Billy Crystal has been selected as the replacement host of the 2012 Oscars after Eddie Murphy stepped down. After a bad week of PR for the Academy, the choice is understandable but will excite nobody, writes Luke Buckmaster.
Eddie Murphy just pulled out of hosting the Academy Awards. Those all-singing, all-joking Muppets would be a perfect replacement -- family friendly but hilarious, argues Roberto Baldwin.
Eddie Murphy has quit as host of next year’s Oscars ceremony a day after the show’s producer, director Brett “rehearsal’s for fags” Ratner, stood down after a series of controversial slurs. The Academy is now in crisis mode, reports Luke Buckmaster.
In the 80's he was one of Hollywood's most beloved celebrities, but the life and career of Eddie Murphy, littered with big budget duds and personal scandals, has been one roller coaster ride, writes Marlow Stern.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that Eddie Murphy will host next year’s awards night ceremony. It will mark the first time Murphy has performed a live comedy gig since 1987, writes Luke Buckmaster.