USMagazine, Monday, February 25, 2013, 8:00am (PST)
Will Seth MacFarlane be welcome at new year's Academy Awards? Jury's out. The Family Guy and Ted creator, 39, struck the wrong note with many viewers -- and celebrity audience members inside the Dolby Theatre -- with jokes that bordered on sexist, racist and homophobic.
During his "We Saw Your Boobs" song, for example, MacFarlane trilled with the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus, MacFarlane called out winners Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie plus nominees Naomi Watts, among others. As the cameras panned to the audience, both Theron, 37, and Watts, 44, looked visibly annoyed by the the number.
"We have finally reached the point in the ceremony where either Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz or Salma Hayek comes onstage and we have no idea what they're saying -- but we don't care, because they're so attractive," introducing Hayek
"This is a story of a man fighting to get back his woman who's been subjected to unthinkable violence -- or, as Rihanna and Chris Brown call it, a date moive!
"To give you an idea of how young she is, it'll be 16 years before she's too young for Clooney," on Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis, 9.
"And those of you who gave yourselves the flu two weeks ago to 'get there'? It paid off," jokingly commending the thin women in the room