This morning it was a rumor, and now it is confirmed: Eddie Murphy will be hosting February’s Academy Awards. I really hope he kills this! For all of his recent crimes against entertainment, I have got to believe that the man who made Raw is still in there somewhere. Let’s just all hope that he commits as hard to this gig as he did to singing in the video for “Party All The Time.” I mean, just look at how hard he commits to it! And Oscars director Brett Ratner will be playing the Rick James role to Eddie this time. So what I’m saying is, I’m optimistic.