Ellen DeGeneres may have landed one of the biggest gigs in showbiz but the decision to say ‘Yes’ wasn’t easy. Instead of consulting Seth MacFarlane, Oscar producers or friends and family, she decided…
Earlier this month, the Media Action Network for Asian Americans implored the Fox brass to reconsider — and even re-shoot — the content featured in the pilot for Seth MacFarlane’s live-action comedy…
Is continuity for the sake of continuity a virtue?
Like David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Chris Rock -- all recruited to add to the Oscars' hipness quotient -- Seth MacFarlane has relatively little to gain in trying to solve the telecast's age-old…
Christoph Waltz was the night's first winner Sunday, taking the Oscar for his performance in "Django Unchained," while "Brave" took best animated feature.
"I am a big proponent of laughter, and I really believe that laughter can heal," says Noreen Fraser, founder of the Noreen Fraser Foundation and its signature charity event, Variety's Power of Comedy…
Seth MacFarlane will be feted by Variety at the third annual Power of Comedy fundraiser set for Nov. 17 at the Avalon Hollywood.
Amy Poehler will receive the 2011 Power of Comedy award at Variety's second annual Power of Comedy confab Nov. 19.
Cinematographers have long debated the merits of film vs. digital, but today, as they evaluate options for upcoming features, they're just as likely to ponder all the bewildering flavors of digital…
A serendipitous combination of star, material and director.