18.11.2011 [The Yorker] - Despite an internet campaign for The Muppets, Billy Crystal has been chosen to replace EddieMurphy as host of the 2012 Oscars - which will be his ninth appearance doing so. Clearly last year's Franco-Hathaway disaster has led the Academy to give up on
10.11.2011 [Showbiz Spy] - However, Piers has joked he is free to host the Oscars after EddieMurphy sensationally quit yesterday, following the resignation of producer Brett Ratner. “Well, members of the Academy, I'm available,” Piers said. “My schedule just cleared a bit
10.11.2011 [The Guardian (blog)] - Whether or not the Academy were right to give Ratner the bullet over a string of dubious remarks while promoting his new film Tower Heist, the fact that erstwhile host EddieMurphy voluntarily followed him into the long grass seems, on the face of it
21.11.2011 [Kent Online] - All that fuss over who would host the 2012 Oscars, and now EddieMurphy has gone and quit. It all started late last week when Academy Award producer Brett Ratner resigned after he made some stupid comments while promoting his latest movie, Tower Heist.