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After rumors that Eddie Murphy was in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards emerged last weekend, industry insiders have confirmed that he will be taking on hosting duties for the Oscars.

The last time Murphy hosted an awards show was the 1985 Video Music Awards show, when his raunchy “Delirious” persona was drastically different from his current family oriented entertainer persona he adopted in later years.

Shadow And Act Reports:

When I reported the news a few days ago I stated that talks were still going on. But now those talks are over and now it’s official – Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards show, with the offical announcement from the Academy coming any minute now.

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