After Ultimatum, Kevin Hart Is Out as Oscar Host

He apologizes for homophobic tweets
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ended up looking for a new host for the 91st Academy Awards less than 36 hours after naming Kevin Hart for the slot. The comedian, who had faced a major backlash over homophobic tweets from 2011 and earlier, announced Thursday night that he would no longer be doing the job he had described as the “opportunity of a lifetime,” TMZ reports. “I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he said