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Eddie Murphy Weighs In On Billy Crystal's Gig As Oscar Host!

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Well, it's easy for him to say this in retrospect!

As you may recall, Eddie Murphy was originally set to host the Academy Awards this year back when Brett Ratner was scheduled to produce. Then, the director made all those horrible homophobic remarks and resigned, which prompted Eddie to shortly follow suit, and Billy Crystal was called in to take over!

Well, at the junket for his upcoming flick, A Thousand Words, Murphy now claims that while he thought Crystal did a "great job," the telecast would have been "a little quicker with me driving."

Oh really, is that right? Even though this year's ceremony was the shortest in over 30?!

We can imagine it's a lot easier said than done, given everything that goes into that event!

However, Murphy also says:

"If they ask me again and it comes around, I'm totally open to do. It's one of the few things that I haven't done as a comedian. So, yeah, one day."

Well, we'd certainly like to see him put his money where his mouth is!

Wouldn't U?

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4 comments to “Eddie Murphy Weighs In On Billy Crystal's Gig As Oscar Host!”



  1. 1

    Bill Crystal doesn't even look like himself anymore! Eeeks! Don't get plastic surgery guys, nothing wrong with growing old, it's natural! I swear he could now pass for Bruce Jenner's twin brother!



  2. 2

    Eddie Murphy is chicken. He won't do it. Move on…



  3. 3

    Billy Crystal was terrible, you couldn't hear what he was saying, you were too much in shock from his bad plastic surgery
    He now looks more like a lesbian than Bruce Jenner doea



  4. 4

    I liked Billy but did have a hard time hearing what he was saying part of the time. Band was too loud.