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Arts and Entertainment

Ellen Degeneres Will Host The Oscars Again

Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Ellen Degeneres announced today via Twitter that she'll be back for her second time to host the Oscars in March, so we probably can't expect a "We Saw Your Boobs" song this time around.

"I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time," DeGeneres said, joking that "you know what they say—the third time's the charm."

The comedian previously hosted the show in 2007. This year's host, Seth MacFarlane, proved to be a peppy but controversial choice as his song choices included the now infamous song highlighting just how many A-list actresses at the ceremony have gone topless for their art.

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The 86th annual Academy Awards, which will take place March 2, are being produced for the second year in a row by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who announced, via Variety, "We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars. As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together and nothing could be more exciting than teaming up to do the Oscars. There are few stars today who have Ellen's gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theatre, and in homes around the globe, will be as excited by this news as we are."

New Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs echoed their thoughts, saying, "Ellen is the ideal host for this year's show. We're looking forward to an entertaining, engaging and fun show."

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