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Eddie Murphy Explains Why He Turned Down Bill Cosby Skit For 'SNL40'

10/16/2015 4:21pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy is set to receive the Mark Twain Award for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night, and during a recent interview with The Washington Post he opened up about a planned Bill Cosby skit for the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live earlier this year.

Murphy is well known for his spot-on impression of Cosby, and in light of dozens of sexual assault allegations against the 78-year-old TV icon, he chose not to do the sketch about Cosby, which was written by fellow SNL alum Norm MacDonald.

"I totally understood," he says. "It was the biggest thing in the news at the ...

Eddie Murphy Heads Back To 'SNL' For 40th Anniversary Special

1/30/2015 11:09am EST
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Eddie Murphy is set to return to "Saturday Night Live" for the first time in over three decades.

The comedian, who was a regular player on the show from 1980 to 1984, will appear in the show's upcoming 40th Anniversary special, which is set to air next month.

Unlike dozens of former cast members who have gone back to host the show since departing, Murphy is one who never made it back to the show's New York City studio to serve as host, and he says it's simply because of scheduling conflicts.

"It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it," he tells's Rol...

11 Celebrity Scandals We Forgot About

3/29/2014 1:00pm EDT
kanye West
Everyone loves a juicy celebrity scandal and in the past ten years alone, there have been so many that its hard to keep track of them all! Still, there are still some that when you do recall, you can remember every minute in juicy detail. In no particular order are 11 of the best celebrity scandals we forgot about. Now do you remember? We thought you would!

1. Kanye West, "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People!", 2005

The "Concert for Hurricane Relief" in support of victims of Hurricane Katrina was to be a place where singers and celebrities came together to aid the areas most aff...

10 Celebrities the Internet Loves to Kill

3/26/2014 8:00am EDT
10 Celebrities The Internet Loves To Kill - Top Celebrity Death
A lot of celebrities have become the target of death hoaxes during their time in the spotlight, but there are some celebs that the internet just loves to kill off. Some of these death hoaxes were believable while others, not so much. These beloved (mostly) celebrities have had the most brushes with internet death that we've ever come across.

Here is our list of the top ten celebrities that the internet has whacked -- in one fashion or another.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman just may hold the world record for the most amount of death hoaxes created by the internet. To that we must ask...

Eddie Murphy's Daughters Shayne And Bria Pose For Sexy Lingerie Shoot

2/6/2014 11:36pm EST
Shayne and Bria Murphy
Eddie Murphy's two oldest daughters, Bria, 24, and Shayne, 19, are both aspiring lingerie models, and the two recently did a shoot with photographer Dimitri Ray of IamEpic Studios and posed in their mother Nicole's bedroom.

The two girls plan on presenting the shots to Victoria's Secret for consideration, according to

The shoot was Shayne's first, while Bria has been modeling for some time.

Both girls shared a couple of pics from the shoot on their Instagram pages on Wednesday.

Eddie and Nicole, who divorced in 2006, have three other children together. Nicole is currently engag...

Eddie Murphy To Trade Punches With Stevie Wonder In New Mockumentary?

11/21/2013 10:13am EST
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy is turning his return to stand-up comedy into a new "mockumentary", featuring Stevie Wonder and a cast of funny characters.

The 52 year-old actor has been working on a stage comeback for some time and now he's working on a new film which will chronicle the return to his roots.

Murphy explains, "I am doing kind of like a semi-autobiographical kinda mockumentary-type movie... There's some music in it. It's kinda like me putting together a stage show... putting a band together and coming up with jokes... and just showing how the whole process comes together.

"There are chara...

Jerry Bruckheimer In Talks To Produce 'Beverly Hills Cop 4'

9/16/2013 7:07pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Beverly Hills Cop 4 has inched closer to reality, as producer Jerry Bruckheimer is reportedly in talks to return to the series, according to Variety.

Eddie Murphy and Paramount have been desperately trying to get something off the ground with the franchise; it was almost a TV show before the idea got buried. The spin-off was supposed to follow Axel Foley as he showed his son the ropes. His son was to be played by Tropic Thunder star Brandon T. Jackson.

Bruckheimer produced the first two films featuring Eddie Murphy, but passed on the third. The producer is fairly busy trying to get severa...

Eddie Murphy Returns To Music - Red Light ft. Snoop Lion

9/10/2013 12:02pm EDT
Eddie Murphy Returns to Music
Eddie Murphy is all set to release some of his most recent music.

“All I’ve been doing is making music,” says Eddie Murphy. “I haven’t been working on films, haven’t been developing movies, or any of that sh!t.”

Murphy hasn’t released an album for 20 years, he never quit writing and recording songs – he claims to have “just stopped releasing them”. Now “semi-retired” as an actor, Murphy renovated his Beverly Hills mansion and added a full-blown recording studio to work. The results: “Red Light,” his new single which has a throwback-reggae sound guest-starring Snoop Lion, and a new album, ...

Check Out Eddie Murphy's New Single 'Red Light', Featuring Snoop Lion

9/5/2013 6:49pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has enlisted the help of Snoop Lion for his new reggae single "Red Light".

The actor, whose last hit single, "Party All The Time", came in 1985, is set to release a new album titled "9", his first venture into music since 1994's "Love's Alright".

Murphy joined Twitter on Tuesday to announce the new track and the new album.

Snoop shared the news that the two were collaborating on the single during a Rolling Stone interview in may, revealing that he also has a lot of movie ideas for the star, too.

"I'm gonna holler at him, see if I can get some paper (money) to do some of the...

Eddie Murphy And Snoop Dogg Join Forces For Reggae Video 'Redlight'

6/28/2013 4:20pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has recruited Snoop Dogg to channel the sounds of Jamaica on a new song.

The renowned actor has released a video for Redlight on, with the promo featuring the pals at work in the studio as they record the tune.

The purpose of the track is not yet clear, but Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, revealed in May that he had been in talks with the reclusive movie star to collaborate on a series of film and TV-related projects - and it appears Redlight is their first offering as business partners.

Snoop told Rolling Stone magazine, "I'm gonna holler at him, see if I can get...

Eddie Murphy's Daughters & Girlfriend Paige Butcher Flaunt Their Bikini Bods In Hawaii

6/12/2013 10:29am EDT
Paige Butcher
Eddie Murphy's girlfriend Paige Butcher showed off her sexy figure in an electric blue string bikini in Hawaii on Monday while vacationing with the actor and his family.

The 33-year-old Australian model has been dating Murphy since last year, and the romance appears to be still going strong. At one point during their holiday, the actor serenaded Paige on the balcony of their hotel.

Murphy's daughters Bria, 23, and Shayne, 18, from his marriage to Nicole Mitchell also joined the actor and his girlfriend on their vacation. The sisters looked beautiful in bikinis and floppy sunhats during th...

Centric Launches Black Music Month With 'Rebels Without A Pause: The Induction Ceremony Of Public Enemy'

6/1/2013 9:30am EDT
Public Enemy
Centric is celebrating Black Music Month throughout the month of June.  The thematic programming (an original concert documentary, music videos and special concerts) covers the vast range of talented musicians who have impacted today’s music and culture.

Kicking off the month is the never-before-seen Rebels "Without A Pause: The Induction Ceremony of Public Enemy" airing Saturday, June 1, 10 p.m. EST. Public Enemy, one of most influential hip hop groups of the late 80’s, is perhaps the most definitive rap group of all time. Assailing audiences with politically and socially conscious rhyme...

Forbes Names Eddie Murphy Hollywood's Most Overpaid Star

12/4/2012 3:27pm EST
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy won't be proud of this accomplishment: He was named the most overpaid star in Hollywood by Forbes.

The magazine recently released the list of top actors and actresses that weren't worth their salaries. Forbes' methodology was comparing every dollar of their salary to every dollar the film made at the box office over the last 3 years. Thanks to flops like Tower Heist, Murphy made the list again - this time, at the #1 spot. For every $1 paid, Murphy's films grossed only $2.30.

Katherine Heigl was second on the list, with $1 paid for every $3.40 grossed. Heigl began to demand ar...

Alicia Keys Buys Eddie Murphy's New Jersey Mansion

10/25/2012 2:16pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz have an exclusive new address after purchasing Eddie Murphy's Bubble Hill estate in New Jersey.

The seven-bedroom mansion in Englewood cost the couple an estimated $12 million, according to

Murphy has been reportedly trying to offload the property for more than seven years, and it comes with a recording studio, a bowling alley and a glass-roofed indoor swimming pool pavilion.

Reports suggest Keys and her producer/entrepreneur husband will also purchase a contiguous two-acre lot with additional living space, a children's playgro...

Eddie Murphy Pitching 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series

8/30/2012 11:06am EDT
Beverly Hills Cop
Eddie Murphy is planning a return to the Beverly Hills beat as part of a new TV spin-off of one of his most famous films.

The funnyman will produce and appear in the pilot for the Beverly Hills Cop revamp.

According to reports, Murphy has teamed up with The Shield director Shawn Ryan to develop the project, and the pair is offering the concept to leading network executives.

Murphy shot to top of the global box office as cocky detective Axel Foley in the 1984 comedy and he returned for sequels in 1987 and 1994.

Last year, he told Rolling Stone magazine about his plans for the franchi...

10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes

7/12/2012 2:00pm EDT
Eddie Murphy death hoax
Eddie Murphy has joined the death hoax club. Online rumors swirled on Wednesday that the actor tragically died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

The manner of his death should have indicated it was a hoax. Other stars who have "died" in snowboarding incidents include Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.

Jeff Goldblum and Tom Hanks both met their maker after allegedly falling from cliffs in New Zealand. In April, Ryan Gosling reportedly died while filming in Austria and falling from a cliff.

Let's face it - tons of celebrities have been victims of death hoaxes, particularl...

Check Out 'A Thousand Words' On DVD, Blu-ray & More June 22

6/14/2012 11:19am EDT
A Thousand Words
Eddie Murphy stars in "A Thousand Words," a comedy about a smooth-talking man who discovers that he has only 1,000 words left to speak before dying.

Murphy plays Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent who can close a deal anytime and anywhere. When a New Age guru comes into his life, McCall is in for a big surprise.

Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) is responsible for a Bodhi tree magically appearing in McCall's backyard. The more McCall speaks, the more leaves that fall from the tree. McCall quickly realizes when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree will die.

McCall winds up finding som...

Eddie Murphy Sells New Jersey Mansion Eight Years After He Listed It

5/21/2012 10:34am EDT
Eddie Murphy
After eight long years, Eddie Murphy finally sold the New Jersey home he put on the market in 2004.

In order to sell it, Murphy dropped the price of the sprawling mansion in Englewood from $30 million to $12 million, according to reports.

The eight-bedroom Colonial-style home includes an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, a billiards room, movie theatre and a recording studio.

The star bought the house in 1985.

George Clooney's Fundraiser For President Obama Rakes In $15 Million

5/11/2012 12:48pm EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney gave President Barack Obama's re-election campaign a huge boost after making $15 million at a fundraiser on Thursday night.

The Oscar-winning hunk invited 150 celebrities and VIPs to the dinner at his Los Angeles mansion in a bid to raise donations to help Obama get into office for a second term when America goes to the polls in November .

Superstars including Barbra Streisand, Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Salma Hayek and Jack Black were out in force for the event, which cost a $40,000 -a-head.

The dinner raised $6 million while online ...

Eddie Murphy To Star In 'Twins' Sequel 'Triplets'?

3/30/2012 8:34am EDT
Eddie Murphy
Movie bosses are reportedly eyeing a sequel to hit comedy Twins - featuring Eddie Murphy as a new brother to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.

The 1988 film starred Schwarzenegger and DeVito as mismatched brothers, and producers are planning a follow-up, titled Triplets, which will introduce Murphy as a third 'identical' sibling, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Editors at the website report bosses at Universal and Montecito Picture Co. are looking for writers to help develop the script but a director is not yet on board.

Celebrities That Need To Shut Up! - In Less Than 'A Thousand Words'

3/7/2012 11:30am EST
A Thousand Words
Eddie Murphy’s upcoming film "A Thousand Words" about a smooth talking man cursed with only 1,000 words left to speak got us thinking. What if Hollywood was inflicted with the same curse as Eddie's character? Which celebrities would we like to have a limited amount of words? Frankly, there a few we would like to just shut up!

Here are the top 5 candidates: (hit next to see)

1) First up, the notorious Kim Kardashian. I keep hoping one day, I’ll open my eyes and she will disappear back in the oblivion of sex tape scandals celebrities and vanish. Obviously, that just isn’t going to hap...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'John Carter', 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' & More

3/6/2012 6:12pm EST
Trailer Talk March 9, 2012
New movies coming to theaters this week include the highly anticipated John Carter - the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1912 story "A Princess of Mars", the first tale from his epic science fiction series "John Carter of Mars"; the familiar-looking Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words; the outrageous idea of fishing in the desert in Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Another thriller, Silent House and the formulaic rom-com Friends With Kids round out this list of movies opening March 9, 2012.



Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kits...

Celebrity Dating Rumors: Tim Tebow And Taylor Swift? Ashton Kutcher And Lorene Scafaria? And More

3/1/2012 12:00pm EST
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All of the attention may have been on the Oscars for the past week, but we still got the news on some possible celebrity couples trying to stay under the radar.

Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift were spotted at a pre-Oscars party, which made for tons of buzz. "After dinner, he walked her out," a source told ClevverNews. "Then he walked back in to join two other people. I think they may both have been with their agents." Swift also had to refute rumors she was dating Lorax co-star Zac Efron. "He’s awesome, we are not a couple though," Swift said. "You hear people get together when they’re shooting...

Toni Braxton Dating Eddie Murphy?

2/29/2012 11:25am EST
Toni Braxton
A representative for Toni Braxton has downplayed reports linking the singer to funnyman Eddie Murphy.

The Unbreak My Heart hit-maker is said to have started dating the actor four months ago, according to a new Us Weekly report.

A source tells the publication the stars "are seeing each other and very into it," and adds, "Their kids have met and everything. It's getting very serious."

Murphy fueled the speculation when he was spotted backstage at Braxton's Los Angeles concert on February 19th, but her spokesperson insists their relationship is strictly platonic.

The rep says, "Toni an...

Blu-ray Review: 'Tower Heist'

2/22/2012 12:10pm EST
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Is legendary funnyman Eddie Murphy still, well, funny? We’re gonna answer that one with a review of his latest outing that teams the comedian with a wry Ben Stiller in "Tower Heist," out Feb. 21 from Universal Home Video. Check out the stolen goods below!

Title: "Tower Heist"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick

Director: Brett Ratner

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: While not one of Eddie Murphy’s most amazing outings, "Tower Heist" is by far his bes...

'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

1/19/2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...

Oscar Hype Starts Early, Academy Awards Launches Trailer With Billy Crystal (Video)

1/6/2012 12:00pm EST
Academy Awards Launches Trailer With Billy Crystal
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seems to be excited to have Billy Crystal back as host for the 84th Academy Awards as they have launched a trailer in conjunction with Funny or Die. Eddie Murphy was originally named the host but quit back in November after his friend Brett Ratner resigned as show producer while making a homosexual slur during a question-and-answer session to promote Tower Heist.

Nonetheless, the Academy couldn't be happier to have Crystal back for his 9th time as host. The trailer features Crystal and celebrity cameo appearances by Robin Williams, Josh Duham...

Eddie Murphy's Ex-Wife Nicole 'Conned Out Of Millions'

12/21/2011 9:14am EST
Nicole Murphy
A man accused of stealing $7 million from Eddie Murphy's ex-wife has been indicted on charges of money laundering.

Troy Stratos is alleged to have defrauded Nicole Murphy out of almost half of her $15 million divorce settlement from the actor when he worked as her financial manager.

According to official documents, Stratos told his client to invest her money overseas, but allegedly transferred the cash to his personal accounts instead. Stratos also allegedly lived in Murphy's California home rent-free as she attempted to sell the property.

He has now been indicted on charges of money ...

Rumor Patrol: Robert Pattinson Dating Someone Else? Eddie Murphy Dead? Larry King Frozen?

12/7/2011 11:24am EST
Robert Pattinson
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Robert Pattinson Dating Someone Else? The Twilight star was spotted going out with a blonde woman - and Kristen Stewart didn't get her hair dyed. So is getting something on the side?

Verdict: False. Sources tell Hollywood Life "Rob Pattinson and his friends were having a business meeting," and the blonde woman was actress Sarah Roemer. "[Rob] sat next to one of the men and the other man and young lady sat across...

Short-Lived Celebrity Marriages

11/12/2011 3:00pm EST
Kim and Kris
A couple of weeks ago Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her NBA husband Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage, more days than what some critics first predicted. Kardashian and Humphries had their wedding televised on the E! Channel and shared their wedding pictures with all the major tabloids. But after all of the TV specials and magazine spreads, their marriage is now over and will be long forgotten as soon as Kardashian marries another athlete or rapper. Like Kim and Kris' short-lived marriage, there have been other Hollywood marriages that were destined for divorce from the day of...