Neil Patrick Harris to Open Oscars

March 2, 2010 By:
Neil Patrick Harris to Open Oscars

No, Neil Patrick Harris is not hosting the Academy Awards this year. And yes! We've heard the rumors that haven't stopped, even one week before the Oscars! But we did just hear that NPH will be opening the biggest event in Hollywood on Sunday.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Harris will kick off the show with Martin Short, doing an original song-and-dance number that will be choreographed by producer Adam Shankman.

Additionally, Shankman has reportedly created another big dance number that will involve two past contestants on So You Think You Can Dance. Word on the street is that producers had originally approached Robin Williams, but he declined.

In related Oscar news, a new slew of men have been announced as presenters for the show. Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, Tom Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Ryan Reynolds and Sam Worthington will also present. Talk about eight new reasons to watch the show!