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Oscar guy MacFarlane aims to perk up stodgy awards

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Oscar guy MacFarlane aims to perk up stodgy awards

FILE - This June 16, 2012 photo shows Seth MacFarlane posing for a portrait at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Early reviews for Seth MacFarlane's Oscar-hosting skills are very positive. The Academy Awards won't be presented until Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, but MacFarlane won laughs from the show's director during a rehearsal Thursday, Feb. 21, inside the Dolby Theatre. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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