Thursday, January 05, 2006

Jon Stewart new oscar host

The long search for an Oscar host is over, The academy has made it official: as we reported last night, Jon Stewart will host the 78th Oscar show.

The best line from the press release comes, not surprisingly, from Stewart himself.

"'As a performer, I’m truly honored to be hosting the show,' said Stewart. 'Although, as an avid watcher of the Oscars, I can’t help but be a little disappointed with the choice. It appears to be another sad attempt to smoke out Billy Crystal.'"

Photo: On March 5 this man will be wearing a tux, and he'll have an Oscar statue instead of stars and stripes behind him.

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