Hart has been engulfed by controversy this week after old tweets, in which he used homophobic slurs, re-surfaced.
Less than a week after he was announced, Kevin Hart has stepped down as the host of the 2019 Oscars ceremony following an outcry regarding past homophobic tweets and comments from the star.
On Friday (December 7th), following several days of people scrutinising tweets that Hart had composed up to eight years ago, the Ride Along comedian posted on Twitter that he would be withdrawing from the job of emceeing the 91st Academy Awards next February.
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars,” he wrote. “This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”
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Hart will front the 91st Academy Awards in February 2019 for ABC.
Kevin Hart is officially set to host next year’s Oscars awards, the first time he’ll be emceeing the ceremony.
The actor and comedian, 39, will be hosting the 2019 Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on February 24th, with ABC supplying the broadcast. He’s set to be joined by two more debutants, with first-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss in charge of the broadcast, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss as co-producer and director.
“I will be sure to make this year’s Oscars a special one,” Hart wrote on Tuesday afternoon (December 4th) in an Instagram post, saying “now it's time to rise to the occasion”.
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Not everyone thinks tarantulas are cuddly, apparently.
Wildlife experts bringing in cute and terrifying animals has got to be our favourite type of talk show segment, and it's one that's been doing by everyone including James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno to name a few. But sometimes it gets far too much for the celebrity guests when they are forced to face their fears.
Kevin Hart at the MTV VMAs
Here are some of the funniest moments stars got scared by talk show animals:
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Hart and a handful of other passengers had a shock when they landed at Boston's Logan Airport on Thursday.
Comedian Kevin Hart is unscathed and “blessed” after being involved in what could have been a very serious accident after his private jet burst a tire upon landing at Boston’s Logan Airport.
The 38 year old actor took to Instagram to relay a message of thanks on Thursday (May 3rd), applauding emergency services who acted quickly and the pilots who landed the small plane without fuss, despite the drama.
“God is Good with a capital G… Had our first serious airplane scare today. Our planes tire busted on one side as we were landing and s*** got real for a second,” he wrote. “Ya boy got angels on his back. I got real-life angels on my back… I’m protected, I truly believe it. But when things like this happen, it’s confirmation… Confirmation God is good and so is life.”
Jonathan Todd Jackson has been charged with attempting to extort the comedian, and could go to prison for four years.
A man who allegedly attempted to extort the comedian and actor Kevin Hart by threatening to leak a sex tape has been officially charged, and is facing up to four years’ imprisonment.
Jonathan Todd Jackson, 41, was charged on Wednesday (May 2nd) with one count of attempted extortion and another count of extortion by threatening letter, both “trying to coerce actor Kevin Hart to pay him for a video that was surreptitiously recorded last year,” according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Also going by an alias of ‘Action Jackson’, he is set to be arraigned this week, with a recommended bail of $100,000. If found guilty, he could serve up to four years behind bars.
Continue reading: Man Charged With Attempting To Blackmail Kevin Hart Over Sex Tape
Kevin Hart at the Los Angeles premiere for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Following 2015's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Infinity War' is the third film in the series and the nineteenth film in the Marvel film franchise altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd April 2018
Their son was born days before Thanksgiving.
It's been a difficult year for them both, but Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish are going to end the year on a high note as it's revealed that they have finally welcomed into the world their first child together just 15 months after their marriage.
Kevin Hart snapped out and about with Eniko Parrish
The 38-year-old comedian revealed the amazing news of the birth of his son Kenzo Kash on Tuesday (November 21st 2017) via social media, and praised his 33-year-old wife for the strength she has shown over the last few days.
Continue reading: Kevin Hart And Eniko Parrish Announce The Arrival Of Baby Kenzo
Montia Sabbag arranged a press conference, accompanied by attorney Lisa Bloom, and denied all the recent reports of an extortion attempt directed at Hart.
The woman who has been sensationally linked with comedian Kevin Hart in an alleged extortion plot has spoken to the media this week to the claim that she, too, is a victim.
Accompanied by her attorney Lisa Bloom at a press conference held on Wednesday (September 20th), Montia Sabbag faced reporters and cameras and admitted that she was indeed in a romantic tryst with actor and comedian Hart about a month ago, and that she was unknowingly photographed in the process.
However, contrary to reports that did the rounds earlier this week, she didn’t have anything to do with any extortion plot.
Continue reading: Woman Central To Kevin Hart Cheating Scandal Denies Extortion Reports
The comedian was caught in a sexually suggestive situation which ended in blackmail.
While Kevin Hart may have been a victim in a merciless extortion attempt recently, the world's sympathies are with his wife Eniko Parrish. The comedian has been forced to come clean over cheating accusations after somebody tried to blackmail him with sexually suggestive video footage.
Kevin Hart at the official Heartbeat Weekend Pool Party
The 38-year-old has got the authorities involved over a heavily edited tape which appeared to show the star getting very close to a woman at a club, a bed with no visible occupants but sexually explicit audio, as well as a naked men who resembled him. While he has neither confirmed nor denied that he is the man in the grainy footage, it has rendered him guilty enough to spill the beans to his family and fans about what he's been up to.
He thinks giving should come from the heart.
Most people reacted favourably to Kevin Hart's new internet challenge encouraging his fellow celebrities to donate $25,000 to aid Hurricane Harvey victims, but there are those who aren't happy. Master P thinks the comedian is going the wrong way about trying to get people to donate.
Kevin Hart celebrating his birthday in Las Vegas
The rapper, while pleased with Kevin's sizeable donation to the cause, has called him out in a video for directly asking a number of his famous friends to donate the same amount he did to the Red Cross in what he has called the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge. Master P thinks people shouldn't have to be forced to give $25,000, because all donations - big or small - are welcome.
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The comedian urges fellow celebrities to donate $25,000.
Kevin Hart has decided to kick off an internet challenge that matters by encouraging his celebrity pals to donate thousands to help the victims of Hurrican Harvey in Texas. Residents in Houston and surrounding areas have been forced to evacuate their homes due to the immense flooding.
Kevin Hart outside 'The Late Show' studios
We knew that Hurricane Harvey was going to have a massive impact on the Texan city, but it was only a day ago that comedian Kevin Hart realised just the extent of damage the damage has caused to properties and lives. Thus, he's decided to launch the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge.
Date of birth
6th July, 1979
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