"Bringing Billy back home is a good thing," said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak. "He's funny. He's a comic by trade and he's an iconic Oscar host."
Well, I thinking bringing Billy back home is a safe thing after Franco assholed his way through the telecast last year while Hathaway perked up her nipples with ice from Spago by Wolfgang Puck!
Also, be honest Academy - you wanted Edward Murphy because you thought he would do something outrageous that would cause controversy and drive up ratings. Well, you got your wish. Or OR! is this all a plan by the Academy and is it still being produced by Brett Fatner? And this is how we get ratings these days? Are they all being paid off to drum up a little publicity a few months before the telecast? I mean, you can't pay for this kind of buzz.
And really, so Mr. Fatner said that rehearsal is for fags. I mean, hello-y! Aren't we the inventors of musical theatre? The home of rehearsals?! Or maybe he was talking about Matthew Broderick and his long history in musical theatre and how all he would do is bitch, bitch, bitch about no rehearsals.