It seems that shortly after Brett Ratner‘s parade of disgusting and offensive comments that eventually led him to resign from his job as producer of the Oscars, his creative partner, Eddie Murphy , also decided that he didn’t want to play anymore.
Let’s let Eddie break the news in his own words:
“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.”
For those of us who felt a great amount of disappointment and disgust when we first heard that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the Academy Awards, this is a great moment. We are free once more to enjoy the pretty dresses and moving acceptance speeches and sometimes entertaining entertainment without the taint of Eddie Murphy*. It truly is a glorious day.
*I am so sorry for any mental images that might have caused.
I never got Eddie Murphy. Is that bad? I’ve seen a good few movies, I’ve even seen a good few bits from his comedy routines, but I’ve never been of the opinion that he’s a super funny guy. Also, I hear that he’s a pretty massive douchebag. So when I read the news that Eddie is pretty tight with Brett Ratner, a producer of the Academy Awards, and that Brett would just love to have Eddie host next year’s Oscars, I was displeased.
It turns out that tomorrow, Brett and fellow producer Don Mischer are going to meet up with the president of the Academy to talk about it all, so we might know who the host will be relatively soon. Another possible host? Billy Crystal. Ugh, do you know what year it is, guys?
How would you feel if Eddie Murphy hosted next year’s Oscars?
I feel a little confident with this blind item, you guys. I know, usually I’m real bad at these, but this one is about Saturday Night Live, and I know me some Saturday Night Live. Ready? Here’s our item:
Which closeted former “SNL” star is getting a bad reputation at spas and gyms around Hollywood for his illegal sexual activities? The once-married actor has been caught pleasuring himself in front of other male patrons, and it’s just a matter of time before he’s publicly exposed!
Chris Kattan, right? It’s got to be him – remember that time he married his girlfriend and they got separated eight weeks later? Homosexual tendencies, everybody. I’m pretty sure it’s hard to make it through a hetero marriage when you have those.
Some people are also saying Eddie Murphy: he was married twice, but the second one wasn’t legal. I’m not so sure about this one. He has children with four different ladies (one of which is a Spice Girl), which seems a little off for a gay dude, right?
Any other guesses, friends?