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Seth MacFarlane: 'Family Guy Should Have Already Ended'

October 13th, 2011 9:26am EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane is "secretly hoping" fans will grow tired of his animated hit "Family Guy" because he believes the show should have ended several series ago.

The multi-Emmy Award winning cartoon was cancelled by bosses at Fox network in 2002, but revived three years later, and the series went on to become a huge success for MacFarlane, recently debuting its 10th season.

However, MacFarlane is convinced he should have ended the show on a high after the seventh series, even though devoted fans "go pale" at the mere mention of "Family Guy" finishing.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Part o...
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Seth Macfarlane Used Frank Sinatra's Microphone To Record Standards Album

October 2nd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Celebrated animator-turned-crooner Seth MacFarlane attempted to conjure up a little Sinatra magic as he recorded his new standards album by using the singer's very own microphone.

The Family Guy and American Dad creator also recorded his vocals for "Music Is Better Than Words" in the Capitol Records studio in Los Angeles Sinatra used for many of his classics.

MacFarlane tells Spinner.com, "That mic is over 60 years old and you can see it. But it has a really nice, dark sound to it. It really plays a significant part on how this stuff sounds. You don't want it to sound too crisp."
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The Geek Closet: September's Best Merchandise For Fans

October 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
Battleship
As we lament that holiday shopping seems to start earlier and earlier every year, now would seem a good time to crack open The Geek Closet again and take a look at a few interesting items that we've found - five things that might make the perfect gift for that entertainment fan on your list.

Battleship Galaxies

When the good folks at Hasbro sent me Battleship Galaxies, I was skeptical. I grew up playing the electronic version of Battleship, and all I ever did was cheat at it because I found it so boring. I was convinced that I'd just be bored again, this time in space. Thankfully,...
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'The Roast Of Charlie Sheen' Did Not Disappoint!

September 20th, 2011 12:45pm EDT
The Roast of Charlie Sheen
Who cares about the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars and seeing Nancy Grace attempt to shake her tailfeathers, last night it was all about Charlie Freakin Sheen!

After months and months of crazy insane tweets, public rants, live home webcasts and an eight city comedy tour - we finally got a chance to see the self proclaimed warlock from Mars in his Comedy Central Roast and boy, it did not disappoint - and per Charlie’s request there were no trolls allowed in the audience. The roasters led by Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane brought their A Game - Kate Walsh did a pretty spot on Mike T...
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Stars Come Out To Roast Charlie Sheen

September 11th, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was left red-faced on Saturday as Family Guy star Seth MacFarlane, Kate Walsh, William Shatner and Mike Tyson made him the butt of their jokes at a Comedy Central Roast.

Sheen was man of the hour as a host of A-listers lined up to pay mocking tribute, poking fun at his career and his rotating roster of girlfriends at a TV taping in Culver City, California.

Rocker Slash played the guitar as Sheen took his place in the hot seat, while host MacFarlane introduced the honoree as "a man with a big heart, because it's been dangerously enlarged by cocaine use."

Grey's Anatomy star ...
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Seth MacFarlane Named Roast Master For Comedy Central's Roast Of Charlie Sheen

August 11th, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Comedy Central announced today that Emmy Award-winning Family Guy creator, writer, director and voice-over actor Seth MacFarlane will once again emcee the network's Emmy-nominated Roast franchise. MacFarlane has been tapped as Roast Master for the upcoming "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" - bestowing him with the honor of being the only three-time returning Roast Master. The "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" (#SheenRoast) will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10. The Roast will premiere on Comedy Central on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"I'm very excit...
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Seth MacFarlane Helps Animal Shelter

July 17th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show creator Seth MacFarlane has partnered with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals to establish a sanctuary in memory of his late mother, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit announced Saturday.

Here's the official statement:

Seth MacFarlane, creator of the hit animation series Family Guy, American Dad and the Cleveland Show, is paying tribute to his mother by teaming up with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit. Ann Perry MacFarlane, mother of Seth and Rachael MacFarlane, died one year ago today.

Perry, as she...
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TV on DVD: 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars III'

July 15th, 2011 3:09pm EDT
Robot Chicken
This week, Warner Home Video brings you the next installment in Robot Chicken's successful line of Star Wars parodies: Star Wars III. Join Emperor Palpatine as he narrates another volume in utter craziness across the galaxy. Here's my review.

The Show

I have to admit that before I saw Star Wars III, Robot Chicken had never interested me. The few minutes I saw of it on Adult Swim only confused me. Star Wars III, however, is hilarious. It's head and shoulders above Family Guy: It's A Trap! (which is funny considering that Seth Green was involved in both projects). Both are equally inappr...
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Hurricane-Themed Episodes Of 'Family Guy,' 'American Dad' & 'The Cleveland Show' Pulled

May 1st, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Family Guy
Three hurricane-themed episodes of Seth MacFarlane's hit comedy shows Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show have been dropped from TV in the aftermath of this week's tornado disaster.

Severe storms swept across six southern states over a 24-hour period, beginning on Wednesday, devastating entire neighborhoods and claiming nearly 300 lives.

Executives at America's Fox network had planned to air three crossover episodes of MacFarlane's popular shows on Sunday, but the TV special has been postponed because of its storm storyline.

A statement from Fox reads, "In light of the recent...
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Fox Renews American Dad

February 23rd, 2011 12:46pm EST
American Dad | Photo Credits: Fox
Good morning, U.S.A.: It's going to be a wonderful day for the team behind Fox's American Dad. The network has given an early seventh season renewal to the animated Seth MacFarlane series, which will now air at least ...

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Seth MacFarlane To Release Debut Album

August 6th, 2010 8:42am EDT
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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is preparing to release an album after signing a record deal.

The funnyman has landed a contract with Universal Republic Records to release his debut album, which will be a collection of big band musical numbers from the 1940s and '50s.

MacFarlane, who voices several characters on the hit animated comedy, will sing classics from composers including Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

MacFarlane says, "It's rare in this day and age to have the opportunity to create an album that celebrates the classic, sophi...
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'American Dad' To Be Fined Over Ejaculating Horse Episode

June 4th, 2010 9:03am EDT
American Dad
Executives at Fox network have been threatened with a $25,000 fine for failing to respond to a TV regulator's enquiry into 100,000 complaints over an episode of American Dad.

America's media watchdog, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was flooded with grievances from angry viewers who were offended by an episode of Seth MacFarlane's animated comedy in January, which depicted a horse ejaculating. FCC chiefs claim Fox bosses have repeatedly failed to respond to an enquiry into the program, and have threatened the station with a huge penalty.

However, a spokesperson for the netw...
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Eva Longoria Parker Has A Train & Hates Arizona

May 4th, 2010 11:49am EDT
Eva Longoria Parker
Eva Longoria Parker dazzled at the Met's Costume Institute Gala in a white and gold metallic strapless Marchesa gown. Check out the fancy train!

Eva is one of several stars (including Seth MacFarlane, Ricky Martin, Shakira and George Lopez) who has spoken out in protest against a controversial new anti-immigration law in Arizona. The bill allows cops to question any individual who they suspect is an illegal immigrant. It also requires legal immigrants to carry their registration documents at all times.

Definitely one who stands up for what she believes in, the "Desperate Housewives" star ...
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Seth MacFarlane Blasts Arizona's Anti-Immigration Law

May 3rd, 2010 2:36pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is the latest celebrity to speak out in protest against a controversial new anti-immigration law in Arizona - comparing the legislation to Nazi Germany.

MacFarlane is fuming over the bill, which was signed on April 23rd and allows cops to question any individual who they suspect is an illegal immigrant. It also requires legal immigrants to carry their registration documents at all times. And he's backing protests by Latin stars including Ricky Martin, Eva Longoria Parker, Shakira and George Lopez, adding his concern the law could lead to unfair racial pr...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'Legion,' 'Extraordinary Measures' & More

January 18th, 2010 12:36pm EST
Legion
In a rare feat, I was able to catch two movies last week that came out in theaters: "The Lovely Bones" and "The Book of Eli." I didn't really care for "The Lovely Bones" however

I very much enjoyed "The Book of Eli." To get a more detailed look at my thoughts check out my reviews here on Starpulse.

This week features a bizarre mix of movies including the religious thriller "Legion," the silly family film "Tooth Fairy," the emotional drama "Extraordinary Measures," and the coming-of- age story "To Save a Life."

LEGION

After losing faith in humanity, God sends his legion of angels ...
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Top 5 TV To Watch, Nov. 8-14, 2009

November 8th, 2009 12:10pm EST
George Lopez
Another man is making his mark on late night this week. George Lopez, popular comedian and television star, premieres his new show, "Lopez Tonight" on Monday. The show, a milestone for late night, will feature audience interaction and celebrity guests. First up: Eva Longoria Parker and Kobe Bryant.

"Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" - FOX - Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009

If you love "Family Guy," listen up! Not only will you get to see new episodes of your favorite animated series this Sunday, but on that very special night viewers will get to see a live-action version, courtesy of "F...
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Pre-Season 2009 TV Report Card: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

September 21st, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Desperate Housewives
Since CNN has such a blast creating a report card to track the Presidency, we decided to have some fun with television. Which networks come out strong and which ones need to do better homework?

MAJOR NETWORKS

ABC: B

The Good: The dramas are what keep us coming back to ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, FlashForward, and V are worth looking forward to. The one comedy that stands out and may hold itself against NBC's stellar comedies, Modern Family, is worth a few episodes past the pilot.

The Bad: Dancing With The Stars is extremely popular, however sometimes too much of a ...
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New TV On DVD, April 28

April 28th, 2009 8:00am EDT
American Dad
American Dad revolves around Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane), a hyperactive C.I.A. agent and his family. Volume 4 is now on DVD. Also in stores: The Waltons season 9.
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Lauren Conrad Gets Animated In 'Family Guy'

April 23rd, 2009 10:15am EDT
Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad joins good company like Drew Barrymore and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation as one of the celebrity guest stars of Family Guy. Like the TNG cast, she plays herself. Get ready to see Seth MacFarlane's artistic take on the star of The Hills.

"That's actually the most exciting part is to see what you look like animated," Conrad said. "I think that I was basically just a blonde character though in this episode. I mean, I feel like unless you have a really prominent feature on your face, you kind of just look like a cartoon character, so I thought it was fun."

O...
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'American Dad' Vol 4 Comes To DVD April 28; Win It!

April 9th, 2009 5:30pm EDT
American Dad
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment raises the comedy alert to red as American Dad Volume Four arrives on DVD April 28. From the hilarious minds of Family Guy producers Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, "American Dad" follows the outrageous animated adventures of ultra-conservative CIA agent Stan Smith, a man who will stop at nothing to protect his family and country from the dangers of international terrorism and left-wing America. Whether it be joining the party during Spring Break or developing an addiction to the electronic game "Simon," Stan always makes it through w...
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'Futurama' Epic 'Into The Wild Green Yonder' Debuts April 26

April 6th, 2009 1:59pm EDT
Futurama
Greetings, Earthlings! The Emmy Award-winning animated series "Futurama" has landed at Comedy Central, and now it's time for the ultimate blast-off!

Tune in for the out-of-this-world hilarious World Television Premiere of "Into the Wild Green Yonder," scheduled to debut as a four-part epic on Sunday, April 26, beginning at 9:00 p.m.

In the first-ever television debut, "Into the Wild Green Yonder" puts Fry and the Planet Express crew on the brink of a marvelous new Green Age. However, when ancient forces of darkness - three years older than time itself -- re-emerge to wreak havoc,...
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2008 Overrated/Underrated Awards

January 16th, 2009 12:55pm EST
Katy Perry
All this year we've used this space to chronicle the annals of pop culture. Specifically, whether or not certain members of this all-encompassing umbrella term are overrated or underrated.

The time has come to focus our microscope a little more sharply and turn our critical eye on the year that was.

So, here they are, the first annual All Overrated/Underrated Awards in the fields of music, television and film.

MUSIC

The "'Everywhere' by Michelle Branch" Award for Most Underrated Record of the Year:

The Winner is: "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) by Gnarls Barkley

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, John Malkovich Among GQ Men Of The Year

November 19th, 2008 2:22pm EST
Lenardo DiCaprio
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and John Malkovich walked away with top awards at this year's GQ Men of the Year ceremony.

Body of Lies star picked up the Leading Man Trophy, while Malkovich was named Mad Genius of the Year at the men's magazine awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

President-elect Barack Obama was given the nod as Game Changer of the Year, actor Jon Hamm was handed the Breakout award and Olympic champion Michael Phelps took home the ultimate accolade for Golden Boy of the Year.

The glittering party attracted some of Hollywood's brightest male stars, including ...
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FOX Gives 'American Dad' Another Season

November 3rd, 2008 2:51pm EST
American Dad
With Election Day just around the corner, FOX has cast its vote for another season of the subversive animated series American Dad, which features die-hard Republican and card-carrying NRA member Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane). American Dad airs Sundays (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

This November, catch all-new episodes of American Dad beginning Nov. 2 with "Choosy Wives Choose Smith," where Stan becomes jealous after finding out Francine (voiced by Wendy Schaal) was once engaged to a pilot who was assumed dead after his plane crashed. Unbeknownst to her, Stan and Roger (voiced ...
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A Look At The Evolution Of The Web Series

September 10th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Chelsea Handler
It's pretty apparent that the emergence of original programming on the internet, debuting at only minute-and-a-half to three minute clips, was geared directly at the teenage set-- playing into the whole shortening attention span and need to get their entertainment from the same rectangular box that they get the research for their term papers and with which they network and communicate with friends. Web series, as they were deemed, didn't officially become an official part of new media until they began to gain widespread popularity with lonelygirl15, a video blog from a so-called teenage gir...
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An Inside Look At 'Family Guy' & 'American Dad'

July 31st, 2008 3:03pm EDT
Family Guy
For fans of Seth MacFarlane and his irreverent, hilarious cartoon shows, the San Diego Comic Con was an exciting place to be on Friday, July 25. "American Dad" and "Family Guy" gave previews of their exciting new seasons back to back, with most of the cast and writers in attendance.

MacFarlane was notably the center of most of the questions and attention, but he did remind the audience at one point that he is not the only writer on the shows. This sort of humility was surprising in the otherwise cheeky and pompous comedian, but nevertheless he was very sincere. He has recently used hi...
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Following 'Pan's Labyrinth,' 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' Regresses From Best to Worst For Guillermo del Toro

July 11th, 2008 2:22pm EDT
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
(Hollywoodchicago) – Hellboy is plugged as the world’s brawniest, kitten-loving superhero. While that paradox is supposed to be both funny and action packed, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” from famed writer and director Guillermo del Toro falls flat on the funny front and instead winds up on the funny farm.

Amid a superhero-laden 2008 with true blockbusters including “The Dark Knight” (opening on July 18, 2008), “Iron Man,” “Hancock,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Punisher: War Zone” (opening on Dec. 5, 2008), “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” had just as much potential but reveals only semi-b...
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Fox 2008-09 Schedule Is Solid, Surprisingly Straightforward

May 16th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Eliza Dushku stars in Dollhouse
Usually this is the time of year when people are left scratching their heads, futilely trying to comprehend the four or five schedules that Fox has just unveiled for the upcoming season. This year, however, the folks at Fox have left the confusion of a year-round schedule to NBC, instead choosing to go with a much more conventional (and less headache inducing) Fall/Spring plan.

Fox has been doing fairly well recently, and it is safe to say that "American Idol" is no longer the only show keeping the network afloat (although it doesn't hurt, declining ratings and all). Therefore, it is...
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Back from the Dead: TV Shows That Survived Cancellation

May 8th, 2008 8:22am EDT
Jericho
Shows are canceled all the time. This time the victim was "Men In Trees," a show that jumped timeslots, disappeared for months at a time, and was finally put out of its misery by ABC. It wasn't exactly a surprise the network canceled it. Who knew it was still on? (Fans can catch the final few episodes when it airs again beginning May 28.)

But what doesn't happen all the time is second chances. Once a television show is canceled (a.k.a. axed, yanked, cut, punted, escorted off the premises, etc.) by its network, it ceases to exist. Normally, that is the case...but not always. After al...
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Starpulse's 2008-09 TV Pilot Forecast

April 9th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku
The time and financial constraints of the writers' strike are being felt this TV pilot season. The broadcast networks are developing half the number of pilots they usually do, ordering presentations in lieu of pilots for some and giving others the straight to series order.

Aside from NBC, which announced its schedule ahead of the pack last week, the networks have kept their plans for fall shrouded in mystery. We'll learn more during the networks' May upfronts. While we can't make any guarantees about which series will get the vote of confidence, here are some promising players to keep...
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