Billy Crystal replaces Eddie Murphy as Oscars host

Billy Crystal is replacing Eddie Murphy as host of ABC’s Feb.?26 Academy Awards broadcast.

The eight-time Oscars host was tapped Thursday to take over for Murphy by Brian Grazer — the movie mogul who was tapped a day earlier to produce the 2012 Oscarcast, replacing Brett Ratner.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Billy back to the Oscar stage,” academy President Tom Sherak said. “He’s a comic legend and Oscar icon, and it feels good to have him back where he belongs.

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