The Carpetbagger, the New York Times Oscar blogger, says “negotiations are still under way with Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Martin to host the Oscars”….beehhrrrnnnng!! Whoopi’s done well but nobody really wants her to host again, and Steve Martin has passed, apparently over a sense of general career lethargy and “Pantherphobia” in particular. And no one’s talking about hiring Jon Stewart either, although he’d be pretty damn good. I say again that getting Wedding Crashers stars Owen Wilson and Vaughn to co-host would be brilliant. I was the first one to say it so I want a commission if Gil Cates makes it happen! The rumble right now is that a tag-team “tandem-host” format is being widely floated as a way to go.