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  1. Billy Crystal's Oscar Opening Monologue

    7:07 pm PST 02/26/2012
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    After an opening video sequence in which Crystal drops into some of the most memorable films of 2011, the host appeared on stage for his opening monologue. READ MORE

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  2. Oscars 2012: Billy Crystal Spoofs the Year in Film With Help From Justin Bieber, George Clooney (Video)

    6:09 pm PST 02/26/2012
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    The comedian opened the ceremony with his signature movie montage, paying tribute to “Midnight in Paris,” “The Descendants” and “The Adventures of Tintin.” READ MORE

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  3. Billy Crystal's Oscar Opening Montage

    6:04 pm PST 02/26/2012
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    Billy Crystal's montage of the last year's movies, the segment opened the 84th Annual Academy Awards. READ MORE

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  4. Veteran Oscar Writer Carol Leifer Calls Billy Crystal the 'Comfort Food' of Hosts

    5:45 pm PST 02/24/2012
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    The seven-time show scribe tells THR why she keeps coming back, how Crystal compares to host-that-wasn't Eddie Murphy and who's really to blame if the show goes horribly awry. READ MORE

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  5. Oscars 2012: Billy Crystal's Best Tweets Leading Up to the Awards

    5:37 pm PST 02/23/2012
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    The comic uses social media to hype Sunday’s telecast, which will mark his ninth stint as host. READ MORE

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  6. Oscars 2012: 5 Burning Questions About the Awards Telecast

    1:00 pm PST 02/23/2012
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    THR looks at what sharp-eyed insiders should be looking for during the telecast on Sunday, from television ratings to possible cameos from Brett Ratner or Eddie Murphy. READ MORE

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  7. Oscars 2012: Wolfgang Puck Dishes Oscar-Night Secrets

    11:08 am PST 02/22/2012
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    The Austrian-born chef takes stock of his $400 million-a-year empire, explains why he won't do a TV show and reveals the one customer lie that made him change his ways. READ MORE

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  8. Oscars 2012: Is There a Recipe for Ratings Success?

    4:02 pm PST 02/13/2012
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    A historic look at the hosts, nominated pictures and numbers that put the telecast on an annual roller-coaster ride. READ MORE

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  9. 'The Artist' Dog Uggie Retiring Early Due to Mystery Illness (Report)

    11:56 am PST 02/06/2012
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    "It is a neurological disorder and we’ve spent thousands on vets’ bills trying to figure out what is causing it but the experts don’t really know," the Jack Russell's trainer says. READ MORE

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  10. Oscar Website Launches With New Video of Billy Crystal (Video)

    1:01 pm PST 01/17/2012
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    The host calls the Academy Awards telecast “the granddaddy” of all awards shows in the latest clip promoting the 84th annual event. READ MORE

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  11. Oscars Trailer: Hollywood Hunts for Billy Crystal (Video)

    5:27 pm PST 01/05/2012
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    Megan Fox, Robin Williams and Josh Duhamel make cameo appearances in the spot titled “Off the Grid.” READ MORE

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  12. THR Poll: Oscar Viewers Prefer Eddie Murphy Over Billy Crystal as Show Host

    11:16 am PST 11/16/2011
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    An exclusive survey shows the "Analyze This" star’s appeal "is significantly older, female and conservative." READ MORE

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  13. ABC Seeking $1.6-1.7 Million for This Year's Oscar Ad Spots

    12:59 pm PST 11/15/2011
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    The figures for its 2012 broadcast (being hosted by Billy Crystal) are down slightly from the previous show which started at $1.7 million. READ MORE

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  14. Oscar Shake-up: Hollywood Weighs In on New Host Billy Crystal, Producer Brian Grazer

    7:05 pm PST 11/13/2011
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    UPDATED: "The Muppets" star Amy Adams, former producer Adam Shankman and current producer Don Mischer are among sharing their opinions about Eddie Murphy's and Brett Ratner's replacements. READ MORE

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  15. FEINBERG'S 5: Billy Crystal, AFI Fest, 'The Iron Lady,' 'Margin Call,' Morgan Freeman

    4:03 pm PST 11/12/2011
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    THR's awards expert Scott Feinberg summarizes the five awards-related stories from the past week that every self-respecting movie buff needs to know about. READ MORE

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  16. Billy Crystal's 5 Best Oscar Hosting Moments (Video)

    11:02 am PST 11/11/2011
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    The newly announced host of the 2012 Academy Awards has hosted the telecast eight times, accumulating a collection of funny moments from movie montages to “What the Stars Are Thinking.” READ MORE

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  17. Billy Crystal Replaces Eddie Murphy for Oscars: What Hollywood is Saying

    8:19 am PST 11/11/2011
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    The eight-time Academy Awards host will return to the stage on Feb. 26 with producer Brian Grazer tapped to stand in for Brett Ratner. READ MORE

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  18. Billy Crystal to Host the Oscars

    1:53 pm PST 11/10/2011
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    UPDATED: The Academy confirms that the actor-comedian, who first broke the news via Twitter, will replace Eddie Murphy. Crystal previously presided over the telecast eight times. READ MORE

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  19. Eddie Murphy Out As Oscar Host: What Hollywood Is Saying

    12:55 pm PST 11/09/2011
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    The actor announced he will no longer be hosting the Oscars Tuesday, one day after his "Tower Heist" director, Brett Ratner, stepped down from his gig as the awards show producer. READ MORE

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  20. Tom Everett Scott Joins Fox, Walden Comedy 'Us & Them' (Exclusive)

    11:42 am PDT 09/28/2011
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    He'll star opposite Marisa Tomei, Billy Cyrstal and Bette Midler; Crystal is producing with Peter Chernin. READ MORE

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  21. Eddie Murphy at Top of List to Host 84th Academy Awards

    12:08 am PDT 09/04/2011
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    Oscar show producer Brett Ratner, who is high on the comic after directing him in the upcoming "Tower Heist," may also find a role for Billy Crystal. READ MORE

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