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Originally posted 09/06/2011 04:15PM
Eddie Murphy is set to step back into the spotlight in a big way: He's agreed to take on hosting duties at the Oscars next February.
The selection of Murphy, 50, is a departure from last year's Academy Awards hosts – the unlikely duo of James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," telecast producer Brett Ratner says. "I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show."
– Sara Hammel
Originally posted 11/23/2009 02:35PM
These days, Nicole Murphy has a lot on her mind: her kids, her upcoming wedding to Brothers star Michael Strahan and her new jewelry line, Friendship Love & Peace. But one thing she doesn't have to worry about is any bad blood between her husband-to-be and her ex, Eddie Murphy.
"They're cool," Murphy, 41, tells PEOPLE of Strahan, 39, and Eddie Murphy, 48, the father of her five children – Bria, 20, Myles, 17, Shayne, 15, Zola, 9, and Bella, 7. "They'll give each other a hug when they see each other."
Now, three years after her divorce, Murphy is preparing to wed again. After two years of dating, Strahan proposed in the Bahamas last June.
Originally posted 07/09/2008 10:25AM
Meet Eddie? Not at the Tuesday premiere of Eddie Murphy's new sci-fi comedy Meet Dave in L.A., where the star was a surprising no-show.
"He's not here because he's doing a movie and shooting – he goes back-to-back-to-back," producer David T. Friendly told PEOPLE on the premiere's red carpet. "Eddie, he'll never admit it, but he loves to work. And I think work keeps him happy."
Murphy, 47, is shooting the film A Thousand Words, Access Hollywood reports.
He has kept a low profile since his sudden split from Tracey Edmonds last winter, and recently he talked about retiring from acting. But his Meet Dave costar Gabrielle Union says the father of seven is "at peace."
"He's a really cool guy," says Union. "His kids were always on set. He's just really cool and at peace with himself."
Originally posted 01/28/2008 10:30AM
Eddie Murphy – who's been laying low since announcing his shocking split from Tracey Edmonds – emerged in Las Vegas Saturday night for the grand opening of the Bellagio's new nightclub, The Bank.
The actor – going monochromatic in dark blue pants, turtleneck, overcoat and a Kangol hat – hit the club just before 1 a.m. with a group of 30 people.
Originally posted 01/16/2008 05:20PM
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds have called it quits just two weeks after their intimate wedding, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
"After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided that we will forego having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define our relationship further," Murphy and Edmonds tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "While the recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was representative of our deep love, friendship and respect that we have for one another on a spiritual level, we have decided to remain friends.”
Originally posted 01/03/2008 02:50PM
Any legality questions surrounding the New Year's Day wedding of Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds on a private island off Bora Bora in French Polynesia are about to be properly addressed, their reps tell PEOPLE.
"As is typical when couples get married in foreign countries, a legal ceremony will take place when they return to the U.S.," says Edmonds's rep.
"The wedding that took place in Bora Bora was a ceremony to bind Eddie and Tracey spiritually in the presence of family and friends," according to the spokesperson. "The couple plan a legal ceremony as soon as they return to the States."
Originally posted 01/01/2008 11:15PM
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds were married on New Year's Day on a private island off Bora Bora in French Polynesia in front of 25 friends and family, their reps tell PEOPLE.
In a sunset ceremony on the beach Tuesday, Edmonds walked barefoot down the aisle to Gladys Knight's "Makings of You." The bride wore a custom-designed form-fitting dress by stylist and designer Sugia Nazel and Jill Baracci, designer and owner of Baracci boutique.
Murphy wore a cream suit and vest with an off-white handkerchief.
Originally posted 10/31/2007 03:05PM
In a showbiz world of lightning-fast engagements, marriages and breakups, Tracey Edmonds and Eddie Murphy are taking it slow.
"We haven't moved in together yet. We're waiting until we get married," Edmonds told PEOPLE on Tuesday night at a launch party in Encino, Calif., for the new book Daughters of Men: Portraits of African American Women.
Originally posted 10/17/2007 03:00PM
Last month they revealed what their wedding will be like – fun, casual and small – and now Tracey Edmonds is hinting at when and where her marriage to Eddie Murphy will take place.
Originally posted 09/20/2007 01:00PM
They haven't revealed a wedding date – yet – but engaged couple Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds are in the planning stages for their nuptials.
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