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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 'Glee's' Jane Lynch Wasn't Offended by Brett Ratner's Gay Slur

    9:44 am PST 11/15/2011
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    The recent Emmy host "feels bad" for the director, says everything is going to offend at least somebody. READ MORE

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. FEINBERG & FRIENDS, Ep. 6: Scott & Awards Daily's Sasha Stone on Awards Race (Audio)

    5:13 pm PST 11/11/2011
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    A chat about 'J. Edgar' and 'Tintin' at AFI Fest; growing buzz for 'Hugo'; Oscar prospects for 'Harry Potter,' Andy Serkis, and Melissa McCarthy; and more. READ MORE

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  7. Brett Ratner Breaks Twitter Silence Following Oscars Exit

    9:12 am PST 11/11/2011
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    The “Tower Heist” director used his account to honor the late Heavy D… and promote his latest film. READ MORE

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  8. 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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  9. Who's to Blame for the 'Tower Heist'-Oscar Debacle? (Analysis)

    7:23 pm PST 11/10/2011
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    Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy's Academy Awards fates seem to have been tied to their film's weak showing. READ MORE

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  10. 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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  11. Brian Grazer: 5 Things to Know About Brett Ratner’s Oscar Replacement

    8:23 am PST 11/10/2011
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    The “J. Edgar” producer has been tapped to join Don Mischer for the 84th Academy Awards on Feb. 26. READ MORE

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  12. Ricky Gervais Offers to Host Oscars Following Eddie Murphy, Brett Ratner Exits

    7:00 am PST 11/10/2011
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    The comic suggests a “two for one offer,” as he mulls a Golden Globes return. READ MORE

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  13. Meet the Man Whose Tweet Brought Down Brett Ratner

    5:52 pm PST 11/09/2011
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    D.C. Douglas, an actor and voice-over specialist, first tweeted about Ratner saying “rehearsal's for fags.” The ensuing firestorm has ended with Ratner and host Eddie Murphy exiting the show and Brian Grazer taking over as producer. READ MORE

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  14. How Much Will Eddie Murphy's Oscar Exit Hurt His Career? (Analysis)

    2:53 pm PST 11/09/2011
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    In a recent interview, the actor-comedian described himself as "a semi-retired gentleman of leisure," adding, "I only want to do what I really want to do, otherwise I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day." READ MORE

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  15. Howard Stern Defends Brett Ratner, Slams Hollywood As 'Loony' (Video)

    1:11 pm PST 11/09/2011
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    The shock-jock contrasts reaction to the director's use of the word "fag" to controversies involving Roman Polanski, Hilary Swank and Charlie Sheen. READ MORE

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  16. 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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  17. Eddie Murphy Out, Brett Ratner Deuces: Who Should Replace the Oscar Team? (Poll)

    12:41 pm PST 11/09/2011
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    THR wants to know who its readers think the Academy should tap next to replace the duo. READ MORE

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  18. Eddie Murphy's 6 Biggest Missteps Before Bailing on the Oscars

    12:05 pm PST 11/09/2011
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    "Norbit," an album and picking up a prostitute are among the notable entries on THR's chronology of the comedian's biggest snafus. READ MORE

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  19. Eddie Murphy Exits as Oscar Host

    11:01 am PST 11/09/2011
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    The actor's departure comes a day after show producer Brett Ratner stepped down. READ MORE

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  20. Brett Ratner: What the Industry Is Saying

    10:41 am PST 11/09/2011
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    There are no shortage of opinions on the director, who announced he would no longer be producing the 2012 Oscars telecast Tuesday after recently making an anti-gay comment. READ MORE

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  21. Brett Ratner Spoofed by 'Happy Endings' Actor for Funny or Die (Video)

    8:45 am PST 11/09/2011
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    Adam Pally channels the disgraced Oscar producer in a new clip, poking fun at a few of his latest offensive comments. READ MORE

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