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Love him or hate him, "Family Guy" and "Ted" creator Seth MacFarlane will be the host for the 2013 Oscar telecast. Entertainment Weekly (new issue on newsstands February 15) sits down with MacFarlane to talk about prepping for the big night, his issues with Beyonce's Super Bowl "workout on stage," his rumored romance with "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke and more. On time-consuming Oscar preparation, and living in the Fey and Poehler shadow: “It’s the time commitment I just don’t think I could do again. It will have been almost six months that I’ve been working on this. [Laughs] And I’m still going to get savaged in the press, so… Tina [Fey] and Amy [Poehler] will do it next year and they’ll get rave reviews.” On Beyonce's performance at the Super Bowl: "I like that Sinatra and Dean and Crosby and those guys used to just get up »


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