The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards.
The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led ESPN’s ESPY Awards.
The selection of Kimmel gives ABC, home of the Oscars telecast, the choice the network had long sought.
Damaging testimony that Bill Cosby gave in an accuser’s lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can be used at his sex assault trial, a judge ruled Monday.
The defense has insisted Cosby testified only after being promised he would never be charged over his 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand.