Ellen DeGeneres wants Kevin Hart to host the Oscars, despite homophobic comments the comedy star made several years ago. "It's depressing that Ellen's enthusiasm for Hart hosting the Oscars ... led her to contribute to a narrative that Hart is the victim of "haters" & "trolls" out to "destroy" him", said Adam Vary, a journalist for BuzzFeed and one of the Twitter users who highlighted Hart's homophobia when it was first announced he would be hosting the Oscars.
"I had an incredible and honest conversation with [Kevin Hart] about hosting the #Oscars".
In the aftermath of the conversation, in which Hart revisited tweets posted on his account in the past and stressed his repeated attempts to apologise for them, Hart said that he was "evaluating" his decision to step down as host. This is a conversation I needed to have, I'm glad that I had it here, and I'm glad that it was as authentic and real as I could have hoped that it would be.
"There is no ideal bone in my body". I knew how important it was and how it was a dream. I know that I've apologized.
He went on, "I've taken 10 years to put that apology to work ..." Maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host. I've yet to go back to that version of the immature comedian that I once was. "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 space in my life".
"That's why they [The Academy] haven't found another host".
DeAndre Hopkins to donate playoff check to family of slain girl
Jazmine's death has prompted an outpouring of support for her family from people, celebrities and sports stars across the country. National Football League player Deandre Hopkins has pledged his playoff game check to Jazmine's family to help cover expenses.
Hart spoke out about the jokes since he told them, telling Rolling Stone in 2015 that it spoke of his "own insecurities" and that he "wouldn't tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren't as sensitive as they are now".
"They were like, "Oh my God, we want him to host!" "We feel like that maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong. You've done it. Don't let those people win - host the Oscars". "Whatever we can do, we would be thrilled, '" she said.
The Oscars ceremony, which is now without a host, will take place February 25.
DeGeneres, who came out as gay in 1997, defended Hart by saying, "As a gay person..." I said, 'Kevin's on.
Agreeing that he has "grown" and changed and fully "apologized", Ellen said, "Don't let those people win".
While she said she is very "sensitive" to homophobic language as a gay person, she stressed that Hart has "already expressed that it's not being educated on the subject, not realizing how unsafe those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day".
Nadal finished the year with a 45-4 win-loss record and five titles, ending up second to Novak Djokovic in the rankings. Spain's Rafael Nadal on Wednesday pulled out of the Brisbane International with a left thigh injury.
Media reports suggested earlier on Thursday that the defense ministry had removed its anti-drone hardware from Gatwick. Sussex Police arrested a couple but they were quickly released without charge, with no other arrests being made since.
He has surrendered just 492 hits over 657 innings with 854 strikeouts across 654 games, registering 137 Saves in that time. As of now, the Yankees bullpen depth chart includes: Aroldis Chapman , Dellin Betances, Chad Green and Jonathan Holder.
D'après le procureur général saoudien, c'est la Turquie qui a échoué à répondre aux demandes saoudiennes sur le sujet. La Turquie a accusé "les plus hauts niveaux" de l'État saoudien d'être impliqué dans l'assassinat de Jamal Khashoggi.
La Syrie n'était que le quatrième pays d'origine des arrivants, suivie de l'Afghanistan et de l'Irak. Le niveau des arrivées a également chuté par rapport au " pic " de 1,015 million enregistré en 2015.
Taliban in a statement on Tuesday said that the group has visited Tehran on issues around peace and security in Afghanistan . Qadri said the advisers escaped uninjured and one attacker was gunned down immediately while the other was arrested.
La radio rappelle également "qu'elle respecte et a respecté sur ses antennes les textes en vigueur et n'a donné aucun résultat des scrutins de dimanche".
Djokovic s’est fait peur — Doha
"Nole" finira par craquer à 4-4, laissant le Hongrois prendre les devants sur sa troisième balle de break. Les jours se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas pour le numéro un mondial.
Rafael Nadal déclare forfait à Brisbane — ATP
Andy Murray a effectué une rentrée victorieuse en compétition après ses soucis à la hanche qui lui ont pourri l'année 2018. Cela a été dur ces 18 derniers mois avec beaucoup de hauts et de bas".