Oscars 2010: Original Songs Are Out! Taylor Lautner And Channing Tatum Are In!

Tue, February 16, 2010 3:15pm EST by 7 Comments
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Producers want to replace boring song-and-dance routines with fresh, young (and hot) talent. Are you into it?

If you want to catch the Beyonce/Hugh Jackman high-kicking displayed at last year’s Academy Awards ceremony, sorry friends – you’re going to have to turn to Turner Movie Classics instead. Oscarcast executive producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic want big ratings, and are enlisting the help of Hollywood hunks like Taylor Lautner and Channing Tatum to get the job done.

According to Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood, not only are Adam and Bill focusing on Tinseltown hotties, but they want to ax the Original Song presentations altogether. Bouncing those nominees – sorry, guys! – will free up some time so you’ll be able to feast your eyes on sexy stars like Channing, 29, and Taylor, 18, though its not confirmed whether they will be presenting or simply just making an appearance.

However, while the two producers are hoping their stunt-casting pays off, they don’t want to leave H-town legends out in the cold, either. Can you imagine 60-year-old Meryl Streep getting her Best Actress acceptance speech getting cut-off so Miley Cyrus can promote The Last Song?

Sorry Mom and Dad. It sounds like you won’t even recognize this year’s ceremony, but at least you’ll have hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin to help you look back fondly on the olden days, which we like to call the 2009 Oscars.

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Posted at 1:08 PM on February 17, 2010  

WHO the hell is Taylor Lautner? I looked at imdb and he was in Twilight (that I fortunately missed) and some low-rated B-movies. I understand Tatum, he at least has some reason to be there. G.I.Joe was an awful movies but if his only job is looking good and smile, then whatever. I don´t find him appealling but others probably do. But that kid? No, thank you.
I think this year´s Oscars will be a mess. Last year was a great balance between an old and new Hollywood. Jackman was classy, kind of “old Hollywood” host, which was very refreshing and reminded us why are we there. If I wanted the Oscars to turn into a celebration of temporary stars, I can watch MTV awards.
I am not saying they should nominate Streep for every damn move she is doing in a movie but this is crazy.

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Posted at 5:14 PM on February 16, 2010  

FINALLY!! Oscars will be interesting this year!! Tat&Tay any day!!

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Posted at 4:41 PM on February 16, 2010  

That’s awesome news. At least we will have some good looking guys to look at while we get through the stuffy program. I’m even more excited for this year’s program. You are going to have 2 old guys hosting, Taylor and Tatum are needed to balance the age and hotness factor. It’s a win-win.

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Posted at 4:29 PM on February 16, 2010  

EXACTLY what I was afraid of. This is what the grammys have been doing for the past five years – and their ratings have gone deep into the toilet.
Last year was the perfect balance of legends and newcomers. Let’s not hope that this years oscars will turn out more like the teen choice awards.

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Posted at 3:37 PM on February 16, 2010  

You just made me sick..what have those two done so important that they even deserve to be at the Oscars? I thought it´s a movie celebration, not some crazy, obsessed fans crapfest.

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Posted at 5:18 PM on February 16, 2010  

that’s why they’re there – they’re ACTORS, not performers. They deserve to be there just like everyone else.

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Posted at 5:24 PM on February 16, 2010  

Who do you think Taylor Lautner and Channing Tatum are? Bakers? They are MOVIE actors who have been in MOVIES that made Hollywood zillions of dollars last year and this year. Everyone from the lowly crew member to the studio executives have money in their bank accounts thanks to the hard work of these two guys. They did their jobs and deserve to be part of the celebration of movies. If you don’t like it, don’t watch. Plenty of us will.

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