Ellen: ‘It’s official! I’m hosting the Oscars!’

Ellen DeGeneres often jokes around on Twitter, but she’s not kidding now.

Moments ago, she tweeted: ‘It’s official! I’m hosting the #Oscars! I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent out a release announcing the news from producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

“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,” they said in a statement.

Read the rest of this release here…

Ellen to Host Oscars!

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