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Billy Crystal to Host the Oscars

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 10th 2011 5:11PM
billy crystal oscars hostHas Eddie Murphy officially been replaced? After word spread that Murphy had dropped out of his Oscar hosting duties, movie fans were buzzing with their own suggestions on who should take Murphy's place. The overwhelming favorite replacement? Billy Crystal.

And it looks like fans of the comedian are getting their wish.

"Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show," Crystal tweeted.

Deadline confirmed the news.

In an interview in the wake of Murphy's resignation, Tom Sherak, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told TheWrap that Billy Crystal is not too old to host the Oscars. "Bob Hope did the Oscars in his sixties," he said.

Sorry, Kermit! Maybe next year?

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Gaston Buhunny

Billy Crystal is even funnier than my name -- it would be wonderful to be back in the hands of a real professional entertainer who won't make us cringe in embarrassment or want to throw a shoe at the stupidity of the hosts. PLEASE LET BILLY BE OUR HOST!!!

November 10 2011 at 8:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DiMeo

This great Billy Crystal would make a perfect host

November 10 2011 at 5:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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