Cate Blanchett to appear on 'Family Guy'
April 29th, 2011
03:39 PM ET

Cate Blanchett to appear on 'Family Guy'

She's had some of the most dignified and acclaimed roles in the world, and now Cate Blanchett is going for a new gig: a guest starring role on "Family Guy."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award winning actress will pop in for an episode next spring on the hit Fox animated series.

No details yet on Blanchett's character. The actress is currently filming "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.

Filed under: Celebrities • Family Guy • television

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  1. FG

    Chair... Big Chair... High Chair.... Chair.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
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  3. Capt John Hubert II

    I agree with Al-Lo. Obama shouldve waiting for about a year as this boost in his polling numbers wont last long. Nice try Obama.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Al~Lo

    How do we KNOW bin laden is dead? Because the government said so? B.S. piled so high. It's not confirmed because the body was disposed of IMMEDIATELY @ f*!*ing sea?? Why was Saddams sons killed then photographed for "confirmation"? Ok.... I guess the"war on terror" will stop now huh? Everybody is mentally in the BOX!! WAKE UP!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. les

    I use to think the show was very funny, but now some of it is so rude and offensive, I don't even find it funny. I find they focus on the other characters too much and need to focus more on Peter. Peter is hilarious.

    May 2, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Peter Yanker

      I agree. Lets focus on more Peter in my mouth and more Peter in my butthole. I love Peter suckin...give them to me boys!!

      May 2, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. johnnyb

    They should have Early Cuyler on the show. Look it up

    May 2, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. charlie crack

    @portal punk- what a great day for america, he is a dead chicken!

    May 2, 2011 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      She's much more important than you so its a good thing

      May 2, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      Im not sure how I replied to you but apparently nothing is working as intended this morning.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. charlie crack

    Blog blog, all get news ahead osama phucked w the USA and ended up dead! Sha na na na hey hey hey gooodbye! God bless america!

    May 2, 2011 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. bab

    Ladies and gentlemen Mr Conway Twitty....

    May 2, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. portalpunk

    Osama Bin Ladin is a dead chicken!!!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. @N

    @b lo me do i really care.writin in foreign languages doesnt help.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. karl

    Hey peter can you blow some real news down here.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tasha

    giggity giggity giggity goo

    May 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. B lo me

    @ Superhiro. Clearly, you live your life through me. Keep on truckin'

    May 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff

    As a former fan... Family Guy is waaaaay overrated. King of the Hill is the best show. I was stupid in my youth.

    May 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Superhiro

    @B lo me want to play Balls Inspector its when we rub and lick each others balls or Weiner Inspector its when we rub and lick each others weiners.Its a great game for g@ys.I played it with Billie Joe Armstrong.

    May 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. B lo me

    There you are @N. Hiding like a loser. es un perdedor grasa. mezclar en una ensalada.

    May 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  18. @N

    @head diva go crawl back under yo rock b!otch!!!we had enough of ur bs!!

    May 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kevin

    Shut up, Greg.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  20. tiffany

    Cool but stupied and werid

    May 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
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  22. B lo me

    Stick it up her obama!

    May 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  23. csb

    Well at least it isn't Obama, we skew that up to.

    May 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  24. B lo me

    Hey Diva. You are the loser that is always stirring up BS on the cnn blogs. Find a hobby please...

    May 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. D.

    I love family guy and even if I didnt id rather hear about it than the royal wedding

    May 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  26. oh Nooo!!

    where's ma money man =) love stewei
    & also giigdy

    May 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jay

    Family Guy is great because it picked up where the Simpsons died. Seth wasn't afraid to be edgy and creative, and that's what draws crowds. The fact that the crappy Simpsons are still on is a testament to how big Family Guy has become; Matt Groening simply doesn't want to realise he already lost the comedy race. Let the Simpsons die with whatever miniscule amount of dignity they have left. ...Also, giggity.

    May 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Kim

    Family Guy is da~bom diggity! BRIAN is the funniest character they have! & shutup Meg!

    May 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Holly

    Family Guy is too clever for most people. Even a lot of people who watch the show don't really "get it". Seth McFarlane = too awesome. His works dominate Sunday night television for a very good reason, so don't hate just because you'd rather be watching Will & Grace or Friends.

    May 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Johnny-Woof Woof

    And now we play the waiting game...

    May 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Will

    A respectible acting resume', an Academy Award winner, etc...are all miniscule compared to Ms. Blanchet having finally landed the role of all roles; the epitome of what all actors and actresses aspire to!!! Ms. Blanchet has now reached the ultimate plateau of her acting career! To be allowed to work along side Stewie, Quagmire, Brian, Peter, Lois, and the others...this will go down in Hollywood lore! And in the words of the most masculine acting prowess on the big screen today, I give you...."Giggity!!!"

    May 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. JESSE

    This shows gonna be here for a h-while..

    May 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Meg

    Meg "I met a guy today!" Peter "shut up meg" quagmire "giggidy" stewie "what the deuce is katy perry doing naked"

    May 1, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  34. Marko


    May 1, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  35. LaQuan

    Big deal family guy is not that good some episodes are but not all like thats y the simpsons is better

    May 1, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  36. Earl Butz

    "Will watching Family guy do anything for you? There are more things to do than watch and you get nothing out of it."

    Like sit around and act superior on the internet?

    May 1, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  37. Why watch it?

    Will watching Family guy do anything for you? There are more things to do than watch and you get nothing out of it.

    May 1, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  38. Why watch it?

    Why watch this when you can be doing better things.

    May 1, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  39. Zotster

    Wait, why is she even going to be in "The Hobbit"? She played Galadriel in LOTR, a character who didn't come anywhere close to appearing in "The Hobbit."

    May 1, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  40. punk w no name

    and you are a stupid cold-hearted b!tch!

    May 1, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  41. Head Diva In Charge

    Anyone that watches this show are morons and are lacking brain cells.

    May 1, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  42. eric


    April 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. maury

    Ummmmm riiiight.. Only if we were in the 19 century... But no, iots call internet. Doesn't matter were you are.. Btw. Are you aware of social media? Cell phones? Yes!!!! You woke up walt disney!!!! Ufffff

    April 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  44. drag-n


    April 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Betty

    I'm a 52 year old educated lady and Grandmother and NOTHING makes me laugh more than the site of Peter Naked and drunk asking his co-worker why doesn't he have the lights on when they make love!!!!!! I love this show!

    April 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Gizzle


    April 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Diablo135

    Poor broad? You mean the mega successful highly popular poor broad? You fail

    April 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Brittany

    Only the coolest people watch family guy so if you don't like it or don't watch it then your not cool... Its that simple 🙂

    April 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  49. babymakes3

    Hey I make a good life for my family. For all the office stuff I put up with day to day, insane customers, and general craziness of life I deserve something better. My escape is The Simpsons (been watching since Tracy Ulman Show), Family Guy, and American Dad (reminds my husband of my ex lol). SM keep up the tradition of putting tradition in a purple nurple like MG. MG by the way has Stephen Hawking as a fan and guest star. Cate is joining a happy few!

    April 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  50. mr herbert

    thats how my scoutmaster shakes hands!!

    April 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Dr. John Zoidberg


    April 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. CarvXV

    I love both South Park and Family Guy, and these are shows that still have a strong following after many seasons. I can understand people not liking the show (unlike many of us), but to say the show is terrible with such authority is to pretend you speak for anyone else but yourself, which is not a really smart thing to do.

    And really, how can you not giggle everytime you come across with the phrase "giggity"?

    April 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  53. tse

    WOW front page news indeed. Give the writer and editor a prize...or a free job at

    April 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Scott

    Who really cares about Family Guy now? It's just a bunch of cancer and AIDS jokes. And that "Cavalcade" DVD was crap.

    April 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  55. BigGameJames

    @No And CHARLIE SHEEN is relatively important to society?

    April 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  56. TheWordMaster

    This is one sad blog page.....

    April 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. daniel

    South park rules!!

    April 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. No

    I thought it would be Charlie Sheen or someone of relative importance in society, not someone completely irrelevant...

    April 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Richard Allen

    Isn't the idea of the entertainment section to report on things going on in the entertainment world? I know it's obviously not the biggest news story ever, but it does still go with the idea set forth for this area of CNN. Those who say this isn't news worthy for this section obviously only want reports of people in Hollywood dying. I don't. I find this interesting seeing as how most of her work has been very respectable and high end. Not that there is anything wrong with doing family guy. I find the show entertaining. Just wonder what sort of role she will play.

    April 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  60. beantowndown

    Respect the simpsons simpletons!

    April 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  61. nic pzine

    Gorillaz rock. and i look like murdoc

    April 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  62. watsittooya

    all the familt guy catchprrases: giggity wat the deuce bird is the word hmmmmm shut up meg oh nooooo i knooooow its raining sidways!! chunky!! swiming hole!! Stewie killed lois lois wasnt dead ladys old he gnna get it etc etc

    April 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |

    Next Spring? As in a year from now?

    April 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Ebert


    April 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  65. tony

    Mommy, mommy.... the trolls are all over CNN's comment page...

    April 30, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  66. Pete

    It's all about the Benjamins.

    April 30, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  67. Name*blanket

    Trash show...

    April 30, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  68. Wolf O'Donnell

    Can't let you do that Blanchett.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  69. 2cute

    Who is she dont nobody care

    April 30, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  70. Ollie


    April 30, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  71. sauron

    eons ago i got to dive in that blonde muff. now she shaves it off and now i got a clam staring back at me. bring back the muff bring back the muff. cmon ladies leave something there for god sakes. eww.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  72. Melissa


    April 30, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  73. Cate is HOT

    April 30, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  74. stewie

    Cate blanchett hmmm? She will be the perfect mate after my plot for world domination. The world shall be ours and we will repopulate this wretched rock.

    DAMN U ALL! Victory is mine!

    April 30, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  75. jesus

    Wait – people still watch Family Guy?

    April 30, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  76. Quagmire

    Giggity giggity!?

    April 30, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  77. CNNamon Toast Crunch

    Can you guys shut up? I'm trying to watch The Simpsons!

    April 30, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  78. kolb

    Family guy stupid! What? Evidently you do not attain the capasity for this higher level of comedy. Don't watch it... Its just to funny. Go watch robot chicken!

    April 30, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  79. Cheshire

    Cool? But I don't get why that is entertainment, there have been way better guest starring roles. Oh well... FG rocks! =D

    April 30, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  80. irishhguy

    Hey there muscley arm hobbit boy....wanna see a magic staff?

    April 30, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  81. mad chicken


    April 30, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  82. Ed

    Let's hope Seth knows when to ride off into the sunset, thus avoiding the Schiavo-like existence that has befallen "The Simpsons".

    April 30, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  83. tiffany

    Family guy is soo awsome right!!!!!!

    April 30, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  84. Jason

    FG loves to make fun of her "beauty";) interested to see what they're gonna do with her!

    also...giggity, shut up Meg, the bird is the word etc. etc.

    April 29, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Rick

    Famliy Guy Rocks!

    April 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Brian

    I'd snoop around her hobbit-hole! Giggity! Oh!

    April 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  87. jason

    Family guy is the best show ever made! by far!

    April 29, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  88. petey boy

    At least she's filming the hobbit that's good news

    April 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  89. sir buzzkillington

    Anybody watch the royal wedding

    April 29, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  90. aenic

    Love family guy. Watching it right now. Funnnnyyy

    April 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  91. chris

    I'll take them all Mr hubert, only if she will sit on my face.

    April 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  92. hubert

    Hey Chris wanna handful of tylenol pm?

    April 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  93. 2pac

    This chick can def get it

    April 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  94. bigbjbush

    Look at how many viewers family guy has week in and week out. She's just trying to boost her popularity. Can't really blame the lady!! All hail Stewie!!!!!

    April 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  95. bigbjbush

    Look at how many viewers family guy has week in and week out. She's just trying to boost her popularity. Can't really blame the poor broad.

    April 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Name*chris

    I'll watch it

    April 29, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Peter

    Shut up Meg... .

    April 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Meg

    Does this mean I wont be on that episode?

    April 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Stewie


    April 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Dizzyd

    You see? This is why I love coming on these sites-the comments are worth the price of admission alone!

    April 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Sheila

    Whoooooopie! is her career fading out that she has to stoop to R-rated CARTOONS?

    April 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      Could be that she just wanted to do something different. From time to time, things are that simple.

      April 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah Palin's Smegma

      Family Guy is a TV-14 rated show. It's a family type show for all to watch. If you don't like it tune into Michelle Bachmans penis on Fox News. I read he is balls in with her wife. God Bless!

      May 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  102. paul ~ ny

    it never ceases to amaze me how many people look at entertainment news and then whine that its not news. of course its not news thats why its in the entertainment section.

    April 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tolu

      Thank you!!!

      April 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • cjm71

      Well it is still news, it's just not about politics or sports. It provides information (or news) about this area, i.e. entertainment. it is still news though.

      April 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • cjm71

      why do the time of posting vary so widely? is it the time zone each person is posting from?

      April 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Darowe

    Family Guy terrible! You will rue the day youu made that comment.....Go ahead, start rueing!

    April 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  104. mbanyas

    Giggity squared!

    April 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Quagmire

    giggity... .

    April 29, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  106. madhater

    Family Guy is terrible.

    April 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • JKSkins30

      It was once a good show and then the dumb writers decided to get overly political and recycle stories from older episodes.

      April 30, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • boo

      I KNOW RIGHT? them constantly flashing back to him fighting the bird and re-fighting the bird is TERRIBLE.
      as for family guy changing over time, the only thing that changed was the art quality oh and um pushing stewie being gay more and the pedo neighbor.... most likely the reasons u dont like it aka against my supreme christian taliban values which makes no sense as the neighbor is simply doing what your priests have done for centuries

      April 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Creamy Goodness

    I'd hit it.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  108. second

    i know, right?

    April 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  109. First

    Sweet, but this isn't news.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      How is this any less "news"worthy than anything else in the Entertainment section?

      April 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • duh

      the AUTHOR of this non article realizes FAMILY GUY is a cartoon right?
      FYI in a cartoon the characters are DRAWN so if the artist has the ability to draw a FLEA it can star in the show. and on top of that is Seth mcFarlan can mimic the sound of a donkey then they can draw a Flea that sounds like a Donkey. I know I know it all sounds complicated but yeah cartoons are head strong

      April 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee Carroll

      How could serious actress like Blanchedtt do a gig on weak-dick show like "Family Guy"?Hard up for funds?

      May 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah Palin's Smegma

      I think Family Guy is the best show on TV. I do know God tunes in on Sunday nights to watch. God couldn't produce a better show if it tried.

      May 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      Hey, morons... It is news. Entertainment news, as so cleverly filed in the Entertainment section of the news. What exactly is a non-article anyway? An article that isn't an article? You must be an art student. Do you think anyone will remember you when you die?

      May 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • CNN Moderatora

      If we at CNN say its news then believe us, IT IS NEWS!

      May 2, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |

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