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Will Oscar Host Eddie Murphy ALSO Host Saturday Night Live???

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eddie murphy may host snl

Do it, Eddie! It'll be like pre-gaming for the Oscars! LOLz!

Eddie Murphy has NEVER hosted Saturday Night Live since he left the show on less-than-fantastic terms with creator Lorne Michaels in 1984.

Apparently, the drama heated up when David Spade made fun of Eddie during a "news" segment, in which he showed a pic of the actor at the time of his 1989 movie Harlem Nights, and said "look children, a falling star…quick, make a wish!"

Eddie reportedly demanded an apology, but Lorne Michaels sided with his writing team and said he had to give them creative freedom.

It's all in the past now, and it looks like Eddie WILL be ready to host the show…eventually.

Here's what his rep had to say about it:

"There are no plans for Eddie to appear on SNL at this time, but perhaps in the future he will make a return."

More from another source:

"Eddie rarely does appearances, and nothing is scheduled. He hasn’t been on SNL for over 25 years, it would be astonishing if he did it."

And here's more from another source who says there ISN'T drama between Eddie and Lorne:

"There was never any hatchet to be buried. Eddie has never had any issues with Lorne."

Drama or no drama, this would be a pret-ty good time for Mr. Murphy to host the show. Between the Oscars and Tower Heist, Eddie's got a lot going on right now. SNL would be a great venue for him to get the word out some more!

What do U think? Will we see Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live sooner than later???

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5 comments to “Will Oscar Host Eddie Murphy ALSO Host Saturday Night Live???”

  1. 1

    We NEED more Eddie in our lives. He would be so good on SNL and would be the only person who could be nearly as good as McCarthy last week. PLEASE do the show!

  2. buck says – reply to this


    I hope not. Eddie Murphy would play the bumbling, fool obama perfectly and this country doesn't need to embarrass our President any more than he has embarrassed himself.

  3. 3

    Eddie Murphy was on SNL during Lorne Michaels hiatus. He left in '84, and I don't think Lorne Michaels returned until the '85 season.

  4. 4

    That is factually inaccurate. Eddie would not host the show from 84-93 anyway. He was too good for the show as he was busy working on his hugely successful hit 'my girl wants to party all the time' wit Rick James.

  5. 5

    He has not been funny in 20 years.