23 August 2012 3:35 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Forget Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman and Whoopi Goldberg. Could the newly minted producers of the Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, try for a hologram host? The producing team—best known for Chicago, Hairspray and TV's Smash—tell me Johnny Carson was their favorite host. "He was the greatest," Meron said earlier today shortly after it was announced they'd be producing the 85th Academy Awards. "He was the king." Zadan laughed, "You're now going to ask if we can get Johnny Carson—no, we cannot!" Well, Meron cracked, "They got Tupac Shakur for a concert, didn't they?" Kidding aside, the duo insists nothing has been »

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