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Billy Crystal To Host The Oscars!

Thu, November 10, 2011 5:01pm EDT by Chloe Melas 3 Comments
Billy Crystal To Host The Oscars!

The eight-time Academy Awards host has swooped in to save the day — are you as thrilled as we are?

Billy Crystal is a hero! The hilarious actor took to his Twitter to announce that he will be taking Eddie Murphy‘s place as the host of the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2012 — hurray!

“Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions,” Billy tweeted. “Looking forward to the show.”

Billy’s announcement comes on the heels of Eddie quitting as host after his buddy Brett Ratner resigned as producer for the show after the backlash for his anti-gay remarks and inappropriate tirade on Howard Stern .

— Chloe Melas