Gentlemen, place your Oscar host bets
Wondering who will host the 78th Academy Awards on March 5?
Yeah, you and everyone else in Hollywood who isn't busy wondering if Steven Spielberg will actually pull off a "Best Picture" nomination for "Munich."
Now that Chris Rock is definitely off the hook, it's anybody's guess who is going to slide into the coveted Oscar host gig. And this being a betting country, it's no surprise that there are a few companies happy to give you odds for the host, as well as for winners -- including the folks at BetCRIS Sportsbook.
"Anything can happen on live TV and we're betting on it!" says an overly enthusiastic Mickey Richardson, CEO of BetCRIS.com. Here are their best bets on the next host of the Oscars.
Jamie Foxx - 9 to 1
Ellen DeGeneres - 7.5 to 1
Billy Crystal - 12 to 1
Mike Myers - 8 to1
Robin Williams - 12 to 1
Steve Martin - 22 to 1
Whoopi Goldberg - 8 to 1
Paris Hilton - 100 to 1 (Thank God)
Jay Leno - 3 to 1
Conan O'Brien - 3 to1