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So, is Seth MacFarlane Getting a Piece of Charlize Theron?

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Ya, the rumors are swirling & I the only reason they’re swirling is because, given the chance, who the hell wouldn’t take a stab at asking out a woman like Charlize Theron. I’d love to say that Seth will make a perfect father figure for Charlize’s son Jackson & provide her with the stability she needs in her love life, but I highly doubt that’s the case. From his perspective, sure it’s frickin’ Charlize Theron, but why would a King Sugar Daddy like Seth MacFarlane close himself off from the Los Angeles hottie pool for a few months? I think he’s too smart for that, to be honest.

What’s everyone’s take?

Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried in Seth MacFarlne’s “Million Ways”

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Pictured: Amanda Seyfried Promotes ‘Lovelace’ in Berlin; Charlize Theron at 63rd Berlin International Film Festival

“Seyfried is coming off playing Cosette in Universal and Working Title’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Les Miserables. She also has the much-buzzed-about Linda Lovelace biopic, Lovelace, awaiting release.[THR]

Something tells us this one will be decidedly less raunchy than Ted but no less hilarious. Seth MacFarlane is following up the success of his 2012 runaway hit with Million Ways, a comedy set in the wild, wild West with Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried. MacFarlane is himself starring in the lead role.

The story is about a yellow-bellied farmer (MacFarlane) who is deserted by his girlfriend (Seyfried) after withdrawing from a gun fight. He soon finds himself in the clutches of a villainous mastermind’s better half (Theron) who teaches him how to shoot and win back the girl of his dreams.

Not sure if the whole “learning to shoot” thing will go down well in the wake of the Newtown gun tragedy, but one thing’s for sure: if anyone can make current events hilarious with the right mix of satire and self-aware irony, it’s the man behind Family Guy.

Production is slated to start in early May.

Oscar Nominations Announced: “Lincoln” Leads, Bieglow-Affleck Snubbed

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“Although Pi didn’t register in any of the acting categories, it still managed to amass the second highest number of nominations — 11.”[THR]

It’s the second Thursday of the new year, which means the Oscar nominations are out! Like everyone expected, Lincoln led the pack with 12 nominations, including one in every major category. Tom Hooper’s much acclaimed Les Miserables also picked up a hefty number of nominations, though Hooper himself was locked out of the Best Director category (huh?). Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck were also snubbed from the Best Director category, though both Zero Dark Thirty and Argo were nominated for Best Picture.

Want to start laying bets on who wins? I’ll go first: as I’ve said nearly every day here since Christmas, Anne Hathaway will win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Helen Hunt was terrific in The Sessions, but Hathaway was transcendent.

Here is a list of all the major nominees announced today:

1. Best Picture: “Amour,” “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”

2. Actor: Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”; Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”; Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”; Denzel Washington, “Flight.”

3. Actress: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”; Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Naomi Watts, “The Impossible.”

4. Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, “Argo”; Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”; Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”

5. Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, “The Master”; Sally Field, “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”; Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”; Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook.”

6. Directing: Michael Haneke, “Amour”; Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”; Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”; David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook.”

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MacFarlane Plans Follow-Up to $501 Million Mega-Hit “Ted”

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“MacFarlane and his ‘Ted’ co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have penned A Million Ways to Die in the West, which sources say MacFarlane is planning to star in and direct, for summer 2013.”[THR]

How will Seth MacFarlane top himself after the mega success of global hit Ted and his upcoming stint as host of the 2013 Oscar ceremony? By writing, directing, and starring in his next feature, tentatively titled A Million Ways to Die in the West.

No, there isn’t a sequel to Ted in the works (at least from what we know from our sources), but MacFarlane has been getting hit with offers from left, right, and center to appear in front of the camera in a starring role (stoners and fans of raunchy humor rejoice!). A Million Ways to Die in the West is being described as a “Blazing Saddles-style movie — meaning a Western with contemporary humor, with one undercurrent being just how dangerous and painful life really was in the late 1800s.”

Sounds pretty off-kilter to us, which is just how McFarlane likes to operate.