Jimmy Kimmel back to host Oscars for the 4th time

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is returning as the host of the 96th Oscars ceremony. This marks the fourth time he’s emceed the annual ceremony. In a statement, Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang said, “We are thrilled about Jimmy returning to host and Molly returning as executive producer for the Oscars. They share our love of movies and our commitment to producing a dynamic and entertaining show for our global audience. We are deeply grateful to Jimmy, Molly and their teams for their incredible creativity and partnership and for going on this ride with us again.” VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel shares one of his favorite moments from 2023 Oscars Oscars executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor and executive producer Katy Mullan added, “Jimmy has cemented himself as one of the all-time great Oscars hosts with his perfect blend of humanity and humor, and Molly is one of the best live TV producers around. We are delighted to be working with them and their teams on the show.” Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and is one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history. He hosted the 95th Oscars, which earned him an Emmy nomination and hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards). In the statement he joked, “I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times.” The Academy had previously announced key dates leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night: Nominations will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, and the Oscar Nominees Luncheon is slated for Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. The Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of ABC and this station.

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Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Zahara Just Joined Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. At Spelman

As if it wasn’t heartwarming enough to see Zahara Jolie choose Spelman University as her college of choice in 2022 with full support from her mom, actress Angelina Jolie, she’s gone ahead and taken things up a notch to our glee by joining a divine nine organization in her sophomore year. The 18-year-old crossed Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. recently and there’s footage of her being presented on the ATL campus as one of the newest members.

Zahara emphatically let everyone present know she’s Zahara Marley Jolie (it seems she’s dropped the Pitt), hailing from Los Angeles, and flipped her hair as everyone in the crowd cheered on.

As mentioned, she made big news by opting to continue her studies at Spelman, and mom Angelina was by her side as she began her journey. Last summer, the Oscar winner and Zahara’s sisters, Shiloh and Vivienne, were there as she started school, and even attended a Spelman and Morehouse alumni association event in Hollywood for back-to-school season.

“Zahara with her Spelman sisters!” Angelina wrote when sharing a photo of Zahara around that time. “Congratulations to all new students starting this year. A very special place and an honor to have a family member as a new Spelman girl.”

As for her father, Brad Pitt, he expressed his excitement for her in interviews last year while promoting his film Bullet Train. It’s unclear what his relationship has been with all of the former couple’s children since they divorced in 2016 and details as to what led to the split became public.

“I’m so proud of her,” he shared with Vanity Fair. “She’s so smart. She’s going to flourish even more at college. It’s an exciting and beautiful time to find her own way and pursue her interests. I’m so proud.”

As you can see, not only is Zahara enjoying life at Spelman, she’s fully engrossed in the culture and relishing in the experience. Congratulations to her and the rest of the new AKAs over at that very esteemed institution.

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