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What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

By | January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm | No comments

Hey, remember that time when the motion picture academy announced that none other than comedy icon Eddie Murphy was set to host this year's Oscars? But then Murphy's buddy, director Brett Ratner -- who was set to produce the Oscars -- said a bunch of absurd shit on television...

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Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

By | November 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm | One comment

UPDATE: The Academy has confirmed that Crystal will host the Oscars. Unless he's only joking, it looks like eight-time Oscar host, actor and longtime comedian Billy Crystal will be replacing Eddie Murphy as the Oscar host. Less than 30 minutes ago, Crystal tweeted "Am doing...

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Eddie Murphy flick “A Thousand Words” finally being released; watch the trailer

Eddie Murphy flick “A Thousand Words” finally being released; watch the trailer

By | November 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | No comments

He may not be hosting the Oscars anymore, but he does co-star in Tower Heist, which, despite its embattled director Bratt Ratner, is doing just fine at the box office. And, as it turns out, that's not the only flick on the horizon for the iconic comedian. After nearly three...

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“Tower Heist” producer Brian Grazer replaces “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner at Oscars

“Tower Heist” producer Brian Grazer replaces “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner at Oscars

By | November 10, 2011 at 10:13 am | One comment

Embattled Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has been replaced as Oscars producer by none other than longtime Hollywood bigwig Brian Grazer, who just so happens to be a producer on the same movie. Academy president Tom Sherak made the announcement this morning. "Brian Grazer...

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Why the hell did Eddie Murphy drop out of the Oscars?

Why the hell did Eddie Murphy drop out of the Oscars?

By | November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm | 7 comments

Eddie Murphy has dropped out of hosting the Oscars. What kind of fucked up show of solidarity is this? Let me get this straight. Brett Ratner, Murphy's director in the new film Tower Heist, was set to produce next year's awards show. Then Ratner said a bunch of fucked up...

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Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

By | November 9, 2011 at 11:09 am | 3 comments

Director of the new comedy flick Tower Heist, starring iconic comedian Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner was super excited about getting the gig to produce the upcoming Academy Awards. He kind of came as a package deal, as Murphy is set to host. But, now Ratner has...

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Watch Jimmy Fallon’s 14-minute chat with Eddie Murphy

Watch Jimmy Fallon’s 14-minute chat with Eddie Murphy

By | November 7, 2011 at 10:12 am | No comments

On Friday night, iconic comedian Eddie Murphy visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The duo chatted about Murphy's new flick Tower Heist, which opened that night and enjoyed a $25 million opening weekend, beat only by the animated Puss in Boots. Murphy also opened up about his...

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Brett Ratner receives lifetime achievement award as “Tower Heist” hits theaters tomorrow

Brett Ratner receives lifetime achievement award as “Tower Heist” hits theaters tomorrow

By | November 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Brett Ratner was recently honored at The Friars' Club in New York City during the third annual Friars' Club Comedy Film Festival produced by powerhouse Exec. Director Charlie Prince, and his team, including Director of Communications, Jaime Marsanico. The festival screened over...

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In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

By | September 21, 2011 at 11:47 am | No comments

The entertainment world has been buzzing since it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards next year. The choice has mostly been met with positivity, if not a little apprehension as to what kind of Murphy we can expect— the rambunctious,...

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