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Poll: Should Charlie Sheen host the Oscars?

Charlie sheen platoon"It's Charlie Sheen's time!" roared Bruce Vilanch when Village Voice wag Michael Musto asked him who should host the next Academy Awards show.

Vilanch, who's been on the writing team of many Oscar telecasts, was partly joshing, of course. He first started to answer the question by saying, "I think there might be a revival of Billy Crystal. It was such a success. They were so happy to see him that even as we speak, they're sending a gold wagon to his house: 'Please come back!' My guess is they'll go back to a comedian — maybe just one person, so you don't have to worry about servicing two."

But maybe Sheen's not such a crazy idea. He has received four Emmy nominations for starring in "Two and a Half Men" and currently he's honing his stand-up chops while on tour with his "Torpedo of Truth" act. He's also got Oscar cred. Sheen starred in "Platoon," which won best picture of 1986, and he appeared in "Wall Street" (1987) opposite Michael Douglas, who won a lead actor statuette for his performance in that Oliver Stone drama.

Sheen would certainly draw TV viewership, but that probably wouldn't be enough to convince academy chiefs to take a chance on a star who's such a notorious wild card, especially in light of his recent behavior.

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger in 1986 best picture Oscar winner "Platoon." Credit: 20th Century Fox

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Yes ! I would kill (well figure of speech of course lol) to see Charlie Sheen hosting the Oscars with little help from Jeff Ross and Ricky Gervais..but the industry and academy are not smart and subversive, creative enough to do it..too bad for them..they could have also killer ratings..and finally make a somewhat "revolutionary" show..

The Oscar's need some class, that's why I think they should have Oprah host. She is Oscar nominated, well spoken, loved world wide, and loves and respects the Oscar's and academy history.

Why should he? He's better off being just another tv intelligent woman would ever watch him in anything ever again. He is painful to watch and listen to, and his tempter tanturms are boring.


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