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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Eddie Murphy In Talks To Host Oscars

Seeing as how four of his last six acting gigs involved him portraying a cartoon donkey, the idea of Eddie Murphy hosting the Oscars in 2012 makes me want to flap my hands in raw geek excitement. According to Deadline, Oscars' producer Brett Ratner is submitting Murphy's name to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences today as his choice of host. Luckily for everyone who sat through this year's Franco-thon, Murphy is reportedly "showing interest." Granted, Eddie may be the frontrunner in part because he's starring in Ratner's Tower Heist this fall, but really, the fact that Murphy isn't onstage/in front of a live audience all the time is practically criminal.

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  • Jason Farr@facebook

    I really hope this happens. If he's not going to do stand-up again like he's said he would for 15 years, or host SNL again then this is the closest we'll get to anything like that.