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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy Returning to SNL for First Time in 30 Years

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.

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Eddie Murphy Releases New Rastafarian Single 'Oh Jah Jah'

Eddie Murphy Releases New Rastafarian Single 'Oh Jah Jah'

Originally posted 01/11/2015 08:50AM

Long known for his comedy, Eddie Murphy may soon add music to his act.

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Filed Under: Music, Eddie Murphy
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Have Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy Moved On Already?

Michael Strahan & Nicole Murphy May Be Dating Other People, Source Says

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.

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Eddie Murphy's Daughters Strip Down for Sexy Lingerie Photoshoot

Eddie Murphy's Daughters Strip Down for Sexy Lingerie Photoshoot

Originally posted 02/07/2014 07:45AM

Bria and Shayne are both models like mom Nicole

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UpdatePosted 11/20/2013 05:00PM

Eddie Murphy Talks Coming to America Sequel with Arsenio Hall

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.

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Did Courteney Cox Inspire the Carlton on Fresh Prince? | Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro Reveals the Inspiration for the Carlton on Fresh Prince

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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Adam Sandler Sets Razzies Record

Adam Sandler Nominated for 11 Razzie Awards

Originally posted 02/26/2012 02:00PM

Adam Sandler isn't up for an Oscar this year, but his work did not go unrecognized.

The comedian, 45, has earned 11 nominations between three movies from the Golden Raspberry Awards – or the Razzies – which honor the worst in film.

But that's not the worst of it: Sandler's work – as either actor, writer or producer – on Jack & Jill, Bucky Larson and Just Go With It surpassed Eddie Murphy's old record of five nods. Sandler's nominations include worst picture, worst screen couple, worst screenplay, worst rip-off, worst actor, worst actress and worst screen ensemble.

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Brace Yourself, Celebs: Ricky Gervais Returning to Globes | Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais Returning as Golden Globes Host

Originally posted 11/16/2011 06:00PM

The Oscars may have sought to cool the controversy over their awards show, but the Golden Globes are saying: Bring it on!

For the third year in a row, caustic funnyman Ricky Gervais will host the Globes on Jan. 15 despite – or perhaps because of – complaints that he went too far with his remarks last year.

The decision was made after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association met with a top official at NBC, which is airing the awards.

"While many welcome Gervais's return, not everyone is happy with the decision because last year his blunt one-liners targeting big-name celebrities caused anger and resentment in some quarters," says a blog post on the HFPA's own Web site.

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He's Back! Billy Crystal Now Hosting Oscars | Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal Replacing Eddie Murphy as Oscars Host

Originally posted 11/10/2011 05:30PM

Sorry, Miss Piggy.

Despite a social media campaign to have the Muppets host the Oscars this year, the job instead went to a perennial favorite, Billy Crystal.

Crystal replaces Eddie Murphy, who announced on Wednesday that he was stepping down from his originally assigned duties.

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Eddie Murphy Out as Next Year's Oscar Host | Brett Ratner, Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy Out as Next Year's Oscar Host

Originally posted 11/09/2011 02:15PM

Brett Ratner's resignation from producing the 84th annual Academy Awards has resulted in another departure – that of his Oscar host, Eddie Murphy, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak announced Wednesday.

"I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well," Sherak said in a release from the Academy.

Murphy also released a statement through AMPAS: "First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party's decision with regard to a change of producers for this year's Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I'm sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job."

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