They love to change things up and cause creative tension, but the folks behind “Family Guy” may have gone too far with their decision to kill the beloved Griffin family dog Brian.
Executive producer Steve Callaghan explained that creator Seth MacFarlane and the rest of the writers pondered the idea and ultimately decided to replace the pup with another pooch named Vinny whose voice is provided by Tony Sirico of “The Sopranos” fame.
Who needs Oscar when you have Alexis? Seth MacFarlane might not be hosting Hollywood’s biggest night again this year, but he could have someone special to watch the show with: “Perfect Pitch” actress Alexis Knapp.
The "Family Guy" big wig and Knapp have known each other for several years, but only recently started dating. "It's been going on for a little while,” says a source familiar with the budding romance. “It's very casual but they are hanging out and he is having fun with her. They always had good chemistry.”
After his widely-criticized stint as last year's host, it may come as a relief to some that Seth MacFarlane is unable to take center stage for next year's Oscars.
Taking to Twitter to announce the news on Monday (May 20), the 39-year-old comedian wrote, "Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again, tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep."