Kevin Hart won't be hosting the Academy Awards, and it looks at though the awards show will proceed without a host at all this year. This will mark the first Oscars since 1989 in which, instead of a host, the show instead features what Variety calls "starry skits," and the last time that happened it completely destroyed the career of both producer Allan Carr, and promising young actress Eileen Bowman.
To see Bowman starring, along with Rob Lowe, Merv Griffin and others, in the most undignified, tasteless "starry skit" ever, the cringe lives on, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9mronRVvdmw
And you can read poor Eileen Bowman's account of the surreal event here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-rob-lowes-snow-white-422225
Here's hoping for some much more tasteful skits this year, and that we can find some stars to perform in them without a troubling social media past - or who, unlike Kevin Hart, either apologize or defend their old tweets. Anything other than Hart's pathetic attempt at portraying himself as the victim of his own words and actions.
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