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.
No, it is not 1991 all over again, but Billy Crystal is going to host the Oscars now that Brett Ratner got fired and Eddie Murphy stepped down as host. The forces of nostalgia have won out yet again. More » Read Post
That was fast! Following yesterday's announcement that Eddie Murphy was stepping down as Oscar host in the wake of producer Brett Ratner's resignation, the Oscars have found their new emcee. The Academy has confirmed that Billy Crys... Read Post