Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Here’s what you need to know: 

Good morning,

The 91st Academy Awards finally have a host.

Kevin Hart, the comedian, actor and star of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, will host the Oscars in February. Hart made the announcement on his Instagram page, telling fans that hosting the Oscars is “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Hart will take the job over from Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.

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News from The Post:

The Athena Cinema and OU’s Performing Arts Series will show Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with live musicians performing the score. (The Post)

There was a spike in bed bug incidents in OU housing last year. (The Post)

Here’s a list of the most notable celebrity deaths from 2018. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times: 

Women’s basketball beat Purdue 80-73 to improve to 7-0 on the season. (The Post)

Take a look back at the five best Ohio sports moments of 2018... (The Post)

...and five dates to look forward to in 2019. (The Post)

Athens Weather 

Cloudy with a chance of rain-snow mix and a high of 39 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

You might also want to know…

Former President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest yesterday. (The New York Times)

Ariana Grande is Billboard’s Women of the Year for 2018. (Billboard)

The NCAA placed the University of Oregon’s athletic department on probation for coaching atmosphere violations. (ESPN)


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