Eddie Murphy to host Oscars?; ‘The Help’ wins the box office


Eddie Murphy. (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS)

Eddie Murphy will reportedly be suggested to host the Oscars ceremony Tuesday by the show’s producer, Brett Ratner. He’s no Oprah, but I can see the appeal. Update: It’s official. (Deadline)

The Help ” once again came in No. 1 at the box office, taking in $19 million over the Labor Day weekend. The Helen Mirren-led thriller “The Debt” debuted in second place, while space horror movie “Apollo 18” came in third. (Associated Press.)

Alyson Hannigan is not pregnant, she just ate carnival food. (Us Weekly)

George Clooney’s “The Descendants” is getting strong buzz out of the Telluride Film Festival. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Cheyenne Jackson, “30 Rock” and “Glee” actor, wed his boyfriend of 11 years, Monte Lapka, on a Hamptons beach Saturday. (CNN)

In other wedding news, Mark Ronson married French model Josephine de la Baume over the weekend in Aix-en-Provence. Ronson, a friend of Amy Winehouse reportedly toasted the late singer. (MTV)

Lauren Bush, niece of President George W., married David Lauren, son of designer Ralph, and became Lauren Bush-Lauren. (Reliable Source)

What’s Jane Fonda’s biggest regret? Not sleeping with Che Guevara. (Daily Mail)

Find out how Beyonce celebrated her birthday and which rocker was kicked off a plane, after the jump.

The Jerry Lewis-less MDA telethon raised $61.5 million over the Labor Day weekend. (USA Today)

Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for wearing saggy pants. (People)

Guy Ritchie, the director ex-husband of hydrangea hater Madonna, is father to a new baby boy. (Us Weekly)

Steven Soderbergh isn’t really retiring from filmmaking to be a painter. He’s just taking a “sabbatical.” (Vulture)

My Chemical Romance has kicked out its drummer over allegations of stealing. (MSNBC)

Beyonce (and Babyonce) celebrated her 30th birthday Sunday on yacht with hubby Jay-Z and Gwyneth Paltrow. (The Daily Mail)

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