Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Eddie Murphy hosting the Oscars??
I read this yesterday and I am still not sure what to think. OK backup...I adore Eddie Murphy as an actor. Coming to America is a classic movie (and you can deny you love it but you know you do). Eddie Murphy as a person I am a little unsure about. All the DIVA stories, the Melanie Brown incident (aka baby), how pissed he was when he lost the Oscar for Dreamgirls (admittedly he was great but I loved Alan Arkin as well). I am just not sure how (or who) he will be. Most of his stand-up has always been a little racy (RAW, Delirious) and of course I loved both but I am not sure that either is appropriate for the Oscars. Will he wear the green Gumby suit, or maybe the sweater from Mr. Robinson's neighborhood, or can we get the fast talking Axel Foley (how much did you love the first 2 Beverly Hills Cop movies?...third was bad I admit). Whatever the debate, one thing is for sure. The debate is happening, which means people will watch. I certainly will. I just hope he is gracious, funny and maybe more mature.