Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been set to host/read Bruce Vilanch jokes on the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced, “James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27.” And hopefully young folks will tune in now that we snagged a couple of cool hotties!
Hmmmm, I’m not so sure about this choice. Franco and Hathaway are both talented actors, and as their “SNL” hosting gigs have proved they can do comedy, but do they have the showmanship to keep the world entertained on a 3 hour+ Oscar broadcast? Hugh Jackman might have to drop in halfway through and put on a FANTABULOUS musical number that reminds us all just how straight he is. Maybe they’ll do a gag where Franco’s arm gets caught in a banister the entire event and Hathaway has to host alone. Naked. Because after Love & Other Drugs she just feels more comfortable that way. (Deadline)