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Crystal feels badly about Oscar

Billy Crystal — readying his “700 Days” bow in L.A. Jan.12 – Feb.18 (and — ?) at the Wiltern having played 240 shows from N.Y. to Toronto, Chicago, Boston and SanFran — is negotiating a West End stand in London. He is also readying to direct-star in New Line’s “Have A Nice Day,” and has a second book upcoming, “Grandpa’s Little One” about granddaughter Ella. Of course, the obvious question — “Oscar” March 5? He’d been asked, of course, as recently again as last week to host , but says, “I feel badly” — but he doesn’t have the time (or strength) to ready for the job in his usual professional manner — preparing his (always great) intro movie reel and parodied songs…

In a recent obituary notice about Barry Halper, baseball memorabilia collector, it was noted that Billy Crystal had bought, at Sotheby’s auction of Halper’s collection, a Mickey Mantle glove — for $239,000. Mantle was a friend of Crystal’s — who directed HBO’s terrrif “61”. Billy has the glove preserved in a glass case in his home.

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