Seth MacFarlane

Screenshot from the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Campaign.

‘Reading Rainbow’ gets hand from Seth MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane has promised to match up to $1 million in pledges made on the Kickstarter website […]

07/01/2014

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced DeGeneres’ selection Friday. The movie […]

08/02/2013

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Fox schedule includes ’24’ return

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of “American Idol,” is betting big on its first miniseries showcase, starting with a limited-edition “24” and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. […]

05/13/2013

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Television ratings up for Oscars, to 40.3M people

NEW YORK (AP) – The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years.

02/25/2013

Seth MacFarlane

Oscar hosting: Is it a thankless task?

NEW YORK (AP) – The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless.

02/25/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

Affleck’s ‘Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize.

02/24/2013

The Oscars

Partial list of 85th annual Academy Award winners

(AP) – Partial list of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday in Los Angeles.

02/24/2013

Actors Bradley Cooper (top left), Daniel Day-Lewis (bottom left), Hugh Jackman (center), Joaquin Phoenix (bottom right) and Denzel Washington. (AP Photo)

Oscars have clear favorites, wild-card MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books.

02/24/2013

Oscar statue

Oscar guy MacFarlane aims to perk up stodgy awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it’s generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning.

02/22/2013

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Complete List of Academy Awards Nominations

The Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning, and heard live on LA’s Morning News. Seth McFarlane, the host of the Feb. 24 prime time Academy Awards Show, and actress Emma Stone made the announcements […]

01/10/2013

The Oscar Experience College Search (Photo credit: The Oscar Experience via Facebook)

MacFarlane surprises UCLA class, announces contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Oscar host Seth MacFarlane is inviting college students to join him on stage at the Academy Awards. The “Family Guy” creator made a surprise appearance at UCLA to announce a contest sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU that will allow winning college students to appear on the Feb. 24 Oscar telecast.

11/30/2012

TV's Walters visits with 'Fascinating' Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Veteran TV newswoman Barbara Walters paid a visit Tuesday to the New Jersey Statehouse to talk with a man she finds “pleasant, smart, funny” and even “good-natured.” Gov. Chris Christie is […]

11/20/2012

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