The Cover Girl model and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been tapped to host the Academy Awards in 2014!
It is a very popular choice we must say. It is also a very safe choice after Seth Macfarlane this year.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 2, 2013
This is Ellen's second time hosting the show as she hosted back in 2007.
“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say — the third time’s the charm.”-DocFB
Diagnosis: A very solid, popular, safe choice. It will make the long show a little bit more enjoyable.
You can now add Academy Award Winner to the list of accomplishments for Adele in a short amount of time.
Her acceptance speech was short and to the point. She thanked her co-writer for Paul Epworth, who she emotinally thanked for "believing in me all the time." Paul took the mic after and together, they had an acceptance speech totaling about 20 seconds!
Adele Loves Dr.Funkenberry......she just forgot to thank him.
We are very happy for Adele and we have a high quality version of her performing "Skyfall" at the Oscars, we will post it.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Racking up the Awards big time....
Sacha Baron Cohen was allowed on The Oscar Red Carpet as "The Dictator" Admiral Aladeen, his latest movie character, and was being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest when things got ashy.
The Dictator was carrying around the ashes of Kim Jong II, the former North Korea dictator that died late last year.
Ryan seemed in on things as they talked about socks from K-Mart but as they talked about the urn and spilling it over Halle Berry's chest, it was spilled over Ryan and his tuxedo.
Ryan didnt' seem so pleased when his co-hosts deemed him to be lucky to be chosen by Cohen for the prank.
Ryan had this to saw on Twitter shortly after: My mom always told me to pack two jackets for red carpets, always wondered why. Now I know.
Check out the live TV moment above.-DocFB
Will Eddie Murphy open with "Party All The Time" at the Oscars?
When I first saw the wire that Eddie Murphy was in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards, I thought maybe it was 1989. Eddie hosting the award show in that purple jump suit would be interesting. But, this is serious. Eddie looks like he will be the Oscar host.
When Eddie was at the Oscars a few years ago, he did not even stay for the whole show after he found out he did not win for "Dreamgirls" and who could blame him? This time, though, he would have to stay for the whole show. The producer of the show is going to be Brett Ratner, who is making Eddie's latest movie with Ben Stiller "Tower Heist" opening by the end of the year.
One has to wonder if Eddie, who was one of the funniest stand-up comics in the 80's, still has the juice for now. Eddie's routine nowadays would get major flack for how he would go after gays and everybody.
It shows that Hollywood is forgiving, or at least has amnesia when it comes to talent.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: I Got Some Ice Cream....N You Can't have None....
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A Hurt Locker producer will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards this Sunday. His crime? He was sending e-mails out to Academy voters telling them to vote for his movie for Best Picture. That is a big no-no.
The producer is Nicolas Chartier and IF the Hurt Locker does win for Best Picture, he will be able to get his award at a later date.
An executive meeting was called about this situation on Monday to barr him. He sent out the e-mail around Feb. 19th urging people to vote for his movie instead of a movie with a budget of $500 million, an obvious reference to it's competition for Best Picture, "Avatar" by James Cameron.
My naivete, ignorance of the rules and plain stupidity as a first-time nominee is not an excuse for this behavior and I strongly regret it," Chartier wrote.
The other producers will be able to attend the movie. The Los Angeles Times broke the story on the e-mail and published it.