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CRYSTAL AVAILABLE AS OSCAR HOST AGAIN

August 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal is ready to host the Academy Awards for a ninth time. (He last fronted the show in 2004.) At a screening of his 1991 film <I>City Slickers </I>in Santa Monica, Crystal told a fan from the stage that when he appeared as a surprise presenter at this year’s ceremony, he “got a little itchy” to host another Oscars show. “So we’ll see what happens. I can’t promise anything.” As reported by the <I>Los Angeles Times</I>, Crystal also remarked that he had stopped hosting the Oscars because they had become a “sameness” in his life. “And then when I thought I might want to do it again, they were on to other people. It’s always fun. It’s really hard, but maybe one or two more times? I don’t know. They know where I am.” Only Bob Hope, who hosted the Oscars 18 times, has done so more often than Crystal.