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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host Amid Anti-Gay Comments/Tweets Controversy

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host Amid Anti-Gay Comments/Tweets Controversy

Thursday night comedian Kevin Hart announced as the host for the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards.

Hart’s withdrawal as host comes after a major backlash from the LGBT community outcry over  anti-gay tweets, and comments Hart made during stand-up routines in the past.. Some of the tweets were deleted throughout the day on Thursday, leading to an Instragram video from the comedian that only made matters worse for him.

“My team calls me, ‘Oh my God, Kevin, everyone’s upset by tweets you did years ago,’” he said in that video. “Guys, I’m nearly 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify the past, do you. I’m the wrong guy, man.”

Hours later, Hart posted another video stating that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had given him an ultimatum: Apologize or we’ll find a new host.

“I chose to pass on the apology,” Hart said defiantly. “The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life.”

Less than two hours later, Hart announced via Twitter that he was stepping down (pushed?) from hosting the Oscars.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars,” he wrote. “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. I’m sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love and appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

The Academy refused to comment about Hart’s announcement.

Academy Awards Pulls Oscar Nomination From “Christian” Movie Over Shady Campaigning

Evil Prayers

One of the surprises during the recent Academy Award nominations was that for a song from a virtually unknown Christian movie that had only played a few shows in Los Angeles in order to qualify. Yesterday the Academy yanked that nomination over shady campaigning by the songwriter.

From their press release:

On Tuesday night, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period. “No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one’s position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one’s own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President.

A crooked “Christian”? Perish the thought!

This news will certainly send Rick “Frothy Mix” Santorum and Joel Osteen to the nearest glory hole in frustration.

Some Of The 2010 Oscar Best Picture Nominee’s Re-Imagined As Gay Porn

And this years nominees for Best Picture are…..

UP –  An animated, Viagra-sponsored tale about a grieving old man, his floating Palm Springs mid-century modern home, and the legions of young pool-boys, gardeners, pizza delivery drivers, and cable repairmen whose balloons he has to pop in order to learn life’s central lesson: so long as you can get it UP life is goo-d.

Up in the Air –  George Clooney attempts to earn Executive Palladium status in American Airlines’ Frequent Mile-Higher program, by “hitting the call button” with hot stewards in some of the jetway’s classiest lavatories.

The Hurt Locker – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell my ass! These boys get on their knees to do more than fire that rifle.  In this Iraq War-based S&M fantasy, Catherine Biganlow unleashes a foot(long )locker of hurt on a young cast of unknowns.

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Speaking of fox-holes, George clooney is at it again as he  attempts to plug as many as he can as the voice of a mangy, dirty old fox. Just when he’s finally lived down his former Den Master title and taken up running a clothing-optional B&B (Burrow & Breakfast), Mr. Fox gets pulled back in for “just one more raid” on a trio of local Scout camps. What makes Mr. Fox so fantastic? I think you can guess. (Hint: it’s more girth than length.) But you’ll have to see it to truly believe it.

It’s Complicated –  Your gay marriage sours and you get gay divorced. Obviously, your first act is to immediately return to whoring around, making your extremely well-endowed ex- jealous. So he comes poking back into the picture. If you were straight, this would be a solid premise on which to build a romantic comedy. But since you’re gay, it’s simply another good excuse for ninety-minutes of sleazy three-way action!

Inglourious Basterds – Super Butch Jewish Army Sergeant Chaim Putitin is gathering a special crack team of hot, young, Jewish-American WWII soldiers. They plan to strike fear into the hearts and butts of the Nazis by implementing a brutal Double-Penetration Campaign. A gang bang epic for the ages.  UNCUT and, well, er…..UNCUT.