• The Case for Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland from Oh, Hello To Host the Oscars (No, Seriously.)

    The hunt for a new Oscars host is back on and, apparently, no one in Hollywood wants the gig. For a hot second, it seemed as though Kevin Hart would host the awards ceremony until negative backlash erupted over past tweets featuring homophobic slurs. Now the hunt has resumed and, over the weekend, the Twitter account for Oh, Hello has been claiming that Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (played by

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    Who’s left to host the Oscars? (List)

    Once Kevin Hart was announced as next year’s Academy Awards host, the internet dug up old homophobic tweets leading to a mess of controversy. Last night, the Get Hard star announced that he would be stepping down as this year’s Oscar host. Now the Academy is back to square one. Picking a host for the 2019 Oscars has been a difficult task. The Hollywood Reporter published a viral take on

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    Kevin Hart withdraws from Oscars gig in impassioned Instagram video; apologizes to LGBTQ community

    Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019. The Night School star withdrew from the job mere days after being selected for the prestigious—but possibly least wanted—gig in all of Hollywood. Hart made the announcement on social media late Thursday night. The blockbuster comedian fell under intense scrutiny from the LGBTQ community after old tweets of his surfaced using homophobic slurs as well as more recent interviews addressing the

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    Kevin Hart’s homophobic past is catching up with him

    Kevin Hart is in hot water for some homophobic tweets coming back to haunt him. Earlier this week, it was announced that Hart will host the 2019 Oscars. Shortly after the announcement, Twitter started shining a light on tweets, mostly from 2009-2011, where the Night School star made homophobic comments and used anti-gay slurs. Aside from comedian’s habitual use of the word fag, Hart also talks about his son and

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    Kevin Hart is your 2019 Oscars host

    Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards. The blockbuster comedian confirmed his newest job in an Instagram post Tuesday evening. Hart called hosting the Oscars “the opportunity of a lifetime” and thanked his family, friends, and fans for their support. Hart is a great selection by the Oscars’ producers. In addition to being one of the biggest movie stars out there, the Night School actor has already worked on

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    Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Church Oscar bid: Will end up urinating on stage if Academy waits too long

    Eddie Murphy is gunning for Oscar gold, accidentally. Critics are buzzing that the 35-year Hollywood veteran’s latest role in the drama Mr. Church, is his best shot at the gold since he was nominated for Dreamgirls in 2006. But Murphy says it’s kind of a happy coincidence. “I was literally not even thinking about movies at all, other than writing. I wrote a bunch of stuff, but I wasn’t reading anything,”

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    Mo’Nique: Lee Daniels blackballed me after Precious Oscar win

    We all remember Mo’Nique, right? The standup badass turned sitcom star turned serious movie actress turned dark horse Oscar winner? Yeah, about that Oscar win… turns out it may not have been the career jolt for Mo’ that it normally is for others. Which explains why we haven’t heard or seen much of her since she took home the little gold bald man in 2010 for Best Supporting Actress in

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    Ellen DeGeneres plays nice, crashes Twitter during Oscars hosting duties (Video)

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres returned to the Academy Awards last night to host a fun and friendly Oscars ceremony for the second time. After an edgy performance last year by host Seth MacFarlane, DeGeneres kept the jabs light-hearted and embarrassing moment exposures to a minimum (sorry, Jennifer Lawrence). She brought laughs to the evening through playful stunts and gags instead of contemptuous songs and sketches. She ordered pizzas to the ceremony

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    Ellen DeGeneres dresses up, gets down in musical Oscars teaser (Video)

    In this just released teaser for the Oscars — going down live on ABC on Sunday March 2 — show host Ellen Degeneres dons a sharp tuxedo and is joined by 250 dancers. With the help of Fitz and The Tantrums (the song) and Paul Feig (the director) this teaser does a good job convincing us this year’s Academy Awards presentation will be entertaining and quite possibly fun. We’ll have

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    Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, Bradley Cooper tolerate Zach Galifianakis (Video)

    I don’t want to give anything away in this video — Part 2 of the Between Two Ferns Oscar special (Part One is here) — but I’d just like to say that I hope Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper can put their differences aside so that they can deliver yet another slightly above-average, absurdly big-budget Hangover film. Suffice it to say, Cooper (nominated for best actor in a leading role

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    Zach Galifianakis insults Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, more Oscar nominees (Video)

    With the 85th Academy Awards just around the corner — Feb. 24 to be precise — it makes sense that Zach Galifianakis would sit down with some of this year’s Oscar nominees, right? Wrong. Of course not. And that’s why this special edition of Between Two Ferns is outstanding. In it, we find our favorite terrible talk show host pick the minds of Jennifer Lawrence (nominated for best actress in

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    Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

    Director of the new comedy flick Tower Heist, starring iconic comedian Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner was super excited about getting the gig to produce the upcoming Academy Awards. He kind of came as a package deal, as Murphy is set to host. But, now Ratner has resigned from his post. You probably know why. First he announced that he banged Olivia Munn three times back in the

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    In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

    The entertainment world has been buzzing since it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards next year. The choice has mostly been met with positivity, if not a little apprehension as to what kind of Murphy we can expect— the rambunctious, leather-clad comic one from his Raw and Delirious days, or the more subdued, inviting Daddy Day Care Eddie of late. As much of

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    Watch this Eddie Murphy Oscar spoof and tell us what you think!

    As a result of Eddie Murphy being selected to host the upcoming Oscar awards, self-described “black nerd” comedian and serial video spoofer Andre Meadows has shared his vision of the 2012 Academy Awards. As you might expect, his vision entails many versions of Murphy hosting the typically classy ceremony. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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    Will mainstream awards shows ever give comedies the respect they deserve?

    Woody Allen: Our only hope?

    In a recent article outlining what movies were the “talk of the festival” at Cannes this year, the Los Angeles Times mentioned Woody Allen’s comedy Midnight In Paris. Reading this is strange as film festivals of such stature don’t normally give much credibility to comedies. Still, the post didn’t suggest that Allen’s new film would be up for the sought-after Palme

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