How does "Eddie Murphy, Oscar host," sound?

According to Deadline, Oscars-producer Brett Ratner wants the comedian, who co-stars in his upcoming fim 'Tower Heist,' to host the 84th Academy Awards. Ratner must get the okay of the Academy first, but Eddie is reportedly "showing interest" in the gig.

Murphy was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 2006's 'Dreamgirls.' As we remember it, he wasn't the greatest sport about losing to Alan Arkin for 'Little Miss Sunshine,' but we're guessing he'd make a much more enthusiastic host.
categories Movies, Oscars