Feb. 20, 2013 | 12:42 p.m.
Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane has a message for the Oscars: Be careful what you wish for ’cause you just might get it. The raunchy-minded creative genius behind TV’s “Family Guy” and “American Dad” and the summer box office hit “Ted” says the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday will be “a very thin-skinned room” for his ribald sense of humor. “It’s a really bad match,” MacFarlane told CNN. “I’m the wrong guy to do this.” Oscars 2013: Complete coverage What do you think? Is MacFarlane a good match for the Oscars? Will the Academy Awards regret turning over the reins to him? Will he push the envelope? MacFarlane was joking, of course, in his comments to CNN. Or was he? Let’s not forget MacFarlane’s surprising appearance at the announcement of the Academy Awards nominees last month. (MacFarlane is the only […]
Jan. 11, 2012 | 7:08 p.m.
Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Suzy Q’s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, leaving many to ask the question Bill Murray once posed in “Ghostbusters”: “What about the Twinkie?” While the company says its Ho-Hos and CupCakes aren’t going anywhere soon, we’re already feeling nostalgic. Especially for the Twinkie, which, with its delicious “cream filling” and laundry list of additives, has inspired everything from the Twinkie diet to “Die Hard’s” sweet-toothed cop. Sure, some may consider it a nutritional wasteland, but the Twinkie is bona-fide Americana and a star on TV and in film. The seemingly never-expiring treat has given us “Family Guy’s” dysfunctional Twinkie kid and a different kind of hunger game for Woody Harrelson in “Zombieland.” So let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of out favorite Twinkie moments: 1. If ”Ghostbusters’ ” […]
Sept. 15, 2011 | 6:50 a.m.
“Family Guy” fans can think big Thursday night at the AMC Century City 15 in Los Angeles. In celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary, Fox is spotlighting the Griffin household — Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Brian and Stewie — with a 10-city, one-night-only, exclusive midnight viewing of an exclusive episode as well never-before-seen footage, trivia and giveaways. The other cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Seattle. Tickets for the Southern California event are free on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved at familyguyLA@gmail.com. The new epsiode that will be screened is called “Lottery Fever,” which finds the Rhode Island family struggling to stay grounded after finding themselves holding a winning ticket. The especially subversive 2009 episode “Road to Multiverse” will also be screening, having been picked for the occasion by fans voting via Facebook. The screenings […]