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EntertainmentJohn Legend Not Ruling Out Hosting the Oscars

21:05  18 december  2018
21:05  18 december  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

Academy President John Bailey: Why Kevin Hart Is the Right Choice to Host the Oscars

Academy President John Bailey: Why Kevin Hart Is the Right Choice to Host the Oscars Kevin Hart is ready for his Oscar close-up. And now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey tells Variety that he’s “very excited” to see what the funny man will do when he makes his hosting debut next year. 

John Legend said he and wife Chrissy Teigen haven’t ruled out hosting the Oscars . “I feel like it’s a thankless job. The Academy initially tapped Kevin Hart as host of the upcoming Oscars , which sparked a widespread backlash after past tweets resurfaced of the comic actor using homophobic slurs.

John Legend says he hasn't ruled out hosting the Oscars after Kevin Hart stepped down but admits he does see it as a "thankless job". Kevin Hart was supposed to host the Academy Awards in 2019 but stepped down following the emergence of past homophobic tweets, and he has said sorry to the

John Legend said he and wife Chrissy Teigen haven’t ruled out hosting the Oscars.

“I feel like it’s a thankless job. Nobody really wins from hosting the Oscars,” Legend said at the Fred Segal Loves Ralph Lauren pop-up space on Monday. “It doesn’t really end up great for anybody ... I’m not saying we’re ruling it out.”

He spoke at the shop’s “A Legendary Shopping Night” with his LVE wine and Teigen's cookbook on hand, while his Christmas songs played at the Sunset Boulevard shop.

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host Kevin Hart has been widely criticized for his history of jokes that use "gay" and "f--" as insults. Many of his other homophobic tweets remain online. In a 2015 interview, Hart suggested he would "never apologize" for his anti-gay jokes. Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets have been deleted after the comedian-actor was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscar ceremony on Wednesday. © The Associated Press Kevin Hart Hart was widely criticized this week after a Hollywood Reporter column floated him as a contender to host the Academy Awards ceremony, which will broadcast on February 24 on ABC.

John Legend apparently hasn’t ruled out hosting the Oscars should be asked, even though he’s admitted that doing so is a ‘thankless job’.

While Legend is the proud winner of the prestigious EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar , and Tony awards), Chrissy is the winner of the red carpet. This year, neither of them were nominated but that didn't stop them from showing up and supporting the party. When they walked in, they obviously

John Legend Not Ruling Out Hosting the Oscars On Dec. 7, Teigen tweeted that she had not been asked to host the awards show and began naming suggestions like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ellen DeGeneres or Anne Hathaway and James Franco.

"I like some of her suggestions. I thought they were cool," Legend told The Hollywood Reporter. He added that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or Wanda Sykes would be two of his picks for the job, but didn’t say whether the Academy has asked him to host.

The Academy initially tapped Kevin Hart as host of the upcoming Oscars, which sparked a widespread backlash after past tweets resurfaced of the comic actor using homophobic slurs. Hart eventually stepped down from the role on Dec. 6.

At first, Hart refused a demand from the Academy to apologize. He explained on social media that the Academy gave him an ultimatum to either apologize for the old posts or to step down from the position. After mounting pressure, Hart officially withdrew from the gig.

The Academy has not yet named a new host for the Oscar ceremony, which is set to be held Feb. 24. Jimmy Kimmel hosted in 2018.

Kevin Hart Rules Out Hosting Oscars: 'I'm Over It'.
Kevin Hart officially ended discussion about him hosting the 2019 Academy Awards on Wednesday, telling "Good Morning America" that he was "over" the negative attention surrounding his old homophobic tweets and wanted to move on. "There is no ending to it. If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow. You're not getting no more of my energy from it. I'm not giving no more, because it's endless," Hart told host Michael Strahan. "I want

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