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Oscars Trailer 2012: The Search Is On For Host Billy Crystal

A trailer for the Academy Awards 2012 hit the web this week, featuring numerous celebrities undertaking a cinematic style adventure in search of host Billy Crystal, who returns to the Oscars for the ninth time....

Eddie Murphy's Ex-wife 'Conned Out Of Millions'

A man accused of stealing $7 million (£4.3 million) from Eddie Murphy's ex-wife has been indicted on charges of money laundering.Troy Stratos is alleged to have defrauded Nicole Murphy out of almost half of her...

Eddie Murphy In Line For Mayoral Role

Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in a biopic about controversial US mayor Marion Barry.The comedian - who recently stepped down from hosting the Oscars - is being attached to the family friendly film...

Eddie Murphy To Play Scandal-hit Marion Barry

Funnyman Eddie Murphy is set to tackle a controversial new role playing shamed U.S. politician Marion Barry in an upcoming biopic.Filmmaker Spike Lee will direct Murphy in the as-yet-untitled movie about the former Washington D.C....

Kristen Stewart Named World's Most Bankable Star

Forbes magazine's 'Most Bankable' list is out, with 'Twilight Saga' stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson unsurprisingly leading the way. The list works by calculating how much the star's film will gross per $1 that...

Mel B Swallows A Fly

Mel B swallowed a fly while she was in Australia. The former Spice Girl - who has been Down Under acting as a judge on 'The X Factor (Australia)' - was talking to her 12-year-old...

Seth Rogen Would Host Oscars With 'Better Writers'

Seth Rogen would only host the Oscars if they hired "better writers". The '50/50' star feels his friend James Franco got a raw deal when he co-hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway last year,...

Oscar Unaffected By Economic Downturn

Despite deteriorating ratings in recent years, next February's Oscar telecast commands the same price for a 30-second commercial as it did a year ago, about $1.6-1.7 million, according to Advertising Age , which cited "a...

Immortals Kills At Weekend Box Office

There was a lot more life in Immortals than most box office pundits had expected. The swords-and-sandals epic that drew thumbs-down reviews from nearly every major newspaper critic debuted with an estimated $32 million. Even...

Oprah Winfrey Teary Eyed After Winning 'Oscar'

Oprah Winfrey broke down in tears after accepting an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (12th November 2011). The 57-year-old, who was nominated for an acting Oscar in 1986, received...

Sherak Overwhelmed By Oscars Support After Brett Ratner/eddie Murphy Resignations

Hollywood came out in force to save the Oscars when producer Brett Ratner and host Eddie Murphy resigned last week (beg07Nov11), according to Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Tom Sherak.Speaking at the...

In Wake Of Oscars Havoc, Industry Offered Help, Says Sherak

Motion picture academy president Tom Sherak maintains that the turbulence of the past week, which saw both the co-producer and host of next year's Oscar telecast resign, will have no effect on the production of...

Billy Crystal, Comedy Icon, Returning To The Oscars

Billy Crystal will host the 2012 Academy Awards following the shock departure of actor Eddie Murphy, with the 63-year-old comedian confirming the news on his Twitter page on Thursday (10th November 2011).The comedy veteran has...

Billy Crystal To Host The Oscars

Billy Crystal has been confirmed as the new host of the 2012 Oscars following Eddie Murphy's decision to step down.The When Harry Met Sally star, who has hosted the Oscars eight times, emerged as the...

Billy Crystal To Host The Oscars?

Billy Crystal appears to be ready to save the 2012 Oscars following Eddie Murphy's decision to step down as host after posting a comical tweet about the drama.The When Harry Met Sally star, who has...

Billy Crystal To Host Oscars 2012

Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars 2012. The comedian and actor – who has previously hosted the ceremony eight times – is returning to front the show for the first...

Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

Ricky Gervais Wants To Host Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars.The controversial comedian - who upset Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie when he hosted the Golden Globes earlier this year - has revealed he would be happy to...

Ricky Gervais Offers To Host The Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars. The British comedian has offered his services in a "two for one deal" to present the star-studded event, which requires a presenter after Eddie Murphy stepped down...

Brian Grazer To Produce The Oscars

Brian Grazer will produce next year's Oscars.The Hollywood filmmaker - who won a Best Picture Academy Award in 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' - has been drafted in to oversee the prestigious event after original...

Piers Morgan Quits America's Got Talent

Piers Morgan has quit 'America's Got Talent'. The TV star has stepped down from the judging panel of the talent show after six years because he can no longer juggle his commitments with his CNN...

Billy Crystal Fronts Oscars Host Poll

Billy Crystal has emerged as the clear favourite to replace Eddie Murphy as Oscars host in a new online poll.Fandango.com asked film fans to vote for the star they'd like to see on the Academy...

Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host Following Brett Ratner's Resignation

Eddie Murphy has quit as Oscars host a day after pal Brett Ratner resigned as the big event's producer.The Rush Hour director stepped down over a homophobic slur he made during a movie question-and-answer session...

Eddie Murphy Quits Hosting Oscars 2012

Eddie Murphy has quit as host of the Oscars. The comedian and actor follows Brett Ratner, who resigned from producing the 2012 show earlier today (09.11.11) so as not to tarnish the reputation of the...

Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host, Hunt On For Replacement

Eddie Murphy has spectacularly quit his role as the host of the Oscars in February 2011, less than 24 hours after the show's producer Brett Ratner stepped down amidst a wave of criticism following an...

Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host Following Brett Ratner's Resignation

Eddie Murphy has quit as Oscars host a day after pal Brett Ratner resigned as the big event's producer.The Rush Hour director stepped down over a homophobic slur he made during a movie question-and-answer session...

Waiting For Another Shoe To Drop After Ratner Quits

Reverberations of Brett Ratner's resignation as co-producer of next year's Oscar telecast were being felt throughout the industry on Wednesday. Ratner quit after howls of protest greeted his anti-gay slur during a Q&A following a...

Brett Ratner Resigns From Oscars

Brett Ratner has resigned from producing the 2012 Oscars after making a number of ill-judged comments. The director made a number of remarks in recent days, claiming rehearsals were for "fags" and discussing his sex...

Cause Of Heavy D Death Reportedly Heart Attack

Heavy D, the US recording artist who became of the rap's biggest stars in the 1980's, died on Tuesday (8th November 2011) after being found unconscious at his Los Angeles home. Although the cause of...

Ratner Resigns, Filmmaker Quits As Oscars Producer

Brett Ratner has resigned from his position as producer of next year's Oscars following a series of remarks he made in the press last week. During a Q&A for his new movie Tower Heist, the...

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