Ellen DeGeneres announced Thursday the two had an “honest conversation.”
“I realize I may not be anybody’s first choice, but…” she says.
“I do not want to be a distraction,” he said late Thursday.
Comedian says he’s fine if Oscars hosting gig “goes away.”
This will be the comedian’s first time hosting the show.
“We recognize the need for further discussion with our members,” Academy CEO Dawn Hudson says.
Revamp includes a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film.
Lakers legend won an Academy Award this year for “Dear Basketball.”