04:51 PM EDT 11/02/2015
Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:10PM
Eddie Murphy's highly anticipated return to Saturday Night Live for the show's 40th anniversary was lacking one vital component: a performance.
So what happened?
Former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald revealed on Twitter Wednesday that it was his job to convince Murphy, 53, to impersonate Bill Cosby in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch.
But Macdonald, 51, was not successful. And Cosby, 77, is grateful.
Originally posted 02/19/2015 05:30AM
And yet Macdonald couldn't convince Murphy to participate in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" skit during Sunday's mammoth Saturday Night Live reunion special on NBC.
Originally posted 02/15/2015 11:25PM
Eddie Murphy made his big return to Saturday Night Live on Sunday night when he made a guest appearance during the show's star-studded 40th anniversary special.
The comedian, 53, was given a heartfelt introduction by Chris Rock, who credited Murphy as his comedy inspiration. "I wanted to be Eddie Murphy," Rock said.
He also said that Murphy helped save SNL, which was in a ratings slump when he joined in 1981 at the age of 19, making him the second-youngest cast member in the show's long history. (The youngest cast member ever would be Anthony Michael Hall, who joined the show when he was 17 back in 1985.)
Originally posted 02/02/2015 02:15PM
Chris Rock! Dana Carvey! Bill Murray!
Originally posted 01/30/2015 08:45AM
[BRIGHTCOVE "20897531" "" "" "auto"] You can't keep him away from Saturday Night Live forever. He's Gumby, dammit.
The Today show confirmed Friday morning that Eddie Murphy will take part in SNL's 40th anniversary special on Feb. 15, in what will be his first appearance on the show in more than 30 years.
The comedian, 53, first revealed the news in a phone interview with News One Now.
Originally posted 01/11/2015 08:50AM
Long known for his comedy, Eddie Murphy may soon add music to his act.
Originally posted 08/05/2014 03:15PM
Though the split between Michael Strahan and his fiancée Nicole Murphy – just one day before his Hall of Fame induction – may have been a surprise to some, those close to the couple says the breakup was a long time coming.
Originally posted 02/07/2014 07:45AM
Bria and Shayne are both models like mom Nicole
Originally posted 11/20/2013 09:00PM
Coming to America turns 25 this year, and fans of the 1988 comedy are naturally still wondering if Eddie Murphy will ever reprise his role as Akeem, an African prince who journeys to Queens in search of a bride.
Alas it seems a sequel is unlikely, but the reason may surprise you.
Originally posted 07/22/2013 10:05AM
What do Courteney Cox and Eddie Murphy have in common?
According to former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro, they both inspired his iconic Carlton dance.
The actor, who played Carlton Banks on the show, told Buzzfeed his crazed dance moves weren't just something he made up the moment he heard Tom Jones singing "It's Not Unusual."
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