Oscars 2012: Billy Crystal enlists Justin Bieber and more for the opening montage


Before the 84th Annual Academy Awards began, Billy Crystal was already bringing the comedy. Kind of. "Opening number changed. War Horse broke his leg, had to put him down," he tweeted a couple hours prior to the show.Hilaaarious. Crystal, who returned as host of the Oscars for the ninth time since his first show in 1990, replaced Eddie Murphy as host after some Brett Ratner-related controversy late in 2011.The Warhorse may not have been available, but Morgan Freeman was, and he opened the show with some reverent words about the art of filmmaking. We were then treated to the opening movie montage.Crystal's parody of "The Artist," in which he refused to host... and then remembered that he could promote his movie "Parental Guidance," which comes out in November. He then inserted himself into "The Descendants," complete with a highly sought-after smooch from George Clooney and some Batman-related platitudes. In the writers' room, Jonah Hill (who...



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