Eddie Murphy In Serious Talks To Host Oscars

Eddie Murphy. DreamGirls Promo Photo
Eddie Murphy. DreamGirls Promo Photo

Eddie Murphy. DreamGirls Promo Photo

When I first saw the wire that Eddie Murphy was in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards, I thought maybe it was 1989.  Eddie hosting the award show in that purple jump suit would be interesting.  But, this is serious.  Eddie looks like he will be the Oscar host.

When Eddie was at the Oscars a few years ago, he did not even stay for the whole show after he found out he did not win for "Dreamgirls" and who could blame him?  This time, though, he would have to stay for the whole show.  The producer of the show is going to be Brett Ratner, who is making Eddie's latest movie with Ben Stiller "Tower Heist" opening by the end of the year.

One has to wonder if Eddie, who was one of the funniest stand-up comics in the 80's, still has the juice for now.  Eddie's routine nowadays would get major flack for how he would go after gays and everybody.

It shows that Hollywood is forgiving, or at least has amnesia when it comes to talent.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  I Got Some Ice Cream....N You Can't have None....


Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy Star In Tower Heist Trailer


I am not sure what to think of this movie by the preview of "Tower Heist" above.  It seems at first Ben Stiller is trying his hand at action movie starring Alan Alda.  Then when Eddie Murphy enters it, it has to be a comedy...right?  Although I am not sure where the laughs are to be yet.

The movie is directed by Bret Ratner so I know there will be some cool action scenes.  I am just....wonderign about the comedy.  Ben Stiller has had hit after hit movie and Eddie....has had hits with the Shrek movies recently. 

I would like to see Eddie bounce back, I am not sure "Tower Heist" will be his bounce back film though.  What do you think of the trailer?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Rush Hour Meets 48 Hours Without The Laughs?


Sacha Baron Cohen Oscar Skit Gets Cut; Cameron Says “Do It!”

Sacha Baron Cohen As Bruno With High School Football Team.  Photo: GQ Magazine

Sacha Baron Cohen As Bruno With High School Football Team. Photo: GQ Magazine

So it seems a skit at the Oscars which was to feature Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Stiller where they poke fun at Avatar is not going to happen.

This because the Academy does not want to upset James Cameron. 

When asked about the skit last night, James Cameron said to go ahead and do the skit and he was not aware it had been cut. 

One has to wonder if the Academy will change it's mind and let the skit stay now.

What do you think of the Academy even cancelling the skit in the first place?-Dr.FB


Scene & Heard

The stars came out for U2 at the Rose Bowl over the weekend as close to a 100,000 people attended the concert. David Beckham, Demi Moore, Ben Stiller, Kellan Lutz, Colin Farrel, Paris Hilton & Doug Reinhardt were in attendance.........

Morrissey collapsed onstage at a concert in Swindon, UK and was rushed to the hospital for breathing difficulties. Morrissey has had a few health problems on this tour but I am told he is stable and is OK. I hope so. No word on any other shows getting cancelled or postponed at this time......

The  Jonas Brothers performed at Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic, rocking out their biggest hits after a press conference for the event.....

I got this tip through my cell Saturday afternoon: "Amy Winehouse is serving pints behind bar at Hawley Arms right now!" I did request pics but they were afraid Amy might go after them and start a fight, so they just decided to enjoy their pints and be amazed by what happened. I can't blame them. How cool is that though to show up at a bar and a celeb is behind serving them to you?........

Ivanka Trump got married this weekend to Jared Kushner, who is the publisher of the New York Observer. They were married at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ..........

Katy Perry celebrated her 25th birthday, throwing a white halloween party that saw the likes there such as boyfriend Russell Brand, Tayor Swift and Perez HitlerHilton. With that last name, I guess it was a substandard event. Still, we wish Katy a happy and sexy 25th birthday.

The Hollywood burglar bunch has been caught. Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom were some of the victims......

The mom of the Balloon Boy admitted the whole thing was indeed a hoax. No need to mention their name and give them more time......

A girl that has been missing since attending a Metallica concert had more money put into the search to find her. Metallica has put up 50 Grand to find the missing girl. Hope this helps find her.......



Ben Stiller: The Real Terminator At The Box Office

Ben Stiller.  Photo: theinsider.com
Ben Stiller.  Photo: theinsider.com

Ben Stiller. Photo: theinsider.com

The Terminator has one movie to pass to make number 1 and it couldn't do it.  What stood in Christian Bale's path?  Ben Stiller.

It was a dismal Memorial Day Weekend and it is because there was no salvation for the Terminator.  Grossing $53 million over the weekend and $67 million over 5 days, it was out performed in less days by Stiller's "Night At The Museum 2" pulling in $70 million in just 4 days. 

A lot of people I know did not see the movie because there was no Ahhhhnold.  If people thought Terminator opened up poorly, wait til June 5th to see "Land Of The Lost" bomb.-Dr.FB


“Twilight” Tops Nominees For MTV Movie Awards

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson in Twilight/© Summit Entertainment


Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson in Twilight/© Summit Entertainment

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson in Twilight/© Summit Entertainment

"This year, for the first time ever, we entrusted you with the task of selecting the MTV Movie Awards nominees," MTV.com exclaims, "and...you did not disappoint!"


Twilight took the most nominations this year, including Best Picture, Best Breakthrough Performance (one for Robert Pattinson, one for Taylor Lautner), and Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart), but in a surprise twist, the vampire baseball scene was somehow excluded from brand new category Best WTF Moment. Noms in that category went to Ben Stiller for sampling severed head in Tropic Thunder, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar for diving into doo-doo in Slumdog Millionaire, and Amy Poehler for peeing in the sink in Baby Mama. 

Voting begins today in all categories on the MTV website here, and the winners will be announced at the live broadcast 9pm EST / 6pm PST on May 31. The show will be hosted by Andy Samberg.


Video: Ben Stiller As Jo Pho/Joaquin Phoenix

Here is the video of Ben Stiller being Jo Pho aka Joaquin Phoenix. I made up the Jo Pho for Joaquin Phoenix "rap" name. Just want to make sure you know where it came from. Now, enjoy the clip.-Dr.FB