Last January, after they announced that they would go back to a hosted format for the Oscars my suggestion was Channing Tatum. As I said back then, is comfortable on stage, in a live environment. He is funny and he’d take the job seriously but he wouldn’t take himself too seriously. And he’s popular in Hollywood, he’d be embraced by his peers in the audience.
In the end it was three hosts – Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer. This year they’ve confirmed that Jimmy Kimmel will return to preside over the ceremony. So it’s not going to be Chan but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t still have a presence there. After all, Magic Mike’s Last Dance comes out in February, a month before the Oscars, so the movie will be top of mind and…well… if the show needs the visual entertainment…
It's not like Chan doesn’t have a company of dancers who’d be able to entertain the audience. The Oscars are a celebration of the previous year in film but they’re also a promotional opportunity for the movie industry in general. Magic Mike has become a movie franchise – makes perfect sense for the franchise to be showcased at the Oscars. And the Oscars could use that energy. Imagine Chan grinding up on Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett in the front row? And then skipping over to sit on Colin Farrell’s lap? How can we wish this into existence?
This is the tweet that cracked me up yesterday in response to the Magic Mike’s Last Dance trailer:
Avengers Endgame for 40 year old women— Michel Sinus (@MichelSinus) November 15, 2022
“Avengers Endgame for 40 year old women” – LOL, but also, pretty sure it’s a much wider demo. Even if it was that narrow of a target audience though, why shouldn’t they be catered to, and stimulated, and caressed… with just the right amount of softness…and an equal amount of firmness…
She wants it that way.
Yours in gossip,