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EntertainmentKevin Hart Shares What's Next for Him Following Oscars Controversy (Exclusive)

13:16  11 january  2019
13:16  11 january  2019 Source:   etonline.com

Oprah said she will NOT host the Oscars... after her friend Kevin Hart stepped down from the job due to furor over old homophobic jokes

Oprah said she will NOT host the Oscars... after her friend Kevin Hart stepped down from the job due to furor over old homophobic jokes Oprah Winfrey doesn't want to host the Oscars. The 64-year-old media mogul is known for her work as the host of her eponymously titled talk show, but has said she isn't looking to fill in as the host of the Academy Awards in 2019 after Kevin Hart - who was previously lined up for the prestigious job - quit the position following the controversy that arose when his previous homophobic tweets were resurfaced. When asked by TMZ if she would consider hosting the Oscars if the Academy were to ask her, Oprah simply said: 'No.' Get Hard star Kevin, 39, stepped down as host after past homophobic tweets he'd posted re-emerged, and said he didn't want to be a 'distraction'.

" Kevin Hart had to step down as host of the upcoming Academy Awards because of homophobic tweets from The 39-year-old actor first broke his silence on the controversy Thursday afternoon in a video explaining Kathy Griffin Slams 'Unacceptable' Kevin Hart Following Oscars Exit ( Exclusive ).

Kevin Hart is moving on from the Oscars controversy , whether people like it or not. The actor — who stepped down from hosting the Oscars following uproar During his interview last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which proved to be just as controversial for DeGeneres as it was for Hart , the

Kevin Hart is focusing on the future.

After recusing himself as the host of the Oscars back in December amid controversy over resurfaced offensive tweets he posted years ago, Hart is looking past the loss of one job and toward the projects he has lined up in the future.

ET's Kevin Frazier caught up with Hart at a screening of The Upside in New York City -- where the star made an unannounced appearance to surprise fans who turned out for his new film -- and the comic said he's excited about all the work he's got on his plate.

Kevin Hart 'evaluating' his decision to step down as Oscars host as Ellen DeGeneres voices support

Kevin Hart 'evaluating' his decision to step down as Oscars host as Ellen DeGeneres voices support Kevin Hart Oscars host controversy: Ellen DeGeneres voices support “They were like, ‘Oh my God. we want him to host. We feel like maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong or maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host,'” DeGeneres tells Hart and the audience of her conversation. Later she comes back from commercial break introducing her guest as “this year’s Oscars host, Kevin Hart.” “I think you have said a lot of amazing things. You’ve put a lot of things on my mind,” Hart tells DeGeneres during his hour-long interview.

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Host of the Oscars Following Outrage Over His Homophobic Tweets. The move was prompted by fury that erupted following the announcement over anti-gay tweets the “If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you.

Comedian Kevin Hart stepped down as the host of next year' s Academy Awards ceremony after his By Thursday morning, Hart ' s Oscar -hosting gig was clearly in jeopardy, though it wasn't necessarily He also appeared to pin the controversy to "internet trolls." It was an outrageous blunder: Faced with

"[I] have The Upside, which drops late tonight, and then throughout the weekend. [I'm] about to start filming Jumanji," Hart said, excited. "[Then I'm] about to get into another movie called Fatherhood."

"I like to stay busy," Hart added. "I embrace it. I'm a workaholic and I'm doing it while I can. [I'm] 39 years old, almost 40, I gotta get it all."

The actor said that, after a whirlwind of promotional appearances for The Upside, he's going to start preparing the Jumanji sequel, which is scheduled to hit theaters this December.

Joining Hart for the sequel are his returning co-stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, as well as newcomers Danny DeVito and Awkwafina, and the actor said he's excited about bringing on more dynamic performers to the exciting project.

Don Lemon Shares Emotional Message to Kevin Hart: "This Is the Time to Hear Other People Out"

Don Lemon Shares Emotional Message to Kevin Hart: "We have to stop low-key co-signing homophobia. It's not cool. We won't tolerate jokes that do otherwise," Lemon said on 'CNN Tonight' Friday evening.

Share on Facebook. Kevin Hart has announced he is stepping down as host of next year’ s Oscars ceremony following an On Friday Hart posted an apology to the LGBTQ community on Twitter for his past “insensitive words” and confirmed he would not take on the gig, so as not to be a “distraction”.

Kevin Hart insisted he would not host the Oscars in an exclusive interview with Variety just hours before speaking to Ellen DeGeneres. The comedian has a new film on the way and is fresh off a stand-up tour in Australia that broke records, but those haven’t been the headlines for him .

"I don't think it's gonna change the mix, I think it adds to it, ya know? When you add more talent it just gives us more potential to have that much of a better film," Hart explained.

Not hosting the Oscars will likely help the actor's schedule stay open a bit more than it would have been, otherwise.

Hart stepped down from the gig last month after several controversial, homophobic tweets resurfaced from over a decade ago. Hart eventually apologized for his past comments, which he has since deleted, but many have criticized his handling of the controversy.

The Academy Awards, airing Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC, has opted to go hostless in 2019. Hart sat down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday's Late Show, where he had a suggestion for who the new emcee should be in his absence.

"I mean, I was going to be good. I had some stuff, I had some heat," Hart told Colbert, before sharing that the gig should go to "whoever's wanting and willing of the job," and suggested Colbert himself would be an excellent choice.

Tiffany Haddish defends Kevin Hart over Oscars hosting controversy: 'Nobody’s perfect'.
Tiffany Haddish backed up British TV personality Lorraine Kelly's suggestion that she and Hart host the award show together. "It would be nice to have the yin and the yang there... but you know, you need proper preparation time — and I mean, Kevin would've hosted it this year if they weren't tripping off of things that he said in his past that he already apologized for," she said. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_31f981dd-075f-47c3-bf65-55125161c2fe").

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