Fox is pulling from websites a recent episode of ‘‘Family Guy’’ that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon and has no immediate plans to air it again. Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez says the episode has been removed from Fox.com and Hulu.com. In the episode, protagonist Peter Griffin is asked by sports announcer Bob Costas about his performance at the marathon. A flashback shows Peter striking runners with his car. Later, Peter befriends a terrorist who, unbeknownst to him, is plotting to blow up a bridge. When Peter dials a cellphone the friend has given him, explosions and screams are heard. On some websites, an edited clip fuses the two scenes, making it seem as if the explosion was at the marathon. ‘‘Family Guy’’ creator Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter Tuesday to vent anger over the edited clip and offer condolences to victims of Monday’s bombings at the marathon.
‘X’ a factor in car chase?
Police in Louisiana say a chase after a stolen Pontiac Grand Prix ended with a forced spin-out and the arrest of a man who said he took the car because he had to get home and to a second audition for the Fox reality show ‘‘The X Factor.’’ Detective Daniel Seuzeneau says 20-year-old Orrion Wilson, of Jacksonville, Fla., was in the Slidell jail Tuesday, awaiting transfer to another jail and a bond hearing. The chase was Monday night, one day after open auditions for the singing contest in New Orleans. Slidell is across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. Seuzeneau says Wilson was booked with aggravated assault on a police officer, theft of a motor vehicle, theft over $500, criminal damage, resisting an officer, and aggravated flight from an officer. A Fox publicist had no immediate comment.
“BOSTON, we are with you.” — The Pixies, tweeting their support after the bombings at the Boston Marathon.