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Oprah And Eddie Murphy Secure Roles In Richard Pryor Biopic

August 30th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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And we’re off… Get ready y’all for #richardpryor @eppsie @oprah

A photo posted by Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on

After much speculation that Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey would possibly be joining the cast of the highly-anticipated Richard Pryor biopic, the guessing game is now over.

According to the Daily Mail, both Murphy and Winfrey have been confirmed as cast members of the film. Murphy will play play Pryor’s father, Leroy “Buck Carter” Pryor; Winfrey will play Pryor’s grandmother, who ran a brothel and raised the legendary comic there.

The two will join Mike Epps, who will play Pryor, and Kate Hudson, who is set to play Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. Epps’ highly coveted, lead role was also auditioned for by Nick Cannon and Marlon Wayans, according to the report. After much deliberation about securing a powerhouse cast, The Weinstein Company and director Lee Daniels are slated to start production in March, after wrapping up the second season of his hit Fox series, Empire.

With such a star-studded cast, this film is sure to be one of the biggest, most talked about productions upon its big screen reveal.

Encore! Sequels Of Our Favorite Films That We Would Love To See On The Big Screen

May 19th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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Image Source: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Image Source: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

With sequels for Bad Boys, Independence Day, Barbershop, and The Best Man coming soon, we started thinking about other movies that could use a sequel or a remake. Let’s take a look at 15 movies that Hollywood needs to bring back!

Same Sex Affairs: 16 Hollywood Rumors and Confessions

April 17th, 2015 - By Rich
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Rumors and confessions of same sex affairs run rampant in Hollywood with some stars being accused of same sex play (Will Smith and Duane Martin) while others proudly flaunt their lovers (Angelina Jolie). It’s an interesting list that’s for sure.

Dig in!

Sources:  RadarOnline, MadameNoire, Rolling Out

Same Sex Affairs: 16 Hollywood Rumors and Confessions

Eddie Murphy May Join Richard Pryor Biopic

March 14th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Eddie Murphy is in talks to join the Richard Pryor biopic. The biopic, directed by Lee Daniels will star Mike Epps as the legendary comedian.

Murphy will reportedly play his father, LeRoy Pryor. In addition to Murphy, Entertainment Tonight reported that Kate Hudson will be joining the movie. Hudson would play Jennifer Lee Pryor,  Pryor’s fourth wife and as well as his seventh. The couple married in 1981, divorced in 1982 and then remarried in 2001.

To add fuel to the fire, Daniels posted a picture of himself with Murphy on Instagram with an interesting caption.

 

Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG

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If the rumors are true, we’re here for it! How many of our readers are BEYOND READY for a new Eddie Murphy movie?

Since The Oscars Were So White: The Blackest Award Show Moments Ever

February 23rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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.

One Movie, Many Roles: 15 Actors Who Played Multiple Characters

February 12th, 2015 - By Rich
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You’ve got to hand it to these talented actors who played multiple roles in the same film. Not only did they create some of the most memorable and lovable characters on screen they did it in double time and sometimes more. Top contender? Mr. Eddie Murphy!!

Sources: IndieWire, Ranker, Film School Rejects

 All images courtesy of WENN

 

One Movie, Many Roles: 15 Actors Who Played Multiple Characters

Eddie Murphy Plans To Return To ‘SNL’ After 31 Years

January 30th, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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From BlackVoices 

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 

Cameo: 17 Famous Actors Who Appeared In Music Videos

December 11th, 2014 - By Rich
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We bet you don’t remember the appearance of half of these famous actors who have been in music videos. Seriously were we the only ones who missed Robin Williams’ in Bobby McFerrin’s” Don’t Worry Be Happy” or how about Whoopi Goldberg in Michael Jackson videos? Of course, we all Remember The Time that Eddie Murphy and Iman were in Micheal’s legendary jam.

Get ready to stroll through memory lane!

Sources: Ranker, Next Movie, Rate Your Music All images courtesy of WENN

Cameo: 17 Famous Actors Who Appeared In Music Videos

Is Eddie Murphy Expecting A Baby With Girlfriend, Paige Butcher?

July 17th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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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Does Size Matter? How 14 Comics Stack Up At The Box Office

June 27th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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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.