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Coming 2 America Is a Throwback, With 'No Apology'
What Critics Are Saying
About Coming 2 America

What Critics Are Saying About Coming 2 America

'It feels like a feature-length Easter egg in search of a movie'

(Newser) - Zamunda's Prince Akeem returns to Queens, New York, this time in search of an illegitimate son in Coming 2 America , the follow-up to Eddie Murphy's 1988 cult classic Coming to America. Does it live up to its predecessor? Not according to the 51% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes...

Cosby Rep Calls Eddie Murphy a 'Slave'

He attacks comedian over 'disparaging' SNL jokes

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is serving time in a Pennsylvania prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, so it's not clear whether he saw Eddie Murphy's return to Saturday Night Live —but his spokesman certainly wasn't happy. In an Instagram post , Andrew Wyatt slammed Murphy as a...

35 Years Later, Eddie Murphy Is Back on SNL
An Old Friend Stops By SNL

An Old Friend Stops By SNL

Eddie Murphy guest-hosts, brings back some beloved characters

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy and Saturday Night Live got together again for the first time in 35 years, and it was like no time had gone by, with the comedian bringing back some of his most iconic characters, including Mr. Robinson, Gumby, Buckwheat, and Velvet Jones, reports Variety . Robinson riffs on gentrification,...

SNL Hosts to Include Long-Gone Eddie Murphy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kristen Stewart also named

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy will at least pause his feud with Saturday Night Live long enough to host an episode this year. The comedian joined the cast in 1980, when he was 18, rising to fame and then moving on in 1984. He hosted a show before he left, despite being in...

Eddie Murphy Welcomes His 10th Child

The actor and his fiance had a baby boy

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy and his fiance Paige Butcher have a new baby boy. The couple released a statement through Murphy's publicist Monday saying Max Charles Murphy was born Friday and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. The boy's middle name is a tribute to Murphy's older brother and fellow...

Baby No. 10 on the Way for Eddie Murphy

Child is due in December, some 30 years after Murphy's first

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy will soon have enough kids to field a lacrosse team. A rep for the 57-year-old actor confirms he's expecting his tenth child and second with partner of six years, Australian actress Paige Butcher, who is 10 years older than Murphy's eldest son, People reports. She previously...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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

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

5 Huge Celebrity Families
 5 Huge Celebrity Families 

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

9 Celebrity Homebodies
 9 Celebrity Homebodies 

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...

10 Stars Who Are Poor Losers
 10 Stars Who Are Poor Losers 

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

10 'Love Children' of the Stars
 10 'Love Children' of the Stars 

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...

Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor Is...
 Hollywood's Most 
 Overpaid Actor Is... 
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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...

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

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...

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....

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