14.11.2011 [Contactmusic.com] - His creative partner EddieMurphy 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
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
08.11.2011 [MSN Celebrity UK] - Robin Williams has some advice for Oscars host EddieMurphy 25 years after he co-hosted the event himself. The actor was recently promoting new movie Happy Feet Two when he was asked if he would like to present the Academy Awards again.
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.