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The Last Word on ‘Sing’

You know, I don’t exactly go after him as much as I should, but, yeah, there’s a segment of Hell out there somewhere waiting for Chris Meladandri. For those who aren’t 100% familiar with him, he’s somewhat of an allusive figure, there’s actually not a lot of material out there on him, but I think I’m not gonna disappoint too many people by saying in animation terms at least, he’s probably the biggest hack out there. Well, I should say that he’s most known for animation, but honestly, he doesn’t have much of an animation background; he’s spent his whole career producing in fact, and his career didn’t start in animation. He’s not illustrious as a producer; the pre-Disney movies he made, range from the forgotten to the forgettable, until he had relatively minor hit with ‘Cool Runnings’. He
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Seth MacFarlane, 'Family Guy' Called Out Weinstein, Spacey, Ratner and Rose Before Sexual Misconduct Claims

It seems that Seth MacFarlane was dropping serious hints through Family Guy that something was amiss with multiple high-profile Hollywood men, who have since been hit with a tidal wave of sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations.

From Kevin Spacey to Brett Ratner to Charlie Rose, MacFarlane, it seems, used his Fox cartoon to call the men out when their alleged misdoings were only industry murmur.

The instance most noted to this point was when Kevin Spacey appeared to be called out in the episode "Don't Make Me Over," which first aired June 5, 2005. That gag had baby Stewie running naked through a crowded mall, yelling, “Help,...
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Charlie Rose On-Air Sexual Innuendo Going Viral, Courtesy of John Oliver

  • TMZ
Charlie Rose is off the air at CBS, but his sexual banter with his "CBS This Morning" co-hosts is all over the Internet ... thanks to John Oliver's HBO show, 'Last Week Tonight.'  Oliver does a running "awkward sex talk" bit, fully dedicated to what -- at the time -- seemed like Rose's playful, yet sexually charged chit chat with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. In one of the clips, you hear Norah tell
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Fall TV Scorecard: What's Already Been Canceled or Renewed This Season

  • BuzzSugar
The Fall season is synonymous with brand-new TV, and even though quality programming comes out all year long, Fall is still very important, especially to broadcast TV. There are a ton of new shows this season, and as they premiere and either land - or bomb - we also get news on whether the new series are getting picked up for a whole season (or longer). We have the first news on the new shows, plus some updates on your favorite shows that were previously renewed. (Not seeing what you're looking for? Check here.) What's Been Renewed CBS Young Sheldon: The Big Bang Theory's spinoff series has already been picked up for a full season after premiering in late September. ABC The Good Doctor: The brand-new series starring Freddie Highmore has been picked up for a full season. NBC This Is Us: This is technically old news,
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Family Guy: Season 15 Ratings

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Last season, Family Guy dropped again in the ratings. Thanks to its numbers in the 18-49 demo though, it remained one of the top 10 scripted Fox TV series, so it seems less likely to be cancelled than other shows. Still, the sitcom is aging, and Seth MacFarlane debuted The Orville this fall -- a live-action sci-fi comedy. Could the end possibly be nigh? Will Family Guy be cancelled or renewed for season 16? Stay tuned. A Fox animated comedy, Family Guy centers on Peter Griffin, his family and friends, and their crazy mishaps in the Rhode Island town of Quahog. The voice cast includes MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry.Read More…
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The Orville: Season One of Fox Series to Be Shortened

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Don't worry, The Orville isn't cancelled. In fact although it has already been renewed for season two, Fox is reducing the space dramedy's season one episode order from 13 to 12. It seems this has more to do with scheduling than anything else. TV Guide reports the lingering episode will be moved to the second season on Fox. A Fox sci-fi series, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. Set in 2417, the story follows Ed Mercer (MacFarlane), the new captain of The U.S.S. Orville, his ex-wife, First Officer Kelly Grayson (Palicki) and the rest of the crew. Read More…
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‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane Signs With CAA

CAA has signed Family Guy and The Orville creator Seth MacFarlane, one of the most prolific and highest-paid writer-producers working in television, Deadline has confirmed. MacFarlane is heading to CAA after almost two decades at Wme (and predecessor Endeavor). During that span, MacFarlane has built an animated comedy empire with mega-hit Family Guy, and American Dad!, which are still on the air, as well as Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show, which ran for four…
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Seth MacFarlane Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and the new TV show The Orville, has signed with CAA in all areas.

He was previously at Wme.

MacFarlane is a multi-faceted talent who has had success in television, film and music.

Through his company Fuzzy Door Productions, he produces such hit television shows as the long-running Family Guy, for which he has won four Emmys; American Dad; Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey; and The Orville, on which MacFarlane also stars and Fox recently renewed for a second season. The Orville ranks among the top new dramas of the fall TV season, averaging a 2.5 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic when factoring in seven days of...
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‘Future Man’ Review: Seth Rogen’s Zealously Bawdy Hulu Series Riffs on Sci-Fi Classics for New-ish Adventures

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‘Future Man’ Review: Seth Rogen’s Zealously Bawdy Hulu Series Riffs on Sci-Fi Classics for New-ish Adventures
In referential narratives, there’s a point where a nod to popular culture becomes so obvious the writers feel the need to specifically acknowledge it. “Community” consistently did this well, crafting individual episodes around known films or TV shows, like “A Fistful of Paintballs” or “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux,” and naming their episodes after the homages (if not directly announcing them in the narrative). But those were one-off spoofs of form as much as function, featuring stylistic touches that served as a tip of the hat to the filmmakers. They were quickly forgotten as the long-term story moved on to another target the next episode.

The Orville” is perhaps a more accurate comparison for “Future Man,” given both shows are taking a premise made famous decades prior and repurposing it for their own benefit. Seth MacFarlane’s Fox series has failed spectacularly in bluntly copying “Star Trek,” missing both the motivation,
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‘Future Man’ Review: Seth Rogen’s Zealously Bawdy Hulu Series Riffs on Sci-Fi Classics for New-ish Adventures

‘Future Man’ Review: Seth Rogen’s Zealously Bawdy Hulu Series Riffs on Sci-Fi Classics for New-ish Adventures
In referential narratives, there’s a point where a nod to popular culture becomes so obvious the writers feel the need to specifically acknowledge it. “Community” consistently did this well, crafting individual episodes around known films or TV shows, like “A Fistful of Paintballs” or “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux,” and naming their episodes after the homages (if not directly announcing them in the narrative). But those were one-off spoofs of form as much as function, featuring stylistic touches that served as a tip of the hat to the filmmakers. They were quickly forgotten as the long-term story moved on to another target the next episode.

The Orville” is perhaps a more accurate comparison for “Future Man,” given both shows are taking a premise made famous decades prior and repurposing it for their own benefit. Seth MacFarlane’s Fox series has failed spectacularly in bluntly copying “Star Trek,” missing both the motivation,
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Family Guy: Season 15 Viewer Votes

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What's the deal with the Griffins in the 15th season of the Family Guy TV show on Fox? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Family Guy is cancelled or renewed for season 16. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the Family Guy season 15 episodes below. An animated Fox sitcom, Family Guy follows stereotypical sitcom dad Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane). Overweight and a bit dim, Peter is close to his kids, despite being a heavy drinker. A piano teacher, wife Lois (Alex Borstein) is a stay-at-home mother and usually the impatient voice of reason. An outcast at school, 18-year-old
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Gwen Stefani Gets Holiday Special at NBC

Gwen Stefani Gets Holiday Special at NBC
Gwen Stefani is spicing up the holidays.

The 48-year-old singer has nabbed her own holiday special at NBC, called Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas.

According to a press release, the event will be a "modern take on traditional Christmas specials." The hourlong program will feature holiday sketches and musical performances, including a duet with Blake Shelton. Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and Ne-yo will also make special appearances on the program.

Stefani will perform several songs off her new holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, as well as several holiday classics, like "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night" and "Santa Baby."

Related: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Want to Have a Baby Together, Source Says

“Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year,” Stefani said in a statement. “I am excited to share my new holiday album with everyone and the joy of this holiday season. I look forward
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‘The Orville’ Star Adrianne Palicki on Rob Lowe Spraying Her With ‘Too Much’ Blue Goo

  • The Wrap
‘The Orville’ Star Adrianne Palicki on Rob Lowe Spraying Her With ‘Too Much’ Blue Goo
(Warning: Spoilers ahead for this week’s “The Orville”) Commander Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) wasn’t the only person with eyes for a certain blue-hued troublemaker on this week’s “The Orville.” Rob Lowe returned as the surprisingly seductive Darulio on Thursday’s episode, and not only did Kelly end up back in bed with him, but Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) also found himself unable to avoid the pheromones that Darulio was putting out. Also Read: Adrianne Palicki Was 'Devastated' Over Failed 'Wonder Woman' Pilot: 'We Were a Year' Too Soon Palicki appreciates that the episode helped
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Adrianne Palicki says her Wonder Woman pilot came a year too soon

Six years before Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot teamed up to bring the Amazon Princess to the big screen, producer David E. Kelley tried unsuccessfully to launch a Wonder Woman TV series, with Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Orville) in the lead role as Diana Prince.

The show failed to make it past the pilot stage, and speaking to The Wrap, Palicki has revealed that she was “devastated” that it didn’t make it to series, and feels that it came a year too soon to capitalise on the superhero boom.

“We were a year or two too soon,” said Palicki. “It was right before the main pop of Marvel movies and television series. The movies [had started coming] out, but it wasn’t like [today, where] that’s what makes money now — that’s what people want to see. It was a little too soon, it was a little early.”

“I was devastated for a while after,
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The Orville: Does Ed Have a Crush on Kelly's Ex?

Ed (Seth MacFarlane) is acting awfully strange in tonight's episode of The Orville.

In "Cupid's Dagger," a blast from Kelly's (Adrianne Palicki) past returns to her life, and it opens up old wounds between the once-married couple. That blast? The blue Lothario named Darulio who bedded Kelly in th ...

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The Orville Sneak Peek: Ed Gets a Blast From Kelly's Adulterous, Blue Past

The Orville Sneak Peek: Ed Gets a Blast From Kelly's Adulterous, Blue Past
You’d have to be living under a Horta to not know that The Orville‘s Ed walked out on wife Kelly after catching her canoodling with a blue alien lover. And in tonight’s episode (Fox, 9/8c), the Band-Aid on that seminal betrayal is ripped off anew, as seen in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek.

RelatedFox’s The Orville Renewed for Season 2

In “Cupid’s Dagger,” the ninth of this season’s 13 episodes, The Orville is called to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, but tensions run high when a familiar face boards the ship — Darulio, the
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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25, Week 8 Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

Dancing With the Stars' Trio Night was full-on fun!

With special appearances from past winners, like reigning mirrorball champion Rashad Jennings and season one winner Kelly Monaco, there was a tremendous amount of talent in the ballroom during week eight of the dance competition show.

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to one dancing duo -- Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke -- before the five other couples were announced that they'd be advancing to next week's semi-finals.

Now, Et's breaking down all the memorable choreography moments from last night's performances!

Watch: 'DWTS' Competition Heats Up After Quarterfinals Elimination-- See Who Went Home!

Individual Dances

Drew Scott & Emma Slater - Waltz, "Both Sides Now (Torch Songs)" by Years & Years

Dance highlight: This week, Emma challenged Drew to be vulnerable as he performed a piece dedicated to his fiancee, Linda Phan. Our favorite moment happened at the 1:02 mark, when Drew assisted Emma in a gorgeous arabesque spin.

Judges'
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'DWTS' Week 8 Preview: Mirrorball Champ Rashad Jennings, Frankie Muniz & More Tease Trio Night Dances!

'DWTS' Week 8 Preview: Mirrorball Champ Rashad Jennings, Frankie Muniz & More Tease Trio Night Dances!
It's week eight of Dancing With the Stars, and the competition is heating up!

As the six remaining contestants and their pro partners take the stage on Monday, they'll be tackling two dances in hopes of making it to the finals.

It's Trio Night, and Et's breaking down everything we can expect to see in the ballroom!

Who's on top of the leaderboard?

(Combined scores from individual performances and team dances)

1. Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson: 60/60

2. Tie! Drew Scott & Emma Slater, Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy: 57/60

2. Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold: 54/60

More: 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25, Week 7 Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

Who's in danger of elimination?

Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke received the lowest combined score from the judges last week, 49/60, followed closely behind by Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas, who scored a total of 51 points.

What are the stars performing to for their Individual Dances?

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Paul King interview: Paddington 2

Ben Mortimer Nov 6, 2017

Director Paul King on the box office failure of Bunny And The Bull through to the heights of the new Paddington 2...

Returning to the world of Paddington following the huge success of the first movie is co-writer and director Paul King. It's a magical film he's fashioned too, and he spared us some time to chat about it. Here's how that conversation went...

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I interviewed you about eight years ago for Bunny And The Bull at the McM Comic Con...

And look how well that went.

How things have progressed...

There was no suite then, was there?

There wasn’t much of a view, either.

No. I think we pretty much had to hitch to get there.

Pleased with the progress?

It’s been very nice.
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