Oscar Host: Kevin Hart

The Oscars had been struggling to find a host for its 2019 broadcast — but landed on Kevin Hart. Following lackluster ratings and the La La Land Best Picture snafu, A-listers aren’t clamoring for the top emcee spot.

The Hollywood Reporter says that everyone who’s anyone had turned it down, including Oprah, Justin Timberlake, Julia Louis-Drefyus, Jerry Seinfeld, and even Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as a team effort, who successfully helmed the Golden Globes a few years back.

The job requires weeks of work for a paltry low-six figures; the media, critics and fans inevitably rip the host to shreds; and the show does little to make the host more visible or famous.

In recent years, no one has done it more than twice, including Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen Degeneres, Hugh Jackman, Chris Rock, and Jon Stewart. In contrast, Bob Hope did it 19 times in his heyday.

Kid Rock For Senate

Kid Rock is Michigan’s newest senator…according to Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night TV host pranked some unknowing pedestrians by telling them that the rocker had won a senate seat. After hearing the fake news about the election, one interviewee said “I did hear a little bit about it today in the morning. I didn’t go too much into detail, but I did see it on my phone.” Jimmy’s team went all out, playing videos from one of Kid’s concerts and saying it was a victory speech and discussing the performer’s platform.