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Oscars: Eddie Murphy out as Academy Awards host – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The next big shoe has dropped as the Academy continues to deal with the fallout over Brett Ratner’s scandalous remarks and subsequent removal from the Oscars telecast. With Ratner out as producer, his chosen host – Eddie Murphy – has opted to exit, as well. “First[...]

Eddie Murphy gets Oscar-hosting advice from Steve Martin – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Jon Stewart was the first former Oscar host to publicly address Eddie Murphy’s hiring for the next Academy Awards. Now Murphy’s “Bowfinger” co-star, Steve Martin – also familiar with Oscar’s unique ways – pens an open letter filled with “advice.” It’s definitely worth a read, and[...]

Should Eddie Murphy host the Oscars? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Eddie Murphy’s name has surfaced as the frontrunner to host the 84tht annual Academy Awards. Brett Ratner, who has been tapped to produce the latest Oscar telecast, will meet with Academy president Tom Sherak on Tuesday to present his choices for host, and Deadline reports that[...]

Ryan Murphy will direct Mark Ruffalo in “The Normal Heart”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: One of the things I appreciated about “Eat, Pray, Love” was Ryan Murphy’s solid direction, so it’s encouraging to learn he’s moving on to another engaging premise with an excellent actor in tow. Murphy will helm an adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” Larry Kramer’s semi-autobiographical work[...]

‘Glee’ second season to focus on original cast’s storylines

Hollywoodnews.com: More season 2 news on “Glee.” Ryan Murphy says that despite all the guest stars we’re hearing about, i.e. John Stamos, Charice, most of them are connected to the original cast’s plotlines. “They’re really there to support the main characters’ stories,” Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly, “Like John Stamos is[...]

Brittany Murphy’s husband not beloved in Hollywood

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Brittany Murphy’s widower, Simon Monjack, died over night at home. It’s been almost six months since Murphy died. Monjack, who was 39, was a bad guy, there’s no two ways about it. This is what I wrote back in December about Monjack and Murphy. Director Michael[...]

Anchor Bay acquires Brittany Murphy’s final film

Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to Michael Feifer’s “Abandoned,” which features Brittany Murphy in her final role before she died. The film is a psychological thriller that is written by Peter Sullivan, produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz, and is slated for a summer[...]

Brittany Murphy You Will Be Missed By Many

Brittany Murphy died this morning after going into full cardiac arrest from her Los Angeles home, as reported by TMZ. Her husband, Simon Monjack, dialed 911 at 8:00 am but they could not revive her and was pronounced dead on arrival. Brittany was 32 years old. Murphy has starred in[...]