Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy Follows Ratner And Quits Oscar Gig

Eddie 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.

CBS4–11/09/2011

Comedian Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at The First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Eddie Murphy To Host The Oscars

It’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.

CBS4–09/07/2011

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