People: Dec. 27, 1999

A CRYSTAL BALL

We the people don't ask for much--enough food, adequate shelter and a mildly entertaining Oscar-night show that gets us to bed before sunrise. Hollywood, in all its benevolence, is hard at work on granting us the latter. The producers of next year's Academy Awards show, husband-and-wife team Lili and Richard Zanuck, made a public plea this month to intermittent emcee BILLY CRYSTAL, who last year ceded the hosting duties to Whoopi Goldberg. "It's the one thing people agree on--they all want Billy," said Lili (kindly refraining from adding, "just not in any more of those City Slickers movies")....

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