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No artist ever dislikes having a mega-hit single. It makes you money, gives you a great deal of fame and adds to your reputation in the music business.
Photos: The Hottest Looks from the 2014 American Music Awards
However, these 12 musicians – from Lady Gaga and Frank Sinatra to Madonna and Celine Dion – have admitted that they can’t stand their own chart-topping songs. We’ve compiled a list of their reasons why.
James Blunt, “You’re Beautiful”
The only thing James will never be with, is in love with “You’re Beautiful.” The singer told Hello! Magazine in October that the song became way too much for fans. "[It] was force-fed down people's throats," he said. "And it became annoying.”
The Simpsons vs. Family Guy debate has been raging for decades now, with the recent crossover lightly poking the fire. But despite all the discussion no general consensus has been reached. And frankly, there likely never will be any agreement – but it’s worth trying to figure it out, arguing and debating, because, after all, they’re shows we love.
Now, keep in mind that the question here is “which is better?” not “while gives you more laugh out loud moments.” That may seem odd when talking about comedies, but there are a lot of other factors in judging the two shows. Family Guy tells you right in its opening sequence that the aim is to make you both laugh and cry, after all. The Simpsons is well known for producing some heart-warming, tear-jerking moments; both have the ability to go the dramatic route as well as the comedic. »
- Jay Anderson
After more than 10 years on Fox, American Dad! has moved to TBS. Though the ratings are expected to be lower, will they be high enough for the show to be renewed for a 13th season? Or, will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
The home of Stan Smith and his family on American Dad! continues to be as unorthodox as ever. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, and Dee Bradley Baker.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
11/18 update: TBS has renewed American Dad! for a new season of 22 episodes.
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Though the current ratings for American Dad! are way down compared to the show's last season on Fox, they're apparently good enough for TBS. The cable channel has renewed the animated sitcom for a new season of 22 episodes.
Here are the details:
TBS Orders 22 More Episodes of American Dad!
Series Airs Mondays at 9 p.m. (Et/Pt) on TBS, With Encores on Adult Swim
TBS has ordered a new 22-episode season of Twentieth Century Fox Television's animated hit American Dad!, which is currently in the midst of its first season as a TBS original. Created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, American Dad! is executive-produced by MacFarlane, Weitzman and new showrunner Brian Boyle. The series airs Mondays at 9 p.m. (Et/Pt) on TBS, with encores presented by sister network Adult Swim.
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TBS has ordered another season of “American Dad,” the cheeky toon that relocated to the cabler last month from Fox.
The Seth MacFarlane comedy has been a solid performer for TBS and in its airings on Adult Swim since premiering in October. The 20th Century Fox TV series revolves around a conservative CIA agent and his nutty family life in Langley, Va. MacFarlane created the show with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. Brian Boyle is showrunner.
“We are thrilled with American Dad!’s performance to date and are confident the show is going to continue its tremendous success,” said Deborah K. Bradley, exec VP and head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting.
“American Dad” cheated death in 2013 when it was canceled by Fox after an eight-year run, only to be quickly snagged by TBS. That development echoed the trajectory of MacFarlane’s “Family Guy,” which was »
- Cynthia Littleton
TBS is going all in on American Dad. Less than a month after it started airing original episodes of the Seth MacFarlane cartoon, which aired its first 10 seasons on Fox, the cable network has ordered a new 22-episode season of the 20th Century Fox Television series. American Dad got off to a solid ratings start on TBS and is averaging 3.1 million gross viewers for premiere episodes this season. TBS' acquisition has also brought over the series' handsome catalog of old episodes. "We are thrilled with American Dad’s performance to date and are confident the show is
- Michael O'Connell
It seemed inevitable that Seth MacFarlane was going to star in a movie. After his success with Ted (which he wrote and directed and which made over half a billion worldwide), after hosting both Saturday Night Live and the Oscars, it seemed he wanted to be in front of the camera, no longer just writing and providing voice work for such television shows as Family Guy and American Dad. That shot was A Million Ways to Die in the West, which he also wrote, produced and directed, and it did not have the sort of success that would suggest he’ll get to star in another. The film barely made $40 million domestically, and was roundly panned. The film has its moments, and will probably get a better reputation when it’s viewed with the lowered expectations that come with home viewing, though it’s the definition of indulgent. Co-starring with Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson, »
- Andre Dellamorte
The ratings for Family Guy keep coming down but the Fox series continues to be a cash cow for the studio. Will it ever be cancelled (for the second time)? Move to a cable channel like American Dad! did? Will it return for the 2015-16 season? Stay tuned.
On Family Guy, Peter Griffin and his family and friends continue to have crazy mishaps in the Rhode Island town of Quahog. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
She's still got it! Christina Aguilera flaunted her post-baby bod and her post-baby pipes last Sunday when she attended the Breakthrough Prize Awards Sunday in Mountain View, Calif., with fiancé Matt Rutler. Xtina took the stage in her plunging red Rubin Singer dress and Marilyn Monroe-esque curls to sing her popular 2002 hit "Beautiful" for the first time since giving birth to daughter Summer Rain in August, and if there was any doubt about whether Aguilera could still hit those incredibly difficult notes—she can. The blond beauty serenaded a star-studded audience. Seth MacFarlane hosted the event, which was founded by Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and brought scientists and »
The slow, inexorable shuffle towards cancellation continues for "Mulaney," as Fox today decided to have it swap timeslots with "Bob's Burgers," effective immediately. Starting this Sunday, "Bob's" — which has been airing very irregularly this fall due to Fox's Sunday football and baseball commitments — will air at 9:30 after "Family Guy." Fox has the late NFL game this weekend, so "Mulaney" won't begin airing at 7:30 until the following Sunday, November 23. Fox had already reduced the episode order for "Mulaney" from 16 to 13 (the number of episodes that had already been produced at the time the decision was made), and its ratings have hovered around a 1.0 in the demo (or, as Fienberg has dubbed it, The Mulaney Line). It's playing out the string at this point, as a low-rated show ordered by Kevin Reilly, and produced by an outside studio, while Reilly's replacements, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, also have control of 20th Television. »
- Alan Sepinwall
By Anjelica Oswald
Since its premiere at Sundance, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been garnering Oscar buzz and rave reviews. The film could score nominations for best picture, director, actor and more, but after submitting three songs to the Academy for consideration in the best original song category, the film could add another nomination. Two of the songs were written by Ethan Hawke, who could garner a best supporting actor nomination for his portrayal of the father. If Hawke receives a best original song nomination for one of his songs, he will join a short list of actors who have scored nominations for songs since 1994.
Both Annette O’Toole and her husband Michael McKean were nominated in 2004, for their song “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow,” which appeared in 2003’s A Mighty Wind. Well known for her role on Smallville as Martha Kent, O’Toole didn »
- Anjelica Oswald
Having crossed over with Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy back in September, The Simpsons will be linking up with another Matt Groening creation with tonight’s episode as the stars of Futurama head to Springfield for ‘Simpsorama’, and you can check out a selection of clips right here…
Will you be tuning in to ‘Simpsorama’ tonight?
Will you be picking up the Lego Big Bang Theory set?
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- Gary Collinson
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It seems the 'Family Guy' intro came to life for some bar patrons in Milwaukee.
It seems the Family Guy intro came to life for bar patrons of Lucille’s Piano Bar in Milwaukee.
The Fox animated show's creator Seth MacFarlane showed up with a drink in one hand and a mic in another as he set out to perform a special rendition of Frank Sinatra's "Luck Be a Lady," among other songs, over the weekend.
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He was joined by his pal and former Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr, and at one point in the video captured, he even does a little dance. "Thanks Seth MacFarlane for spending most of the night with us at Lucille's on Saturday night and singing a few songs!!" Lucille's Facebook page posted. "Pretty epic!"
Post by Lucilles Piano Bar.
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Seth MacFarlane bringing Frank Sinatra back to life with a spot-on performance ... is Not what happened in a piano bar the other night. Instead, Seth put down a pretty funny version of a Blue Eyes classic.Seth got on the mic at Lucille's in Milwaukee last Saturday night and belted out a few Sinatra songs, including "Luck Be a Lady." The "Family Guy" creator forgot a few lyrics, but made up for it with a few expletive-laced improvs. »
- TMZ Staff
Family Guy premiered on television nearly 16 years ago, and has reached its 13th season, where it will probably crack the 250 total episodes mark before season’s end. The show has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, from being given terrible time slots to being cancelled altogether to having DVD sales break all kinds of records to being brought back to television to winning award after award to good reviews to bad reviews, and just about anything you can think of in between.
The debates over the show’s quality after all this time continue to rage in places all across the internet, but whether or not you think the show is still as strong as ever, or has taken a nose-first dive off a cliff, almost everyone can agree that Family Guy has been one of the funniest, edgiest, and best animated shows to ever grace a television set. »
- Aaron Hyden
As much as I want to like Family Guy‘s Brian, the longer the show goes, the harder that becomes. Where Brian was once an intellectual dog with literary ambitions, later seasons of the show have turned Brian into a short-sighted, over-the-top liberal with absolutely no writing skills – I mean, it got to the point they had to kill Brian off for a few episodes to remind people that yes, he was still important to the show (just look at Stewie’s face when he finds out Brian is dead). In memory of the Family Guy Brian that once was, we pay homage to five of television’s greatest animated dogs (in no particular order) that remind us of Brian’s finer days. Jake the Dog, Adventure Time Two words: magic dog. Jake the Dog is not just Finn’s companion on Adventure Time, but an other-wordly creature capable of manipulating his own physical chemistry. »
- Randy Dankievitch
Get ready! The holidays are pretty much here, and to prove it, most of this year's new holiday albums have already been released. Seth MacFarlane, Idina Menzel, Earth, Wind & Fire, and an a capella group appearing in Pitch Perfect 2 are all contributing festive new tunes to add to the season. If you're already getting excited for the coming months, it's time to check out the brand-new offerings. They might even become your new favorites! »
It's not the Oscars, but it's something. Seth MacFarlane will host the second annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, Hollywood's night to honor the world's top scientists and mathematicians. A slew of A-listers were also announced on Wednesday as award presenters. See photos: Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals Cameron Diaz, Jon Hamm, Kate Beckinsale, Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne will all be on hand to give out awards at this year's ceremony. The special will be televised on Discovery Channel and Science Channel on Nov. 15. The Breakthrough Prize, which awards each laureate in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics $3 million, is sponsored by Breakthrough Prize. »
- Ryan O'Connell
The International Documentary Association (Ida) announced nominations for the 2014 Ida Documentary Awards today, with awards being bestowed December 5th at the Paramount Theatre on the studio lot. The top films nominated in the best feature category include the critically-acclaimed Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and the state of surveillance of civilians post 9/11 which has been enjoying a theatrical run and Nick Broomfield’s Tales Of The Grim Sleeper about the serial killer who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over 25 years. In the limited series category is Playtone’s CNN doc The Sixties, among others. Best episodic include Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class and HBO’s Vice exec produced by Bill Maher (and others). In addition, Robert Redford will receive the Career Achievement award from the Ida.
Winners in the Best Feature and Best Short categories are selected by Ida’s international membership. Screening committees of industry professionals based in New York City, »
- Anita Busch
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