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Mark Wahlberg and Ted to be Oscar presenters

Mark Wahlberg and Ted to be Oscar presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Actor-producer Mark Wahlberg and his teddy bear co-star from "Ted" are to be presenters at this month's Oscars show in Los Angeles, telecast producers said.

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Ban lifted on film Muslim groups oppose ... Blur, Wu-Tang Clan on Coachella bill ... Barbra Streisand to perform at the Oscars ... 'Set You Free' tops U.S. album chart ... News from United Press International.
Barbra Streisand to sing at the Oscars for first time in 36 years

Barbra Streisand to sing at the Oscars for first time in 36 years

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar winner Barbra Streisand is to sing at next month's Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the telecast's producers announced Wednesday.
Norah Jones to sing 'Ted' theme at Oscars in LA next month

Norah Jones to sing 'Ted' theme at Oscars in LA next month

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones is to perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted" at the Oscars in Los Angeles next month.
Adele to perform 'Skyfall' at Oscars ceremony

Adele to perform 'Skyfall' at Oscars ceremony

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- British singer-songwriter Adele is to perform her Oscar-nominated "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles next month, producers said.

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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods ... Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter ... Timberlake working on new album ... 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's drama about the last months of the 16th American president's life, leads the field with 12 Oscar nominations.
MacFarlane, Stone to read list of Oscar nominees

MacFarlane, Stone to read list of Oscar nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Writer-director-producer Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone are to announce Oscar nominations Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., producers said.
Gen. David Petraeus named Most Fascinating Person of 2012

Gen. David Petraeus named Most Fascinating Person of 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Ex-Gen. David Petraeus, former director of America's Central Intelligence Agency, topped Barbara Walters's list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2012.
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Seth MacFarlane to voice a character on 'The Simpsons'

Seth MacFarlane to voice a character on 'The Simpsons'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is to lend his voice to a character on the animated American TV series, "The Simpsons," Fox announced.
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Clinton, Christie make Walters' Most Fascinating list

Clinton, Christie make Walters' Most Fascinating list

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are among Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2012, ABC said Monday.
GQ honors Affleck, MacFarlane, Tatum

GQ honors Affleck, MacFarlane, Tatum

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Seth MacFarlane and Channing Tatum were among stars honored at the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards presentation in Los Angeles.
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Comedian and television host Bill Maher (L) reacts to comments by animator Seth MacFarlane during an unveiling ceremony honoring him with the 2,417th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on September 14, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (/ˈsɛθ ˈwʊdbɛri mɨkˈfɑrlən/; born October 26, 1973) is an American animator, writer, comedian, producer, actor, singer, voice actor, and director best known for creating the animated sitcoms Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters.

A native of Kent, Connecticut, MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory and I Am Weasel, before creating his own series for 20th Century Fox entitled Family Guy in 1999. MacFarlane went on to co-create American Dad! in 2005, The Winner in 2007 and The Cleveland Show in 2009 for 20th Century Fox.

As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Kraus in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. In 2008, he created his own YouTube series entitled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. As a performer, MacFarlane has sung at several venues, including Carnegie and Royal Albert Hall.

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