Friday, January 06, 2006

randy newman does something, wins something

I've gotten really into the Oscars for the past couple of years - Adrien Brody's stolen kiss and Chris Rock's opening monologue featuring the Gap vs. Banana Republic War being some of the highlights - so I was pretty excited to hear Jon Stewart will be hosting this year. Defamer writes:

Stewart’s selection was reportedly arrived at following a marathon sit-down between high-level Gay and Jewish Mafias officials in a secure basement conference room at David Geffen’s Malibu compound; the fabulous faction stubbornly threw its support behind movie star/respected song-and-dance man Hugh Jackman for the gig, but after a personal audition by Jackman featuring a musical Brokeback Mountain parody fell flat, the Velvets finally acquiesced and gave their approval to the safer choice of the universally loved Stewart.

Kittenpants provides a preview of what we can expect from Stewart's stewardship.