Stewart and Oscar together again


Jon Stewart has another date with Oscar.

Producer Gil Cates has drafted Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," to emcee the 80th Academy Awards, which ABC will broadcast Feb. 24.

It will be Stewart's second turn at bat. Although the 2006 show he hosted attracted 38.9 million viewers, down 7% from 2005, it drew slightly more 18- to 34-year-old males than the year before.