A COMEBACK FOR OSCAR HOST EDDIE MURPHY?
Out of the blue, Eddie Murphy became this year’s Oscar host and this may prove to be a turning point for him. Oscar producer Brett Ratner hired his pal Eddie who stars in Brett’s upcoming movie “Tower Heist.” Eddie is not the ambitious young creative talent he was on Saturday Night Live and “48 Hours.” According to the L.A. Tiimes he is now most noted for his “half-hearted work ethic and sense of entitlement.” Eddie’s massive talent became mired in his own ego. His recent movies, aside from Shrek, have been critical and boxoffice flops. He is also remembered less for his humor than his questionable sexual proclivities. Eddie can put this all behind him if he wows us on the Oscar show. But will he make the effort?