Charlie Murphy loses his battle with Leukemia at 57.


2017 is on pace to be even worse than 2016. RIP Charlie Murphy.

via TMZ

Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right … TMZ has learned.
According to Charlie’s manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy.
Charlie famously co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the nights Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince.

[video] Eddie Murphy Drops Out Of Oscar Hosting Duties After Ratner Resigns Over Gay Slur

This got messy in a hurry. I guess Eddie doing the show was predicated on Ratner being the producer. I will post the original video after the jump that got Ratner is a heap of sh*t in the first place once I locate it. Updated with video.

via NY Times

he hasty departures represented an embarrassing collapse of the Academy’s plans with less than four months before the ceremony, and left it scrambling to fill key roles on a show that is one of the most elaborately staged on television.

Mr. Ratner, who was named the Oscar co-producer on Aug. 4, resigned on Tuesday morning because of the furor provoked by his public use over the weekend of an anti-gay slur, and a subsequent, salacious discussion of his own sexual habits on Howard Stern’s radio program.

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[video] Gumby tries to ROB 7-Eleven in San Diego

This has to be some kinda joke. Obviously heavy drug use is the motivator for this attempt. Maybe he inspired by the recent comeback of Eddie Murphy.

via CBS LA

Police say the clerk thought the robbery was a joke and pocketed the spare change. He didn’t report the incident until his boss saw the tape hours later.

An accomplice was also caught on camera and San Diego police are working to identify him. Gumby’s pal, Pokey, was nowhere to be found.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Gumby and his accomplice.

 

Eddie Murphy To Pay Millions In Child Support

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via USDA

Actor Eddie Murphy has agreed to pay out $51,000 a month in child support to his former lover, singer Melanie Brown.

The former Spice Girl hit the headlines in 2006 after embarking on a short fling with the Beverly Hills Cop star and falling pregnant with his child. Murphy sparked a war of words with Brown following their break-up when he suggested it was possible he wasn’t the father of the baby. He subsequently took a DNA test which determined daughter Angel Iris – born on Murphy’s birthday, April 3rd 2007 – was in fact his.

British tabloid the News of the World has revealed that Dr. Doolittle star Murphy has agreed to a support package totaling more than $10 million, following a 15 month court battle in Los Angeles.

BATMAN Shocker! EDDIE MURPHY To Play The Riddler!!

I smell a BLOCKBUSTER!

via The Sun

FUNNYMAN EDDIE MURPHY will play The Riddler in the next Batman movie, The Sun can reveal.
The Beverly Hills Cop star, 47, has been signed up by British director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN to reprise the role played by JIM CARREY in 1995’s Batman Forever.

eddie_riddlerThe surprise move follows speculation linking Pirates of the Caribbean star JOHNNY DEPP to the part.

The film, set for a 2010 release, is being developed under the working title Gotham.

Execs have also signed up rising Transformers star SHIA LABEOUF, 22, to play Robin.

CHRISTIAN BALE will return as Bruce Wayne, while MICHAEL CAINE will again play Bruce’s assistant Alfred.

Meanwhile, Brit RACHEL WEISZ is said to be up for the Catwoman role.

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Is this the worst piece of airbrushing ever? Mel B’s hips disappear in new advert

I am glad someone cleared this up because when the first pics released after she had her child she had great a body and very shapely hips. I guess the hour glass figure has not caught on.

via Dailymail UK

Mel B has managed to keep in great shape since her Spice Girls heyday, but this new promotional shot for Ultimo’s latest range seems to be taking the mickey.

The 33-year-old appears to have lost her hips, which now seem out of proportion with the rest of her full figure.

What makes the airbrushing job worse is that the mother-of-two has appeared in scores of other shoots with her more realistic figure.

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The contract, which she took over from Sarah Harding, is believed to be worth as much as £500,000, however, so she may not be complaining too loudly.

Mel, aka Scary Spice, threatened to sue Loaded magazine eight years ago when they airbrushed out her bikini from a cover shoot and replaced it with a swarm of bees over her private parts.

Today her body is looking better than ever, and she recently said she was ‘seriously considering’ a £1million offer to pose for Playboy.

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Hellboy Burns Up Eddie Murphy @ Box Office

via Latino Review

The “Hellboy” sequel sizzled at the weekend box office in North America, while Eddie Murphy bombed with his latest comedy, “Meet Dave,” according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

“Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” starring Ron Perlman as a cigar-chomping demon who fights evil, opened at No. 1 after selling about $35.9 million worth of tickets.

The Universal Pictures release, which cost about $85 million to make, exceeded industry expectations, as well as the $23.2 million start for its 2004 predecessor, “Hellboy.”

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Meet Eddie Murphy’s Head In Times Square

Great promo for the movie but I still think it will be fairly funny compared to other Eddie Murphy movies. Don’t see this being a huge hit for Eddie but who could have believed Norbit would make a $100 milli.

Check out what they got going on in NYC for the next few days:

via Latino Review
The people at Fox have come up with a hilarious yet clever promotion for the new Eddie Murphy comedy, “Meet Dave.”  For you folks in New York, from July 3-5, a three ton replica of Murphy’s head (complete with trademark grin) that’s been touring the country will be on display on Military Island in Times Square.  For no price at all, anyone can get a “head” start on their summer fun by stepping inside of the fifteen foot tall replica and having your photo taken as you lean out of Eddie’s left ear just like in the movie.  

 

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Eddie Murphy back in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’, Ratner May Direct..

Source: Variety

Eddie will reprise his role as Alex Foley in Beverly Hills Cop 4. But his new movie set to come out sometime this year looks like a totally dud, so this movie being a big hit might be a saving grace for his up and down career. Full story below:

On the heels of the successful revival of the “Indiana Jones” franchise, Paramount has set in motion a fourth installment of “Beverly Hills Cop.”
Eddie Murphy is attached to reprise his role as Detroit detective Axel Foley, and Brett Ratner is negotiating to direct.

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