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Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test
Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test

After years spent calling for Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars, fans of the star got what they asked for Wednesday when Harris was named emcee of the 2015 ceremony. The actor playfully hinted at the announcement in a video distributed on social media — he told an unidentified cellphone caller "I'm in" and then circled the item on a list that read "NPH's Bucket List," below such goals as "Saw a Lady in Half" and "Become an Imagineer." Shortly after, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences issued a statement that Harris would host the Feb. 22 show at the Dolby Theatre. "To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect...

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