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Billy Crystal too busy to host Oscars

Longtime host is 2nd to bow out as presenter for '06 awards
/ Source: The Associated Press

Billy Crystal won't be singing his movie parodies at the Oscars in March.

Crystal tells Variety that he was asked last week to host, but he had to turn down the job.

Crystal's one-man show "700 Sundays" opens in Los Angeles next month, he's going to direct a movie and is writing another book.

Crystal is the second star to say "no thanks" to the Oscars. Chris Rock was first.

A decision has to be made soon. The Oscars are just ten weeks away.