Eddie Murphy Follows Ratner And Quits Oscar GigEddie Murphy has bowed out of his gig as host of the Academy Awards, following pal Brett Ratner's decision to leave the show as producer because of an uproar over a gay slur.
Eddie Murphy To Host The OscarsIt's the talk of Hollywood. The biggest one-night gig in the star-studded town is going to comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, who's been named host of the 84th annual Academy Awards, in February.

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