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  • Fox sitcom ‘Dads’ blasted weeks before its debut

    08/01/2013 8:35:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 1, 2013 9:19 PM EDT | Frazier Moore
    It doesn’t debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom “Dads” is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes. Facing reporters Thursday, its stars and producers defended the show as focusing on human frailties for the sake of laughs and enlightenment. They vowed to refine it, as needed, as the season unfolds, and asked its audience not to rush to judgment. … “Dads” centers on two friends, played by Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, whose politically incorrect fathers re-enter their lives and disrupt them. The raucous, loose-lipped dads are played by Martin Mull...
  • Official Trailer from Comic-Con | COSMOS | FOX BROADCASTING

    07/23/2013 3:01:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 21, 2013 | Fox Broadcasting
    Check out the trailer for COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part docu-series debuting in 2014 on FOX!
  • The Oscars: Seth MacFarlane's 'We Saw Your Boobs' Song Outraged Women In Hollywood

    02/28/2013 7:31:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/28/2013 | Aly Weisman
    Despite solid ratings for Sunday's 85th annual Academy Awards, host Seth MacFarlane is catching a lot of flak for his crude jokes about women, Jews, Abraham Lincoln and most notably, actresses' boobs. In a musical number titled "We Saw Your Boobs," MacFarlane pointed out actresses who have bared all on-screen — often during emotionally-charged or rape scenes. Women both in the audience and watching at home were offended by the song, calling it crass and inappropriate. We spoke with Elizabeth Cantillon, film producer and executive vice president of production at Sony who was in the audience at the Dolby Theater...
  • Oscars 2013: How Seth MacFarlane's sexist jokes hurt women

    02/26/2013 11:00:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 25, 2013, 2:43 p.m. | Alexandra Le Tellier
    Wait, so the academy fired Brett Ratner from his gig as Oscars producer for making sexist and crude comments, but then, as Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan smartly points out, allowed host Seth MacFarlane to make “that kind of un-PC humor the cornerstone of his whole act.” BuzzFeed has rounded up the nine most sexist moments of Sunday’s Oscars, including MacFarlane’s sophomoric “boob” song. And New York Magazine transcribed the most offensive barbs, in case you want to relive the horror. …
  • The Obama Culture Arrives

    12/28/2012 4:13:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The year 2012 was a depressing time for people who are already pessimistic about the state of our common culture. Conversely, the re-election of Barack Obama, in large measure made possible by the heavy financial support of Hollywood, projects the optimism of the cultural Left. They anticipate increased blue-state voting patterns in favor of gay "marriage," legalized pot, gun regulations, and what next? Legalized prostitution? Euthanasia subsidized by Obamacare? So let's just line up the cultural winners of Obama's America, where the only impediments to progress are those who believe in religion, manners and "family values." Winner: Seth MacFarlane,...
  • That Terrible 'Ted' Movie

    07/06/2012 5:45:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Seth MacFarlane, whose $100 million contract with Fox makes him the highest paid TV writer in history, is now trying to take over the cineplex, with the same old shtick. You could pluck his oeuvre out of the summer movie-preview articles without any difficulty. His was the one where the teddy bear comes to life and becomes a profane slacker who practically lives inside a bong and hires hookers in groups. The movie's title is "Ted." It won its opening weekend with a $54 million gross at the box office. Clearly, MacFarlane's fans cannot consume enough of his pop-culture sewage....
  • Jay Leno Criticised Over 'Sexist' Christine O'Donnell Joke

    10/07/2010 9:56:14 AM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies · 1+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Thursday, October 7, 2010 | Jon Swaine
    Jay Leno, the television talk show host, and Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, have been criticised for making a sexual joke about Christine O'Donnell, the Republican Senate candidate. Leno asked MacFarlane on his Tonight Show programme whether he would like to have "sexual relations" with Ms O'Donnell, the Tea party-backed candidate in Delaware. MacFarlane replied: "I think the second she opened her mouth, it would probably ruin everything," to which Leno said: "Or make it really good." They were accused of sexism by Name It. Change It, an anti-misogyny group, which claims that their comments are representative of...
  • 'Family Guy' to further bait Palin by bringing back character with Down Syndrome

    07/26/2010 12:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jennifer Armstrong
    You know the best way to get Family Guy to bring back a guest character? Protest vociferously in the media — it helps if you’re a publicity-magnet ex-VP candidate — so as to create a rather grand controversy. Remember that girl Chris went on a date with during a February episode, the one who has Down syndrome and whose mom is the former governor of Alaska? And remember how Sarah Palin, in real life the mother of an infant boy with Down syndrome, fought back with a Facebook post and media appearances, calling the episode a “kick in the gut”?...
  • Robert Davi Rips 'Family Guy' Writers At a Memorial Day speech

    06/01/2010 4:08:41 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 18 replies · 1,508+ views
    Nice video at the link
  • As ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Chuckles Along, Seth MacFarlane Crudely Trashes Sarah Palin

    05/06/2010 12:07:05 AM PDT · by militanttoby · 16 replies · 1,147+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | May 5th 2010 | John Nolte
    In the NSFW below video, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, whose new Indian name is He Who Lies About Arizona’s Immigration Law, goes out of his way to savage Sarah Palin in the crudest possible way as a Hollywood Reporter “journalist” butt-boys right along with him. Over a mere 72 seconds you get the perfect encapsulation of everything wrong with our incurious, unskeptical, PleaseGawdLikeMe! entertainment media.
  • Seth MacFarlane: Historical Illiterate (Hollywood Lies About Arizona Law)

    05/05/2010 11:11:53 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 415+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/05/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane proves once again that while the denizens of Hollywood might be good at acting, or singing, or TV and movie making, they most certainly have no clue about history or contemporary politics. They are utterly illiterate about the world around them because of the insular bubble in which they live. In a recent interview reported by Reuters, the insufferable MacFarlane proves himself to be el stupido on the recent Arizona illegal immigrant law. Now, one isn't necessarily illiterate to oppose the new law essentially forced upon Arizona due to the utter failure of the federal...
  • 'Family Guy' Creator: Palin’s Down Syndrome Episode Outrage 'Partially Politically Motivated'

    04/23/2010 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 21 replies · 872+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 23, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Nothing is off-limits for Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Fox's "Family Guy" series, well almost anything. That's the message he wanted to convey in an appearance on CNN's April 22 "Larry King Live." MacFarlane was asked about an episode, originally aired on Feb. 14, which showed one of the characters, Chris Griffith, out on a date with a female with Down Syndrome, which she said her dad was an accountant, and "my mom is the former governor of Alaska." Some said he stepped over the line, others thought it wasn't a big deal. However, Palin reacted on the Feb. 16...
  • Family Guy visits Farm (Seth MacFarlane talks about his show, the FCC, and South Park)

    04/23/2006 11:51:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies · 10,695+ views
    The Stanford Daily ^ | April 19, 2006 | Patrick Fitzgerald
    Dressed in a slick leather jacket and armed with a back-pocket bottle of Jack Daniels, executive producer and creator of the hit cartoon “Family Guy,” Seth MacFarlane brought the house down last night during his talk at Memorial Auditorium. Speaking in front of a packed crowd of students and community members — one of whom pointed out that MacFarlane’s sister used to baby sit her years ago in Connecticut — MacFarlane touched on his show’s recent rivalry with Comedy Central’s "South Park," as well as his ongoing battle with government and network censors...