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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 »

Seth MacFarlane Might Host the Oscars Again

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While "Family Guy" funny guy Seth MacFarlane literally said "no way" when asked whether he would return to host the Academy Awards again, he might just get the chance to change his mind all "No way! Way!" "Wayne's World" style here soon.

As detailed by Cinema Blend, yesterday producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were confirmed to return for the 2014 Oscars and are rumored to have asked MacFarlane to give the show another go. Get More »

Filed Under: Awards Movie News Oscars

Liam Neeson Rides Into 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

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Liam Neeson may soon be adapting his particular set of skills to the Wild West.

The "Taken" star is in talks to get on the horse that is "A Million Ways to Die in the West," Seth MacFarlane's all-star follow-up to "Ted," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"A Million Ways" stars MacFarlane (who will also direct) as a cowardly sheep farmer who chickens out of a gunfight, an act of unmanliness that causes his ladylove (Amanda Seyfried) to ride into the sunset without him. He embarks on a quest to find his courage under the tutelage of a mysterious stranger (Charlize Theron) — and soon has a chance to test that courage when her revenge-seeking outlaw husband (Neeson) rides into town. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Oscar Nominees with the Wrong Director: So Wrong It's Right

Finding the right director for their movie is one of the biggest and most important challenges studios face. After all, the director shapes every aspect of the film, from the story to the cinematography to the cast. And if you do manage to get the right director, the reward can often be measured in Oscar nominations.

But if you get the wrong director? Well, that can be measured too — in YouTube parodies.

Say hello to Oscar Nominees with the Wrong Director. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: YouTube

Seth MacFarlane Says 'No Way' to Hosting the Oscars Again

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You know, just like how J.J. Abrams said he wouldn't direct the new "Star Wars."

Response was mixed to Seth MacFarlane's hosting of the 85th Annual Academy Awards (personally, we thought he came off best whenever he didn't try so hard), but even if Oscar ends up wanting him back for another go-round, the "Family Guy" creator doesn't want the gig, according to The Live Feed.

"No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though," MacFarlane tweeted Tuesday morning in response to a question from one of his nearly 3.8 million followers. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News Oscars | Source: The Live Feed

Amanda Seyfried Guns For 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

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We know Amanda Seyfried can carry a tune. But can she, you know, ride into the sunset?

The "Les Miserables" star will soon time-travel from the days of the French Revolution to that of the American West as she's saddling up to join Seth MacFarlane's western comedy, "A Million Ways to Die in the West," according to Heat Vision. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Heat Vision

Seth MacFarlane Mocks Bond's Bartending Skills

The phrase "shaken, not stirred" has become eternally synonymous with a clear image of James Bond in a sharp black tuxedo, hunched over a counter and giving some random barkeep a knowing order, all while keeping his third eye squarely locked on whoever the bad guy du jour happens to be. But is the distinction even necessary?

This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, doesn't seem to think so. Get More »

Filed Under: Awards Oscars | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Casting Roundup: Theron, Chastain and Farrell Get the Gigs

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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...

• Seth MacFarlane has scored quite the cowgirl! The "Ted" funnyman has rounded up the gorgeous (and quite funny herself) Charlize Theron to star in his new film, "A Million Ways to Die in the West," a self-described "Blazing Saddles"-type comedy about a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. [Heat Vision]

Colin Farrell and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain are going classical with "Miss Julie," director Liv Ullmann's take on August Strindberg's 19th-century stage play about the sexually-charged battle of wills between a wealthy socialite and one of her head servants, with the servant's fiancee popping up every now and then to make things even more interesting. Samantha Morton is also set to star. [The Hollywood Reporter] Get More »

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Oscar Nominees React to Being Un-Snubbed

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Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.

So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.

Best Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »

Filed Under: Awards | Source: HitFix

Cute: Oscar Hopefuls Sing Jingle Bells to You

When you're a potential Oscar nominee, there's no end to ways you will humiliate yourself in order to win over the mostly 80+ year-old voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Somewhere between appearing on "Oprah" and busking on a subway lie these jolly fellows, who all appear to be singing "Jingle Bells" (or at least trying) because you may or may not have gotten those candy canes they sent out lined with $100-dollar bills. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: EW
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