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January 10, 2019

Oscars Will Reportedly Have No Host This Year, Due to Social Media Dragging of Kevin Hart; Oscars Committee Asks Kevin Hard to Re-Take Hosting Duties, But He Says "Nah, Brah"

Wow, no one wants to take a thankless gig where your big reward is being attacked by NPCs for jokes you made years ago?

Hart is being a man and telling the Oscars they can S his D.

The Academy eventually declared they would welcome him back with open arms. This (second) invitation arrive too late, however. The comedian has confirmed that he will not be reclaiming his position as the host of this year's ceremony.

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Kevin Hart is also done explaining or apologizing for those infamous tweets. "I am done with it. It gets no more energy," he said. "For the last time, I am done addressing this. There is no more conversation about it."

It should be pointed out that while it was online scalp-hunters who got this ball rolling, it was the Academy who demanded of Hart that he make (another) futile apology or else step down. Hart did apologize -- against his wishes -- and the NPCs of course did not let up. So he stepped down.

The Academy has one longshot hope left: because the Oscars are being broadcast on ABC this year, they're trying to strongarm the Avengers actors to do that Group Hosting thing they floated months ago.

It now appears that the show, airing Feb. 24, won't have a traditional host, but instead will rely on a rotating cast of stars to introduce various segments.

And to up the star quotient even further, the show's producers are currently lining up appearances by as many big-name castmembers from Marvel's sprawling Avengers franchise as possible.

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The Academy declined to comment, but word is that specific details are still being hammered out about how the actors who play the popular characters will be incorporated into the 91st Oscars ceremony...

If the show's producers can pull off a such a Marvel-ous stunt, it could benefit all involved: the Academy (which would love to serve up a star-studded show), ABC (which could potentially reap ratings benefits if it has an opportunity to promote the Marvel teaming ahead of time) and Disney (which owns not only ABC, but also Marvel). Certainly, it would be a nice promo for Avengers: Endgame, which opens April 26.

Yeah, Avengers: Endgame really needs promotion from the low-rated Oscars telecast.

Cultural Appropriation? Why is ABC/Disney culturally appropriating a job that was intended to go to a black guy? Why are they normalizing the pressure-firing of a black guy?

Does ABC/Disney and Marvel Studios hate black people? I mean, Black Panther had a low budget. The special effects of the horrible Mirror Match fight at the end looked like shit that a spotty 11th grader could do on After Effects.


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