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2013-08-02 08:19:17 PM
I cant remember every watching a whole Oscars presentation. What former glory are you talking about?
 
2013-08-02 09:03:19 PM
Ahh yes, the Oscars, the only place in America where you can try to please an audience of mostly stuffy narcissistic assholes fellating themselves in front of a national audience whose job it is to collect millions of dollars for being emotionally unstable.

Well, I guess you could go on CNBC. Or attend the GOP national convention.
 
2013-08-02 09:20:37 PM
What is this an attempt to make Billy Crystal appear funny?

/Don't find Ellen funny at all.
 
2013-08-02 09:51:14 PM
I think they should have Gladys Hardy present one of the awards via telephone.

I don't care if she's fake or not.
 
2013-08-02 10:02:04 PM

Tom_Slick: What is this an attempt to make Billy Crystal appear funny?

/Don't find Ellen funny at all.


will depend more on who they have writing her jokes
 
2013-08-02 11:12:08 PM
The MPAA is a censorship oligopoly, started in the 1930s by the major studios in fear that Congress would pass laws prohibiting certain movies from being made or distributed.  They abused their power to stifle independent filmmakers, and leveraged their monopoly of distribution channels to stifle the technology of both cable and home video.

i.imgur.com
So MPAA, it's the 21st century.  There is no chance Congress will pass legislation to censor movies (without repealing the 1st amendment) and distribution channels are much more open and varied.

So, what do you say you do here?

And yes, I do recognize the irony of using still from a film rated by the MPAA to make my point.
 
2013-08-02 11:16:20 PM
I actually enjoyed MacFarlane last year.  He wasn't a great host (though who can be with that show), but he kept me watching in between the awards, which is pretty much all you can ask for, right?
 
2013-08-02 11:29:47 PM
I think Owen Wilson is hilarious.
 
2013-08-02 11:30:11 PM
Good luck. I won't be watching. I've learned muh lesson.
 
2013-08-02 11:32:38 PM
Will she sing, "I saw your boobs?" I might tune in for that.
 
2013-08-02 11:41:11 PM
Will she be munching on the red carpet?
 
2013-08-02 11:46:24 PM
The Oscars kick ass. I set up a huge pool for every to bet on for each category. You get points based on the "importance" of each. Everybody throws in 5 bucks. I do it at the local sports bar, the owner loves it, it keeps customers around to midnight on a Sunday.

Oh, the host? Don't matter. Polite comedy. I like it all.
 
2013-08-02 11:48:22 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I cant remember every watching a whole Oscars presentation. What former glory are you talking about?


Dude - give it up. They are never going to let Ted Nugent do it, no matter how many letters you write.
 
2013-08-02 11:50:31 PM

jso2897: Dude - give it up. They are never going to let Ted Nugent do it, no matter how many letters you write.


That would kick ass
 
2013-08-02 11:53:36 PM
Wow.  What a bunch of fun haters here.
 
2013-08-02 11:59:56 PM

JosephFinn: Wow.  What a bunch of fun haters here.


Lolwut? I love having fun (who doesn't,) but watching Ellen is about as fun as snorting crushed glass, or sticking your penis in an anthill. Listening to her stupid jokes and watching her awkward-shuffle around the stage for a few hours sounds about as "fun" as a Mitt Romney birthday party.
 
2013-08-03 12:07:29 AM

schoolbread: JosephFinn: Wow.  What a bunch of fun haters here.

Lolwut? I love having fun (who doesn't,) but watching Ellen is about as fun as snorting crushed glass, or sticking your penis in an anthill. Listening to her stupid jokes and watching her awkward-shuffle around the stage for a few hours sounds about as "fun" as a Mitt Romney birthday party.


My understanding is that they called you to host, but you weren't home.
 
2013-08-03 12:10:11 AM

julian_zin: schoolbread: JosephFinn: Wow.  What a bunch of fun haters here.

Lolwut? I love having fun (who doesn't,) but watching Ellen is about as fun as snorting crushed glass, or sticking your penis in an anthill. Listening to her stupid jokes and watching her awkward-shuffle around the stage for a few hours sounds about as "fun" as a Mitt Romney birthday party.

My understanding is that they called you to host, but you weren't home.


The Mitt Romney bit was the best part, right? ;)
 
2013-08-03 12:25:23 AM
What is the over/under on protests?
 
2013-08-03 12:42:01 AM
I fail to see what makes Ellen funny. Like at all.

I'm sure she used her lesbianism and the fact she looks like a very stand up person as leverage for having little to no actual talent. She's just a decent person. That's it? Whoa Hollywood, call it close.

Give me the Mel Gibsons of the world. May be assholes, but the motherfarkers know story structure. Plus the craziness is a great spice for their work.

That's why I Tom Cruise is one of my favorite actors. Guy is talented, but also a decent person. Crazy, but committed to his professionalism. Weird, but intense. His only defect is being a Scientolooneygist.
 
2013-08-03 12:46:10 AM
I like Ellen. Her stand-up was good, but not great, and I think a talk show turned out to be the right place for her. She has a lot of likability (though obviously she isn't universally liked, at least by Farkers). I think she's a good choice as host.
 
2013-08-03 01:03:25 AM
Host the Oscars?
www.usmagazine.com
I thought she hoisted the globes?
 
2013-08-03 01:16:22 AM
There's a far better gay celebrity who should host the Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris.
 
2013-08-03 01:51:13 AM

Bith Set Me Up: There's a far better gay celebrity who should host the Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris.


NPH AND Ellen Degeneres would be a winning combination in my book.

// NPH is awesome!
// Ellen knows a hottie when she sees one.
 
2013-08-03 01:53:53 AM
I thought they used comedians to host the Oscars.
 
2013-08-03 02:12:05 AM

Whiskey Pete: I thought they used comedians to host the Oscars.


But can comedians dance?
 
2013-08-03 02:12:32 AM

rocky_howard: I fail to see what makes Ellen funny. Like at all.

I'm sure she used her lesbianism and the fact she looks like a very stand up person as leverage for having little to no actual talent. She's just a decent person. That's it? Whoa Hollywood, call it close.

Give me the Mel Gibsons of the world. May be assholes, but the motherfarkers know story structure. Plus the craziness is a great spice for their work.

That's why I Tom Cruise is one of my favorite actors. Guy is talented, but also a decent person. Crazy, but committed to his professionalism. Weird, but intense. His only defect is being a Scientolooneygist.



Let me ask you something, and please answer honestly:  

When is the last time you paid more than 15 seconds attention towards Ellen DeGeneres or the Oscars?  

Oh, eep!  Sorry.  You're a Tom Cruise fan.  Of course you don't pay any attention towards talent nor the Oscars.  lol  Silly me.
 
2013-08-03 02:16:46 AM
I think she's the perfect candidate as host for the Oscars.  I'd rather see her than Seth McFarlane.  (I'm a huge Family Guy fan, but only the pre-2007 seasons.  )  Seth SUCKED as a host for the Oscars, and he's knows it.  

Let me ask you Farkers, would you rather the host be Kris Kardashian, Whoopie Goldberg or Oprah Winfrey?  

Yeah, didn't think so.
 
2013-08-03 02:21:47 AM

Bith Set Me Up: There's a far better gay celebrity who should host the Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris.


I gather he's a tad overbooked.
 
2013-08-03 02:54:39 AM

indeebud: When is the last time you paid more than 15 seconds attention towards Ellen DeGeneres or the Oscars?


I've seen several videos of feel good moments in her show. Like the girl with cancer, the dubstep dancing guy, etc. She's a nice person as far as I can tell. I guess it's a good "skill" to have in a talk show.

Regarding the Oscars. I watch every year.

Oh, eep!  Sorry.  You're a Tom Cruise fan.  Of course you don't pay any attention towards talent nor the Oscars.  lol  Silly me.

Translation: "Hur dur! I'm an idiot, look at me."

So yeah, silly you ;)
 
2013-08-03 03:40:41 AM
Is the Oscars the one about movies or Tv shows? Can't say I really care, I'll scan over the list of winners the next day on both until they get to the boring shiat like best musical score in a black and white documentary on homeless albinos.
 
2013-08-03 03:49:35 AM
Sounds like a bit of overcorrection after McFarlane getting all the oh, so sensitive whiners' knickers in a twist last time.
 
2013-08-03 05:05:42 AM
I guess it's better than Billy Crystal. It would be awesome if they got Chris Rock to do it again, but celebrities are overly sensitive and can't take jokes well.
 
2013-08-03 06:31:03 AM

Bith Set Me Up: There's a far better gay celebrity who should host the Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris.


You could go with Stephen Fry as well but both would hit the same problem that McFarlen had with very few people being able to laugh at themselves. Just watch the opening of last years BAFTA's.
 
2013-08-03 07:22:19 AM
Some of you farks can hate all you like, but Ellen has two things going for her:
1) Being worth ~$60 million
2) Getting to bang Portia de Rossi pretty much whenever

I'd call that pretty damn successful.

Besides, she's done great things for gay people--her overwhelming inoffensive niceness has done a lot to normalize gays for the daytime talk show watching crowd.  And she sent Anne Heche back to the other team.  So good for her; I don't care much about the Oscars, but I'm always glad to see Ellen doing well.
 
2013-08-03 07:55:19 AM
When Johnny Carson or Bob Hope hosted, they didn't care if you like them.

I propose Louis CK.

/I don't hate Ellen.
//Nor Billy Crystal for that matter
 
2013-08-03 08:32:41 AM

Etchy333: The MPAA is a censorship oligopoly, started in the 1930s by the major studios in fear that Congress would pass laws prohibiting certain movies from being made or distributed.  They abused their power to stifle independent filmmakers, and leveraged their monopoly of distribution channels to stifle the technology of both cable and home video.

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So MPAA, it's the 21st century.  There is no chance Congress will pass legislation to censor movies (without repealing the 1st amendment) and distribution channels are much more open and varied.

So, what do you say you do here?

And yes, I do recognize the irony of using still from a film rated by the MPAA to make my point.



The MPAA is not the reason your screenplay never got made. There's just not a wide enough audience for Fletch Feltches.
 
2013-08-03 08:34:28 AM
good god what fail.  ellen did one great thing - Dory from Finding Nemo.  Other than that she is just insufferable.

Dory was great tho.  Ellen's old tv show was "ok" before she used it to kill her career.

/don't care that she is gay, doesn't mean anything to me
//she just isn't funny
 
2013-08-03 08:53:23 AM
rugman11 * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-08-02 11:16:20 PM I actually enjoyed MacFarlane last year. He wasn't a great host (though who can be with that show), but he kept me watching in between the awards, which is pretty much all you can ask for, right?
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I did too, but he took certain things way too far for a very tiny (but extremely vocal) percentage of the population. He won't be ever returning.

/Love Ellen and Billy Crystal.
//Let's just rotate all 3 over and over!
 
2013-08-03 08:54:34 AM
Hollywood is so brave .
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2013-08-03 09:03:50 AM

ckccfa: Some of you farks can hate all you like, but Ellen  Rosie has two things going for her:
1) Being worth ~$60 million  more than you.
2) Getting to bang Portia de Rossi  "shudder at the thought " pretty much whenever

I'd call that pretty damn successful.

Besides, she's done great things for gay people--her overwhelming inoffensive niceness has done a lot to normalize gays for the daytime talk show watching crowd.  And she sent Anne Heche back to the other team.  So good for her; I don't care much about the Oscars, but I'm always glad to see Ellen  Rosie doing well.upload.wikimedia.org


It's because she's skinny & blond .Right !   I am funnier you know that ! Listen to me laugh... Heeeeeeeeeee...
 
2013-08-03 10:43:00 AM

ckccfa: Some of you farks can hate all you like, but Ellen has two things going for her:
1) Being worth ~$60 million
2) Getting to bang Portia de Rossi pretty much whenever

I'd call that pretty damn successful.

Besides, she's done great things for gay people--her overwhelming inoffensive niceness has done a lot to normalize gays for the daytime talk show watching crowd.  And she sent Anne Heche back to the other team.  So good for her; I don't care much about the Oscars, but I'm always glad to see Ellen doing well.


^THIS
I mean, her comedy isn't for everyone (I find it kind of boring without the F-bomb), but she's a good person and well, her wife is a hottie ;)
 
2013-08-03 10:44:49 AM
I think Ellen his hilarious.

/would also love to see NPH host anything.
 
2013-08-03 11:06:46 AM
She's the best top talent they could get.
A D-list A-lister?
 
2013-08-03 11:09:36 AM
I think the Oscars should go to a straight roast format and have Jeff Ross host every year.
 
2013-08-03 11:31:52 AM
Hollywood isn't going to let anyone who'd make the Oscars a really watchable show host, because too many people get too butthurt about even the mildest jabs being taken at them.
 
2013-08-03 11:36:15 AM

Harry_Seldon: Will she sing, "I saw your boobs?" I might tune in for that.


"I saw your boobs / No big whoops / Portia's is better"
 
2013-08-03 12:24:10 PM

Orgasmatron138: I think the Oscars should go to a straight roast format and have Jeff Ross host every year.


^This
I bet viewship would increase BIG TIME!
 
2013-08-03 02:19:23 PM
Glory? It never had glory. It's just the goddamned Hollywood Prom.

Oooh! Look at the expensive dress so-and-so is wearing! Oooh! Who gets to be Prom King and Prom Queen this year? Plblfblfblblfttt!
 
2013-08-03 02:20:35 PM

indeebud: I think she's the perfect candidate as host for the Oscars.  I'd rather see her than Seth McFarlane.  (I'm a huge Family Guy fan, but only the pre-2007 seasons.  )  Seth SUCKED as a host for the Oscars, and he's knows it.  

Let me ask you Farkers, would you rather the host be Kris Kardashian, Whoopie Goldberg or Oprah Winfrey?

Yeah, didn't think so.


I'd rather they stop broadcasting it.
 
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