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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. THR Poll: Oscar Viewers Want Eddie Murphy as Host

    8:14 am PST 11/09/2011
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    Following Brett Ratner's sudden departure as producer of the 84th Academy Awards, the "Tower Heist" star remains mum about his hosting gig. READ MORE

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  19. Brett Ratner, Allan Carr and the Home That Unites the Disgraced Oscar Producers

    7:44 pm PST 11/08/2011
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    Carr, who was gay, and Ratner, who is straight, both crossed the line with the Academy while residing at Hilhaven Lodge. READ MORE

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  20. Brett Ratner's Oscar Exit Sparks Passionate Reactions Around the Web

    5:40 pm PST 11/08/2011
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    The Academy is both praised and criticized for the move, which comes on the heels of several offensive comments from the director, while many make quips at his expense. READ MORE

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