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Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2007 Oscars

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Turns out the perfect person to host the Academy Awards is…a 48-year-old daytime talk-show host whose best-known film is Mr. Wrong. If ”comedian” were the job’s only qualification — and thankfully it’s not — we’d be listening to Dane Cook riff on Dreamgirls next February. But this is a gig that requires tact, creativity, and smarts — sorta like a well-conducted Oscar campaign, come to think of it. And Ellen’s proved she has all those qualities in spades after hosting the delicate 2001 Emmy Awards that were delayed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One more thing in her favor: The woman looks great in a tux.