Here are two bits of news that really shouldn't surprise you.

First: 2012's biggest comedy, which has raken in half a billion dollars worldwide, is getting a sequel.

Second: Mark Wahlberg and Ted will appear alongside Ted voice/director Seth MacFarlane when he hosts the Academy Awards next month.

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On the subject, Mark said: "I've never done a sequel before" -- perhaps because with movies like The Happening and Contraband, nobody wanted to see any more. "But I have just so much confidence in Seth, he's such a talented and funny guy."

He then went on to reveal an appearance at the Oscars. We sure knew Ted would be there (and likely some Family Guy creations, too), but it's nice to know that Mark will be along for the ride!

Are you looking forward to Ted 2?