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FILE - In this May 4, 2011 file photo, Billy Crystal arrives at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tribute honoring Sophia Loren in Beverly Hills, Calif. Crystal returns as host for the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

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Crystal to the rescue for 84th Academy Awards show

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Oscar ceremony has much to prove Sunday, including whether a blockbuster-free field can draw a TV audience and if Billy Crystal's host routine remains a crowd-pleaser.Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, the show's producers, are laughing off the challenges: "Comedy is the direction we're going


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