Trio of Hosts Set for “Oscars® Red Carpet…2010”

Beverly Hills, CA (March 1, 2010) — Jess Cagle, Kathy Ireland and Sherri Shepherd will serve as hosts for the 82nd Academy Awards® pre-show “Oscars Red Carpet… 2010,” telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. This will be Ireland’s and Shepherd’s first time hosting the Oscar® pre-show and Cagle’s second consecutive year as a host.

Cagle became the managing editor of Entertainment Weekly in 2009. He is the former executive editor of People and previously served as West Coast senior editor for Time. Over his career, Cagle has interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

Ireland is chief designer and CEO of kathy ireland Worldwide, which, in concert with its brand partners, designs furniture, home office and entertainment furnishings, bedding, jewelry, apparel, skincare products and more. Over the years, the model-turned-mogul has become one of the most influential women in home and fashion design with an annual sales reported by Forbes to be $1.4 billion.

Sherri Shepherd, the Emmy® award-winning co-host of ABC’s “The View” is also the star of her own Lifetime original comedy series, “Sherri.” The comedienne-actress-author also appears in the Oscar nominated-film “Precious,” and has a recurring role on the Emmy award-winning sitcom “30 Rock.”

“Oscars Red Carpet… 2010,” executive produced by Jeff Margolis, will air on the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PT, immediately preceding the Oscar telecast.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Toni Thompson
tthompson@oscars.org

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