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Oscars: Franco, Hathaway, let's get this party started

February 27, 2011 |  5:28 pm

OK, folks, I've got my Red Bull within reach and my Red Vines in a pile next to the computer, and the show -- that would be the 83rd Academy Awards hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway -- is about to commence. Can't wait. Or, to steal a line, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." ("All About Eve," Bette Davis, 1950, yes I'm saying "night" not "ride." Are you going to be like that all "night"?)

At least we should hope for bumpy. Like the Super Bowl, you don't want the game to be over before things even start. And, yes, I know the favorites are ... well, frankly, if you can't fill in the blanks at this point, stop reading and go pay attention to your TV set.

Actually, go watch TV, at least for a little. I'll be here for the duration. Check in any time.

--Betsy Sharkey

Photo: Oscar co-host Anne Hathaway arrives at the ceremony with designer Valentino. Credit: Associated Press

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They have a chemistry both are first timer hosting a big event. They definitely enjoying the show. It should be a fun time with Franco hosting! He’s one of the best actors of our generation and Anne is a great actress. Think it's probably because both of them seem to be very popular at the moment and on the young side. Trying to attract a different type of audience.


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