Oscars promos: Host Ellen DeGeneres angles for 'Bridesmaids' sequel

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Ellen DeGeneres wants to be in "Bridesmaids 2" — at least that's the joke in new promo videos for the Oscars, which DeGeneres will host in March 2014.

The returning host says she's working with "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig to promote the Academy Awards because she's angling for a part in the "Bridesmaids" sequel, even though no such film has been announced.

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Feig has demurred about a "Bridemaids" sequel since the movie's groundbreaking success in 2011. The director's most recent film, summer's "The Heat" with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, also blasted box office expectations and inspired rumors of a sequel.

On Thursday, The Academy also released this new Oscars trailer starring DeGeneres and 250 tuxedo-clad men and women dancing to "The Walker" by indie pop band Fitz and The Tantrums.

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KPCC's Take Two interviewed The Tantrums in May. Listen to the interview and more of their music here

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