Los Angeles - Comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres is returning to front Sunday night's Oscars 'because she didn't get in on the all-LGBT reporting gravy train' that broadcast the Winter Games in Sochi her publicist said today.
So seven years after her original triumphal Academy Awards gig Ellen's having another stab at it because as everyone knows right how's a really cool time to be in the gay limelight.
"Guys, I wasn't into doing it again because I've been there and done that and got the lousy t-shirt signed by Stanley Kubrick," Ms D wrote on her blog today.
"Then it kinda struck me completely outta nowhere, why the hell not?"
Sunday's ceremony will see millions of TV viewers treated to SIX hours of dazzling glitz and over a dozen frock changes as DeGeneres's she comperes Tinseltown's annual gala.
"That's as long as a New York to San Francisco flight and just as turbulent," DeGeneres said.
"Sure hope in hell I don't screw up."