A segment from Sunday night’s episode of ‘Family Guy’ illustrated once again creator Seth MacFarlane’s unapologetic anti-Semitism.
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has been chosen to host the annual Oscars telecast in March, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Friday.
Oscar organizers are bringing back Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produced the Academy Awards telecast for a second year, despite a mauling by media critics for their first effort in February.
This Week: Staffers discuss the ongoing abuse scandal ay Yeshiva University and why the notion of the “Israel Lobby” seems to have hit the mainstream.
From jokes at the Oscars to SNL sketches to “House of Cards,” pop culture has integrated the idea of a powerful and nefarious Jewish lobby undermining America’s interests.
Comedian Seth MacFarlane said on Tuesday that he would not host the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony again, after TV critics panned Sunday’s show.
Sunday’s Oscar ceremony scored the biggest TV audience in three years, and edgy new host Seth MacFarlane helped boost interest from young men, despite getting a mauling from TV critics.
Watching gagmeister Seth MacFarlane’s off-color, take-no-prisoners performance as host of the Oscars on Sunday night and then observing public and press reactions afterward, two things become clear. The first is that a half-century after the Civil Rights revolution and 42 years after the debut of “All in the Family,” Americans are still hopelessly divided on the limits of propriety in ethnic and other stereotypes in our humor. Second, none of us has much of a handle on exactly what bothers us when, and where the line should be drawn, if at all.
Oscars writers seem to think that Hollywood is so liberal that they can get away with bigotry and anti-Semitism because everyone knows they’re “just joking.” Well this year, they went too far.