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T.i. Missed Out On Tower Heist, World War Z Roles In Prison

Rapper T.I. missed out on starring roles opposite Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist and Brad Pitt in World War Z - because he was behind bars.The Live Your Life hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr.,...

Oscars Trailer 2012: The Search Is On For Host Billy Crystal

A trailer for the Academy Awards 2012 hit the web this week, featuring numerous celebrities undertaking a cinematic style adventure in search of host Billy Crystal, who returns to the Oscars for the ninth time....

Eddie Murphy's Ex-wife 'Conned Out Of Millions'

A man accused of stealing $7 million (£4.3 million) from Eddie Murphy's ex-wife has been indicted on charges of money laundering.Troy Stratos is alleged to have defrauded Nicole Murphy out of almost half of her...

Eddie Murphy In Line For Mayoral Role

Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in a biopic about controversial US mayor Marion Barry.The comedian - who recently stepped down from hosting the Oscars - is being attached to the family friendly film...

Eddie Murphy To Play Scandal-hit Marion Barry

Funnyman Eddie Murphy is set to tackle a controversial new role playing shamed U.S. politician Marion Barry in an upcoming biopic.Filmmaker Spike Lee will direct Murphy in the as-yet-untitled movie about the former Washington D.C....

Oscar Unaffected By Economic Downturn

Despite deteriorating ratings in recent years, next February's Oscar telecast commands the same price for a 30-second commercial as it did a year ago, about $1.6-1.7 million, according to Advertising Age , which cited "a...

Immortals Kills At Weekend Box Office

There was a lot more life in Immortals than most box office pundits had expected. The swords-and-sandals epic that drew thumbs-down reviews from nearly every major newspaper critic debuted with an estimated $32 million. Even...

Billy Crystal, Comedy Icon, Returning To The Oscars

Billy Crystal will host the 2012 Academy Awards following the shock departure of actor Eddie Murphy, with the 63-year-old comedian confirming the news on his Twitter page on Thursday (10th November 2011).The comedy veteran has...

Billy Crystal To Host The Oscars

Billy Crystal has been confirmed as the new host of the 2012 Oscars following Eddie Murphy's decision to step down.The When Harry Met Sally star, who has hosted the Oscars eight times, emerged as the...

Billy Crystal To Host Oscars 2012

Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars 2012. The comedian and actor – who has previously hosted the ceremony eight times – is returning to front the show for the first...

Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

Piers Morgan Quits America's Got Talent

Piers Morgan has quit 'America's Got Talent'. The TV star has stepped down from the judging panel of the talent show after six years because he can no longer juggle his commitments with his CNN...

Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host Following Brett Ratner's Resignation

Eddie Murphy has quit as Oscars host a day after pal Brett Ratner resigned as the big event's producer.The Rush Hour director stepped down over a homophobic slur he made during a movie question-and-answer session...

Eddie Murphy Quits Hosting Oscars 2012

Eddie Murphy has quit as host of the Oscars. The comedian and actor follows Brett Ratner, who resigned from producing the 2012 show earlier today (09.11.11) so as not to tarnish the reputation of the...

Cause Of Heavy D Death Reportedly Heart Attack

Heavy D, the US recording artist who became of the rap's biggest stars in the 1980's, died on Tuesday (8th November 2011) after being found unconscious at his Los Angeles home. Although the cause of...

Eddie Murphy To Be A Clean Host For This Year's Oscars

Eddie Murphy has stated that he won't need the extra delay for swearing whilst hosting this year's Oscars. Whilst talking on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', Eddie Murphy said that he doesn't intend on creating controversy...

Drew Barrymore And Eddie Murphy Are Hollywood's Most Overpaid

Drew Barrymore and Eddie Murphy have been named and shamed as the most overpaid actors in Hollywood.The Forbes.com poll suggests Barrymore's recent movies have generated a return of just $0.40 (£0.25) for every $1 (£0.63)...

Ashley Olsen Not Dating Jason Sudeikis, But Mary-kate Could Be

Despite initial reports, Ashley Olsen wasn't spotted getting close to Jason Sudeikis at the Stone Rose Lounge in New York on Monday (24th October 2011), but her twin sister MARY-KATE OLSON did cosy up to...

Eddie Murphy: 'I'm Gonna Be The Worst Oscars Host Ever'

Eddie Murphy is lowering the expectations of Oscars fans by insisting he'll be the worst host ever when he takes charge of the show next year (12).The funnyman was confirmed as the host of the...

Hugh Jackman Offers Eddie Murphy Sage Oscars Advice From Martin

Hugh Jackman is offering first-time Oscars host Eddie Murphy the same advice funnyman Steve Martin gave him when he fronted the Academy Awards in 2009 - be funny and get to the end of the...

Mel B Wants More Kids

Mel B wants to have more children.The former Spice Girls singer – who gave birth to Madison, her third daughter, earlier this month – and her husband Stephen Belafonte want to expand their family further...

Eddie Murphy Confirmed As Oscar Host

Eddie Murphy has been confirmed as the host of the 84th annual ACADEMY-awards which will take place in February 2012.The veteran comedian will host the ceremony alone following unpopular shows hosted by James Franco and...

Eddie Murphy To Host 2012 Oscars

Eddie Murphy is in talks to host the 84th Academy Awards in February 2012 according to deadline.com.The comedian is the first choice for OSCAR producer Brett Ratner who will discuss Murphy as a potential presenter...

Mel B's Pregnancy Cravings

Mel B is "eating for England" during her pregnancy.The former Spice Girls star - who has daughters Phoenix, 12, and Angel, four, from previous relationships - is eight months pregnant with her and husband Stephen...

Gabourey Sidibe Worried About Murphy Movie

Gabourey Sidibe was "so nervous" about working with Eddie Murphy on 'Tower Heist'. The Oscar-nominated actress stars alongside the comic legend in the new movie - which also stars Ben Stiller and Matthew Broderick -...

Eddie Murphy To Receive Comedy Honour

Eddie Murphy is to receive a Comedy Icon award.The 'Beverly Hills Cop' star will be honoured at the first-ever Comedy Awards for his 30-year career in stand-up, sketch, film and television at the event, which...

Beyonce Debuts New Platinum Blonde Hair

BEYONCE was spotted in Hollywood this week sporting a dramatic new look.BEYONCE, the American singer and wife of music mogul JAY-Z, debuted a new platinum blonde hairstyle during a shopping trip in Los Angeles this...

Wilson's Rep Denies Death Reports

OWEN WILSON is the latest star to fall victim to fictional reports about his death, following fellow hoax victims EDDIE MURPHY, ARETHA FRANKLIN and ADAM SANDLER.The Zoolander star was rumoured to have passed away after...

Murphy's Publicist Dismisses Death Rumours

A representative for EDDIE MURPHY has dismissed gossip the star passed away following a snowboarding accident, the latest in a new round of celebrity death hoaxes.The actor suffered fatal injuries during a Christmas skiing trip...

Akon's Princely Past

Akon used to pretend he was an African prince to get girls.The 'Lonely' singer split his time between Senegal and the US while growing up and admits he would play on his African roots as...

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