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‘I’m over it:’ Comedian Kevin Hart rules out hosting the Oscars

NEW YORK: The actor Kevin Hart ruled out hosting this year’s Oscars because he no longer had enough time to prepare for the show, days after saying he was evaluating his December decision to step down over criticism of past homophobic comments. He told ABC that he was no longer willing to discuss the anti-gay comments he had made on Twitter in 2010 and 2011, which caused the uproar that led him to step down as host, saying his previous explanations and apology were sufficient.  “I’m over it,” he said repeatedly to almost…

Comedian Kevin Hart says will step down from hosting 2019 Oscars

Comedian Kevin Hart said on Thursday he has decided to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s ... this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” Hart tweeted. ALSO READ: Kevin Hart says 2019 Oscars host job is ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ Hart’s decision comes after some comments he made…

Kevin Hart says 2019 Oscars host job is ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

LOS ANGELES: Comedian Kevin Hart will host next year’s Oscar ceremony for the first time, the “Ride Along” actor said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars,” Hart wrote. The Academy Awards are the film industry’s highest honors. “So are we,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, responded on Twitter. “Welcome to the family.” Hart, 39, who also starred in 2017 film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follows…