• 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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    Homer Simpson reveals the “ugly truth” about the Oscars (Photo)

    You might have missed Homer Simpson at the Oscars this past Sunday. That might be because the other celebrities were keeping him out of the limelight! The beloved animated father posted on Twitter what really happened during Ellen DeGeneres’ (well, technically Bradley Cooper took the photo) monster selfie. The enlightening picture has so far received over 22,000 retweets and over 9,000 favorites– far short of the more than 3 million

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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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    In response to The Onion’s apology to Quvenzhané Wallis, former Onion staffers mock apologize

    Earlier today The Onion’s CEO Steve Hannah issued an apology for an Oscars-night tweet from the satirical newspaper’s official Twitter feed, wherein 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis (nominated in the lead actress category for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild) was called a “cunt.” “It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting,” the statement read, in part. Hours later

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    Should The Onion apologize for calling Quvenzhané Wallis a c*nt? (Update)

    UPDATE: 2:10 pm EST — The Onion has apologized. The full statement is below: On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting. No person should be subjected

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    Watch Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington do live Oscar stuff (Live feed)

    Thanks to the fine folks at ThingX.com, true comedy fans get to watch Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger) cover the Oscars. Check out the live feed below! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

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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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