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‘Ride Along’ Star Kevin Hart To Host SNL For January Opening Show! Sony Hack Emails Reveal $2 Million Payout For The Comedian’s Promotional Tweets

By Aurora Banks | December 29, 2014 05:44 AM EST


"Ride Along" star Kevin Hart is scheduled to host the first "SNL" show for the year!

Looks like the funny man is going to be busy this 2015 as he is also scheduled to go around the country for his "Let Me Explain Tour."

The first episode of SNL for the year will be aired on January 17, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the same week when Kevin Hart's upcoming film "The Wedding Ringer" will be released.

This will the second time for the "Ride Along" star to host the SNL following his appearance in March 2013 together with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as musical guests.

Meanwhile, one of the latest Sony hack emails involving the 35-year-old actor reportedly reveals that he is being paid $2 million for promoting the giant studios films through his official Twitter account.

The information was revealed a Twitter account named Bikini Robot Army where unnamed executives from Sony are apparently trying to figure out how Kevin Hart could promote Denzel Washington's movie "The Equalizer" through Twitter.

"Is there a world in which Kevin Hart might retweet an Equalizer post or tweet that he's looking forward to seeing? I know he cashes in on tweeting now...but we are making the last push against black and Hispanic audiences."

Reportedly, Sony has already paid Hart to tweet about Idris Elba's film "No Good Deed" thus; it's not hard to get him to promote "The Equalizer," as reported by Inquistr

"Yep. He owes us. I also got him to tweet on NGD. We paid him an extra 2M to tweet on 2 pictures. Let me [see] what I can do. What would you have him tweet? A :15 spot saying check it out and I can't wait to see this? Or 'how excited am I to see Equalizer this weekend?'"

The conversation reportedly went as to what type of language "Ride Along" star Kevin Hart should use in promoting Washington's movie.

"We are finishing up some great African-American targeted TV - will have a :15 for him to tweet. Maybe with a 'can't wait to see this' message."

In addition, the Sony hack emails allegedly revealed that execs from the company are asking Hart to minimize his tweets so as not to get his promotional messages getting lost from the millions of Twitter updates.

"He'll have to add something like how he can't wait to see this [crap] happen or personalize it about Denzel. We recently told him to stop tweeting so much so I have to be strategic in how I get him to do it :)"

However, upon carefully reviewing his Twitter and Instagram history there were no traces of Hart tweeting about "The Equalizer"

Are you excited to watch "Ride Along" star Kevin Hart hosting 2015's first episode of SNL. What's you thought on the alleged $2 million payout for his promotional tweets according to the Sony hack emails?

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