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JoyHog is reporting that Variety.com is reporting that New York Times website is reporting that Jon Stewart will be hosting the 80th Annual Academy Awards. The ceremony will take place on 24 February in Los Angeles. We have not seen an official release yet from the Academy, so maybe we’re just spreading idle chit-chat. Maybe.

UPDATE: We weren’t making it up, apparently.  He’s on board.  In the press release from the Academy (which rolled in this morning), he was quoted as saying:  “I’m thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time’s a charm,” said Stewart.