Why Oscar Producers Dropped their Plan for 2 Co-Hosts and Picked Chris Rock

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Why Oscar producers dropped their plan for 2 co-hosts and picked Chris Rock

Last month, Academy Awards producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill announced they were going with two co-hosts next year. But ultimately, they opted for Chris Rock by himself. Or as Hill put it, "We decided on Chris and Rock.” Hill adds: "It became apparent that Chris by himself was the way to go. If you tried to pair him with someone, it wouldn’t have the same comedic impact of him working by himself. So that’s where we ended up.” PLUS: Why the Academy needs Rock now more than ever, Rock is safe and unpredictable at the same time, Oscars needed a host with a point of view, and watch Rock’s 2005 Oscar opening.


Jeb Bush says Supergirl star Melissa Benoist is “pretty hot”

During a campaign stop in Las Vegas last night, the Republican presidential candidate was asked about his favorite superhero. He responded: "I saw an ad for Supergirl when I was working out this morning. She looked pretty hot.”


Back to the Future’s Marty McFly and Doc Brown dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reprised their iconic characters to find out what 2015 is really like. PLUS: Letterman's Biff also made a Kimmel cameo.


Nickelodeon cancels Instant Mom

The family comedy starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict will end after three seasons.


Why are The Walking Dead’s ratings in decline this season?

Was Fear the Walking Dead too much Walking Dead for some viewers? PLUS: Jay Huguley to recur on The Walking Dead.


The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry is coming to ABC

Nia Vardalos will host the four-episode The Great Holiday Baking Show, starring the British Berry.


Girls star Jemima Kirke cuts off her hair while topless

Kirke posted the odd video of her cutting her hair on Twitter.


Amazon to stream The Man In The High Castle’s first 2 episodes for free

The pilot and second episode will be available for free from Friday through Sunday.


The Last Ship recruits Bridget Regan

The Agent Carter and Jane the Virgin vet will play a spy on the Michael Bay TNT series.