Kevin Hart arrives on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

NYT Editor Defends Kevin Hart: ‘We Are Setting Standards Nobody Can Meet’

New York Times editor Susan Fowler wrote in an opinion-editorial that the ousting of comedian Kevin Hart as host of the Oscars over the resurfacing of his previous gay jokes sets unattainable standards of uprightness and called for the A-lister to be forgiven, citing his heartfelt apology.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actor Kevin Hart attends the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

GLAAD CEO: Kevin Hart Should Not Have Quit as Oscars Host

GLAAD, the country’s largest advocacy organization dedicated to defending the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, said Friday that actor-comedian Kevin Hart should not have quit as host of the Oscars, arguing the A-lister should have instead used his platform to promote unity.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Roastmaster Kevin Hart attends The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty …

Hollywood Is Blacklisting Kevin Hart, But Not over Old Gay Jokes

Unlike Joy Reid, Alec Baldwin, and Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Hart does not behave in the way an entertainer is “supposed” to behave, most especially a black entertainer: Kevin Hart is apolitical. He does not trash Trump, he does not trash Republicans, he does not trash Trump supporters or Christians.

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Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart to Host 2019 Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream.

Overview of Oscar statues on display at 'Meet the Oscars' at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Major Backlash Follows the Addition of Popular Film Oscar Category

Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning announcement was also met with immediate backlash online, raising questions about what the new category would mean for a film like “Black Panther,” a global blockbuster which has also been talked about as a favorite contender for the best picture Oscar.

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HuffPo: It’s Time for the Smug Celebs-Meet-the-Normies Oscars Skit to Die

The left-wing Huffington Post says it’s time “to burn the dumb-ass skits to the ground,” referencing the four-minute stunt during Sunday’s Academy Awards show that saw host Jimmy Kimmel and a horde of actors walk into a theatre to throw candy and hotdogs at moviegoers who were in the middle of watching the Oprah Winfrey-starring fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time, all done as a show of gratitude.

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Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Omits Adam West, Della Reese, David Cassidy, More

Several iconic Hollywood stars were left off this year’s In Memoriam segment at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards show, including legendary ‘Batman’ actor Adam West, singer and ‘Touched By an Angel’ star Della Reese, and ‘The Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy.