Oh No! Eddie Murphy Steps Down as Oscars Host!

Eddie Murphy

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BREAKING NEWS: Just hours after we posted an entry about the future of the 84th Oscars, our suspicions have now been confirmed by the Academy.

Eddie Murphy has officially stepped down as the host of the 84th Annual Oscar Awards, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes just one day after ‘Tower Heist’ producer Bret Ratner announced his resignation as show producer.

“First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job,” commented Murphy.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak said Wednesday in a statement, “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well.”

 

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