If this latest report is to be believed, Sunday night's Oscar ceremony will welcome a new and welcome face for many a young fan. Sure, you'll get your Brad and Angelina fix this weekend (both are nominated of course) but who cares about the world's most famous couple this side of Barack and Michelle when Robert Pattinson is involved.
Yes, HitFix claims they have confirmed the recent rumors that "Twilight" star Pattinson will indeed present an award at the Oscars. The report doesn't indicate what award Pattinson will present nor whether his "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart will be by his side as he bestows a statuette to a lucky winner.
The decision to add Pattinson to the roster of presenters can't be considered much of a surprise. It's no secret that the Oscar telecast has been a ratings-challenged affair in recent years. And this year's ceremony -- without a blockbuster like "Titanic" (or even "The Dark Knight") in competition for the major awards -- could use all the help it can. Hugh Jackman will host the proceedings and that certainly establishes a different vibe than the usual stand-up host. But with the addition of Pattinson the Oscar producers are clearly hoping to draw in a younger crowd.
So will it work? Are you more likely to watch the Oscars now that it seems Pattinson is part of the mix?