December 21, 2012 |
From the department of really fantastic decision-making: MTV has tapped actress Rebel Wilson to host their annual movie awards. The "Bridesmaids" breakout announced her new gig - set to air live on April 14 from Los Angeles - with a promo clip that has Rebel all chained up. Held hostage by friend and fellow funnyman Matt Lucas in the clip, which you can watch below, Wilson is chained and beaten for information, presumably pertaining to the...
October 1, 2012 |
"Family Guy" creator and voice Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Oscar telecast in February, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced Monday morning. MacFarlane, a huge success in television for the last decade with his animated series "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show," made his mark this summer at the box office with his raunchy, R-rated comedy hit "Ted," which earned $218 million domestically. An accomplished singer, who released his first big-band album, "Music Is Better Than Words," last year, MacFarlane has hosted his fair share of live events, including, most recently, the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live.
January 23, 2013 |
A couple of years ago, Don Mattingly became aware of the challenges faced by kids in low-income communities in Los Angeles who want to play baseball. “Some of their biggest issues was that kids don't have gloves,” Mattingly said. “They don't have bats and balls and tees. I was like, 'Really?' That seems crazy.” The Dodgers manager is trying to do something about it. He will host a fundraising event at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles on Thursday night that will be headlined by George Lopez.
August 2, 2013 |
Ellen DeGeneres will host the 85th annual Academy Awards. The popular TV talk show host announced she's returning to the gig via her Twitter page Friday morning. “It's official: I'm hosting the #Oscars!” DeGeneres wrote. “I'd like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.” The syndicated host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” previously hosted the ceremony in 2007. OSCARS 2014: Full coverage “We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars," said the broadcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement Friday.
January 14, 2012 |
Let's face it. Audiences will tune into the Golden Globes Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC not so much to see if "The Artist," "The Help," "Hugo" or "Midnight in Paris" wins best picture of 2011 -- but to see just how outrageous host Ricky Gervais will get. For the last two years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has had a love/hate relationship with the British comic actor as host because of his caustic monologue and presenter introductions. Here are just a few of his jokes from last year that sent giggles and shocks throughout the star-studded crowd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom.
July 6, 2011 |
The Olympic Games will be heading back to South Korea after a 30-year hiatus. The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday it has selected Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. IOC President Jacques Rogge said the city received a majority of votes after just one round of voting among its 95 members. It marks the first time a city has won an Olympic bid in the first round of voting since 1995 when Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Games.