March 23, 2011 |
With three prime-time animated series to his name and a feature film in the works, Seth MacFarlane doesn't seem like someone who has a lot of free time to indulge in personal side projects. But as devoted fans of his Fox comedies know, it takes a lot to keep MacFarlane away from a microphone and a big-band musical number. On Saturday, MacFarlane is set to perform a concert of big-band songs, primarily from the '40s and '50s, at Club Nokia in downtown L.A. The evening will feature 14 numbers, many of them seldom performed, including "It's Anybody's Spring," "Anytime, Anywhere" and "You're the Cream in My Coffee.
May 21, 2013 |
Now that Seth MacFarlane has tweeted that he simply can't find the time to host the Oscars again, is it too early to say: "Tina Fey, come on down!" "I think that's too hard," Fey tells The Times over the phone, when asked if she'd take the job. "Too many dresses to try on. " Really, Tina? You're going to go with the whole degree-of-difficulty dress thing as your primary reason to dodge the high-profile opportunity to flaunt your charm and talents in front of an audience of tens of millions of people?
June 27, 2012 |
The scene could be right out of an episode of "Family Guy. " A man wearing a turban orders at the deli counter of Beverly Hills' famous eatery Nate 'n Al. An older gentleman pushes a walker into the restaurant's doorway, while two yarmulke-wearing boys are greeted with a "Shalom" by the Hispanic hostess. The only thing missing is Quahog, R.I.'s most famous resident, Peter Griffin, uttering some obliviously offensive statement about one of the patrons. Yet Seth MacFarlane, the man behind the proudly politically incorrect Fox animated series and the new R-rated movie comedy"Ted," slid into a booth on a recent afternoon without even a passingly inappropriate peep.
December 27, 2009 |
Seth MacFarlane, 36, created "Family Guy," Fox's animated sitcom, which this year became the first cartoon series nominated for a prime-time Emmy since "The Flintstones" in 1961. Fox just released the DVD "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side," a follow-up to the 2007 "Blue Harvest" episode that spoofed the "Star Wars" franchise. Why do an extended "Star Wars" parody? Everybody knows "Star Wars" -- at least, everybody in our audience. And Lucasfilm is probably the only company out there right now that is progressive enough to allow this.
February 27, 2013 |
Lena Dunham had a few post-Oscar tweets about a few of the night's key players: Anne Hathaway and Seth MacFarlane, two of Oscar Sunday's controversial headline-makers. But she did have love for the diminutive "Beasts of the Southern Wild" lead actress nominee. "If I could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, they would be: Quvenzhane Wallis," Dunham tweeted. Then the Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award-winning "Girls" writer and star got into her critiques of the show.
March 9, 2010
EVENTS An evening with Bob Newhart Executive Director Robert Santelli interviews the comedy legend about his 50-year career in show business. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $20. (213) 765-6800. www.grammymuseum.org. Seth MacFarlane The creator of animated hits "Family Guy" and "American Dad" will speak about his work at the William S. Paley Television Festival. Producers, writers and stars of the shows, including Mila Kunis from "Family Guy" will join him. Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd.
June 25, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 24 - 30 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 24 - 30 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Denis Leary. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Emma Stone; Lisa Kudrow; Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Rielle Hunter; Denise Richards; Drew Brees; Shawnee Smith and Brett Butler; Mitch Winehouse.
June 28, 2012 |
Thanks to"Ted,"the riotous, ribald new RRR-rated comedy about a pot-smoking, sexually active, trash-talking stuffed bear, brown is the new blue. So be forewarned, stuff gets wanton, and fresh vegetables are involved. Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and a fouled-mouthed plush toy named Ted, voiced by the film's writer-director, Seth MacFarlane, comprise the warm and fuzzy love triangle at the center of the raucous rudeness. The story itself is about a boy and a bear in Boston who have refused to grow up, and the girlfriend who has run out of patience.
April 16, 2013 |
Cousin Anthony says he's sorry. The outspoken baker on TLC's "Cake Boss" - full name Anthony Bellifemine - has backed down after he posted a tweet on Monday, just after the Boston bombings, that blamed foreign-born "animals" for "attacking us. " "We even pay for them to go to school hows that!," @cousinanthony ranted. The message was quickly denounced online, including by some of Bellifemine's 25,000 followers. He attacked one critic for her "typical liberal attitude. " PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Although President Obama has called the Boston bombs "an act of terrorism," it is unclear who's responsible and the investigation is ongoing. By Tuesday afternoon, Bellifemine had reconsidered the situation.
October 14, 2009 |
Microsoft Corp. is going back in time to promote its new Windows 7 operating system. Taking its inspiration from Texaco Star Theater, a Milton Berle-hosted 1950s variety show that was television's first big hit, the computer giant is teaming with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane to sponsor a 30-minute show to air on the Fox network next month. The show will run without commercials, and promises to feature "unique Windows 7-branded programming that blends seamlessly with show content."