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HUGE Change For 'American Dad'

Posted 07.16.2013 | TV

"American Dad" is making a big move -- to TBS. The cable television channel has picked up the Emmy-nominated animated comedy for a 15-episode eleve...

Celebs React!

Posted 06.26.2013 | Celebrity

As the Supreme Court rules on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 amendment Wednesday, celebrities -- many of whom have ...

Seth MacFarlane Makes Oscars Announcement

Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane has announced on Twitter that he won't host the 2014 Oscars ceremony on March 2 of next year. If that sounds familiar, it's because Ma...

Back For More?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

Will Seth MacFarlane host the 2014 Oscars? According to a new report from Just Jared, MacFarlane was asked to return as emcee of the Academy Awards by...

Giovanni Ribisi Is Heading Back To TV

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

Giovanni Ribisi has replaced Tommy Dewey in Fox's multicamera comedy "Dads," Deadline reports. The six-episode series was created by Seth MacFarlane, ...

'Family Guy' Pulls Boston Episode

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Fox has pulled from websites a recent episode of "Family Guy" that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon, and has no immediate p...

Seth MacFarlane: 'Family Guy' Boston Bombing Hoax Is 'Abhorrent'

Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy

Seth MacFarlane may be known for his dark sense of humor, but even he isn't laughing at a video hoax claiming his animated series "Family Guy" predict...

Bill Maher Sings On 'Family Guy'

Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy

"Real Time" host Bill Maher had a brief cameo on last night's episode of "Family Guy," singing the praises of Canadian strip clubs. In a parody of ...

Charlize Is Rumored To Be Dating ...

Posted 04.09.2013 | Celebrity

Ever since the Oscars, Charlize Theron has been repeatedly tied to host Seth MacFarlane. It was said the two were chummy at the after-party where MacF...

Seth MacFarlane Splits From Emilia Clarke

Posted 03.21.2013 | Celebrity

Good news for Seth MacFarlane! After enraging half of the ladies of Hollywood with his "We Saw Your Boobs" song at the Oscars, he's back on the market...

Oscar Producers Blame Audiences For Missing Controversial Joke

Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment

Three weeks after the 85th annual Academy Awards, Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are still defending host Seth MacFarlane against complain...

Oh Come On, Ladies!

Betty Londergan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Betty Londergan

I'm proud to be a woman and nobody's ever accused me of being too accommodating, but there's a few conversations around women that have been amusing me lately.

Maybe Not So Far, Baby

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

Many have grown complacent with the belief that women "have come a long way, baby." Women have made great strides in the past few decades. But the truth is we still have a fight on our hands.

Geena Davis Adds To The Oscars Criticism

AP | LAURA OLSON | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Academy Award winner Geena Davis on Monday waded into the ongoing controversy over this year's Oscars ceremony by saying host Se...

Is Vulgar the New Normal?

Jennifer L. Scott | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jennifer L. Scott

I'm hoping that there will be a tipping point whereby our society becomes bored with the tasteless, the lowbrow, the common vulgarities that have seeped into our popular culture.

Sacred And Not-So-Sacred Cows: Humor And The Golden Calf

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

Someone I know used to have a mug that said "Sacred cows make the best hamburgers." This pithy statement captures part of what is at stake when we declare certain things to be off limits, taboo or untouchable.

When Is Holocaust Humor Acceptable?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

While we are several generations removed from the Holocaust, there is still new information coming to light about this dark period in European Jewish history. This makes it even more difficult to find humor from such tragedy.

Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With Nipples?

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I don't understand America's obsession with nipples. Anne Hathaway, winner of the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role, gave the performance of a lifetime in 'Les Misérables.' You would think the next day's headline would be about her incredible talent. Instead, the headline is about how her nipples showed in her dress. Seriously.

And the Oscar Goes to... Hell

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jamie Lee Curtis

I was offended last week. As an Academy member, as the child of former Academy members and as a woman, I expected more from the best that the movie business has to offer. The Oscars are about honoring art and artists. It is not supposed to be a cheesy vaudeville show.

Jane Fonda: 'Why Not List All The Penises We've Seen?'

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 02.28.2013 | Celebrity

Unsurprisingly, not everyone was charmed when Seth MacFarlane debuted a ditty called "We Saw Your Boobs" at the 85th annual Academy Awards Sunday. Tho...

Why Seth MacFarlane Went Too Far

Dawn V. Woollen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Dawn V. Woollen

Why did anyone think that on a night that is supposed to honor the best of Hollywood, a town that has broken so many barriers and moved us forward in so many ways, banal sexist, racist and anti-Semitic jokes would be funny and appropriate?

Oscar Producers 'Happy' With Show Despite Criticism

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane's stint as Oscars host will be remembered for two things: His envelope-pushing jokes about race, sex and religion, and the show's big ...

Why Seth MacFarlane's John Wilkes Booth Joke Didn't Work For Most: Bob Newhart Got it Right When Less Than 100 Years Had Passed

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Here are two punch lines that remind us of Lincoln's death. One worked for most, the other only for a minority. It had nothing to do with sensitivity about Lincoln's passing, rather it was the approach.

Is Seth MacFarlane Oscar's Latest Lame Duck?

Donnie Demers | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

If you've ever seen Family Guy than you knew it was almost guaranteed that Seth MacFarlane was poised to offend lots of people. After all, isn't that why Family Guy is so wildly popular?

Seth, Oscar, and Antiquity: The Fine (and Endangered) Art of Making Mockery

Michael Broder | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Broder

Seth MacFarlane's Oscars performance failed less because of racism, sexism, and homophobia than because he forgot what satire is and how it works. The satiric genius of late-night icons like Johnny Carson and beloved fictional curmudgeons like Archie Bunker has been lost in a sea of mindless snark.