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Hollywood Happenings: Oscar hosts Baldwin and Martin, Kathy Griffins New Show

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The Oscars are around the corner so buzz about the new host was building – especially when the brit Gervais was announced as the Golden Globes Host this year (the Foreign Press is really going with the foreign thing, huh. Wonder if it will be a trend??) Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin are on tap to co-host the 82nd Academy Awards this year. Saying of their selection:

“I am happy to c0-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” said Martin.

“I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baldwin.

Baldwin is hilarious and Martin has done it before so it should be a good show (if not for sure a slightly comic one), as Exec Producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic are hoping.

I hope Wolverine doesn’t feel too bad?

ABC announced Kathy Griffin will be the host of a new series to debut on November 23rd, another take on celebrity dance competition shows.  This time the stars will be re-enacting, er, dancing famous dance scenes from movies and TV. (Niche you say? Duh!)  The My Life on the D-List star will also host the show to be called “Let’s Dance.”

And in case you were wondering, all the writers on all the late night shows, across networks, are still all men.  A lot of all’s, right?