Eddie Murphy has decided not to host the Oscars, this comes after his friend and producer of “Tower Heist” Brett Ratner was asked to step down as producer of the 2012 Oscars after he made offensive marks towards gays at the “Tower Heist” screening. In a statement, Murphy said, “I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do and equally great job.” This is no surprises many speculated that Murphy would probably withdraw from the show after Ratner left. FYI thisandthatreaders!!!!