Jon Stewart on Eddie Murphy as Oscar host

Posted by · 8:42 am · September 15th, 2011

I have to be honest and admit that sometimes I forget that Jon Stewart hosted the Oscars. Part of that is because the host is just so rarely memorable (everything that’s not novel starts to become a blur). And Stewart’s done it TWICE, mind. The first time (2006 ceremony), his dry “Daily Show” writers failed […]

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Jon Stewart offers hosting advice to James Franco

Posted by · 11:17 am · January 26th, 2011

From last night’s “Daily Show.”  He refused to skip poetry class at Yale to be available for interviews in New York.  Love this guy: ABC’s promo pics of Franco and co-host Anne Hathaway after the jump.

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Stewart and Letterman dish the Oscar hosting gig

Posted by · 11:31 am · March 14th, 2009

Thanks to Gold Derby for pointing us to this YouTube clip of Jon Stewart on The Late Show wondering why the heck they were ever asked to host the Oscars. Stewart: “The problem with having us host it, if I may, is that at some level, deep in our hearts, we think it’s stupid.” Letterman: […]

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Been waiting on this a long time

Posted by · 9:54 am · March 13th, 2009

Not Oscar or movie related, but if you’d like to see Jon Stewart dismantle Jim Cramer on “The Daily Show,” have a look.  This has been a LONG time coming:

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Jon Stewart’s Oscar recap

Posted by · 9:07 pm · February 24th, 2009

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You’ve already seen it, but…

Posted by · 6:24 am · February 5th, 2009

…Jon Stewart really ripped into “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” the other night, as if that’s somehow novel at this stage.  Seriously — Wells, Defamer, Poland, Carr, the vitriol is tired and largely unfair.  The sad thing is, most of the sniping comes — shocker — free of any reasoned debate about WHY “Button” […]

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Who should host the Oscars?

Posted by · 4:39 pm · October 24th, 2008

This morning I linked to our friend John Campea at The Movie Blog who offered up a list of 15 possibilities for host of this year’s Oscar festivities.  Producers Bill Condon and Larry Mark are hard at work putting the show’s particulars together (when Condon has a few moments away from that Richard Pryor biopic […]

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