Eddie Murphy Quits The Oscars, Billy Crystal New Host

Eddie Murphy Quits The Oscars, Billy Crystal New Host. Murphy decided that he will not act as host for the 2012 Oscars due to his friend Brett Ratner getting the boot as producer of the show. Ratner is the director of “Tower Heist” and recently stated very unnecessary gay slurs during an interview about rehearsals. Ratner stated, “Rehearsal? What’s that? Rehearsal’s for fags. Rehearsal. Not much.” For this statement, the Academy received negative comments about the producer and they had to act on and let Ratner go. The Academy did not want to lose out on a large portion of their viewing audience.

Murphy released a statement, “First and foremost. I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. “I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”

Tom Sherak, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President, released his statement of Murphy’s choice to step down, “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well.”

The Academy found a replacement host very quickly and it wasn’t a shocking choice. Billy Crystal has been said to be one of the best Oscar hosts of all time. Crystal accepted their offer and will be set to host the Oscars on February 26, 2012. The announcement was not made by the Academy instead Crystal had made the big announced via Twitter. Crystal tweeted, “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions.”

There will be no disaster moments for the Oscars that Crystal will now be hosting. The last Oscars was horrible with James Franco and Anne Hathaway as hosts. I am not even going to go into that discussion.

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Eddie Murphy to be ‘worst Oscar host ever’

Eddie Murphy to be 'worst Oscar host ever'

"I'm gonna be the worst Oscar host ever"-Eddie Murphy.

Eddie Murphy, who will be hosting the prestigious movie event in February 26, 2012, is telling audiences not to expect much from his Oscar gig. The comedian joked he is going to be the ”worst Oscar host ever” and may even urinate on stage. Eddie Murphy, 50, was speaking as he promoted his new film Tower Heist with Ben Stiller on Monday (24.10.11).

“I think it’s so funny that people think I’m the perfect for this. I’m going to be horrendous. I’m going to be the worst host ever. I’m going to be introducing people and looking straight at the camera. And I’m going to wear a powdered sky-blue tuxedo and at the end of the evening, I’m going to urinate on myself in front of a billion people.”-the star said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Eddie Murphy also recently spilled details on how he got to be the Oscar host. He said the idea came during a conversation with Tower Heist director Brett Ratner, who will also be producing next year’s Oscar ceremony.

“The conversation came up about who would host and [Ratner] was saying different names,’ recalled Eddie. ‘And I was like, you know, if I hosted that show, it would probably get nice little chatter for our movie before the movie came out — that I was hosting the Oscars. And that’s kind of how it happened.”-Eddie Murphy recalled.

The actor has not hosted an awards show since the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, and says he accepted to be Oscar host because he “never got to it.”

Eddie Murphy to be 'worst Oscar host ever'

Funnyman on duty: Eddie Murphy joked he is going to be the worst Oscar host ever.