ELLEN TO HOST 2007 OSCARS!
It was just announced that Ellen DeGeneres will host next year’s Academy Awards. Finally! Ever since she did a brilliant job of hosting the Grammys in 1996, I have wondered why she wasn’t an obvious choice for the Oscars as well. She deserves it, and I am thrilled that she has been given the world as her stage. Ellen is well respected in both the industry and among her millions of fans. I have to admit that I am encouraged; the opportunity and recognition are due to true talent, regardless of who shares her heart and her home. It is a step forward, and I often look down that path with guarded enthusiasm.