Oscars are expected to go host-less, with A-listers introducing various segments
Variety reports that the 91st Academy Awards is proceeding with plans to go without a host following Kevin Hart's confirmation that he won't return as host. "The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre," reports Variety's Matt Donnelly. "Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable. As it stands, no new offers are out, nor are any expected to be made to a single potential host to fill the void left by Kevin Hart, who dropped out within hours of being selected when he refused to apologize for his past homophobic remarks that had resurfaced on Twitter."
- Ryan Seacrest: I was kicked out of the Oscars after introducing Queen
- Nat Geo to air Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo commercial-free on Sunday
- Barbra Streisand opted not to introduce A Star is Born at the Oscars
- Lady Gaga puts to rest Oscars-fueled Bradley Cooper romance rumors amid a Jimmy Kimmel grilling