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POLL: Should Oprah Winfrey Host the Oscars? | Anne Hathaway, Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey to Host the Oscars?

Originally posted 07/08/2011 04:15PM

She bid her talk show farewell in May, and ever since, Oprah Winfrey's loyal fans and followers have kept their eyes on their idol, waiting for her next move.

But, despite reports Friday, one thing seems for sure: Although Winfrey, 57, who now calls the OWN network home, is known for going big, she won't be honoring the biggest stars from the big screen this year.

Sources at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences say that Winfrey is not in talks to host the 84th annual Oscar ceremony in February.

"The camera loves Oprah. Oprah's a genius," Academy president Tom Sherak tells The Hollywood Reporter. "But it's not true, and I don't know where that story even came from."

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Billy Crystal Recalls Horse Beechnut 'Was Like Driving a Porsche'

Billy Crystal Recalls Horse Beechnut 'Was Like Driving a Porsche'

Originally posted 11/25/2008 02:00PM

Billy Crystal's beloved horse, Beechnut, recently died at the age of 27 – and the comedian remembers him fondly as a good friend and companion.

"Beechnut was, in a way, one my best friends," Crystal, 60, tells PEOPLE. "He was incredibly human in his instincts."

Crystal first met the horse on the set of his 1991 comedy City Slickers, which filmed in New Mexico. After the shoot, Crystal couldn't help but keep the horse. "It was an on-location romance," he says of their bond. "I wasn't sure I wanted to continue it after I finished the shoot [but] there he was with a ribbon around his neck."

The comedian also famously rode the horse on stage at 1991's Academy Awards, which he hosted, as part of a tribute to that year's best picture winner, Dancing with Wolves.

"It was like driving a Porsche," Crystal recalls of riding his horse. "He was so athletic and great."

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Hugh, Billy, Monty Python Light Up Tonys | Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman

Hugh, Billy, Monty Python Light Up Tonys

Originally posted 06/06/2005 08:00AM

Hunky host Hugh Jackman shared his singing, dancing and joke-telling talents on the Radio City Music Hall stage, and Broadway shared the prizes among several winners at Sunday night's 59th annual Tony Awards.

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Maternal Instinct: Sharon Stone Adopts Boy | Sharon Stone

Maternal Instinct: Sharon Stone Adopts Boy

Originally posted 05/12/2005 08:00AM

ADOPTED: Sharon Stone, 47, has adopted a baby boy, born to "unknown and unrelated parents in Texas" on Saturday and named Laird Vonne Stone by the actress, Stone's publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement, adding "Mommy and her boys are over the moon." The Basic Instinct actress has a 4-year-old son, Roan. She and her husband, Phil Bronstein, divorced in 2004 after five years of marriage. She is currently in London filming Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction.

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Billy Crystal Broadway Bound This Fall | Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal Broadway Bound This Fall

Originally posted 06/24/2004 08:00AM

Hugh Jackman, move over: Popular eight-time Oscar host Billy Crystal may be up for a Tony next spring, as the veteran funnyman makes his Broadway debut this November with an autobiographical one-man show, to be called 700 Sundays – his first live performance in 16 years.

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De Niro, Crystal 'Analyze' the Troops

Originally posted 12/05/2002 11:00AM

Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal happily traded the red carpet for U.S.-issued green Wednesday, as they premiered their latest film, "Analyze That," for the troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.

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Crystal Catches a Big One

Originally posted 12/30/1998 12:00AM

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Originally posted 11/03/1998 12:00AM

Crystal's Home Run

Originally posted 10/08/1998 12:00AM

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