Billy Crystal Returns to Oscars

After Eddie Murphy drops out, Crystal to host Academy Awards for the ninth time.
1:51 | 11/11/11

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A dramatic ending -- all the speculation over who -- host the Oscars after Eddie Murphy. And abruptly pulled out -- fact Billy Crystal cracking jokes about agreeing to return to the stage for Hollywood's biggest night. An ABC's Chris currently has the story. Back funnyman Billy Crystal has once again put a smile on Oscar loving faces since my. My grass roots run for governor didn't -- called this. Felt like an option. Agreeing on Thursday to host the Academy Awards for the first time since 2000 forward and breaking the news worldwide via Twitter. And doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show. At 63 years of age more than the ages of last year's hosts combined. Crystal is well aware that generational and use more Ernie Kovacs and Edward and bella and nevertheless this February 26 expect crystal to find ways to connect comedic lead with twenty somethings unfamiliar with his -- -- Oscars did. Billy Crystal is so synonymous with the Oscars that I think people. Think just love the idea of him hosting again and he gets to come in on his own head of steam. Remember Jack palace from 1990. -- entrance as Hannibal Lecter. Consider -- years and will feature the girl with the dragon -- zoo. -- -- -- Merrill Streep playing Margaret Thatcher in the iron lady and sentenced -- Already imagine the looks crystal will have to choose room. Good Morning America this Connolly on ABC news Los influence. All pro back in the saddle and.

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