Seth MacFarlane

Family Guy Fan Launches Petition After TV Dog is Killed Off

A Family Guy superfan has launched a petition online lobbying cartoon creator Seth MacFarlane to bring key character Brian the Dog back from the dead after he was unexpectedly killed off.

The show’s talking family pet, Brian Griffin, was run over by a car in a ‘Life of Brian’ episode, which aired on the Fox network on Sunday. The animated Griffin family subsequently replaced Brian with a new dog, named Vinnie, voiced by The Sopranos star Tony Sirico.

Viewers took to various social networking sites to express their shock after the show, but Aaron Thompson from Alabama went one step further and started a petition on Change.org in an effort to convince Macfarlane, who voiced the cartoon pooch, to revive the character, who has been entertaining fans since the show’s pilot in 1999.

Launching the campaign early on Monday, Thompson wrote, “Brian Griffin was an important part of our viewing experience. He added a witty and sophisticated element to the show. Family Guy and Fox Broadcasting will lose viewers if Brian Griffin is not brought back to the show.”

More than 2,600 signatures have already been collected.

Meanwhile, executive producer Steve Callaghan has opened up about the headline-grabbing storyline, telling Eonline.com, “We thought it could be a fun way to shake things up. As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters.”

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Pink All Smiles After Surgery

Pink made her first public appearance after gall bladder surgery when she joined husband Carey Hart Wednesday at a charity comedy concert in Los Angeles.

The stars were guests of honor at PETA’s Stand Up for Animals fundraiser.

Glee actress Jane Lynch and hard-hitting political comic Bill Maher were among the celebrities who hit the stage at the Comedy Store.

Animal-loving comedy fans Olivia Munn, Cloris Leachman, Jorja Fox, Seth MacFarlane, Elisabetta Canalis, Emily Osment and Moby joined Pink and Hart in the audience.

Pink had to scrap a performance for President Barack Obama in Los Angeles last week after becoming, resulting in having her gall bladder removed in hospital.

Larry King Wants To Be Frozen After Death

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Legendary CNN interviewer Larry King has revealed that he hopes to be cryogenically preserved after his death. Larry broke the news to a table of Hollywood A-listers during the network’s recent “CNN Presents: A Larry King Special: Dinner with the Kings” event. While speaking with guests including Russell Brand, Seth MacFarlane, Tyra Banks and Conan O’Brien, King revealed: “I want to be frozen on the hope that they’ll find whatever I died of and bring me back.”

O’Brien was the first to respond to the comment, saying: “This is big news. You would like to be frozen? This is news to me.”

To which King replied: “It’s the only hedging of a bet.”