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Hugh Jackman: I Was Texting Lee Daniels During the Oscars

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    Hollywood A-lister Hugh Jackman is an awards show vet who’s hosted both the Oscars and the Tonys. But even the strapping Aussie can’t withstand four consecutive hours of musical numbers and video montages by engaging in a popular pastime: texting his pal.

    In Jackman's case, he was texting Oscar-nominated director of "Precious" Lee Daniels during the Academy Awards.

    “I was texting him during the Oscars, ‘You’re looking good, man!’ He goes, ‘Thanks, buddy, I’m having a good time,’” Jackman told Niteside at the premiere of "City Island" at the Director’s Guild Theater last night where stars like Andy Garcia, Vera Wang and Julianna Margulies also hit the red carpet.

    Jackman, who is working with Daniels on the upcoming civil rights flick "Selma," said they may have gotten busted for their texting antics on live TV.

    “They cut to him at one point, he’s [texting] and I’m like, 'Oops, I think that was me!'" he said.

    Jackman did enjoy one part of the Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris’ cheeky musical intro.

    “That guy’s awesome. He’s like the Roger Federer of awards shows; He can do anything. Emmys, he’ll be doing the Grammys next,” the star joked. “He’s unbelievable.”