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

    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 commitment to the potential show,” Vulture reports about the series which is being helmed by Sony Television and co-executive produced

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

    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, anyone?). But now there’s hope. While stand-up still isn’t on the horizon for the 51-year-old, a re-imagining of

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

    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 to be a black comedian today, how socio-political comedy plays to American audiences going through tough economic times, and a lot more. In the below excerpt, Vaughn examines

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

    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 years on the shelf, Murphy’s movie A Thousand Words is set to hit theaters March 23, 2012. Murphy stars as

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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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    Watch Jimmy Fallon’s 14-minute chat with Eddie Murphy

    On Friday night, iconic comedian Eddie Murphy visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The duo chatted about Murphy’s new flick Tower Heist, which opened that night and enjoyed a $25 million opening weekend, beat only by the animated Puss in Boots. Murphy also opened up about his possible return to stand-up (probably not happening) his time on Saturday Night Live and his upcoming gig hosting the Oscars. Sit back and

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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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    In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

    The entertainment world has been buzzing since it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards next year. The choice has mostly been met with positivity, if not a little apprehension as to what kind of Murphy we can expect— the rambunctious, leather-clad comic one from his Raw and Delirious days, or the more subdued, inviting Daddy Day Care Eddie of late. As much of

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    Watch this Eddie Murphy Oscar spoof and tell us what you think!

    As a result of Eddie Murphy being selected to host the upcoming Oscar awards, self-described “black nerd” comedian and serial video spoofer Andre Meadows has shared his vision of the 2012 Academy Awards. As you might expect, his vision entails many versions of Murphy hosting the typically classy ceremony. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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    Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars

    Over the weekend, we let you guys know about the likely possibility that comedian Eddie Murphy would host the next Oscar awards. Now we’re hearing from Deadline, who followed up on the original story broke by Humor Mill — that it’s a done deal. Murphy will, in fact, be the host. ABC will soon announce the details to make it official. “I learned that Eddie has now formally said yes,”

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    Report: Eddie Murphy first choice to host Oscars

    When the 84th annual Oscar awards air live on ABC come Feb. 27, 2012, there’s a good chance that iconic comedian Eddie Murphy will be hosting the show. That’s the news coming Humor Mill and then picked up by Deadline’s Nikki Finke, who’s reporting Murphy’s name is at the top of the list. “I’m told that a lot of big names have approached the other 84th Academy Awards producer Don

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