Update: Looks like no one's going to be auto-tuning the Academy Awards this year, as Jimmy Fallon has officially turned down the invitation to host.
"It's an honor to be asked by the academy, but it's not my year," Fallon told Matt Lauer on "Today."
Hosting the Oscars is no picnic, as James Franco and Anne Hathaway proved in 2011.
It takes style, panache, a way with the crowd, and just enough edge to be funny but not upset the 97-year-olds in AMPAS, all of which Jimmy Fallon possesses. That explains why The Los Angeles Times reports they're in negotiations with the late night comedian to host February's 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Get More »
Y'all want this party started, right? Y'all want this party started quickly, right?
Okay, just checking. That was rhetorical; we know you guys love your parties. So get your dancing pants on: Deadline is reporting "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels is about to cast Kenan Thompson in a new flick called "Party Starters."
And here you thought Michaels could never match "Night at the Roxbury." Get More »