The Simpsons and Family Guy Join Forces to Make a Rape Joke

On Sunday, Fox will air its long-promised threatened Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode and, because cartoons are edgy, it will feature a joke that involves the word "rape." The comedy police have been dispatched. » 9/25/14 5:20pm 9/25/14 5:20pm

Katy Perry's Peppermint Bra Spins Gently Into That Good Night

Say good night, Gracie, to Katy Perry's spinning peppermint bra, which has been deemed a liability by her tour insurers. The ban was inspired by a recent wardrobe malfunction, admitted Perry: "My hair got caught in the wheels of my spinning peppermint bra and began to coil around and around. I'm forced to just go with… » 7/12/12 9:00am 7/12/12 9:00am

Family Guy Hits Horrible New Low With Domestic Abuse Episode

What the fuck, Family Guy. Personally, I'm way beyond being offended by the show — I've long been numbed to shock-value offensiveness — and had stopped watching years ago anyhow. But being a sucker for a Halloween-themed episodes, I tuned in to Fox's "animation domination" comedy block last night. What I saw was… » 10/31/11 1:45pm 10/31/11 1:45pm

Watchdog Group In A Tizzy Over Unsexy 'Sexy' Cartoons

Watch out, kids: the conservative group Parents Television Council has found out that your favorite cartoons contain jokes about sex, and they're out to ruin your fun. » 8/17/11 4:45pm 8/17/11 4:45pm

Embarrassing Moments In Pop Culture

Or, when the intersection of your highly-predictable blue state media diet and obsession with the well-being of your pets becomes a (well-deserved) punchline on Family Guy. » 4/19/10 2:30pm 4/19/10 2:30pm

Family Guy's Down Syndrome Episode: Adding Insult To Interesting

After Family Guy featured a character with Down syndrome and an obvious joke about Sarah Palin, she responded that it felt like a "kick in the gut." But is the episode actually offensive to intellectually disabled people? » 2/16/10 12:00pm 2/16/10 12:00pm

Britney's Super-Sized Valentine's Day; Madonna's Cool Carnival

Venezuela Doesn't Think "Everything's Better With A Bag Of Weed"

Yesterday Venezuelan authorities announced cable television networks that refuse to stop airing Family Guy will be fined. Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami called for the ban because of the episode in which Brian campaigns to legalize marijuana. [AP] » 9/25/09 10:20am 9/25/09 10:20am

Dr. Horrible Comes To The Emmys, Dr. House Worries About His Knees

Rosie Calls Elisabeth A Twat Swat; Kristen Stewart: "I Would Kill For…

Unaired Family Guy Abortion Episode Not Anti-Choice, Still Offensive

Last night, Emmy voters were treated to a private table reading of the unaired Family Guy "abortion episode." Lisa de Moraes of the Washington Post reported the show had "an antiabortion message," but clips suggest otherwise. » 8/13/09 4:40pm 8/13/09 4:40pm

The Abortion Episode: Family Guy Goes Live Action

With Fox unwilling to air the Family Guy episode in which Lois contemplates an abortion, all the actors in the series (except Seth Green, who's traveling) plan to do a table reading of the episode next week. Video, please? [Variety] » 8/06/09 11:20am 8/06/09 11:20am

The Family Guy Abortion Episode: Coming To A DVD Near You

During a Family Guy cast panel at Comic Con today, Seth MacFarlane claimed that an abortion episode, deemed "too edgy" for television by Fox, would be included on the next set of Family Guy DVDs. » 7/25/09 6:20pm 7/25/09 6:20pm

Mad Men, 30 Rock Lead Emmy Nominations

Nominees for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, with last year's winners 30 Rock and Mad Men earning the most nominations. The surprises: nods for Sarah Silverman and Family Guy. [N.Y. Times] » 7/16/09 9:40am 7/16/09 9:40am

Madonna Not At Risk For Swine Flu • Sarah Jessica Parker Expecting Twins

Lance Armstrong And Matt Lauer Injured While Biking

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