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"I can't wait to see Hugh Jackman ... and his huge ackman"

And Your Oscar Host Is …

The wearer of Broadway’s most glittery pants, Hugh Jackman. He’ll host the 81st Academy Awards, which producers were looking for a Cary Grant or Clark Gable type to bring back old Hollywood.

Add the LAT: “Jackman seems to be an inspired choice. He’s the “it” guy of the moment, having recently been given the full star build-up by Fox in anticipation of the release of “Australia” and even more recently been named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” He’s multi-talented (acts, sings, dances) and well liked within the industry. And he would appeal across all sorts of demographics: he tackled the stage in “The Boy from Oz” (2003-2004) and became Broadway’s darling, winning a Tony; he was introduced to moviegoing women in a rom-com, “Kate and Leopold” (2001), earning a Golden Globe nod; and he picked up his guy’s-guy credentials in the “X-Men” films (2000, 2003, 2006), each of which topped the box-office. And, while “Australia” has been a critical and commercial disappointment, he gave an endearing performance and has escaped most of the blame.”

On:           Dec 12, 2008
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    • alan brickman

      he’ll be amazing

      Dec 12, 2008 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob

      I totally would cheat on my hubby for a crack at that super-sexy man.

      Dec 12, 2008 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jade T

      It could be worse. Justin Timberlake, anyone ?

      Dec 13, 2008 at 5:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidOnTheMedia

      Really, JT and HJ in the same conversation? Shirley you jest . . .

      Dec 13, 2008 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidOnTheMedia

      HJ is a metro-stud, can’t wait!

      Dec 13, 2008 at 10:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller


      Thank you. Thank you, for taking down that tacky Gaydar wallpaper. It was like looking at day-glow colors that keep flashing at you, long after you have taken your eyes off it. Never have I loved the color of gray more. ;-)

      Dec 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg

      Thank you indeed! I can understand having ads on the blog, but wallpaper ads are just plain ridiculous. It reminded me of Myspace, and trust me, you don’t want to become myspace.

      Dec 13, 2008 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pragmatist

      Man, I *really* don’t understand all the hullabaloo over this guy. Sexiest man alive? I just don’t think he’s very attractive at all (and I have a pretty wide range of tastes in men). The whole thing seems like some kind of mass delusion created by the entertainment industry.

      He does have a nice accent, though.

      Dec 13, 2008 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • C R

      HJ really is an amazing person. One moment he’s a massive, snarling muscle beast, the next, he’s a suave, debonair leading man. I fell especially in love with him after his performance in the 2004 Tony Awards.

      Dec 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidOnTheMedia

      Pragmatist – – – Go see HJ in Australia, you will do a 180, gaurenteed.

      Dec 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ggreen

      Saw HJ in LA last year his skin looks like a Louis Vuitton handbag. He needs saddle soap not moisturizer. He was cruising some very good-looking guy at the Grove and acting guilty. From a far away he is handsome and has a big head (hallmark of movie stars).

      Dec 13, 2008 at 9:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chuck


      “His skin looks like a Louis Vuitton handbag”

      That’s funny. lol

      Dec 13, 2008 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • topsyturvy8

      i just hope he recreates the shower scene from australia LIVE onstage. or at least comes out in those tight jeans from the movie.

      Dec 14, 2008 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Woof

      @C R: I have never seen this, but it was freaking brilliant! His leg kicks were great!

      Dec 15, 2008 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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