Hollywood speculates that Kevin Hart could get a second shot at hosting the Academy Awards. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Ellen DeGeneres tried to facilitate an understanding between the comic and the Motion Picture Academy. She encouraged Hart to host during a taped interview that airs Friday. He told Ellen (quote) "I am evaluating our conversation." (The Ellen Show)
Hart lost the gig over homophobic tweets and jokes. In an effort to rehabilitate his public image, Hart addresses the controversy as a guest on The Ellen Show. She teased on Twitter Thursday night, (quote) "I believe in forgiveness. I believe in second chances. And I believe in @KevinHart4real. I’m in his corner. #OscarsNeedHart"
Kevin Hart Instagrammed, (quote) “Ended up staying for the entire hour. Trust me when I tell you that you won't want to miss tomorrow’s episode. This was by far the most raw/honest & authentic interview that I have ever done. We talk about the Oscar controversy in depth.”
Meanwhile, the Academy has yet to name a replacement. Might Kevin Hart return to the gig?