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.