14.11.2011 [FemaleFirst.co.uk] - Subtly acknowledging the resignations of Oscars co-producer Brett Ratner and host Eddie Murphy earlier in the week and the rush to fill their vacancies with Brian Grazer and Billy Crystal, respectively, he quipped: "How was your week?"
05.11.2011 [Contactmusic.com] - Eddie Murphy has stated that he won't need the extra delay for swearing whilst hosting this year's Oscars. Whilst talking on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', Eddie Murphy said that he doesn't intend on creating controversy by using obscene language.
14.11.2011 [Contactmusic.com] - As she leaves the salon in the early evening the photographers ask her about her ex husband Eddie Murphy stepping down from hosting the Oscars. Nicole is surprised at this news and reveals that she had no idea until the photographers told her.
10.11.2011 [Contactmusic.com] - With the departure of Eddie Murphy as host of next year's awards ceremony, numerous Facebook and Twitter fans are pushing their favorite candidates as replacements, and while Billy Crystal appears to be the overall favorite, the Muppets also have a
11.11.2011 [Contactmusic.com] - Referring to the departure of Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy, Sherak told Deadline.com "If this happened in January, I would be hiding under my desk. ... We are actually two and a half weeks ahead of where we were last year, in terms of naming a host.
23.11.2011 [The Guardian] - When Eddie Murphy dropped out of hosting the Oscars two weeks ago, a campaign was instantly launched for the Muppets to take his place. "Can Muppets Save the Day?" read the headline on the LA Times. "If the position were chosen by popular vote
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.
11.11.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk (blog)] - So Eddie Murphy, who was last seen making people laugh towards the end of the Eighties, will not be hosting this year's Oscars. The reason? The director of the show, Brett Ratner, has resigned after using the phrase “rehearsing is for fags”.
10.11.2011 [The Guardian] - Eddie Murphy had been hired as Oscars host by Brett Ratner, who resigned as the producer for using a homophobic insult. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA Comedian Eddie Murphy has pulled out as host of next year's Oscars, a day after director Brett Ratner