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    Seth MacFarlane to Host Oscars

    Kevin Winter

    The Academy has decided that a whole cast of characters will host the Oscars this year—all in the person of funnyman Seth MacFarlane. The Family Guy creator, animator, voice actor, and all-around master of cartoon disaster will likely bring Stewie and Peter Griffin with him when he takes the stage on Feb. 24. “We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh,” the event’s producers said in a statement on Monday. “He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”

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