‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host 85th Oscars

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.

“Seth is unbelievably talented,” Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Hawk Koch said in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier with the creative team we’ve assembled.”


MacFarlane – who has been nominated for 13 Emmys and two Grammys during his illustrious career – shared his own excitement in a statement.

“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlane said. “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.”

Do you think Seth MacFarlane would make a good host for the 85th Oscars? Who did you expect to be chosen as host? Feel free to broadcast your personal expectations and votes for the next Oscars!

Source: People

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Ties The Knot

Grey’s Anatomy hunk Jesse Williams, who plays brash surgeon Jackson Avery on the hit ABC drama, tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee, in Los Angeles on Saturday, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple exchanged vows in a romantic, elegant, evening ceremony in front of close family and friends.

“Jesse was beaming with joy throughout the entire ceremony,” said a guest at the wedding. “It was the perfect night with lots of smiling, laughing and emotion. You could feel the love they have for each other. They’re madly in love!”


Williams, 31, and Drake-Lee, 32, have been dating for more than five years. The TV heartthrob first met his bride while he was working as a schoolteacher in New York. Williams taught high school and middle school students before landing his breakthrough role in 2008′s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, playing Alexis Bledel’s love interest.

“She’s been with me through all different facets of my career,” Williams told USA Today in 2010. “She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out.”

Are you happy for Jesse Williams that he finally married the girl of his dreams? OR are you bitter because you want him for yourself? Ha! Tell us about your favorite celebrity weddings!

Source: People

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Miley Cyrus Debuts New Very Bold Hair!

Miley Cyrus chopped off her hair Sunday night, documenting the cut in what started as a series of somewhat cryptic Tweets.

After posting a photo of stylist Chris McMillan about to cut off her very blonde bun, the singer wrote, “it’s happening,” followed by, “if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all. my hair is attached to my head no one else’s and it’s going bye bye.” Five hours later, the deed was done.

“Never felt more me in my whole life,” the bride-to-be wrote, after posting some shots of her sleek new pixie ‘do. “LOVE my hair. feel so happy, pretty, and free.”


During an interview with ABC several years ago, Cyrus seemingly foreshadowed Sunday night’s cut. “One day I’m going to cut my hair like [Twiggy], I know I am” she said, referencing a photo of the British model framed in her dressing room. “I will one day.”

The new look already has at least one anonymous fan; after Cyrus’s cut was complete, she wrote, “someone just told me im prettier than Miley Cyrus.”

How about you — how do you like Miley Cyrus’ new hairdo? What do you think is up with the drastic change in her glorious mane? Shout out your opinions in the comment box below!

Source: People

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Eric Dane Exits ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Eric Dane is hanging up his scrubs. The actor announced Thursday that he will not be returning to ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, telling TVLine in a statement, “I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey‘s, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run. It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes.”

The actor, who plays Dr. Mark Sloan (aka “McSteamy”) on the drama, did not come to the decision to leave the show lightly, says show creator Rhimes.

“After much consideration and conversations, he and I have decided that this is the right time for his storyline to end,” she told TVLine. “We’re a big family here at Grey‘s with a long history together and Eric will always remain an important part of our family.”


According to the TVLine report, Dane, who has two young daughters with wife Rebecca Gayheart, won’t be completely gone from Grey’s Anatomy when it begins its ninth season on Sept. 27. Though a plane crash claimed the life of his love Lexie (played by Chyler Leigh) during the season finale, Dane’s character is expected to survive and return for a proper send-off, TVLine reports.

Will you be missing Eric Dane’s character in Grey’s Anatomy? Do you still watch the series even after several of our favorite characters have already exited the cast?

Source: People

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Ann Curry Cries During Farewell Speech On ‘Today’

After more than a week of furious speculation about her future, Ann Curry broke down in tears on Thursday as she told viewers she would be leaving the “Today” show after a little more than a year as co-host.

“I am so grateful to all of you,” Curry said at the end of the show’s second hour. “You are the real ‘Today’ show family… I have loved you,” Curry, seated on a couch flanked by her “Today” colleagues, continued. “And I have wanted to give you the world. And I still do.”

Curry—who will remain at NBC News as a correspondent and anchor-at-large—told USA Today that it was not her idea to leave the show, which recently lost its lead in the morning-show ratings war with ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It was NBC’s. After her emotional speech, co-host Matt Lauer consoled her: ”You have the biggest heart in the business,” Lauer said. “The way you care about people comes through. You put that on display every single day for almost 20 years. Most importantly, you’ve made us better, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”


Curry’s emotional on-air exit was expected. Curry, who said flatly she was not given enough time to work out the kinks at “Today” added: “I know I am not to blame for the ratings worries. And my bosses have said to me there are many factors involved. There is no doubt that the rating wars have become meaner and less focused on our responsibilities as journalists.”

Curry’s abrupt exit is being compared to the way NBC handled Conan O’Brien’s elevation to “Tonight Show” host, only to pull the plug on Coco just five months into the experiment.

What will you miss about Ann Curry on Today? Was NBC’s decision to drop Curry from the show a wise one?

Source: Yahoo News

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‘America’s Oldest Teenager’ Dick Clark Dies at 82

Dick Clark, the producer and television personality known as “America’s Oldest Teenager” for his perennially youthful looks and enthusiasm, has died at age 82.

Clark suffered a “massive heart attack” on Wednesday morning, his rep says in a statement, after he entered St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., for an outpatient procedure on Tuesday night. ”Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. He is survived by his wife Kari and his three children, RAC, Duane and Cindy,” the statement continues. Clark, a diabetic, had suffered a stroke in 2004 but continued in recent years to appear on his New Year’s Eve special from Times Square with Ryan Seacrest hosting.


The Mount Vernon, N.Y.-born Clark got his start in the mailroom of his father’s radio station in upstate New York before working as a disc jockey at his college station and then in Philadelphia in the early 1950s. When ABC picked up his dance show Bandstand, renaming it American Bandstand, the program became a sensation and featured the biggest names in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll – everyone from Little Richard to Chuck Berry.

Clark went on to produce and to host the $10,000 Pyramid and other game shows, as well as the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes and, starting in 1972, the New Year’s countdown show Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

In December 2004, Clark suffered a major stroke that left him partially paralyzed with his speech impaired. After Regis Philbin filled in for him, Clark returned a year later for an emotional appearance on the show, addressing the audience in slurred speech. He continued to appear on the show but later handed over hosting duties to Seacrest.

Will Dick Clark be missed in the showbiz industry? Tell us what you liked about him!

Source: People

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