Why Seth MacFarlane is a brilliant choice (audio)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday.

MacFarlane made his directorial debut earlier this year with “Ted,” which took in more than $420 million at the box office. The 38-year-old entertainer also hosted the season opener of “Saturday Night Live” last month. This is his first time hosting the Academy Awards.

KFWB entertainment editor Ross Crystal tells Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee why he thinks 38-year-old MacFarlane is a brilliant choice:

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