Stars defend Oscars host Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Russell Crowe and Steve Martin are among the stars to have defended Seth MacFarlane’s stint hosting the Oscars. The Family Guy creator has come under fire for some of his more daring jokes at the Academy Awards on Sunday night but the Les Misérables star and comic actor Steve – who has hosted the ceremony three times – think he did a great job. Russell tweeted: “Congratulations @SethMacFarlane , you did great mate, handled it all with grace, #topjob.” Steve added: “Seth MacFarlane was wonderful and who knew? I did. But then, I wrote “Cruel Shoes.” The Ted director has been slammed for his controversial jokes, which saw him mock the newly-reconciled relationship between Chris Brown and Rihanna, who originally split in February 2009 after he assaulted her. Speaking about Django Unchained, Seth said: “This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who’s been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie.” Drawing on the film’s foul and racist language for another gag, he said: “I’m told that the screenplay was loosely based on Mel Gibson’s voice mails” — a reference to the actor’s taped abusive calls to former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

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  1. HOLLYWOOD MAN • February 26, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

    haah!! showtime!! 🙂

  2. j • February 26, 2013 @ 2:49 PM

    please he built his family guy empire off offensive jokes plus he was way better than that ricky gervais d****bag its just to bad that the academy awards were on a channel that disney owns

  3. C-Dub • February 26, 2013 @ 3:11 PM

    I think he did fine and I hope he gives it another chance. Those were awesome jokes and if they people were offended, well, Chris shouldn’t have beat the crap out of his girlfriend. They are public figures and it’s already been all over the news and around the world, so for Seth to make a joke of it still brought the attention to the brutality of it and still embarrass the guy for doing it and Rhianna for taking him back over and over again. And Same as Mel Gibson.
    Seth can make light of celebs dumbass mistakes.

  4. Ty • February 27, 2013 @ 9:48 AM

    Seth really did a good job. I’m a fan of Family Guy and Ted, and man, that guy can really make you laugh – punchline after punchline. His humour appeals to a different demographic so maybe the 50+ year old actors who attended didn’t quite get it.

  5. Jo • February 27, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

    Beg to differ Ty…..as part of the 50+ gang I get it…..I just didn’t like it….

    In fairness I have liked a lot of his previous “stuff” just found him boring…..

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