14.11.2011 [Contactmusic.com] - His creative partner Eddie Murphy subsequently resigned as presenter of the ceremony, with veteran comedian Billy Crystal confirmed as his replacement. The 84th Academy Awards will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California
21.11.2011 [Kent Online] - All that fuss over who would host the 2012 Oscars, and now Eddie Murphy 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.
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 Eddie Murphy voluntarily followed him into the long grass seems, on the face of it