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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Eddie Murphy’

Bill Cosby: ‘SNL’s’ Kenan Thompson Calls Him a Monster–If He’s Guilty

Bill Cosby and his rape allegations came to light when SNL’s Kenan Thompson took the stage at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday evening. “Kenan was on for about an hour and the Bill Cosby stuff happened halfway through, I would say,” Jesse Irwin, who is the social media editor for the Pitt News, said in an interview with E! …

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Richard Pryor Biopic: Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson In Talks

Richard Pryor is one celebrity with fans who have wanted a biopic for a long time now, and according to Entertainment Tonight, there’s one in the works. Pryor, who died in 2005, has been the subject of much fascination over the years and several screenplays have been in the works about his life but never got off the ground. Eddie …

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Eddie Murphy Is Richard Pryor’s Daddy In New Biopic, Directed By Lee Daniels Of ‘Empire’

Eddie Murphy has been sought out to join the cast of Richard Pryor biopic, as first reported in Entertainment Tonight. Murphy will be playing the late comedian’s father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor, a WWII veteran and former boxer, in Lee Daniels’ latest Weinstein Co. drama. Murphy, who idolized and impersonated the legendary comedian in the 70’s, seems to be living …

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Eddie Murphy to Star in Richard Pryor Biopic

Eddie Murphy will reportedly star in an upcoming biopic about legendary comic Richard Pryor. He is set to play the late comedian’s father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor, who was a boxer and WWII veteran, in the Weinstein Co. drama. Lee Daniels–best known for The Butler and Empire–will direct the biopic. The role of Richard Pryor will be played by actor …

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Bill Cosby Pleased Eddie Murphy Didn’t Mock Him on ‘SNL’ Special

Bill Cosby is singing the praises of Eddie Murphy following Murphy’s refusal to portray the comic on the recent SNL 40th Anniversary special. The embattled comedian has–in recent months–been accused of sexually assaulting a number of women over the course of many years. Eddie Murphy was asked to play Bill Cosby is a sketch for the SNL anniversary show, during …

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Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy Split An Amicable One

Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy have split, and anyone who knows anything about the former couple seems to realize it was a predictable break up. The engaged couple have had two years worth of ups and downs, with a long distance relationship being at the center of the problems. “They have been on and off for two years. There have …

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Don Rickles to Get Tribute from Jimmy Kimmel, Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Newhart

Don Rickles will get an all-star tribute from an impressive lineup of comedic celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart, and Jerry Seinfeld next month. Robert De Niro, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, John Stamos, and Jon Stewart are also slated to appear at the event. The 90-minute tribute titled One Night Only: An All-Star …

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Eddie Murphy: No Remake of “Coming to America”

This is the 25th year anniversary for the 80’s classic, “Coming to America”, and sometimes, on special anniversaries, there’s talk of a sequel or remake. But not this time, sorry fans. According to People, the problem is not lack of motivation, it could be fear of the lawsuit. When Eddie Murphy went on Arsenio Hall’s show on Tuesday night, the …

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Feud Between Arsenio Hall & Eddie Murphy?

On Wednesday night’s episode of the Arsenio Hall Show, guest, co-star, and old friend, Eddie Murphy, appeared as Hall’s guest. Hall and Murphy starred together in the 1988 comedy in which Murphy plays an African king who treks to New York to find his future wife. Hall plays the king’s wing man in the film. This year will mark the …

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Coming To America Sequel: Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall Discuss [Video]

Eddie Murphy’s career, as many would argue, has certainly gone downhill since he had kids, and has not been making the kind of movies that he used to. Maybe a Coming To America sequel is exactly the thing that the veteran comedic actor needs in order to get his career back on track. The comedic genius of the 1980s was …

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Eddie Murphy Appears on “Arsenio”

It’s been 25 years since audiences roared with laughter while watching Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in the hit comedy, Coming to America. The duo, who also appeared together in Harlem Nights, chatted about their experiences on Arsenio’s new talk show last night. Hall even asked Murphy why they never did a sequel to Coming to America. Murphy responded in …

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Eddie Murphy Gets Beverly Hills Cop TV Show Cameo

It’s been known since last fall that Eddie Murphy is trying to resurrect Beverly Hills Cop as a network TV show. The comedian/actor is producing the show, which will star character Axel Foley’s son. At the time it was announced, Murphy speculated that Axel Foley would be the chief of police in Detroit and would “show up here and there” …

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