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Hugh Jackman Responded to Oscar-Hosting Invitation ‘Like a Stunned Mullet’

With less than two weeks to go before the newly refurbished Oscar ceremony changes the entire landscape of not only award shows but also the entire concept of entertainment as we know it, host Hugh Jackman took a break from practicing his highly anticipated topless Bollywood number, put a tux on, and gave his first official interview as Oscar host. And, as you might expect, it was awesome. After a bumpy beginning that saw the interview interrupted by the wail of police sirens (really guys, you couldn't have taken two minutes to reshoot the intro?), Jackman gleefully covered a number of topics, ranging from Billy Crystal to parking tickets to something called "stunned mullets."

Now that we have that settled, we turn your attention to the photo that accompanies this piece. That there is the first official promo pic of Hugh Jackman as Oscar host. The best part about it? It was shot by Brett Ratner. Now that's what we Americans call a hard R, mate!

Now that we have that settled, we turn your attention to the photo that accompanies this piece. That there is the first official promo pic of Hugh Jackman as Oscar host. The best part about it? It was shot by Brett Ratner. Now that's what we Americans call a hard R, mate!

Hugh Jackman: First Oscars Promo Pic! [Just Jared]
I never imagined I'd host the Oscars [OnTheRedCarpet.com via In Contention]

Photo: ABC, Just Jared