Steve Martin offers Eddie Murphy 'advice' on Oscar hosting
Martin went to his website for an open letter to his " Bowfinger" co-star outlining tips for hosting the Academy Awards.
Here are a few snippets of guidance Martin offered:
- "Whatever you do, don't have a co-host. They're a big pain..." (Presumably this was not approved by Martin's co-host Alec Baldwin.)
- "Start slimming down now. You looked kinda paunchy in 'Norbit'."
- "The losers can feel very sad, so when you're backstage with them, pat their backs, then shake your head sadly. It's a blast!"
- "Fortunately, only you and I can get away with smuggling out an Oscar in our pants."
We do take a smidge of offense to Martin's last suggestion, "Remember to relax and have a good time while 12,000 livebloggers rip you to shreds."
That never happens.