He's baaaack: Billy Crystal to host Oscars for 9th time, 1st since 2004
LOS ANGELES -- Eight-time Oscar host Billy Crystal will step back into the toughest job in show business, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.
The appointment of Crystal, 63, came just a day after Eddie Murphy stepped down as master of ceremonies for the 84th annual Oscars, which will be presented on February 26, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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