14.11.2011 [FemaleFirst.co.uk] - Subtly acknowledging the resignations of Oscars co-producer Brett Ratner and host EddieMurphy 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] - EddieMurphy 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', EddieMurphy said that he doesn't intend on creating controversy by using obscene language.
11.11.2011 [Contactmusic.com] - Referring to the departure of Brett Ratner and EddieMurphy, 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.
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
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.