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James Franco Will Play Nice at the Oscars

James Franco doesn’t plan to follow Ricky Gervais in bashing celebrities when he hosts the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

Gervais’ jokes and insults caused some uproar when he hosted the Golden Globes. When asked if he’d follow Gervais’ approach while hosting the Oscars, Franco said no.

“I haven’t really read any of the reviews, but my sense is that he was not really winning in that room. People were asking me, like, ‘Are you going to look at Ricky as a model for how you’re going to host?’ and I’m just not going to take too much from Ricky,” Franco told MTV. +Continue Reading

James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Host the Oscars

Producers confirmed that James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd annual Academy Awards this year.

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Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Muscher stated, “James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons – fresh, exciting and multi-talented.”

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