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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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10 Bizarre Actors Turned Singers

Who knew Jada Pinkett Smith had a fondness for metal?

(Newser) - The news that House star Hugh Laurie is recording a blues album prompted Time to reminisce over 10 other unlikely actors who turned to singing…often with hilarious results:
  • David Hasselhoff: Shockingly, he managed to top the German charts even though he recorded songs like the super-creepy “Jump in
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Magic Missing in Shrek Forever After

The movie's not bad, just phoned in

(Newser) - Shrek Forever After, the supposed last film in the green ogre franchise, isn't terrible, critics unanimously agree. But neither is it remotely necessary. Here's what they're saying:
  • “There's a soft, middle-aged complacency to the well-oiled mechanics of Shrek Forever After,” writes Lisa Schwarzbaum of EW . “What was
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Cosby's Craziest Moments

Rap album is far from his most bizarre move

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's rap album is out, spurring Maxim to take a look at other bold, weird, or just plain insane moments from the funnyman's long career. The comedian is so colorful that his Cosby Show sweaters only ranked 8th in the magazine's top 10. More »

What Hollywood Learned This Summer

(Newser) - Hollywood is in the middle of an illuminating summer. The season started strong, with Star Trek, The Hangover, and Up, before things seriously cooled off, reports the Los Angeles Times. Some big releases await, but here are some of the lessons learned so far:
  • Playability has eclipsed marketability: Films with
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Imagine That Charms

Murphy, 7-year-old co-star show acting chops

(Newser) - Imagine That delivers great performances in a decent family package, with Eddie Murphy hitting his stride alongside a charismatic new star:
  • “For the first time since The Nutty Professor, Eddie Murphy successfully mixes his adult and kid-film personas—imagine that,” writes Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily
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Top Saturday Night Live Alums

Stars who made it big after the show

(Newser) - Not all Saturday Night Live alums go on to bigger and better things after leaving the show. Time pronounces the top 10 who did.
  • Will Ferrell has come a long way since those cheerleader sketches. His latest flick, Land of the Lost, opens today (and judging from the reviews, it's
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When Celebs Hit a Low Note

Like Joaquin Phoenix, other stars have stumbled painfully into the music biz

(Newser) - Ex-Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix kicked off a new career last week by rapping in Las Vegas—and tripping off the stage. He's not the only actor to stumble in the music business, the Independent reports. Among his peers:
  • Bruce Willis: He died hard with a painful rendition of the Motown
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Eddie Murphy Will Play Riddler in Next Batman

Christian Bale will return with new sidekick Shia LaBeouf

(Newser) - Batman’s next nemesis may be funnier than the Joker. Eddie Murphy, 47, will play the Riddler in the series’ next installment, due in 2010, the Sun reports. “Everyone’s excited to see what he does as the Riddler,” an insider said. Christopher Nolan returns as director, and... More »

The 10 Best-Paid Actors

From the Fresh Prince to Captain Jack Sparrow, stars aren't sweating the small notes

(Newser) - Hancock isn't the "have you seen it" superhero movie of the season, but star Will Smith isn't crying in his beer: The ex-Fresh Prince raked in $80 million in the year that ended June 1. The rest of the Forbes top 10:
  1. Johnny Depp ($72 million)
  2. Eddie Murphy ($55
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Murphy In for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Paramount wants director Ratner to revive franchise after Indy -like 14 years

(Newser) - Fans of the old Eddie Murphy (you know, before the fat suits and prostheses), rejoice: A third sequel to 1984’s Beverly Hills Cop will start production next year, Variety reports. Murphy approached Paramount about the project, and the studio eagerly agreed after successfully disinterring Indiana Jones. Murphy is attached,... More »

I Know Who Sweeps Razzies

Lohan flick scores 8 dishonors as Eddie Murphy and Cuba Gooding Jr. also win

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's little-loved horror flick I Know Who Killed Me scored a shocking eight Razzies in Santa Monica today, the biggest haul in the Golden Raspberries’ 28-year history. Lohan took home worst actress dishonor and worst supporting actress—twice. She also scored worst screen couple for the film about a... More »

10 'Yeah, Right' Movie Couples

These on-screen pairs lack chemistry or are just plain weird

(Newser) - The silver screen has seen countless memorable romances; unfortunately, it has also produced a host of bizarre on-screen hook-ups. Yahoo! Movies runs down the 10 worst:
  1. Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in I Love Trouble
  2. The original Bennifer in Gigli
  3. Anne Heche and Harrison Ford in Six Days, Seven Nights
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Lohan, Murphy Top Razzie Noms

Maybe flick should have been I Know Who Killed My Career

(Newser) - Playing multiple characters in a single flick earned Lindsay Lohan and Eddie Murphy multiple Razzie nods this year, the AP reports. Lohan nabbed a worst actress nomination for each of the characters she portrays in split-personality thriller I Know Who Killed Me, and their (lack of) onscreen synergy resulted in... More »

The Worst Songs of All Time

(Newser) - Cheesy lyrics. Bad melodies that get inside your head and won't leave. Ever. These are the hallmarks of truly bad songs, and the folks at Blender offer their list of the worst ever:
  1. Starship, “We Built This City,” 1985
  2. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Achy Breaky Heart,” 1992
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