Oct 01 - ''Family Guy'' and ''Ted'' star Seth MacFarlane has been selected to host the 2013 Oscars. Bob Mezan reports.
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Seth MacFarlane has been selected to host the 85th annual Academy Awards. Producers from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences made the announcement on Monday (October 01), releasing a statement that said, "His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh."
It will be MacFarlane's first time on the Oscar stage. He recently made a name for himself on the big screen with his directorial debut, "Ted" - which earned 420 million dollars worldwide.
MacFarlane is also the creative force behind the long running animated TV series "Family Guy" and "American Dad" among others.
The Oscars will be handed out in Hollywood on February 24.
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