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Hugh Jackman Promises Sexier Awards Show

Suffering from flagging ratings, the Academy has spent the last few weeks trying to convince the public that this year’s Oscars will be worth watching. Their latest charm offensive: deploying host Hugh Jackman to tell CNN that he’ll preside over the ceremonies while drunk (“I’ll be drinking from about 9 a.m.”) and nude (“We’re just going to do most of the show naked.”) Jackman, the first non-comedian to host the show in decades, also said he hopes the show will produce some “YouTube moments” and promises to be “taller” than most previous Oscar hosts.