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    SXSW: Why the Seth MacFarlane-Produced 'COSMOS' Revamp for Fox Is Spectacular Enough for the Big Screen

    The name on everyone's tongue at the first screening under SXSW's new Episodic banner may not be who you would expect. It wasn't Neil deGrasse Tyson, who did receive a thunderous ovation from the packed house at Austin's Paramount Theater. It wasn't writer of both the new and old editions of "COSMOS...

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    Watch: Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron Find 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' In First Red Band Trailer

    While Seth MacFarlane could've taken the easy road and simply cranked out a sequel following his surprise smash hit "Ted" (though, yes, "Ted 2" is slated for a 2015 release) he chose to raise his game for his sophomore feature film. Taking a lead role, and tackling a genre that's tricky to pull off ...

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    From "Family Guy" to "Cosmos": Producer Kara Vallow Talks Collaborations with Seth MacFarlane

    Kara Vallow explains how she developed the unique animation style for Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, the sequel to Carl Sagan's groundbreaking 1980 miniseries. Vallow also shares insight into Brian Griffin's temporary demise on Family Guy as well as American Dad's upcoming move to TBS.

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    First Look: Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Starring Charlize Theron & More

    Dusting himself off after his divisive hosting job of the Oscars last year, Seth MacFarlane has been hard at work on his next feature film, the western comedy "A Million Ways To Die In The West." And if anyone can make the not-always-reliable genre work, it's him. Because, really, who would've thoug...

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    Seth MacFarlane Will Not Host Oscars Again... Suggests Joaquin Phoenix Instead

    "Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again," Seth MacFarlane announced on his Twitter feed today.

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    Seth MacFarlane Confirms He Won't Be Hosting The 2014 Oscars

    Ever since the end of February, fans of jokes about boobs, lazy pop culture references and dinner theater crooning have had one question: would Seth MacFarlane return to host the Oscars? The "Family Guy" creator and "Ted" director was a divisive choice for this year's ceremony, some finding him a br...

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    Can Seth MacFarlane Break $500 Million Again? 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Sets 2014 Date

    Was it beginner's luck, or is Seth MacFarlane the new R-rated comedy king? With his feature directorial debut "Ted" taking over $540 million worldwide last year, it certainly went way above and beyond what anyone was expecting of a movie with a talking, foul-mouthed teddy bear and Mark Wahlberg. And...

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    Seth MacFarlane Asked To Return To Host The Oscars

    Not longer after his gig hosting the Oscars this year -- an effort which produced mixed results, at best -- Seth MacFarlane was asked on Twitter if he would like to do it again, to which he replied, "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though." But regardless, it looks like the Academy want him back...

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    Tina Fey Defends Seth MacFarlane's Hosting of the Oscars: "It's the hardest job there is"

    Seth MacFarlane has no plans to return to the Oscars. "No way," he tweeted. Tina Fey, for one, who hit it out of the park at the Globes with Amy Poehler, defends his performance as Oscar host. "It's the hardest job there is," she explains by phone. "It's a tough room. Seth did great."

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    My Night at the Oscars, from the Red Carpet to the Governor's Ball

    It was mighty fun attending the Oscars as a guest, as opposed to standing on high heels with the print press off the red carpet or backstage, simultaneously tracking the show and winners' interviews. It's been a while since I covered inside the Oscar show for Premiere and EW--back at the Shrine and ...

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