‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Pilot Lands at CBS

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “Beverly Hills Cop” has been locked up by CBS. The network has picked up a pilot for a small-screen adaptation of Eddie Murphy’s “Beverly Hills Cop” movies, with a production commitment to the project, an individual familiar with the pilot told TheWrap. Murphy, who will appear in the […]

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Eddie Murphy to Get Cracking on HBO’s Marion Barry Movie

“Tower Heist” star Eddie Murphy, who recently bowed out of the hosting gig for next year’s Oscars, is attached to play scandal-plagued former Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry in a biopic that’s being developed by HBO Films, HBO confirms to TheWrap. Spike Lee will direct the project, while John Ridley (whose resume includes “The Wanda […]

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Brian Grazer Steps in as Academy Awards Producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Grazer has stepped onto the Academy Awards merry-go-round. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that the veteran producer has signed on to produce next year’s Oscar show after previously named producer Brett Ratner abruptly resigned. Ratner departed the show Tuesday following uproar over a gay slur, […]

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Eddie Murphy Quits as Oscar Host After Ratner Resigns

Well, that didn’t take long. A day after Brett Ratner resigned from producing next year’s Academy Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has gotten word that host Eddie Murphy has also exited the show. According to THR, Murphy released this statement: “First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision […]

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