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Don’t know if you noticed but the Oscars didn’t exactly have that much for Black people. With the exception of Common and John Legend performing and winning the Academy Award for their song “Glory,” the show was a sea of White faces. It’s the reason we didn’t live tweet the show like we usually do. Instead, we simply showed you what our faves were wearing on the carpet. So in honor of our disappointment and in anticipation for tonight’s BET Honors, we’re highlighting some of the Blackest moments from award shows in the past decade or so.
The last time Eddie Murphy made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” was Dec. 15, 1984. Thirty-one years later, it appears Murphy will finally return to the show that helped make him a star. In an interview with Roland Martin for NewsOne Now, Murphy said he’d appear on the forthcoming 40th anniversary special for “SNL” that NBC will air on Feb. 15.
“It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it,” Murphy said when asked why he hadn’t appeared on “SNL” in decades. “They’re actually having a 40th anniversary, I think, in two weeks. I’m going to that, and that’ll be the first time I’ve been back since I left.”
A representative for NBC was not immediately available for comment.
Murphy’s acrimonious history with the show dates back to a joke David Spade made about him on Weekend Update during the 1990s, when Murphy’s career had hit a low point after “Vampire in Brooklyn.” (“Look, children, a falling star.”)
Read more about Eddie Murphy returning to BlackVoices.com
Is Eddie’ Murphy getting ready to up his kiddie roster from eight to nine?
According to Star, the father of eight is expecting a child with girlfriend, Paige Butcher, and the two are planning to wed before the baby is born.
“Paige is no dumb blonde,” a source told the magazine.
“She made it clear that she wants to be married before having their baby, so they’re hashing out a prenup before announcing anything.”
Considering how many kids Eddie already has, this story wasn’t hard to believe. However, as it turns out, the reports are false. A rep on behalf of the comedian and actor recently told RumorFix that the pregnancy rumors are definitely “not true.”
Eddie, 54, and Paige, 34, have been dating for over a year. Despite the fact that she’s dating a celebrity, Paige says she prefers to lead a private life, which is why she doesn’t have social media accounts.
“I’m in a relationship with a celebrity, so I felt like there’s already enough of me out there,” she told Vanity Fair. “I felt like I was giving out too much information. I was giving people too much access.”
“I like to keep as much private as possible now. … People will use anything against you. The more you put out, the more you get back.”
Are you feeling Eddie and Paige as a couple?
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Forget what you heard. Big things can come in small packages — just ask many of the funny people dominating movie theaters with their hilarious films. The folks at Entertainment Weekly hinted inside their June 27 issue at an interesting correlation between a comic’s height and their success at the box office. Do “height-challenged” actors in comedies have more success? Let’s take a look at comics, their height, and how much success they have seen at the box office*. We, of course, use the word comic loosely as it defines one who provokes laughter, or is humorous.
*Estimated box office power is based on average of top three films with starring roles — not including animated features.
As if calling it quits is not bad enough, couples must also divvy up their assets and belongings. It unfortunately happens to be the time when wars break out over who will get custody over the children, and soon after you better believe come child support negotiations. Now us regular folk have heard whisperings of pricey child support, but some of these amounts are the cost of college tuition and even houses. Check out 10 of the most expensive child support arrangements.
Do you think the amount goes toward the child, or to keep the parent’s lifestyle going (or both)?
We all have that one family member who will pop off at the drop of a dime and celebrities are no different. While these famous folks may know how to keep their composure, their wild siblings have no problem throwing down in a heartbeat.
All anyone has been talking about the past few days is surveillance cameras catching Solange Knowles attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z while his wife and her sister Beyonce stood by and watched in an elevator following a Met Gala after party. While there’s no sound to support the video, it’s clear that Solange was none too happy with the rap mogul and let her feelings be known through slaps and kicks. Neither Jay Z, Solange nor Beyonce have released a statement about the incident.
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Celebrities continue to prove they’re regular people just like the rest of us, unfortunately in some of the worst ways possible. When it comes to these celebs with child support drama it took a judge to get them to cough up cash for their kids. Were they to blame or were the mothers of their children asking for too much?
Nas was happy to take himself off of the market and marry singer Kelis but that marriage soon went up in flames. In December 2009, the Queensbridge rapper was ordered to pay the R&B singer $51,000 a month in alimony and child support, but the bad economy worked in Nas’ favor and 13 months later he was able to convince the judge that his payments should be lowered. Even though at one point Nas was in arrears and owed Kelis more than $300,000 in back child support, the judge agreed to lower his payments to $20,000 a month in alimony and $5,000 in child support.
By day, they are actors, but by night these 15 male stars could be seen on the small screen moonlighting as one-time video vixens.
Terrence Howard has been working in front on the cameras playing different roles since 1992’s Jacksons: An American Dream. He may be best known for hit movies such as Crash and Hustle & Flow but he also has a few music video roles under his belt. In Ashanti’s “Foolish,” Howard plays her criminal minded ex who gets caught cheating. The video earned three MTV VMA nominations in 2002. Howard also played opposite Mary J. Blige in her “Be Without You” video where she just couldn’t be without him.
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Last month we told you that Eddie Murphy threatened to sue up and coming comedian, Brando Murphy, for allegedly getting gigs under the false pretense that he’s Eddie’s son. It appears that the tables have turned though. According to TMZ, Brando has beaten Eddie to the legal punch and is suing the “Tower Heist” actor for a whopping $50 million!
In the lawsuit, Brando, who is suing for defamation, claims that Eddie is determined to sabotage his career. He also responded to claims made by Eddie that he only changed his last name to Murphy so that people would associate him with the 52-year-old comedian.
“The name Murphy is of Irish decent … and not exclusive to Eddie Murphy, a ‘Black Man’ of African Ancestry and a purported African American,” an excerpt from the filing reads.
As for Eddie’s claims that Brando tries to look and act like him, Brando says:
“[I] did not create [myself] and that the way [I] looks is an act of GOD.”
He went on to argue that he has never once tried to pass himself off as Eddie’s son, despite the fact that he appeared in a stage act along with Richard Pryor’s son titled “Sons of Comedy.” Taking things a step further, he also claims that an associate of Eddie made death threats against him. Eddie’s camp isn’t too concerned about the lawsuit though. His legal team says it’s ridiculous.
“This is an absolutely ridiculous lawsuit, and we are confident it will be immediately dismissed by the court,” said Eddie’s attorney, Marty Singer.
At this point, it seems pretty clear that Brando is just mocking Eddie. We’re interested in seeing how this plays out though.
It may be 2014 but there are still some celebrities out there who refuse to confirm their sexual preference for one reason or another.
Queen Latifah blazed a trail by becoming successful in a male-dominated rap world. As her popularity grew, so did questions about her sexuality. Dogged by rumors for much of her career, Queen Latifah has refused to comment about her personal life. Paparazzi have caught the New Jersey native numerous times with her then-personal trainer/long-time ex-girlfriend Jeanette Jenkins but she has still been adamant about keeping her private life private. At this year’s Grammys, many thought the “Ladies First” rapper would finally come out of the closet while officiating a number of gay marriages at an event before the ceremony, but she didn’t.