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SEACREST: A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR?

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday appeared on NBC’s show, which had teased that he would be making “a major announcement” — and while there was no announcement that he would, as rumored, replace Matt Lauer if Lauer and NBC fail to reach an agreement on a new contract, this bit of repartee between Seacrest and Lauer […]

GERVAIS VOWS TO POUR ON INSULTS AT GOLDEN GLOBES

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If you thought that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association extracted a promise from Ricky Gervais that he would tone down his remarks about celebrities, the HFPA, and movies in general, you thought wrong. In a Twitter post, Gervais indicated that he was even reluctant to accept the offer to return as host of the Golden […]

GERVAIS INVITED TO RETURN TO SCENE OF CRIME: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association willing to let bygones be bygones, but the group, which stages the annual Golden Globes Awards, has invited Ricky Gervais to host the show for the second year in a row. Trade reports indicated that the vote was far from unanimous and that the members bowed to […]

BILLY CRYSTAL WILL HOST THE OSCARS AGAIN

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Acting with fast-forward speed, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struck a deal with Billy Crystal to bring him back for a ninth time to host the Oscars. “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward […]

EDDIE MURPHY TO HOST THE OSCARS

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed today (Tuesday) that Eddie Murphy has been named to host its 84th annual Oscars ceremony on Feb. 26. Rumors had leaked out over the weekend that Murphy was the choice of co-producer Brett Ratner, whose next film, Tower Heist, stars Murphy. The New York Times commented […]

REPORT: EDDIE MURPHY TO HOST OSCARS

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Eddie Murphy has been selected to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards in February, according to the website HumorMillMag.com, which cited “several inside sources.” The report was picked up by the Los Angeles Times, which said on its website Sunday that “no decision has officially been made” but that sources close to the Oscar show […]

CRYSTAL AVAILABLE AS OSCAR HOST AGAIN

August 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

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 […]