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9 Greatest Full-Episode TV Tributes to Movies

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As The Onion has pointed out, full-episode parodies of movies can be a sure sign that a TV show is running out of steam and ideas. And, historically, they're right. (See: Almost any '90s comedy series that ever did a Halloween episode homage to cheesy horror movies.)

But there are a select few shows that have consistently brought the goods when it comes to film satire, using movie plots as a springboard to create something special with their own characters instead of just covering for a lack of originality with 23 minutes of "Hey, look at us making references to this thing you loved!" Get More »

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Seth MacFarlane Not Hosting the 2014 Oscars, for Real this Time

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Seth MacFarlane has decided not to host the Oscars again ... again.

Last month, 2014 Academy Awards producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron all but begged the "Family Guy" funnyman to come back for another turn on the Oscars stage after he'd already said "no way" to the idea before — it was on Twitter, but it was still a definite answer — and while he has admitted to at least considering a second chance at the job of mocking celebutantes as they collect Hollywood's most elite prizes, it's just not going to happen. Get More »

'Family Guy' Movie Announcement Draws Worldwide Giggitys

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Animation, comedian and all around cool dude Seth MacFarlane unexpectedly showed up at an mtvU event yesterday to announce a cool new contest for this year's Oscars — more on this later — but managed to completely upstage himself by also revealing that there is definitely going to be a "Family Guy" movie in the future.

"It's just a matter of when," MacFarlane said before tempering expectations slightly by adding, "It's hard to do that while you have the series going on at the same time; I think that's why it took 'The Simpsons' 20 seasons to figure out how to do it." Get More »

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Yabba Dabba Re-Do! MacFarlane Nabs 'Flintstones' Rights


Seth MacFarlane is taking a page right out of recent history -- and having a gay old time with it. The "Family Guy" creator has nabbed the reboot rights to "The Flintstones" for both TV and film projects.

The deal reportedly took years to complete, involving as many as nine people from four entities (MacFarlane, talent agency WME, 20th Century Fox TV and Warner Brothers TV). Get More »

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Tanit Phoenix Turns Us On -- To Movies, Music & More

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Tanit Phoenix is a temptress of many trades.

Aside from speaking three languages and being a multi-talented dancer and martial artist, the South Africa native is also making headway as a hot rising star in Hollywood. Now appearing in "Death Race 2" (on Blu-ray and DVD today) in which she plays perhaps the sexiest convict who ever lived (and which was filmed in her homeland), Phoenix is currently shooting an epic 13-part series for HBO called "Femme Fatales."

Amidst her busy schedule, Phoenix took some time to tell us what feeds her pop culture fix. Get More »

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The Top 9 TRON-Inspired Parodies

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Who would have thought back in 1982 that "TRON" would be bigger than ever 28 years later?  Certainly no one at Walt Disney Studios, as the film was considered a critical and commercial disappointment.

Steven Lisberger, the director of the film that started it all, has theorized, "It took 28 years because we needed the 10-year-olds (who enjoyed the original) to grow up and take their 10-year-olds to see it."  And those 10-year-olds did just that, growing up to get jobs as writers of widely popular TV shows, comedians, pro skaters and advertising reps. Get More »

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