Ladies and gentlemen, an Oscar host that needs no introduction because you've seen him nine times before, Billy Crystal is replacing Eddie Murphy. He tweeted the news on Thursday: "Am 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."
This comes after a few days of turmoil with formerly booked director Bret Ratner and host Eddie Murphy dropping out of the ceremony. Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire, and read Atlantic writer Kevin Fallon's take on why this is the right move here.