Eddie Murphy Planning ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ TV Series

BY: Kimberly Potts Bad news: Eddie Murphy says “Beverly Hills Cop IV” isn’t happening. Good news: The actor and comedian is working on a TV series adaptation of the “Cop” movies. “Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit,” Murphy says. “I’d do the pilot, show up here and there.” Read more: The actor, […]

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Eddie Murphy Admits ‘SNL’ Grudge

Eddie Murphy explains in a new Rolling Stone interview that he’s kept his distance from “Saturday Night Live” for years because of jokes his former show made about him. “They were shitty to me on ‘Saturday Night Live’ a couple of times after I’d left the show,” he said. “They said some shitty things.” Those […]

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Eddie Murphy Vows to Be a Terrible Oscars Host

Much like the Franco who came before him, Eddie Murphy is hoping for lowered expectations come Oscar night. “I’m going to be the worst host ever,” Murphy told Entertainment Tonight while promoting his new buddy comedy, “Tower Heist.” “I’m going to be horrendous,” he said of his upcoming hosting gig. James Franco shared a similar […]

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‘SNL’ Recap: Ben Stiller was Great, But Murphy Was a No-Show

Even though rumors were running rampant that Eddie Murphy would make a surprise visit to “Saturday Night Live” to support his “Tower Heist” co-star, guest host Ben Stiller, the former “SNL” cast member didn’t show. Neither did Tina Fey, who some hoped would reprise her Sarah Palin impression now that the former Alaska governor has […]

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Steve Martin Gives Eddie Murphy Oscar-Hosting Tips

LOS ANGELES – Steve Martin is giving some free advice to Eddie Murphy about hosting the Academy Awards. The 66-year-old entertainer posted “an open letter” to Murphy on his website Tuesday filled with tips based on Martin’s three Oscar-hosting stints. Confirmed: Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars “Whatever you do, don’t have a co-host,” Martin […]

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Reality King Burnett Tackles Emmy Awards Challenge

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — There’s more than Hollywood ego on the line at Sunday’s 63rd prime-time Emmys. After disappointing performances by a pair of major trophy fests this year, the TV ceremony could prove an awards season reboot. For producer Mark Burnett, the successful reality TV czar (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice“) […]

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Confirmed: Eddie Murphy Named Oscars Host

It’s Official: Eddie Murphy has signed on to host the 84th Academy Awards next year. ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the big news Tuesday. “Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” said producer Brett Ratner in a statement. “With his love […]

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