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Eddie Murphy Oscar Replacement Found–By the Duke Brothers

Only hours after Eddie Murphy announced he was stepping down as host of this year’s Oscar ceremony, from out of nowhere, Philadelphia investment titans  the Duke brothers have stepped up to land Dan Aykroyd to fill in. Randolph and Mortimer Duke are also rumored to be in talks with Jamie Lee Curtis to make an appearance as a hooker with a heart of gold at the show.

Haven’t heard much from the Dukes since they got killed in the legendary frozen concentrated orange juice crash of 1983.

Tweet O’ the Day goes to Tim and Eric Awesome Show editor and sometime joke DJ Doug Lussenhop for this amazing scoop.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Eddie Murphy Drops Out of 2012 Academy Awards

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Tony Curtis Dies at 85

Tony Curtis, the man who dressed up in drag opposite Jack Lemmon and Marylin Monroe in “Some Like it Hot,” died yesterday of cardiopulmonary arrest in Henderson, Nevada. He was 85.

“My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages,” actress Jamie Lee Curtis, his daughter, said in a statement. “He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world.”

More from the LA Times’ obit:

Starting out in 1949 as a contract player at Universal, Curtis broke out as a leading Hollywood actor in 1952 with “Son of Ali Baba.” It was, however, a mixed blessing because the film also made Curtis the lifelong butt of a joke about his New York accent when he said: “Yonder lies the castle of my faddah.” Rarely did his delivery of this line not come up during press interviews, but Curtis never saw the humor, saying it was “not just a put-down of New Yorkers but of Jews.” Read more

Media Events 10.04.07

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THURSDAY 10.04.07
WHAT: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib and Beyond
WHO: Seymour Hersh
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Royce Hall, UCLA
WHY: One day, there’ll be high school history books comprised entirely of his New Yorker articles. If there are still tix left ($38), snatch ‘em up.

FRIDAY 10.05.07
WHAT: Oxygen Mentors Walk
WHO: Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Janice Dickinson, Leeza Gibbons, Rikki Klieman, Tanika Ray and more.
WHEN: 6:15 a.m.
WHERE: Hotel Casa Del Mar
WHY: Because what more exquisite metaphor for a young, down-on-her-luck would-be professional woman than an event that literally has her running to catch up with success.

TUESDAY 10.09.07
WHAT: Political talk
WHO: Speechwriter Michael J. Gerson
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Center at Cathedral Plaza
WHY: We’re gonna bite our tongue (and swallow our rotten tomatoes) and just quote from the press release: “Gerson visits Zocalo to talk about some of the themes from his new book, Heroic Conservatism, which is both a manifesto for the Republican Party and a memoir of his time in the Bush White House.”

Jamie Lee Curtis Schools Kathy Hilton

ABC_PARIS_070604_ms.jpgJamie Lee Curtis takes on the heady topic of parenting in her first column for the Huffington Post — except it’s not really about parenting. It’s about Paris.

While swearing up and down that “I am not throwing stones,” she proceeds to hurl ‘em at Kathy Hilton, saying Paris’s mom “should have taught her right from wrong, to help her, to teach her the rules of life.”

Sure, Curtis tries to make it look as though she were talking about mothering with a capital “M,” asking, “And where did we, the Mothers, get the message that if we abdicate our responsibilities as Mothers, the Universe will do our job for us?”

But it’s clear whom Curtis is talking to when she encourages all Mothers (read: Kathy Hilton) to “wake up and smell the denial.”

It looks as though Kathy won’t have to do that much work, though. Barbara Walters talked to Paris Hilton by phone on Sunday (because that’s how the Universe works, apparently), and the heiress told her she’s a changed woman.

“I’m not the same person I was,” she said. “I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that. I have been thinking that I want to do different things when I am out of here. I have become much more spiritual. God has given me this new chance.”

In jail speak, that either means Paris is preparing to put out a rap album with real street cred, or that she’s converted to Islam. We can’t wait to find out.