Variety goes on to say that the hosting will likely focus on the idea of music in film, due to the success of recent movies including A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody - both of which enjoyed success at the recent Golden Globes.
Kevin Hart issued another half-hearted apology on his radio show for his homophobic tweets.
"I'm over it", he said repeatedly to nearly every question on the topic during a sometimes testy interview on ABC's 'Good Morning America'. I'll be watching regardless, because unlike the Golden Globes (which are a joke voted on by only 90 worldwide journalists), at least the Oscars paints a better picture of what the actual people working in Hollywood think about the year in movies. In another, he said if his son were to play with a doll's house, he would break it over the boy's head and tell him to stop being gay.
The actor explained: "It gets no more energy from me. I didn't say these words to people, at the time, this was our dumb a-- on Twitter going back and forth with each other", he mused. There is no more conversation about it. Some things are left out of your hands.
"I would want to make sure the production is a great representation of me and my talent".
The comedian initially rejected demands to apologize, insisting he had apologized for the tweets several times before, but later said sorry again after stepping down as Oscars presenter.
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Hart on going over his past remarks: "I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets". I'm just done. So you have to come to a point where you know that you've given all that you possibly can.
"They're gonna win if you don't host the Oscars", DeGeneres said, referring to "trolls" online. I'm not saying how I've changed anymore ...
'You can't change without a understanding of what GROWTH means'.
Then last week, he spoke to Ellen DeGeneres in his first interview since stepping down, and she asked him to reconsider hosting the awards show. "We are a huge group of people who love you and want you to host the Oscars". "And I'm about today". I shouldn't have to prove who I am.
According to Variety, the organizers of the award ceremony plan to move forward without a host. I'm not giving no more... So hold to account, call them out, but you don't want to bully people.