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Ellen DeGeneres

To Host Oscars

9/7/2006 7:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ellen DeGeneres to host the OscarsEllen DeGeneres is getting called up to the big leagues.

The popular daytime talk show host will host the 79th Annual Academy Awards, it was announced today. DeGeneres has previously hosted the Grammys twice and the Emmys twice.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Talk Show Host will follow in the footsteps of Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg -- the last five Oscar hosts.

The 2007 Academy Awards will be presented on February 25, 2007 from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and broadcast on ABC.

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coco puff    

YIKES! My god, what a scary pic. She looks like a psychotic lesbian in attack mode. Her and Rosie are diffinitely the men in there relationships. They should have a show together called The Dikes Are Right!

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ronny    

Very cool! Ellen is great! Go Ellen!

2877 days ago
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tara    

That's cool I love Ellen she is hillarious!!!

2877 days ago
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Teresa    

Granted, I like Ellen - but what happened to John Stewart? He rocked that show last year!

2877 days ago
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lisamm    

Screw you #1 "harry", you f-ing homophobe. its people like you that are causing the downward spiral in the US. Ellen will rock at hosting, she is a great comedien and a good person.

2877 days ago
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Trina    

The best host EVER was Billy Crystal. Top that Ellen.

2877 days ago
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Kevin Keckeisen    

IMPOSSIBLE! Not that I object because she's...... uh, "blond". It's because it's unrealistic. Billy Crystal says he no longer wants to do it because it's a 9... 10 month job that requires full days and is too much work. Ellen has a hit talk show to do 5 days a week. How can she possibly do BOTH??!! It would require Billy Crystal admitting he LIED about it being "too much work" and the fact that it just accentuates the fact he's a continually fading star by hosting year after year... after PAINFUL year. Billy wouldn't lie to us, (((WOULD HE)))???!!!

2877 days ago
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Pieta    

The best host ever was Johnny Carson. Ellen is naturally funny and has great timing - she will do really well.

2877 days ago
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EDG    

you spelled "dykes" wrong idiot. Woooo go ellen!

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miz_glammie    

Can't wait!!!! She did an amazing job with the Emmys. Fabulous!!

2877 days ago
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Travis Bickle    

Here's the scoop. The fact that they asked Ellen shows you that NO ONE who is really funny and entertaining wants to host the Oscars. They had to go to Ellen who isn't funny. She has been given numerous opportunities in hollywood b'cuz of the GAY MAFIA that keeps gays working in Hollywood. It's just like Rosie O'Douchebag. No one likes to work with her yet she still gets jobs cuz she's a dyke. And why do you think that irritating cow of a woman keeps singing the praise about Tom Cruise? He's the gay brother she never had!

2877 days ago
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Ms Kris    

Oh, great....... I can NOT watch the Oscars next year.

Want to thank so much (NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) the people who made this decision.

I am sick just reading this today.

2877 days ago
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Penny    

I am with you #7

2877 days ago
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Andrew    

F***ing haters. You all should go f***ing die, you stupid ass bitches. Haha.

2877 days ago
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MR    

Ellen's funny and she also has a heart of gold that was shown after Hurricane Katrina and all she's done to help and to continue helping the victims which is more than I can say for the supposedly morally upright of the Bush administration which turned their backs on all the people dying in front of the Superdome. Don't forget that. If it happened to them, worse could happen to you. I'm not for "gay rights" or anything like that, but actions speak louder than preaching.

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