It was announced yesterday that Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards! That comes out of left field, doesn’t it? I would never have thought of Eddie hosting the Oscars. He beat out some big names, too! Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld BOTH wanted the gig.
I sure hope we get old school Eddie. You know…“Trading Places,” “Beverly Hills Cop” or “Coming To America” Eddie. Not “Norbit,” “Daddy Day Care” or “Nutty Professor” Eddie. Don’t get me wrong. He’s still funny. But, he lacks that edge he once had. There was NOBODY funnier in the 1980’s!!!