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?