Sunday, February 24, 2013
The black-tie affair will serve as a fundraiser for a non-profit that helps homeless families become self-sufficient.
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Sunday, February 24
City officials, fortune 500 companies, celebrities and community members will celebrate the 85th Oscars tonight at Oscar Experience 2013, the only officially sanctioned viewing party in the state. The Center for Family Resources (CFR), an Atlanta non-profit that helps homeless families become self-sufficient, is hosting the black-tie affair, which serves as a fundraiser for the organization. The following area leaders will be in attendance: Since 1994, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has allowed local charities to host viewing parties. The money generated from the parties remain in the communities where it was raised. In past years, the Center for Family Resources has raised more than $300,000. It has hosted Cobb's viewing …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The mind behind “Family Guy” will be in front of millions of families Sunday as he hosts the 85th Academy Awards. Tell us if you believe he’s the right man for the job.
The man that brought us Peter Griffin and an alive but vulgar teddy bear named Ted, among other memorable characters, will head up Hollywood’s biggest night Sunday. Seth MacFarlane was announced late last year as the host of the 85th Academy Awards, which airs Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. EST on ABC. Though MacFarlane’s entertainment résumé is long, he is perhaps best known as the creator of Family Guy and one of the minds behind two other animated shows on Fox, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Just last year, he made an impact on the big screen with a movie he wrote, directed and produced—Ted—which opened with the highest weekend box-office take for an original R-rated comedy at $54.1 million. Interestingly enough, when MacFarlane …