Ok, Eddie Murphy will not be hosting the Academy Awards show early next year. He announced he was quitting this gig earlier today -- a day after Brett Ratner, the guy who tapped him for hosting duties, resigned as producer of the show.
That may upset the 72% of viewers who, in a Hollywood Reporter poll Nov. 6, said they supported Murphy as Oscar host. But we're sure they'll be able to adjust.
In a 2010 pre-Oscars poll, after all, a majority -- 54% -- of viewers actually supported James Franco/Anne Hathaway in 2010 (and we know how well that went over).