With Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane hosting the 85th Annual Academy Awards, it would seem that anything might happen. Now, Mark Wahlberg – star of MacFarlane’s feature film debut, Ted – confirms that he and his co-star, the titular CGI teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane himself), will appear during the Oscar telecast on February 24.
In an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show set to air Friday, Wahlberg also confirmed that deals are in works to bring about a sequel to Ted, which surpassed The Hangover to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. While mentioning that he’s never done a sequel before, Wahlberg expressed his confidence in MacFarlane.
When asked by Cooper how Ted will be preparing for his big night at the Oscars, Wahlberg replied, “He can’t do it without [smoking a bong]. It’s mandatory.”
Here is a clip from Wahlberg’s appearance on Anderson Cooper Live:
In just a few short days, we’ll finally find out who takes home the big prize. Each year, hundreds of movies are in the running – but now we’re down to five. Five movies that will stand the test of time and will never be forgotten. One of these fives movies will go down in history with other such classics as Catwoman, I Know Who Killed Me, The Love Guru and Showgirls.
Wait, you didn’t think I was talking about the Oscars, did you?
The Razzies is the real awards show that I care about.
Just finished watching the Academy Awards and I’m here to present my personal nominations from the 2008 Oscars.
Best Looking Presenter:
a very nervous, but smoking hot Katherine Heigl
Animated Film That Didn’t Win But Should Be Seen And Is Recommended Even Though It’s About Surfing Penguins:
Movie I’ve Never Heard Of With Most Nominations:
La Vie En Rose
Most Obvious Product Placement:
Best Bad Guy of 2007 That Totally Deserved His Award:
Most Overlooked Movies:
Across The Universe
The King Of Kong
Most Underwhelming Lack of Emotive Acceptance Speech(es):
Joel & Ethan Cohen
Number of People I Recognized In The Death Montage:
Movies I Really Need To See Now The Oscars Reminded Me What I’ve Missed:
The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
There Will Be Blood
Lars and The Real Girl
Into The Wild
Charlie Wilson’s War
A new study from UCLA’s California Center for Population Research on using science to predict the Oscars.