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Did Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Jokes Go Too Far? | Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane Brings His Risky Brand of Humor to the Oscars

Originally posted 02/25/2013 12:45AM

Hollywood's biggest night went off without a hitch, but host Seth MacFarlane garnered mixed reactions from viewers.

From an opening monologue that touched on race to a musical number with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe, MacFarlane's stint as Oscar host delighted some and infuriated others.

Here's what you had to say about MacFarlane's performance at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday:

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You're Invited to PEOPLE.com's Live Oscars Party!

You're Invited to PEOPLE.com's Oscars Party!

Originally posted 02/24/2013 08:40AM

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane isn't the only one gearing up for Hollywood's biggest night – we are too!

Be a part of the glamour and excitement Sunday starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT when we roll out the red carpet for our PEOPLE.com VIPs.

Here's what you can expect:
• Tune in to our live red carpet preshow for exclusive A-list interviews
• Be the first to see the gorgeous gowns – and make your own best-dressed list
• Download your own play-along ballot – and vote on your Academy Awards picks
• Tweet with our editors at #PeopleOscars, and watch the conversation on our homepage. We'll be joined by DKNY PR Girl (@dkny), model Coco Rocha (@cocorocha), the hilarious Go Fug Yourself (@fuggirls), @WhoWhatWear and blogger @Possessionista!
• Take our up-to-the-minute Oscars polls

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What Your Oscar Picks Say About You

Facebook Research Says Your Oscar Picks Say More About You Than You Realize

Originally posted 02/22/2013 12:00PM

A person's favorite film says a lot about – especially when it's Oscar season.

Researchers at Facebook have found some interesting links between moviegoers' Oscar picks and their other interests.

For example, if you're rooting for David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook to take home Best Picture during Sunday's 85th Academy Awards, chances are your other interests on Facebook include Smarties (the candy!), musical acts LMFAO and Ke$ha and films like Wreck-It Ralph and Despicable Me.

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Hold on to Your Popcorn! Seth MacFarlane Is Letting It Fly for Oscars | Seth MacFarlane

PHOTO: Seth MacFarlane Lets Popcorn Fly in New Oscar Promo

Originally posted 02/21/2013 04:45PM

Seth MacFarlane isn't crying over spilled popcorn.

Before he gets down to the business of hosting on Sunday's 85th Annual Academy Awards, MacFarlane 39, posed in a lighthearted set of promotional photos, leading up to Hollywood's biggest night.

In one of the shots, the Family Guy creator is holding a tub of popcorn – but in the next, the kernels are flying everywhere, much to the star's delight. In another shot, MacFarlane does his best impression of Oscar himself.

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Seth MacFarlane Jokes About Daniel Day-Lewis in First Academy Awards Promo

Originally posted 01/10/2013 11:00AM



Presenting the host of the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane! Or is it?

Just after announcing the 2013 Oscar nominees with Emma Stone Thursday morning, PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first look at MacFarlane's first promo for the big telecast, which airs Feb. 24 on ABC.

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It's Oscar Time! And the Nominees Are ... | Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

UpdatePosted 01/10/2013 09:05AM

Academy Award Nominations: Lincoln Leads the Pack

Originally posted 01/10/2013 08:15AM

This year's Oscars may not take place until Feb. 24, but the ceremony's host, Seth MacFarlane, already started earning his salary Thursday morning – by joining Emma Stone to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters in Beverly Hills.

And the name that kept coming up: Lincoln, which reaped the lion's share number of nominations, 12, including those for Best Picture, Best Director Steven Spielberg, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Supporting Actress Sally Field.

Other highly recognized films were Life of Pi, with 11 nominations; Les Misérables, with nine; and Argo, with seven, though, surprisingly, not one for its director Ben Affleck.

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Seth MacFarlane's Santa Monica Dinner Date: A Blonde (Not a Bear) | Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane's Santa Monica Dinner Date: A Blonde (Not a Bear)

Originally posted 12/14/2012 06:00AM

Even a Family Guy loves a night out.

Seth MacFarlane stopped into Sugarfish in Santa Monica, Calif., just after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night for dinner.

Wearing jeans and a plaid button-down shirt, MacFarlane waited patiently inside for a table, agreeing to take a photo with two fans and chatting with them before sitting back down to continue waiting.

Roughly ten minutes later, the Oscar host was joined by an unidentified blonde and got up from his seat to greet her with a hug, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Although the pair immediately jumped into conversation, they "definitely appeared to be just friends," the source adds.

Once seated, MacFarlane dined mainly on sashimi and was "clearly enjoying himself." The two clinked their beers and chatted "non-stop" until their plates were cleared around 10:15 p.m.

But it wasn't before long, MacFarlane and his friend got up from the table to say their goodbyes.

"He chatted with a few employees and thanked them before holding the door for his friend as they made their way outside and to the nearby valet," the source adds.
– Jen Garcia

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Who Did Barbara Walters Find Fascinating in 2012?

Barbara Walters Names David Petraeus Most Fascinating of 2012

Originally posted 12/13/2012 06:00AM

Barbara Walters's annual 10 most fascinating list always features an eclectic mix of captivating people – and this year is no different.

The special, which aired Wednesday night, highlighted the achievements and antics that kept fans enthralled. Among Walters's picks were Ben Affleck, who won critical acclaim for his political thriller Argo; Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas; Prince Harry; and even pint-sized beauty pageant star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.

And her top pick as the Most Fascinating Person of 2012? Gen. David Petraeus, the decorated U.S. military hero and director disgraced by an affair that forced his resignation as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane to Host the Oscars | Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane to Host the Oscars

Originally posted 10/01/2012 01:05PM

Giggity giggity!

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.

MacFarlane, 38, who is also the co-creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, is no stranger to live performance. In September, he kicked off Saturday Night Live's 38th season by hosting the premiere episode, and he's entertained sold-out audiences at both London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall.

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F-Bombs, Stolen Speeches & More! Our Top 5 Emmy Moments | Jimmy Kimmel

Primetime Emmy Awards 2012

Emmys 2012 Highlights: Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel & More Get Laughs

Originally posted 09/23/2012 10:40PM

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will clock in at three hours of entertaining moments. Whether you caught the whole show or just tuned in for red carpet coverage and will catch up on YouTube, here's a countdown of the top five highlights that had us laughing out loud.

5. Jimmy Kimmel's Short & Sweet Opener
Awards show openers aren't usually known for their brevity, but Kimmel kept his monologue short and sweet. "Let's not forget, in a way, all of you are winners tonight, but in a much more literal way, most of you will be losers," he joked. "The important thing is we get out of here and you can put on your fat pants." He kept up the laughs later on as well, quipping, "If you ever wondered what happens during the commercial breaks backstage, try to imagine all your favorite TV stars all in one room, checking their phones and ignoring each other."

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