September 6, 2011

Eddie Murphy to Host Next Oscars

"Comedian Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars next February, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday."

A blast from the past. Murphy was a shock comedian in his day, but he mellowed-out after starting a family. So his insults-per-minute as host might not rank up there with Ricky Gervais (loved him), but nostalgia for the good ol' days of Murphy on SNL will probably combine with his humor to make it an enjoyable evening of TV. One can only hope.

(I managed to get Eddie Murphy and nostalgia together in one sentence. I am officially getting old.)