Ellen DeGeneres Wants Kevin Hart Reinstated as Oscars Host

'I believe in forgiveness,' she said after interviewing him on her talk show Friday

Ellen DeGeneres' "incredible and honest" interview with Kevin Hart was originally going to air Monday, but she moved it up to Friday. Ellen

The job of Oscars host has been vacant since Kevin Hart stepped down almost a month ago, after his years-old anti-gay tweets resurfaced. Due to the efforts of Ellen DeGeneres, herself a former Academy Awards emcee, Hart’s replacement as Oscars host may very well be … Hart himself.

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