• Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and more will honor Eddie Murphy on Spike TV

    Although comedy fans have been trying to get Eddie Murphy back on the stand-up stage for years and frowning all the way, they can’t deny the indelible mark he’s left on the world of comedy. Because of that, Comedy Central honored Murphy with the Icon trophy at last year’s first annual Comedy Awards. And now another Viacom property – Spike TV – will dedicate an entire special to the legendary

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    What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

    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 and radio shows and during a press conference and as a result got in trouble and decided to step down from

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

    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 the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show.”

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

    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 is a renowned filmmaker who over the past 25 years has produced a diverse and extraordinary body of work,” Sherak said. “he will certainly bring his

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

    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 things. So, before the Academy could officially fire him, Ratner “resigned.” Now, I get that Ratner was the one who

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

    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 resigned from his post. You probably know why. First he announced that he banged Olivia Munn three times back in the

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    Tower Heist director tells Howard Stern he was joking about his past romance with Olivia Munn

    Last week Tower Heist director Brett Ratner appears on G4’s Attack of the Show and addressed rumors that back in the day he had sex with Olivia Munn, Attack’s former co-host. In her book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, Munn writes about an unnamed producer she bedded and says some pretty uncomplimentary things about him. So when Ratner was asked whether he was the unnamed

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    Brett Ratner receives lifetime achievement award as “Tower Heist” hits theaters tomorrow

    Brett Ratner was recently honored at The Friars’ Club in New York City during the third annual Friars’ Club Comedy Film Festival produced by powerhouse Exec. Director Charlie Prince, and his team, including Director of Communications, Jaime Marsanico. The festival screened over 60 international films over the five days. It was a HUGE amount of work and they are to be commended! Brett Ratner is one of the most accomplished

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