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Billy Crystal tweets that he's hosting the Oscars

In this March 22, 2011 file photo, Billy Crystal arrives at the premiere of the HBO documentary film "His Way" in Los Angeles. Crystal says he is hosting the Academy Awards. The 63-year-old comedian and Oscar-hosting veteran said Thursday on Twitter that he is "doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

In this March 22, 2011 file photo, Billy Crystal arrives at the premiere of the HBO documentary film "His Way" in Los Angeles. Crystal says he is hosting the Academy Awards. The 63-year-old comedian and Oscar-hosting veteran said Thursday on Twitter that he is "doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

LOS ANGELES — Billy Crystal says he is hosting the Academy Awards.

The 63-year-old comedian and Oscar-hosting veteran said Thursday on Twitter that he is "doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions."

Academy officials confirmed the appointment.

Crystal last hosted the show in 2004. This will be his ninth stint as host.