Seth MacFarlane Calls For Ban On Automatic Weapons Which Have Been Banned For Decades

Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, is getting rightfully roasted on Twitter after offering his half-baked solution to ending mass shootings like the recent terrorist attack in Orlando, “Ban automatic weapons.”

Many on Twitter are pointing out that MacFarlane’s suggestion contains one small flaw, Americans have already been banned from purchasing “automatic” firearms for decades.

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“These shootings are a regular occurrence. You don’t get to be “shocked” anymore unless you take action to stop them. Ban automatic weapons.” Continue reading

TED 2 TANKS

Ted 2, again starring Mark Wahlberg, isn’t living up to the expectations of the studio, thus far, collecting a teddy bear-size box office.

Seth MacFarlane‘s sequel to his hit movie “Ted,” has made $32.9 million in its opening weekend, about $15 million less than the studios were hoping. The first instalment had a $50 million budget while the sequel reportedly cost $85 million to produce.

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The original Ted was a bonafide hit raking in $549.4 million globally. Continue reading

Did Seth MacFarlane STEAL TED Idea?

The creators of web series from 2009 about a foul-mouthed teddy bear have filed a copyright infringement suit against Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and the producers of Ted.

Bengal Mangle Productions maintain that Ted “is an unlawful copy” of its own animated teddy, who was featured in two different web series, Charlie The Abusive Teddy and Acting School Academy.

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The suit, filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that those web series aired in 2009 and 2010 on Youtube, FunnyOrDie.com and other streaming websites. Continue reading

Charlize Theron to the Rescue!

Oh My Goodness of all things good! Charlize Theron went to help and aid a security guard who was suffering a seizure backstage at the Oscars, right before she had to go on and do her dance number with Channing Tatum.

An Alternative Look At The 85th Annual Academy AwardsNot only is she absolutely gorgeous, stunning, classic, my absolute girl-crush, she’s apparently, a sweet human being! I love her!  She may have not been nominated for anything but she is Miss Congeniality!

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FINKE DESTROYS OSCAR ‘Jerry Lewis Telethon Circa 1966’

Editor-in-Chief of DeadLine.com, Nikki Finke, is live-snarking the Oscars and trust me, the snarking is way better than the actual show… At one point Finke compares the broadcast, hosted by Seth McFarland, to the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, circa 1966… Here are some highlights!

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I don’t recall ever seeing the winners in the non-marquee category look more terrified of the time limit for speeches. What the hell did the Academy threaten? (“No Oscar Swag Bag for you!”)

John Wilkes Booth and Kardashian jokes? Please, somebody, untie Seth’s writers who must be kidnapped in a dark closet somewhere in the building.

Ben Affleck lets slip the truth. “Maybe you can turn it around,” he tells MacFarlane about how bad the show really is.

So far this feels like the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon. Circa 1966.seth_a

The show already is running 3 minutes behind. No wonder Bob Iger looks like

Tonight is so embarassing that they need to make Brian Grazer the permanent producer of the Oscars. He saved the show once, he can do it again. Just give Billy Crystal another facelift. Shameless plug now for the producers’ musical film Chicago during this tribute to the last decade of musical films. But, seriously, wasn’t this the worst decade for musical films ever? I mean, Hairspray?

Can Russell Crowe actually hear himself croaking … um, er, singing?

“Oh. We’re up to the gay part of the show,” Bill Maher says via Twitter.

It’s been 90 minutes and I’m still waiting for the show to kick into gear. Any gear.

My sources say the mood inside the Dolby Theatre has turned ugly. “The audience is fed up with this self-promoting musicals sequence.  Emails galore asking: ‘WTF’”?

Just heard there was a burst bathroom pipe in the Dolby Theatre lobby before the ceremony started. Officials redirected guests to elevators to get them inside. No wonder this year’s Oscars stink.

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Wow! Adele’s Skyfall performance kinda sucked.

I just received an email from inside the Dolby explaining that Ben Affleck was furious about the Gigli reference – which explains the looks-that-kill he shot MacFarlane onstage.
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Jane Lynch Top Pick to Host Emmy Awards

1 jane Jane Lynch Top Pick to Host Emmy AwardsCurrently, Jane Lynch remains Fox’s first choice to host the Emmy Awards. This would not be a first awards show hosting experience for Lynch as she hosted the VH1 Do Something Awards last year.

Seth MacFarlane may also be in the running for the gig. The Academy of Television’s Arts and Sciences’ board of governors will be meeting Wednesday night to determine the host.

The Emmys are scheduled to air on Fox in September.