Justin Timberlake, Oscars Host?

Is there anything Justin Timberlake can’t do? Fashion pioneer. Exhibitionist. Cologne-industry ambassador. Ladies’ man. More-than-capable dog walker. And now, apparently, Oscars host.

According to Contact Music, Mr. SexyBack is being courted by the Academy Awards folks to take over hosting duties at next year’s show. Justin could join such esteemed company as former hosts Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg and Bob Hope.

Apparently, the Oscars’ producers were wowed by Timberlake’s hosting stint at last month’s ESPY Awards. They simply must have him!

“Justin is more than a singer, he’s a song-and-dance man—and turned in a performance any comedian would envy. Our first question was, ‘Can we get him?’ ” raves an Academy source. “Justin knows how to work a star-studded audience.”

No question, Timberlake’s a real crowd-pleaser. But if he goes on another cross-dressing frenzy, he should consider a red wig. It would bring out his eyes more.