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Eddie Murphy inks deal with CBS for Beverly Hills Cop television pilot

Eddie Murphy inks deal with CBS for Beverly Hills Cop television pilot

By | September 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm | No comments

Last week, we let you know that Eddie Murphy was in talks to create a television version of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. And today, we're getting word that it's moved a lot closer to reality. And it seems CBS has first rights. "The network has given a pilot production...

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Eddie Murphy and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan developing Beverly Hills Cop television series

Eddie Murphy and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan developing Beverly Hills Cop television series

By | August 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm | No comments

For more than a decade, comedy fans have yearned for Eddie Murphy to give up his terrible movie making and get back onstage to sling jokes-- like in the good old days. But despite his vague hints at a return to stand-up, Murphy has continued to stay the course (A Thousand Words,...

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Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

By | February 2, 2012 at 11:42 am | 5 comments

Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means...

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What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

By | January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm | No comments

Hey, remember that time when the motion picture academy announced that none other than comedy icon Eddie Murphy was set to host this year's Oscars? But then Murphy's buddy, director Brett Ratner -- who was set to produce the Oscars -- said a bunch of absurd shit on television...

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Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

By | November 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm | One comment

UPDATE: The Academy has confirmed that Crystal will host the Oscars. Unless he's only joking, it looks like eight-time Oscar host, actor and longtime comedian Billy Crystal will be replacing Eddie Murphy as the Oscar host. Less than 30 minutes ago, Crystal tweeted "Am doing...

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Eddie Murphy flick “A Thousand Words” finally being released; watch the trailer

Eddie Murphy flick “A Thousand Words” finally being released; watch the trailer

By | November 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | No comments

He may not be hosting the Oscars anymore, but he does co-star in Tower Heist, which, despite its embattled director Bratt Ratner, is doing just fine at the box office. And, as it turns out, that's not the only flick on the horizon for the iconic comedian. After nearly three...

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“Tower Heist” producer Brian Grazer replaces “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner at Oscars

“Tower Heist” producer Brian Grazer replaces “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner at Oscars

By | November 10, 2011 at 10:13 am | One comment

Embattled Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has been replaced as Oscars producer by none other than longtime Hollywood bigwig Brian Grazer, who just so happens to be a producer on the same movie. Academy president Tom Sherak made the announcement this morning. "Brian Grazer...

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Why the hell did Eddie Murphy drop out of the Oscars?

Why the hell did Eddie Murphy drop out of the Oscars?

By | November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm | 7 comments

Eddie Murphy has dropped out of hosting the Oscars. What kind of fucked up show of solidarity is this? Let me get this straight. Brett Ratner, Murphy's director in the new film Tower Heist, was set to produce next year's awards show. Then Ratner said a bunch of fucked up...

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Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

By | November 9, 2011 at 11:09 am | 3 comments

Director of the new comedy flick Tower Heist, starring iconic comedian Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner was super excited about getting the gig to produce the upcoming Academy Awards. He kind of came as a package deal, as Murphy is set to host. But, now Ratner has...

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