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Last year, we learned on Nov. 3 that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were going to host the Oscars together. Right now we don’t know who’ll spearhead the next telecast, even though it takes place a week earlier than this year’s did. Mike Fleming at Deadline.com reported over the weekend that Hugh Jackman, who hosted in 2009, was asked to do so again but turned it down. I’d imagine telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer are considering some other old standbys — Billy Crystal, maybe, or Whoopi Goldberg — for the gig. But wouldn’t it be cool if they went with someone who’s never hosted the Oscars before? We all admire Neil Patrick Harris’ MC skills; why not let him tackle the biggest show there is? I’ll never forget Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the telecast a few years back; wouldn’t she be fantastic as host? And of course Ricky Gervais brings down the house whenever he does an awards-show bit.
Which Oscar newbie would you most like to see host next year’s show? Or do you think someone tried and true should take it on? Cast your vote below.
While Marvel’s stable of heroes have been ruling the box office for years, their presence in video games has been, in a word, sparse since Disney acquired Marvel. Mobile games have frequently popped up, an MMO called Marvel Heroes has been around for a couple of years, and Disney Infinity integrated Spider-Man with Mickey Mouse last year. But otherwise the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine haven’t seen much play in narratively driven games.
Marvel’s latest announcement looks to change that, however.
Nintendo’ s latest original franchise Splatoon is set to make a splash on the Wii U later this year, and Nintendo is hoping the multiplayer mayhem will attract some newcomers to Nintendo’s home console.
Charles Dance is making the leap from one fantasy world to another, as the Game of Thrones star joins the voice cast of the upcoming video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Dance speaks about his role as Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in the upcoming fantasy game and the rapid growth of fantasy in mainstream entertainment in a new trailer for the game. And as the man behind Tywin Lannister, he certainly is no stranger to the genre.
Kermit the Frog might tell you that it’s not easy being green, and now a newly discovered species might be able back up that claim. As reported by BuzzFeed, the Costa Rican based glassfrog—called Hyalinobatrachium dianae—is making news because it bears a rather striking resemblence to everyone’s favorite talking amphibian.
Assassin’s Creed has traversed the globe, telling the story of assassins everywhere from Italy to Jerusalem to the United States. But despite eight main games and several offshoots, there are still plenty of locales for the series to explore and integrate into its overarching plot. And that’s exactly what Ubisoft intends to do with Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles.
Zooey Deschanel has been synonymous with New Girl’s Jess for nearly four years—but the actress wants fans to know that while Jess is “adorkable,” Deschanel doesn’t really see that label applying to her.
“I don’t always identify, perhaps, with the way that I’m portrayed in certain public contexts,” Deschanel said in an interview with The Huffington Post. “I try to stay away from that sort of thing.”
While Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s entry into the multiplayer online battle arena genre (MOBA, for those who hate long genre names), has been playable in early forms for awhile. Now, the company behind World of Warcraft and Diablo is ready to officially release the game later this year.