Kevin Hart Offers Defense on ‘Ellen’; Degeneres Insists He Should Still Host the Oscars

The Kevin Hart Oscars saga is far from over, it appears. While the Academy is coming up on a record-late deadline for announcing an Oscars host, it sounds like they could very well go back to Hart—that is if Ellen Degeneres has anything to say about it. You’ll recall that soon after Hart was announced as the Oscars host, the comedian’s well-chronicled past homophobic jokes resurfaced. But rather than acknowledge the comments as hurtful, Hart turned defensive and refused to apologize for something he said was in his past. The Academy issued an ultimatum: apologize …

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