Surprises - Come Backstage With Us!

January 10th, 2013 7:03pm EST
Starpulse at the Oscar Nominations
It was an early morning, but the payoff was great after host Seth MacFarlane hit the stage and introduced his sidekick for the morning, Emma Stone.  The comedic duo showcased one of the funnies Oscar Nominations announcements ever. MacFarlane's commitment to his role as host for the 85th Annual Academy Awards is shining right through.  Executive producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, are confident this year's show will be "relevant" and bring new viewers into the fold because of the Family Guy creator.

Not only is MacFarlane the host, he is also a nominee for Best Original Song from the su...
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Emma Stone And Seth MacFarlane To Announce Oscar Nominations

January 7th, 2013 4:03pm EST
Emma Stone
For the first time in over forty years, the host of the Oscars telecast will take part in the nomination show. Seth MacFarlane will be joining Emma Stone Thursday January 10 to announce who is in the running for the highest honors in the movie business.

Since 1972, it was customary for a Hollywood actor or actress to announce the nominations with the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Last year it was President Tom Sherak and Jennifer Lawrence.

In 1972, Charlton Heston did both Oscar hosting duties and revealing the nominees.

The move makes sense, considering t...
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Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2013

January 2nd, 2013 1:37pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
What were you doing 40 years ago in 1973? Our guess is that many of you reading weren't even born yet? Taking a look back at history, here were a few things going on in the world that year.

The biggest story was then President Richard Nixon told the world he was "not a crook," as the Watergate hearings began. Also that year George Steinbrenner purchased the New York Yankees for a mere $12 million from CBS. Popular films included The Exorcist, The Sting, Live and Let Die and Bobby squealed like a pig in Deliverance. Top TV shows in 73' included The Odd Couple, The Partridge Family, Columbo,...
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Seth MacFarlane Working On 'Family Guy' Movie

November 30th, 2012 2:07pm EST
Set MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane went to UCLA to talk about filmmaking, but he ended up revealing much more. For one, some contest winners will be headed to the Oscars with him. Also, there's a Family Guy film in the works.

According to Entertainment Weekly Seth said, "It's just a matter of when. It's hard to do that while you have the series going on at the same time; I think that's why it took 'The Simpsons' 20 seasons to figure out how to do it."

"We do know what the 'Family Guy' movie will be. The Simpsons Movie, I thought, was hilarious, but the one criticism I would have is that it's a story they p...
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12 Actors & Actresses Who Are Really Good Singers

November 21st, 2012 11:54am EST
Anne Hathaway
A few select actors and actresses are able to do it all, including act and sing. The truly talented are stand outs in Hollywood, demonstrating their vocal skills on and off the big screen.

Anne Hathaway recently wrapped up her new film, a big-screen adaptation of hit stage show Les Miserables, and in December moviegoers will get the chance to hear her musical talents. She has also shown off her commanding theatrical voice on shows such as "Saturday Night Live."

Check out more stars who can sing...

Gwyneth Paltrow sang in "Duets" and also "Country Strong." She's blonde, beautiful and ta...
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Seth MacFarlane Lands Power Of Comedy Award

November 20th, 2012 1:30pm EST
Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was given a comedic roasting by fellow funnymen Seth Green, Bill Maher and Patton Oswalt as he was presented with a special award for his career achievements.

The Ted moviemaker was the guest of honor at the Power of Comedy event in Los Angeles on Friday night, when comics came together to celebrate MacFarlane's career and raise money for cancer research charity The Noreen Fraser Foundation.

TV Batman Adam West presented MacFarlane with the Power of Comedy award, and the honoree was given a roasting by his Family Guy star Seth Green, who told his boss,...
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16 Stars With Texas-Sized Egos

October 4th, 2012 8:04pm EDT
Kanye West
Some stars have huge egos and think the world revolves around them.

Their narcissistic ways and self-importance are often laughable and at times frightening.

So which stars are always finding themselves giving pats on the back to... themselves all the time? Read on...

Kanye West once said "I am the number-one human being in music"; and told Entertainment Weekly that he's "too busy writing history to read it." Quotes like these cemented his status as one of the biggest egos in showbiz. He's launched his own fragrance, brand of shoes and energy drinks; and he even had the cojones to cut ...
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Seth MacFarlane To Host The 85th Oscars

October 1st, 2012 1:54pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane has signed on to host the 85th Oscars next year.

Telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced their choice for the big show on Monday.

A joint statement from the Oscars bosses reads: "We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him."

The thrilled director/funnyman says, "It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars. My thoughts upo...
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'Family Guy' Creator Seth MacFarlane Dating 'Game Of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke

September 25th, 2012 8:37pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane and Emilia Clarke
Peter Griffin and Daenerys Targaryen are Hollywood's hot, albeit a little odd, new couple. That's right, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, 38, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, 24, are reportedly dating.

The couple was spotted by photographers last week at the Cafe Brass Monkey, a popular karaoke bar in Los Angeles; and over the weekend the two stars were spotted getting cozy at an Emmy awards after-party.

"They were very intimate at a small table in the back of the party," a source at the HBO afterparty tells Life & Style magazine. "He put his hand on her thigh and rubbed it! The...
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Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel & More Hot Stars Attend Fox's Summer All Star Party

July 24th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Lea Michele
The stars from "Glee," Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl" and more hot FOX celebrities attended the network's summer all star party in West Hollywood on Monday.

Lea Michele looked elegant in a pale pink dress with a low-cut neckline, while Deschanel wore a bronze sleeveless dress with a big bow on the bodice.

"Anger Management" star Noureen DeWulf showed off her curves in tight green gown, and "So You Think You Can Dance" star Cat Deeley was vibrant in a colorful one-sleeved dress.

Check out more photos from the Fox Summer All Star Party...

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley

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Seth MacFarlane's Beverly Hills Mansion Targeted By Vandals

November 30th, 2011 8:34am EST
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane's home in California has been targeted by pranksters who covered the property in toilet paper.

The Family Guy creator's house in Beverly Hills was covered in white paper on Monday night and the gang left a note on the front door apologizing for the attack.

The letter appeared to reveal the vandals were taking revenge for MacFarlane's part in Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast earlier this year, according to TMZ.com.

The letter reads, "Sorry Seth" and includes several of Sheen's catchphrases including "Winning!" and "Tiger Blood".

MacFarlane subsequently laughed off...
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Melissa Ordway Talks 'Harold And Kumar Christmas,' Other Upcoming Films & Her Fashion Favorites

October 26th, 2011 4:15pm EDT
Melissa Ordway
Twenty-eight year old Georgia girl, Melissa Ordway had appeared in such films as 17 Again and The Last Song and appeared on the hit show, Privileged. The former model has a lot on her plate this year but took the time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about her upcoming projects.

Starpulse: I'm a big fan of all the Harold and Kumar movies- you got to be in the Christmas film that is coming out- what was that like working with the guys?

Melissa: It was so much fun working with the guys. They are hilarious! Most of my scenes are with Neil Patrick Harris which was amazing. He is incr...
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