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The Eddie Murphy You Love Is Dead [Grierson & Leitch]

While suffering through this year's Oscars—ha ha, Billy Crystal kissed George Clooney, ha ha—it was hard not to think, "Geez, if Brett Ratner had kept his mouth shut, none of this would have happened and Eddie Murphy could have been the host." Indeed, the news last year that Murphy had agreed to host February's Academy Awards was greeted with a lot of cheers by folks who hoped that the comic superstar could bring an element of danger and excitement to a ceremony that's never been particularly pulse-pounding.
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