- Billy Crystal is set to star in The Comedians about a younger and older comedian who have to work together – The Hollywood Reporter
- Justin Bieber is getting serious about his parties – Huffington Post
- What did Ashley Tisdale think of her Maxim cover? – Just Jared Jr
- Ricky Gervais‘ Derek gets Netflix premiere date – Entertainment Weekly
- Does Leonardo DiCaprio have a new crush? – DListed
- Selena Gomez sticks her tongue out at cameras – Hollywood Tuna
- Ryan Gosling has a sculpted back – Towleroad
Billy Crystal Breaking News and Photos
In the opening clip, the 50-year-old actor begs Billy to come home.
“You’ve got to do it Billy,” George said, before planting a kiss on a hospital bed-ridden Billy.
“That was extremely loud and incredibly close,” Billy said on stage after the segment! Haha!
Stay tuned to JustJared.com for all the 2012 Oscar updates.
Check out George Clooney and Billy Crystal kiss as part of the 2012 Oscars opener below…
Here’s what the 63-year-old actor – and host of this year’s Academy Awards – had to share:
On whether he thought he might get to host again: “I’ll tell you what happened: [Longtime Oscar producer] Gil Cates called me last May or June. I did six shows with Gil. He said, ‘I think I’m getting the job. Would you host? Let’s do one more together.’ I said, ‘Gil, I’m tempted, but I don’t know when this movie [I’m doing] is going to start shooting. I’ve got to say a firm maybe.’ Inside, I thought I was going to do it, but then tragically Gil got sick and he had [heart] surgery and he passed away.”
On avoiding edgy comments during the show: “That whole concept of ‘I want to really go after people’ — I don’t understand that. Is it a roast or is it an awards show? Do you dislike these people? I have a different bar. If there’s a good target and they deserve it, you can kid them in the right way. But it’s not the place to go out there and hammer people, because who am I? There’s many times we’ve kicked out jokes because they were too personal.”
For more from Billy, visit EW.com!
Bigger cover pic inside…
In the video, the 25-year-old Dictator actress and her Transformers co-star traveled far and wide to find Billy Crystal, the host of this year’s show!
“You could have just texted…” Billy says when Megan and Josh finally track him down. Ha!
The 2012 Oscars will air on February 26.
P.S. Did you spot Robin Williams in the video?
Oscars Trailer – Off the Grid
“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,” the 63-year-old comedian tweeted on Thursday (November 10) – just one day after Eddie pulled out of the award show following Brett Ratner‘s resignation as producer.
The Academy officially confirmed the news, saying they’re “thrilled” to welcome Billy back to the Oscars stage. This will be Billy‘s ninth time hosting the Oscars.
Stepping in as producer is Brian Grazer, who has earned four Academy Award nominations and won for Best Picture in 2001 for A Beautiful Mind.
Macho Aussie Eric Bana poses with actors Geoffrey Rush and Billy Crystal at the after party following the Melbourne Premiere of Crystal‘s play 700 Sundays.
The premiere was held at the Arts Centre, State Theatre on Thursday afternoon.
700 Sundays is a one man show, in which Crystal wrote and performs, about his life as a young Jewish boy in Manhattan.
I am going to have to give a big H-E-double-hockey-sticks to the “NO” to those clogs and quite possibly to those pants…