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Report: Eddie Murphy may host Academy Awards

September 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eddie Murphy may be making a date with Oscars. Several Internet media outlets say he's the frontrunner to host the Academy Awards next year.

Brett Ratner is the director of Murphy's next film "Tower Heist;' and he happens to be producing the awards show.

Right now, Academy representatives say they won't comment on the reports.