Billy Crystal: I'm Hosting the 2012 Oscars!

Posted Thursday November 10, 2011 4:56 PM GMT

Quickly finding a replacement after Eddie Murphy's departure, Billy Crystal will be taking over hosting duties for the 2012 Academy Awards.

The 63-year-old broke the news on Thursday (November 10), as he tweeted, "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."

Quite familiar with the big stage, Crystal's 2012 Oscars effort will make for his ninth time helming the grandest of Tinseltown ceremonies.

As previously reported by GossipCenter, Murphy stepped down as host on Wednesday after his good friend Brett Ratner quit as producer of the show.

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