Oscar co-hosts stumble through first promo


Boxers have the bag, and weightlifters have the barbells. Oscar hosts, it seems, work out with old jokes. This first promo (below) for the Feb. 27 broadcast on ABC shows James Franco and Anne Hathaway training for the event by practicing a (groan) wardrobe-malfunction gag. Sadly, it'll probably work on a room full of people used to Billy Crystal's material. And as if that's not bad enough, the 90-pound Hathaway is the one taking all the pratfalls here. Unless Franco's got a dissertation coming up and can't risk hitting his head, he should man up and share the bumps. He can use Bruce Vilanch as a crash pad.