DeGeneres Has Global "Goal" for Oscarcast

The comedian will host Oscars for the second time on March 2

By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX
|  Saturday, Nov 23, 2013  |  Updated 5:26 PM EDT
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Television personality and comedian Ellen DeGeneres kicks off the Duracell Toys for Tots initiative 'Power A Smile' campaign at the Van Nuys Airport on November 22, 2013 in Van Nuys, California.

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Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars.

"It reached the world," the talk show host said of her well-received 2007 Oscarcast. "And I'm trying to get world peace. So, that's my goal. My hope is by hosting the Academy Awards, right afterward, we have world peace."

DeGeneres may have been exaggerating but there's no overstating her enthusiasm for the upcoming March 2 gig.

"I know a lot of those people," she said of the Oscar audience. "They're on my show a lot. I love the whole business. ... I get to play with all those people in the audience and make people happy, and, hopefully, relax them."

DeGeneres made her comments Friday while attending a Toys for Tots charity event in Los Angeles.

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