Dwayne Johnson Says He Was The 'First Choice' To Host The Oscars

February 7, 2019
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson introduces Lin Manuel Miranda and Auli'i Cravalho as they perform 'How Far I ll Go' from 'Moana' during the 89th Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre.

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Dwayne Johnson Says He Was The 'First Choice' To Host The Oscars

After all the drama with Kevin Hart over hosting the Oscars and him finally turning the Academy down, the Oscars ceremony will go on without a host. However, it turns out that Kevin Hart wasn't their first choice! It was actually Dwayne Johnson! He shared the news when a fan wrote, “If the Academy is so inclined to line up a great host for next year’s Oscars, just pick @TheRock. Nuff said.” Dwayne Johnson wrote that fan back and said, “Ah mahalo dude, I was their first choice to host this year, and my goal was to make it the most fun and entertaining Oscars ever. We all tried hard, but couldn’t make it work since I’m shooting Jumanji. Academy and I were super bummed but maybe one day down the road.” BUMMER!

Michael Bolton Denies Taking a Nap During Live Interview

Michael Bolton wants to let his fans know that he didn't fall alseep during a live interview! He made an appearance on an Australian live television show called “The Morning Show” with hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies and after they introduced him he didn’t say anything and it looks like he closed his eyes on camera and took a nap. The hosts tried to get his attention and eventually he very quietly said, “It’s gone silent. Michael Bolton got on Instagram and denied taking an on-air nap. He wrote, “I got my first record deal when I was 15 and I haven’t slept since!! In all seriousness there were technical issues with the live feed and they caught me tweeting! We had a great interview once they fixed the glitch. #FakeNews #50thAnniversary #SymphonyOfHits.” LOL!

Chris Pratt Ate Off People's Plates At His Old Restaurant Job

I love this! Chris Pratt is returning to where it all began! He got on Instagram to share a photo of himself in a booth at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. He wrote, "Twenty years ago I was a waiter at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Every time I go back I’m reminded of the thousands of shrimp I ate off of people’s plates on the way back to the kitchen. Please tip your server. Leave at least 20%. Also leave some shrimp." LOL! Chris Pratt was actually DISCOVERED at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company!

Twenty years ago I was a waiter at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Every time I go back I’m reminded of the thousands of shrimp I ate off of people’s plates on the way back to the kitchen. Please tip your server. Leave at least 20%. Also leave some shrimp.

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