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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

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Eddie Murphy And Toni Braxton Together??!!

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Eddie Murphy and Tony Braxton Couple

Couple alert!!!

Has Eddie Murphy finally found his girl?

Rumor has it that the Tower Heist star is courting power-ballad princess Toni Braxton.

The romance supposedly has been going on for months, but Braxton’s reps deny any such relationship, claiming the two are just good friends.

Eddie’s amorous history has included Spice Girl Mel B. and producer Tracey Edmonds. He’s also been linked to Whitney Houston back in the ‘80s.

We hope the rumors are true! New love is always inspiring!!

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T.I. Could've Been Cast In Tower Heist & World War Z, But…

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He was kind of busy … in prison.

Yet another perfectly good reason to stay out of jail!

Spending nearly a year in jail really took a toll on T.I.'s life, both personally and professionally. We had no idea, but according to the rapper, offers to star in some pretty high profile movies came rolling in just about the time he was getting carted off in orange. So, he had to turn them all down.

But just wait till you hear the opportunities he missed out on! He says:

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Find Out How The Oscars Found Billy Crystal For This Year's Ceremony

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With all the Brett Ratner dramz and Eddie Murphy taking his leave, the Oscar producers were scrambling for a new host.

So they turned to Billy Crystal. But where was he?

Oscar taps Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox to search for the hosting legend.

The couple travel across the world on the Hunt Of The Crystal.

Check out the video above how the two stars convinced the legend to return.

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Eddie Murphy's Ex-Wife Scammed Out Of $7 Million!!!

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She's had some BAD luck with money!

Waaaay back in January, we heard reports that Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy had blown every penny of her $15 million divorce settlement!

At the time, we had also heard that she owed $836K in back taxes to the IRS, as well as $600K to a law firm, $60K to a landscaping firm, and $5 MILLION on her LA home!

Now, we're hearing that Nicole has been scammed out of

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Eddie Murphy To Get Serious

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Eddie Murphy is going the serious route!

The actor, who recently premiered the movie Tower Heist, is reportedly in talks with HBO films to star in - and executive produce - a biopic about the controversial former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, who was imprisoned for six years after being videotaped smoking crack cocaine, and then went on to run the city once again from 1994-1998!

If all goes as planned, Spike Lee will serve as director, and John Ridley is attached to write!

Certainly sounds like there some serious talent on board!

Could be really good!

What do U think?? Do U want to see this one made??

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Watch The Trailer For Eddie Murphy's Newest Comedy A Thousand Words

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As much as we would have loved to watch Eddie Murphy (or the Muppets) host the Oscars, we'll have to settle for his next big screen comedy A Thousand Words.

The story follows a loud-mouthed executive who screws over some kind of an Indian mystic in a book deal and is cursed to inch closer to death with every word he wastes. We're taking a big guess here, but we're assuming he's only got a thousand left.

While we admit the trailer makes it appear as if an alternate title for the film was Charades: The Movie, we're still happy to see Eddie being funny again and not starring in movies about daddy daycare centers.

This type of fantastical premise worked for Jim Carrey in both Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty, so maybe this could be the hit Eddie's career needs.

Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think!

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