Eddie Murphy Steps Down As Oscar Host

Well, it’s happened. Now that Brett Ratner has resigned, Eddie Murphy will no longer be hosting the Oscars. And he would have done such a good job, too! So much for the big E-Murph comeback.

This disappointing news leaves the Oscars both host-less and producer-less. Pickings are slim on the producer side, with a lot of the Oscar producers from the past ten years having recently passed away. But the playing field is wide open when it comes to hosts! Stephen Colbert was talking to Seth Meyers last night about wanting to host SNL, so maybe he’d be interested in this gig?

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