Who’s trying to come between Homer and Marge in the season finale of The Simpsons? Sounds like Seth MacFarlane. The Family Guy creator/masterthroat will voice the role of Ben, a charmer who makes a play for Marge after she obliviously winds up on a Ashley Madison-type website. Will Marge be able to get the Sinatra-crooning Ben out of her mind? Check out the following clip. READ FULL STORY »
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How do you fight a flagging American Idol franchise and ratings that dipped 20% last season? Hopefully, by luring your viewers back with some big names. That’s the latest strategy for Fox, which came out of the upfronts on Tuesday with a lineup that included Andy Samberg, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, J.J. Abrams, and Kiefer Sutherland, the latter of whom will return for the miniseries 24: Live Another Day. (Midseason picks include the Chris Meloni comedy Surviving Jack, the Terry O’Quinn drama Gang Related, and M. Night Shyamalan’s miniseries Wayward Pines, which will star Matt Dillon, but trailers for those shows are not yet available yet for review.) Still, fame doesn’t always equal quality. For every promising buddy-cop comedy, there’s a not-so-promising sitcom from a certain Oscar host who prides himself on being “edgy.” Sorry, Seth MacFarlane, but the only boobs I saw today were the two guys in your new show.
Imagine The Office, except set in a police precinct. Now imagine Andy Samberg as its resident dimwit, a detective who wiles away the hours playing fire extinguisher roller-chair derby and doing very bad, meep-morp-I-am-a-robot impressions of his humorless boss (Andre Braugher). If you’re not laughing yet — and I was, right from the moment that Samberg rocks out to a terrible preset keyboard demo at the beginning of the trailer – consider that Brooklyn Nine-Nine was created by Dan Goor and Michael Shur, who mastered the art of the workplace comedy with Parks and Recreation. Judging by the teaser, which also features a cameo from Fred Armisen as a wide-eyed creeper, Brooklyn Nine-Nine could actually be funny. Still not convinced? If you don’t at least smile at Samberg’s very special cop “uniform” (shirt and tie on top, multi-colored Speedo on the bottom), then you either have no heart or no pants.
The season 24 finale of The Simpsons will feature a voice that might be a little familiar to viewers of Fox’s other animated shows: Seth MacFarlane.
Yes, the guy behind Family Guy (as well as American Dad and The Cleveland Show) will try to make a romantic connection with Marge on the May 19 episode titled “Dangers on a Train.” In the 8:30 p.m. episode — which was originally slated to air as the season 25 premiere — Homer’s wife winds up accidentally on a website for married people to arrange affairs and crosses paths with a smooth operator named Ben (MacFarlane). You can see Ben in full-charm mode with Marge below, which apparently doesn’t sit well with Homer. READ FULL STORY »
The producers who oversaw Seth MacFarlane’s highly-rated — but also heavily criticized — stint as this year’s Oscar host said lots of people “missed the joke” when the comedian broke out into the “Boobs Song” at the top of the telecast on ABC.
The tune, which made fun of actresses like Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Winslet for exposing their breasts in movies, was one of the most lambasted parts of the telecast and prompted criticism from the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and Geena Davis. “It was not about the women that were mentioned; the song was about him being a bad host and him being a juvenile, which was why he was a bad host,” Craig Zadan told The Hollywood Reporter. READ FULL STORY »
You may now exclaim, “Holy crap! Woo hoo!”: Seth MacFarlane has recorded a guest spot on The Simpsons.
The Family Guy creator and voice actor (not to mention one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year and the host of the upcoming Oscars) will try to romance Marge in an episode that’s slated to air next fall as the season 25 premiere, EW has learned. The two popular animated shows, of course, share a network, a night, an overweight patriarch that falls well shy of role model, and a rivalry as they’ve playfully jabbed each other on screen over the years. “We wanted to come together in a bipartisan way to make Fox Sunday night rock,” sums up Simpsons executive producer Al Jean of the MacFarlane casting. “This was all very fun.” READ FULL STORY »
They say you haven’t really arrived until Saturday Night Live parodies you, and if that’s true, then Ryan Lochte — Jeah! — officially became a Hollywood celebrity Saturday night, after SNL host Seth MacFarlane portrayed him as a lovable idiot who could barely string two words together on “Weekend Update.”
Lochte appears to be taking the parody in stride: “Well, I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it’s cool to have Seth parody me,” he told Celebuzz. “I think he pegged me wrong, but when I heard he did a skit I knew I was in for it!”
Lochte got to have the last laugh, though, spoofing his spoof by telling Celebuzz, “It’s all in fun and of course if I’m talked about on SNL I know they are gonna get me ‘Go-od,’” a reference to MacFarlane’s imitation where he pronounced the show Go On as ‘goon.’
Check out MacFarlane’s Lochte impression below: READ FULL STORY »
'Saturday Night Live' host Seth MacFarlane breaks his silence on Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson split -- VIDEO
Between the presidential elections and very important pop-culture developments like this, first-time Saturday Night Live host Seth MacFarlane has a lot of ground to cover when he takes the reins during the season premiere of the sketch comedy series this weekend. But one topic the Ted and Family Guy creator likely won’t touch is the
heart-wrenching headline-blazing breakup between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
“Who f**ing cares?” MacFarlane told EW, after we gave him a quick primer on the obsession that is “Robsten,” during rehearsals for SNL. “I still have my house, my cat is still alive. I don’t care what happens.” (Make sure to watch the video below to see his complete hilarious reaction).
In a move Family Guy fans will no doubt find freakin’ sweet, Saturday Night Live announced this morning that Seth MacFarlane will host the show’s 38th season premiere on Sept. 15. MacFarlane — who will be promoting the fall premieres of his Fox animated series Family Guy, American Dad (both Sept. 30), and The Cleveland Show (Oct. 7), as well as the upcoming DVD release of his hit talking teddy-bear movie Ted – will be joined by musical guest Frank Ocean.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will return to host for the second time on Sept. 22, joined by Mumford & Sons, who will be making their SNL debut.
On Oct. 6, James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, will host, with Muse providing the music.
Yabba dabba do not screw this up!
There are quite a lot of expectations for Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming TV reboot of The Flintstones, and the Family Guy creator confronted them head-on at South by Southwest (it’s not just for movies and muzak!) on Sunday morning.
“It’s still in the early stages. I’m finishing a rewrite on the pilot,” said MacFarlane, who was at SXSW to publicize his feature directorial debut in the upcoming Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg. “We’re trying to, essentially, stay true to what that show is. There’s something cool to me about, in 2013, turning on your TV and seeing The Flintstones and having it look like The Flintstones.” READ FULL STORY »
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