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Conan O’Brien to Host MTV Movie Awards

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Conan O'BrienConan O'Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

The presenter announced on his TBS talk show Conan last night that he will be hosting the high-profile awards ceremony on April 13 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. "After eight years of intense negotiations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's second most prestigious awards show," he joked.

The star has plenty of experience hosting televised ceremonies, having previously fronted the Primetime Emmy Awards in both 2002 and 2006.

Jimmy Fallon, Aziz Ansari, Russell Brand and Sarah Silverman have all hosted the MTV Movie Awards in the past, with Rebel Wilson taking charge of last year's ceremony. Conan, who is known for his self-deprecating humor, will be at hand to deliver the coveted golden popcorn statuettes to this year's winners.

The MTV Movie Awards will also feature sneak previews of the summer's most anticipated films with never-before seen footage. Nominations go live tomorrow on MovieAwards.MTV.com.

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Pink to Perform at the Oscars

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PinkPink is set to make a special appearance at the Oscars.

The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker has joined the list of performers that will take to the stage at the 86th annual ceremony in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 2. "We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time. She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast," producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement.

The Grammy Award-winner, 34, shared her excitement about her upcoming performance on Twitter on Friday, writing, "Big news!!! I'd like to thank @TheAcademy for inviting me to perform on the #Oscars on March 2nd!! #holycow."

"Big news! @Pink is performing at the #Oscars! I don't know what she has planned, but I'm bringing my safety net just in case," the show's host, Ellen DeGeneres, said in a tweet.


Hugh Jackman to Host the Tony Awards

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Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman will host the Tony Awards 2014.

The Wolverine actor is set to present the show's 68th annual awards ceremony which will take place in New York City on June 8 and CBS Entertainment, who will broadcast the event, are delighted to have him on board.

"We are thrilled to have Hugh Jackman return to host the Tony Awards. Hugh is the ultimate performer - actor, singer and dancer - he does it all, second to none. He is a consummate entertainer and the one you want out there hosting your live television event," Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement.

Hugh previously fronted the Tony Awards between 2003-2005 and this will be the fourth time the Les Miserables star hosts the annual ceremony, which celebrates achievement in live Broadway theater.

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Ellen DeGeneres to Host 2014 Oscars

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Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Academy Awards. The talk show host - who first presented the awards in 2007, earning herself an Emmy nomination - will take over from 2013 host Seth MacFarlane.

"I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say - the third time's the charm," she said.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron praised Ellen's "gift for comedy" as they announced her appointment as the host of the live broadcast which will take place on March 2, 2014. "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," they said.

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Seth MacFarlane: ‘I Won’t Host the Oscars Again’

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Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane won't host the Oscars for a second time.

Although the Family Guy creator is preparing for his first time as host at Sunday's ceremony, he is already sure that this will be his first and only time in charge as it is such a big commitment: "It's the time commitment, I just don't think I could do it again. It will have been almost six months that I'm working on this. And I'm still going to get savaged in the press."

While he doesn't plan to return, Seth has tipped Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to take over next year and make it a success. "Tina and Amy will do it next year and they'll get rave reviews. But I just don't know that I could do it again. I just can't take that kind of time out of my schedule. I have very little free time," he said.

Seth admitted he was drawn to the job because he knew he could mess it up. "You know if something sounds interesting and challenging and it sounds like something I could [mess] up and do badly, I'm generally interested in making the attempt. They called me and I was like 'Well this is something I could mess up pretty badly,'" he explained.


Seth MacFarlane to Bring More Edge to the Oscars

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane is aiming to bring more "edge" to this year's Oscars. The funnyman is set to host the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 24 and while he feels he feels it's one of the "hardest" jobs to undertake - especially after gaining a reputation from his successful work, including adult animated comedy Family Guy - Seth acknowledges he won't be able to please the entire "tough" audience of stars.

"I've set myself up for the hardest job in the world because the fans of Family Guy and Ted and the shows and whatnot that I do are expecting one thing. If I deliver that, this crowd will walk out. The whole point of their bringing me on was to give it a little bit more of an edge. You have a room full of people who are at the top of their game - they're successful, they're being honored, they're attractive - and yet this is also the group with the thinnest skin on the planet. So it's a tough group," he told reporters.

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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Oscar nominations after being named in 12 categories.

Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane unveiled the shortlist for this year's Academy Awards earlier today, and the Steven Spielberg-directed biopic - which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as pioneering President Abraham Lincoln - leads the way, followed closely by Life of Pi, which is up for 11 honors.

Both movies are up for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar, but will face competition from Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Livings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty to take home the statuette.

Lincoln stars Daniel, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones are all up for awards, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, while Spielberg is in the running for Best Director.

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Seth MacFarlane to Host Oscars

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Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars. The Family Guy creator has been chosen to present the 85th Academy Awards and bring his fresh brand of comedy to the prestigious ceremony on February 24 next year.

"It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars. My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen roast," Seth said in a statement.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron commented, "We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him."

The Ted director has been nominated for 13 Emmys and two Grammys over the course of his career and is best known for comedy cartoon series Family Guy, Cleaveland and American Dad.


Ricky Gervais Wouldn’t Host the Oscars

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Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais wouldn't present the Oscars.

The British comic has hosted the Golden Globe awards for the last three years - grabbing many headlines with his outrageous jokes and jibes at the celebrity audience - and though he enjoyed the experience, he won't preside over the ceremony again, nor would he front the even more prestigious Academy Awards as it is a "thankless task."

"Would I present the Globes again? No, I've done it three times now. I enjoyed it more each time but that's it. The Oscars? No, that's a really thankless task. The good thing about the Globes is they let me do what I wanted," he said.

Despite sometimes being the subject of criticism and insults via his Twitter page, Ricky insists he never gets offended by it.

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Charlie Sheen to Appear at MTV Movie Awards

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen will make a surprise appearance at the MTV Movie Awards 2012.

The former Two and a Half Men actor has been lined up for a stint on stage at this weekend's ceremony according to a report. Charlie will introduce a tribute to party films and will announce musical act Wiz Khalifa, who was recently arrested for marijuana possession.

"Even though Charlie has cleaned up his act, he still has a sense of humor about his out-of-control days," a source told E! News.

"It's all going to be a really big party moment," another source said.

Also at the event on Sunday night Kristen Stewart will present a section with her Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Chris Hemsworth. Meanwhile, her boyfriend and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 co-star Robert Pattinson will not be attending this year. Russell Brand will host the bash.


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