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Bar Yanks 'Roofie Colada' After Complaints

'Family Guy' joke doesn't fly at Staten Island eatery

(Newser) - Family Guy humor works on the Family Guy, but not, apparently, on a drinks' menu. A Staten Island bar and restaurant has retired its "Roofie Colada" and apologized to patrons offended by what they saw as a date-rape joke, reports Fox News . The Phunky Elephant put the vokda and... More »

Family Guy Pulls Off a Resurrection

Seth MacFarlane was offering fans a 'lesson'

(Newser) - After a few weeks in the afterlife , Brian the dog is back on Family Guy. ABC News explains the resurrection: With help from a Christmas wish to save his best friend, baby Stewie travels back in time and pushes Brian out of the way of an oncoming car. Briefly, the... More »

Family Guy Hints at Big Changes

Future episodes suggest Brian's resurrection

(Newser) - Spoiler ahead: The apparent death of a favorite Family Guy character may not have marked his end. Brian the dog is set to appear in future episodes, Entertainment Weekly reports, including one Dec. 15 in which "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he... More »

Tragedy Strikes on Family Guy

See below for surprising spoiler

(Newser) - Major spoiler alert: A member of the Family Guy family died in last night's episode, and apparently it wasn't a joke. Brian the dog was hit by a car during a street hockey game with baby Stewie, the Huffington Post reports. His last, not-so-funny words: "You’ve... More »

Family Guy's Boston Marathon Episode Yanked

Tasteless mashup appeared on Internet

(Newser) - A Family Guy episode that aired in March featured some now-unfortunate scenes: In one, Peter Griffin drives drunk over Boston Marathon runners so he can win the race; in another scene unrelated to the race, an extremist planning to blow up a bridge gives him a cellphone, which he calls,... More »

Social Media, Family Guy Contributed to Steubenville

Two columnists weigh in on rape case

(Newser) - The Steubenville rape case is shocking, but should we really be surprised that none of the teens who witnessed the crime helped the victim? Two columnists today argue that modern culture, from social media to shows like Family Guy, contributed to just such a situation:
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SNL Honors Conn. Victims

New York Children's Chorus sings 'Silent Night'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live shelved the jokes for last night's Cold Open, opting instead to let the kids do the talking in the wake of Friday's Connecticut school shooting : The show opened with the voices of the New York Children's Chorus singing "Silent Night" without accompaniment, reports... More »

Seth MacFarlane to Host SNL's Season Premiere

Daniel Craig gets show No. 3

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's cast may still be a work in progress after the departures of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, but the show is at least lining up its hosts for season No. 38. Seth MacFarlane, the Family Guy creator who just made his directorial debut with Ted, will... More »

Amanda Knox Makes Maxim's Hot 100

No. 1 spot goes to Bar Refaeli

(Newser) - Bar Refaeli is No. 1 on this year's Maxim Hot 100 , but No. 92 is arguably more interesting: It's Foxy Knoxy herself, Amanda Knox. She's probably the most controversial entry, but the list also contains a cartoon character (Family Guy's Lois Griffin) and a man (Stephen... More »

Family Guy Creator Wishes Show Would End (It Won't)

Seth MacFarlane 'secretly hoping' fans finished with it

(Newser) - The Griffin family is showing no signs of slowing down—but their creator sometimes wishes they would, he tells the Hollywood Reporter . "Part of me thinks that Family Guy should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series," Seth MacFarlane... More »

Family Guy Creator to Reinvent Flintstones

Seth MacFarlane will update 1960s classic

(Newser) - Fred and Wilma meet Peter and Lois? Sorta. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is taking a stab at reinventing The Flintstones, Fox television announced yesterday. Work will begin on the 21st-century version of the classic cartoon this fall, and the animated series will likely air in 2013. Though MacFarlane will... More »

Family Guy '06 Osama Episode a Lot Like Real Thing

Take a break from the melodrama, courtesy of Mediaite

(Newser) - There's plenty of serious and smart analysis going on about the newly released Osama bin Laden videos and what they say about the al-Qaeda leader's life in hiding. If you need a break from the melodrama, check out Mediaite's video comparing a tape in which bin Laden... More »

Rush Limbaugh Stars on ... Family Guy

The unlikely guest star plays himself on Sunday episode

(Newser) - Seth MacFarlane is “a Hollywood liberal,” Rush Limbaugh acknowledges, but MacFarlane and the conservative king still get along swimmingly—as evidenced by Limbaugh’s upcoming guest stint on Family Guy . The episode, airing Sunday, features liberal family dog Brian intending to berate Limbaugh at a book signing,... More »

Lady Gaga Beats Obama to 10M Facebook Fans

Singer beats president to milestone

(Newser) - More than 10 million Facebook users are fans of Lady Gaga, making her the first living person to reach the eight-digit reaches of global popularity, Us reports . Michael Jackson, Family Guy, Texas Hold 'Em, and Mafia Wars are the only other entities with 10 million fans. Even President Obama has... More »

Family Guy Accused of Taunting FCC With Stewie Doo-Doo

Parents Council: Creator out to break rules

(Newser) - The Family Guy foes at the Parents Television Council say the show has gone beyond merely ignoring FCC guidelines to actively trying to break them. The watchdog group—irked by a gag in the latest show that involved the family dog's appetite and the contents of baby Stewie's diaper—demands... More »

Palin: I Joined Fox for Fairness, Balance

She also rips White House on Leno appearance

(Newser) - So now we know why Sarah Palin joined Fox: to boost "fairness and balance" in the media. That's what she told Jay Leno in his second night back at the helm of the Tonight Show. "The mainstream media is quite broken and I think there needs to be... More »

Family Guy Racks Up Most Indecency Complaints

Fox programs account for half of all gripes

(Newser) - Fox's Family Guy is keeping the Federal Communications Commission busier than any other program on TV, according to records released under the Freedom of Information Act. A single episode of the show in March 2009 with a plot line involving horse semen triggered nearly 200,000 complaints to the section... More »

Down Syndrome Family Guy Actress Rips Palin for 'Using' Trig

'She carries son like loaf of bread, looking for sympathy'

(Newser) - The actress with Down syndrome at the center of a Family Guy-Sarah Palin feud has slammed the one-time VP candidate for carrying around her son "like a loaf of French bread, looking for sympathy and votes." Andrea Fay Friedman was the voice of Chris Griffin's date on a... More »

Palin Rips Fox's Family Guy on Fox

Talks to Bill O'Reilly about 'cruel, cold-hearted people'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin continued to chide Fox's Family Guy...on Fox. Speaking to Bill O'Reilly last night, she acknowledged "this world is full of cruel, cold-hearted people." Trig, on the other hand, has a "heart of gold," and while when "I look at Trig and I... More »

Sarah, Bristol to Family Guy: 'Heartless Jerks'

Palins use Facebook to air grievances toward Fox

(Newser) - In a moment of restraint, Sarah Palin responded to the Family Guy controversy with a Facebook rant—except it wasn’t a rant, and it wasn't hers. In a post titled “Fox Hollywood—What a Disappointment,” Palin calls the episode that “mocked” son Trig “another kick... More »

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