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Follow Up of the Day: Our long national nightmare is over: Sacha Baron Cohen will be allowed to attend the Oscars dressed as his character from The Dictator.

"We're thrilled to have him and he'll be on the red carpet dressed as The Dictator," producer Brian Grazer said

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Sacha Baron Cohen Thing of the Day: As the saying goes: When life hands you a blacklisting, make blacklistingmonade.

The rumored banning of actor/merry prankster Sacha Baron Cohen from Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony -- allegedly for his intention to show up dressed as his Dictator character -- has afforded Cohen the opportunity to promote

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From The Archives: Eddie Murphy -- by then a former cast-member -- was invited to host Saturday Night Live for a second time on December 15, 1984 -- the 10th season's Christmas episode.

Veteran comedian Billy Crystal had joined the show at the start of the season, becoming an instant fan-favorite.

Crystal and Murphy appeared together in the episode's promo, and joked (?) about the former stealing the latter's "glory."

27 years later,

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p>Ratner Replacement of the Day: The Academy announced today that it has tapped Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, co-producer of the recently resigned Brett Ratner's Tower Heist, to replace Ratner

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Breaking Oscars Hosting News of the Day: It's official: Eddie Murphy has been tapped to host the 84th Academy Awards.

Murphy, an Oscar nominee himself (Dreamgirls), was handpicked by producer Brett Ratner to host the show, which is slated to air Sunday, February 26th.

"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," said Ratner in a st

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Oscars: The Internet darlings of Staten Island's PS22 Chorus play out last night's Academy Awards ceremony with a performance of "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.

[gothamist.]

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