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Hugh Jackman will host the Oscars on Feb. 22

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Tbdhughjackman121508 People is glad to report that not only is Hugh Jackman the Sexiest Man Alive!, he's also going to be the host of the 81st Academy Awards. Wolverine is hosting the Oscars? Change really has come to America!

Jackman was chosen for the Feb. 22 telecast "because we want the ceremony to be fun," producer Laurence Mark said. "He can hold the screen and he can hold a stage. It doesn't hurt that he looks amazing in a tuxedo and he's the Sexiest Man Alive."

Jon Stewart must be so sad. Maybe he needs to work on those washboard abs a bit more. Meanwhile, Jackman last had hosting experience as the main man at the 2004 Tony Awards, so the Kodak Theatre won't be all that intimidating. In fact, expect a ratings bounce from all the ladies tuning in to see if he takes off his shirt. What an opening musical number!

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