Chris Rock in Final Negotiations to Host the 88th Annual Academy Awards

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories in "GMA" Pop News.
2:36 | 10/21/15

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Transcript for Chris Rock in Final Negotiations to Host the 88th Annual Academy Awards
Time for "Pop news," everybody. We begin with Chris rock. It is all but confirmed that the comedian will be hosting this year's oscars. All right. Yay. Everybody happy with that idea. All right, thumbs up from "Gma" gang. Hollywood reporter, variety both reporting that the "Snl" alum is in final negotiations to do it in February. He would of course taking the reins from Neil Patrick Harris who hosted for the first time last year, not an easy gig as we all know. Tons of rehearsals. A lot of work. He's going in eyes wide open having hosted in 2005. One tell tale sign, they brought on reg nandz hudland. If the name doesn't ring a bell he directed rock in his comedy series "Everybody hates Chris." Hmm. Hmm. So his comedy dream team will have a chance to work together. Very edge this there. Yes. Oh, boy. Yeah, but it's going to be rockified. Also in "Pop news" this morning. Baby, we were born to renovate. The house where Bruce Springsteen wrote the entire "Born to run" album on the market. It's actually adorable. I love that front porch, so much I could do with it, George. Somebody's going to snap that up. I know. Precious. It's not on the streets of Philadelphia, though. It's in long branch, New Jersey. It's listed for just under $300,000. That is nearly double the price of similar homes in the area. Chalk it up to the Bruce factor considering how it does need a little bit of work. A little bruising up. Oh. You don't say. Amy just topped me. She's going to Bruce it up. Ah! I love that. You're so good. Anyone born in the usa will enjoy the beach that is only a block and a half away. That is inspiring. Hopefully we helped you sell a house. Get a little commission. Just a minor percentage. Finally, this corgi puppy, take a look. As if it can't cute enough, the cutest puppy in the world. Check out this video of him being a big old tough guy. Oh, yeah, he's standing right up to that miami pumpkin. Yes. I'll show you who's in charge, mini pumpkin. I love his little tiny legs. He doesn't know what to do with it. No, I'll play coy then I'll get up and I'll show you,

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