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Eddie Murphy Skewers Cosby in First Stand-Up in 3 Decades

He does a brief set while accepting Twain award for comedy

(Newser) - When Eddie Murphy received the Mark Twain Prize Sunday night, considered the top honor in American comedy, he didn't just say thank you. He did "something delightfully unexpected," notes Vulture —he told some jokes, specifically, some jokes about Bill Cosby, reports the AP . While that may... More »

Eddie Murphy Receives Top US Humor Prize

SNL alumni turn out for Mark Twain humor prize event

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy is trading places with Mark Twain. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is honoring the comedian, film star, producer, and director Sunday evening with the nation's top prize for humor. A lineup of funny men and women including Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall,... More »

Eddie Murphy Wouldn't Play Bill Cosby on SNL's 40th

He 'will not kick a man when he is down,' Norm Macdonald tweets

(Newser) - Norm Macdonald posted a very long series of tweets last night about Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary reunion special , and in it, he explains why Eddie Murphy didn't have a more prominent role on the special. Murphy, who hadn't returned to the SNL studio in more than... More »

Fallon, Timberlake Lead SNL's Star-Studded 40th

Eddie Murphy makes an odd return to the show

(Newser) - Live from New York, it was a Sunday night, but a swath of legendary entertainers nevertheless came together to fete Saturday Night Live on its 40th anniversary. The SNL 40 special featured appearances from current and former cast members, film icons, and musical guests like Paul McCartney and Kanye West.... More »

9 Paternity Scandals of the Stars

It's not always clear who the father is

(Newser) - Who's the daddy? In these scandals rounded up by Radar , it wasn't always clear:
  • Khloe Kardashian: For years, rumors about Khloe's "real" father have flown. Some have claimed it's Kris Jenner's hairdresser, others have said Lionel Richie.
  • January Jones: She still has yet to
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7 Celebs You Forgot Voiced Disney Characters

Who's that voice?

(Newser) - Ever found yourself watching a Disney movie and not quite being able to place the familiar voice of one of the characters? HLN rounds up 11 celebrities you probably forgot have offered up their vocal talents for a Disney film:
  • Demi Moore: Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Oprah
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5 Huge Celebrity Families

The Osmonds could start their own sports team

(Newser) - Holidays must be fun for the largest families in Hollywood. ETOnline rounds up 10 of the biggest clans. A sampling:
  • Between them, siblings Donny and Marie Osmond have 13 kids (five for Donny and eight for Marie).
  • Eddie Murphy has eight children, ages 6 to 24.
  • Steven Spielberg has six
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9 Celebrity Homebodies

They'd rather be on the couch than at a club

(Newser) - Nightclubs, red carpets, galas, after-parties? Pshaw. The Huffington Post rounds up 19 stars who say they'd rather be in their sweats, on the couch, with a glass of wine—or some variation of that. Click through the gallery for our nine favorite celebrity homebodies and what they have to... More »

10 Stars Who Are Poor Losers

Apparently they never learned about good sportsmanship

(Newser) - Thank goodness for the audience reaction cam. Without it, we wouldn't know just how bad celebrities are at losing. Perez Hilton rounds up 10 stars who are particularly sore losers:
  • Chris Brown refused to stand up (even when everyone else in the audience did) when Frank Ocean beat him
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10 'Love Children' of the Stars

Extramarital affairs in Hollywood are not a new thing

(Newser) - Did ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher father a love child with a music reporter ? The story is a convoluted mess (Gallagher is suing the New York Post over its article), but one thing is certain: If he did, he certainly wouldn't be the first. The Huffington Post rounds up... More »

Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor Is...

Eddie Murphy, Katherine Heigl, Reese Witherspoon top the list

(Newser) - Classics like Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop made Eddie Murphy a star. But he's been starring in flops lately, and now he lands atop Forbes' list of the most overpaid actors. The mag ranks them based on their last three movies, looking at the return studios received for... More »

Sandler, Jack and Jill Rule Razzie Noms

Actor's 11 nominations more than double previous 1-year record

(Newser) - Adam Sandler dominated like no other would-be thespian that bane of awards season, the Razzie Awards nominations, pulling in 11 nods as an actor, writer, and producer, reports the LA Times . Among the lowlights this year:
  • Sandler's 11 nominations are more than twice as many as anyone else ever
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Oscars' New Producer: Brian Grazer

Oscar winner will replace Brett Ratner

(Newser) - The Oscars has quickly filled one of two gaping holes in its telecast: Big-time producer Brian Grazer will produce the show, reports TMZ . He takes over for Brett Ratner, who stepped down after uttering a gay slur . Still no word on who will host following Eddie Murphy's decision to... More »

Eddie Murphy Drops Out of Oscars Hosting Gig

He steps aside after his pal, Brett Ratner, steps down over slur

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy won't be hosting the Oscars after all. One day after buddy Brett Ratner stepped down as producer for using a gay slur , Murphy announced that he would not be part of the show. Murphy is one of the stars of director Ratner's new flick, Tower Heist.... More »

Oscar Producer Quits After Gay Slur

Brett Ratner apologizes for saying 'rehearsing is for fags'

(Newser) - Using anti-gay language can do serious harm to your Hollywood career, Brett Ratner has discovered. The film director, facing a firestorm of criticism over his use of a gay slur, has resigned as producer of the Oscars telecast, according to the Hollywood Reporter . During a Q&A session at a... More »

Tower Heist Gets the Job Done

Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy star in Brett Ratner film

(Newser) - Tower Heist is a recession comedy, telling the story of a group of men stealing their own money back from a rich swindler. Critics say it’s worth a watch:
  • “Here is a comedy that doesn't go heavy on the excremental, the masturbatory, and symphonies of four-letter words.
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Is Eddie Murphy Still Funny?

Critics sound off on choice to host the Oscars

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy is officially hosting the Oscars , and entertainment writers are up in arms panning or defending the choice. Here’s what people are saying:
  • “It’s hard to get excited,” writes Patrick Goldstein of the LA Times , “because—how do I put this as respectfully as
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Your New Oscars Host: Eddie Murphy

He gets the nod for telecast in February

(Newser) - The rumor mill proved true this time: Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars in February, reports the Huffington Post . One connection that likely helped, as noted by Deadline : This year's show is being produced by Brett Ratner, who directed the soon-to-open movie Tower Heist, starring Murphy and Ben Stiller.... More »

Will Ferrell: Once Again, Most Overpaid Actor

Comedians don't fare well on Forbes ' 2010 list

(Newser) - Will Ferrell is Hollywood’s most overpaid actor for the second year in a row, thanks mostly to his role in the flop Land of the Lost . From Forbes ’ annual top 10 (of which six are comedians), which looks at the year ending June 1:
  1. Will Ferrell: For every
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11 Dumbest Celebrity Alibis

We're not believing Charlie Sheen any more than we believed these others

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen had a bad reaction to some medicine , which caused him to trash a hotel room and have a hooker-related meltdown? Suuuuuure. The New York Daily News rounds up more ridiculous celebrity excuses:
  • Britney Spears: Why did she drive with a 4-month-old baby on her lap? Because that’s
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