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The “Seriously Adam Lambert? Really?” Edition

  • Speaking of which, Scandalist put together 5 covers of “Ring of Fire” better than his last night.
  • In other Idol chatter, check out some of Paula Abdul’s “poetry.” I thought she’d gone of the deep end this year but it turns out she’s always been this way.
  • Seth Rogen may host SNL in April. Sweet! BTW did you catch SNL on Saturday? Tracy Morgan did a great job and we saw the triumphant return of Astronaut Jones. No new clip, I’m making do with the old ones.
  • Guess who signed on to do a cameo on The Cleveland Show? Sir Kanye!
  • And finally, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Scanwiches I’ve yet to meet a food Tumblr I didn’t like.

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Guess which politico just got cast in Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy spin-off, The Cleveland Show? Oh and the best part: she’s playing the matriarch of a family of bears that lives next door to Cleveland.

Give up?

It’s Arianna Huffington.

I’d like to think she has better things to do, but then again it’s probably a lot of coin for not a lot of work. You go girl.

Image: http://www.dctobc.com/

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I watched the trailer for the new Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show this afternoon. You can take a peak as well right here.

I can’t really tell which characters are real and which were just Family Guy inspired jokes. Will Cleveland really live next door to a family of bears? Am I an idiot for asking? Am I supposed to understand how the Seth McFarland universe works or just accept it?

But you know what saved the whole thing? The little ditty Cleveland sang at the end. I don’t know if it’s the theme song, but if anything from this ridiculous trailer gets kept, that’s it.

I’m cautiously optimistic. I will root for this show because:

1. That damn song is so catchy.
2. I always liked Cleveland.
3. I support shows with strong minority leads. If I have to take them animated form, then so be it.

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Seth Macfarlane, the twisted brain behind Family Guy, American Dad and the new Family Guy Spinoff (The Cleveland Show), just signed a massive deal with 20th Century Fox. When I say massive, I’m not exaggerating. Seriously ridiculous. 

Macfarlane is set to make $100 Million between now and 2012  for writing and producing his current animated docket and an upcoming live-action show. 
Learn from this people: You too can make an excess of $25 Million a year for coming up with crass humor and weak plots…and this from a fan. 
Seth Macfarlane is now the highest paid writer-producer in television, and a lot of people would argue that he’s not even very funny. 
Funny or not, the man is successful. If nothing else he is a master of raunchy jokes, timing, negotiation and luck. 

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