Eddie Murphy: Oscars Hosting Gig Withdrawn
“First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony,” the 50-year-old actor said in a statement.
“I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job,” Eddie added.
The 2012 Oscars will air on Sunday, February 26, 2012. No word on who the new host will be!