Water Cooler: Oct. 3

MacFarlane to host Oscars

On Monday, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was announced to host the 2013 Academy Awards.

This will be the first time MacFarlane has hosted the awards.

Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 10 and the ceremony will air Feb. 24.

Previous hosts include Billy Crystal, Steve Martin with Alec Baldwin, James Franco with Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Jon Stewart with Ellen DeGeneres.

Adele composes for film

Adele has officially confirmed she has taken part in writing and will be performing the theme song for the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall.”

The film will hit theaters in the U.S. Nov. 9 and will be the third in the series starring Daniel Craig as Bond.

Information and photos from The Associated Press.

Compiled by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor.