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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy


Famous as :

Actor and comedian

Birth Name :

Edward Regan Murphy

Birth Date :

April 03, 1961

Birth Place :

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Spouse :

Nicole Mitchell (model, 18-Mar-93 - 17-Apr-06)

Claim to fame :

As Det. Axel Foley in "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984)

Latest News

Richard Pryor Biopic Greenlit, Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey Confirmed to Join Cast

August 31, 2015 04:24:05 GMT

The long-in-development seems to take a significant step as it has finalized its cast ensemble. Among the star-studded cast members are , , and .

Eddie Murphy Premieres 'Oh Jah Jah' Music Video

May 07, 2015 08:40:23 GMT

finally released an official music video for his song "Oh Jah Jah". Arriving online on Wednesday, May 6, the clip directed by Richard Gumbs III is pretty simple as it mostly sees the "Beverly Hills Cop" actor channeling his inner reggae star while performing in a studio. Donning a long-sleeved T-shirt with a star printed on it, Murphy plays his guitar as he sings alongside his band.

Eddie Murphy to Be Honored With 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

April 10, 2015 03:07:18 GMT

will be awarded with the 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American comedy. Officials confirmed on Thursday, April 8 that the "Dr. Dolittle" actor would receive the top prize for performing arts by John F. Kennedy Center this year on October 18. The bestowal ceremony will be broadcast nationally.

Eddie Murphy in Talks to Star in Richard Pryor Biopic

March 14, 2015 01:44:58 GMT

The in-development biopic of the late actor-comedian might add to its cast. The actor has been in talks to portray Pryor's father LeRoy Pryor aka "Buck Carter", a former boxer.

Bill Cosby Commends Eddie Murphy for Refusing to Mock Him on 'SNL 40'

February 20, 2015 03:46:14 GMT

has reacted to revelation that turned down a suggestion that he portrayed the disgraced comedian in a sketch on "" 40th anniversary special. Cosby thanks Murphy for refusing to poke fun at him, saying through a spokesperson, "I am very of Eddie and I applaud his actions."

Eddie Murphy Refused to Play Bill Cosby for 'SNL 40', Says Norm Macdonald

February 19, 2015 07:24:45 GMT

was asked to play on the 40th anniversary special of "" that aired last Sunday, February 15. Norm Macdonald made the revelation as he talked about preparations for the show in a bunch of Twitter posts he sent out on Wednesday, February 18.

Eddie Murphy Returning to 'SNL' for 40th Anniversary Special

January 30, 2015 02:39:25 GMT

More than 30 years after he left "", is set to come back to the show that helped him gain prominence. The 53-year-old funnyman announced during an interview with TV One's "News One Now" that he would return for the show's 40th anniversary special which is set to air February 15 on NBC.

Eddie Murphy Refuses to Do 'Beverly Hills Cop IV' Unless the Script Is 'Incredible'

January 15, 2015 08:51:00 GMT

"" is apparently not going to start filming anytime soon although it already has a 2016 release date. , who's expected to reprise his role as Axel Foley, recently discussed the progress of the project in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying the script's still in the works and he'd decided not to do the movie unless the script is "really incredible."

Eddie Murphy Debuts New Reggae Single 'Oh Jah Jah'

January 09, 2015 07:49:23 GMT

Following his 2013 collaboration with "Red Light", has now debuted a new reggae track. The song called "Oh Jah Jah" was premiered by the singer/actor on Thursday, January 8 before hitting iTunes on January 27 via the world's biggest reggae record label VP Records.

Eddie Murphy Debuts 'Promise (You Won't Break My Heart)' Music Video

December 10, 2013 06:55:56 GMT

, who recently returned to music after years of working on movies, has released the music video for his new single "Promise (You Won't Break My Heart)". Arriving via Huffington Post on Monday, December 9, the black-and-white clip has a simple concept.

Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Dogg

September 05, 2013 04:18:28 GMT

In an unexpected pairing, has collaborated with for a new single called "Red Light". Murphy shared a link to the reggae song in his first-ever Twitter post. In another post, he said that the single is the first cut of his newly-announced album entitled "".

Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold to Reunite in 'Beverly Hills Cop' Pilot

March 08, 2013 08:55:42 GMT

, 51, and Judge Reinhold, 55, are set to reunite in the pilot for the possible CBS series "Beverly Hills Cop". Judge will reprise his role as Billy Rosewood, who has scored a big promotion from his old job.

Eddie Murphy Is Dubbed the Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood by Forbes

December 05, 2012 01:51:33 GMT

Who's Hollywood's most overpaid actor in 2012? Forbes officially releases its top ten list of overpaid actors with topping the chart. The "Dr. Dolittle" star places first on the list for starring in some not-so-successful films in these past few years including "", "", "" and "". The last mentioned film even joined the list of worst-reviewed films ever earlier this year.

Eddie Murphy Honored by Fellow Actors at Spike TV's Special, Singing With Stevie Wonder

November 05, 2012 02:07:07 GMT

got toasted by a number of Hollywood A-listers on Saturday night, November 3 during the taping of Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only". kicked off the tribute show, praising the James "Thunder" Early of "", "Not one comedian can tell you that they didn't look at Eddie Murphy and want to be like him."

CBS Orders Pilot to Eddie Murphy's 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Project

September 05, 2012 01:30:43 GMT

"Beverly Hills Cop" is heading to small screen via CBS. After being pitched to four major broadcast networks, the TV project lands on the Eye which has given a pilot production commitment to the potential series from and "" creator Shawn Ryan.

Eddie Murphy Pitching 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series

August 29, 2012 06:30:01 GMT

Almost three decades after the first "Beverly Hills Cop" film hit theaters, is planning to turn it into a TV show. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the news first reported by Vulture that the actor/comedian, "" creator Shawn Ryan and Sony Pictures Television are working on the small-screen version of the action comedy film franchise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Comments on Having Eddie Murphy as His Brother in 'Triplets'

April 04, 2012 08:32:50 GMT

has spoken up about why he cast in "". Speaking to Coming Soon, the former California governor said that it would be exciting to get people curious about how Murphy becomes the third brother to him and in the sequel to his 1988 comedy "Twins".

Duet Performers at 2012 ACM Awards Revealed

March 30, 2012 06:00:03 GMT

With over twenty artists including lined up as musical guests, it's almost impossible for ACM Awards to give them a solo set each and squeeze all those performances into a three-hour show. Taking advantage of the situation, organizers pair up some of the performers to give audience a variety of special duets and collaborations.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans 'Twins' Sequel With Eddie Murphy as Third Brother

March 30, 2012 05:46:52 GMT

could be reunited with his brother in 1988's "Twins", , in a possible sequel movie. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Universal Pictures is hoping to develop a follow-up film to the hit comedy that will be titled "".

Reese Witherspoon's Baby Bump Sparks Pregnancy Rumor

March 21, 2012 17:17:52 GMT

Suspicious-looking bump on 's tummy led to the speculation that she is pregnant with her third child. The "" actress made no attempt to hide the alleged baby bump while holidaying in Rio de Janeiro last week and while strolling through the Hollywood Hills this week.

Ex-Wives of Eddie Murphy, Will Smith Score Reality Show

March 21, 2012 16:56:48 GMT

VH1 has gathered the former wives of Hollywood stars to star in their new reality show. Joining the cast are Nicole Murphy ('s wife of 13 years), Jessica Canseco (Jose Canseco's wife of 4 years), Sheree Fletcher ('s wife of 3 years), Mayte Garcia ('s wife of 3 years), and Andrea Kelly ('s wife of 12 years).

'Vampire Diaries' 3.16 Clip: Damon and Stefan Reconnect in 1912 After Decades

March 10, 2012 05:58:32 GMT

When "" returns with a new episode next week, fans will get flashbacks to the Salvatore Brothers in 1912. As previewed in a new clip, Damon and Stefan had their first encounter that year after taking different paths almost 50 years before.

Kim Delaney Breaks Silence on Incoherent Speech About Military Families

March 10, 2012 05:58:10 GMT

finally addresses the September 2011 incident where she had to be escorted off the stage at a military event due to her rambling speech. The Jenny Gardner of ABC's "" shares her side of the story to Entertainment Weekly, calling it a "bad week" before saying, "I wasn't feeling great."

Edie Murphy's 'A Thousand Words' Joins List of Worst Reviewed Movies Ever

March 10, 2012 05:35:27 GMT

's latest comedy movie, "", has been included in Rotten Tomatoes' list of worst reviewed films ever. The widely panned movie becomes the first 2012's wide release pic which earns a zero score from film critics aggregated on the reliable movie site. The "perfect zero" score marks a historic critical attack that puts the comedian in a special category.

Eddie Murphy Hilariously Plays Charade in New 'Thousand Words' Clip

March 08, 2012 08:25:17 GMT

A few days before it opens in the U.S. theaters, 's "" has unveiled a brand new clip. Entitled "Chalkboard", the fresh sneak peek revolves around the scene where Murphy's character Jack struggles to tell 's Aaron the reason why he couldn't say a word.

Eddie Murphy's Romance With Toni Braxton Denied

February 29, 2012 18:09:39 GMT

is not in a relationship with , it has been confirmed by the 50-year-old actor's representative. "Toni and Eddie are just friends and have been fans of each other's work for a long time," the rep said regarding the rumor that Murphy and Braxton "are seeing each other and very into it".

Man Accused of Conning Eddie Murphy's Ex-Wife Charged With $7M Fraud

December 21, 2011 08:37:30 GMT

The man accused of defrauding 's ex-wife of at least $7 million has been arrested and charged in an unsealed federal indictment. On Tuesday, December 20, Troy David Stratos made his first appearance in Los Angeles federal court and was indicted on charges of mail fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice.

Eddie Murphy to Play Marion Barry in Spike Lee-Directed Biopic

December 09, 2011 08:23:13 GMT

may channel his inner politician in his upcoming project. The "" alum is attached to portray former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry in a biopic which is in development by HBO Films.

Demi Lovato Expresses Disappointment Over New Red Hair

November 11, 2011 09:04:06 GMT

's new red hair apparently didn't turn out the way she wanted. The "Skyscraper" singer, who showed off a sexy look at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, recently took to Twitter to express her disappointment. She wrote, "Bummed that my red hair didn't stay very well. :("

Eddie Murphy Has Only 'A Thousand Words' Before He Dies in First Teaser Trailer

November 11, 2011 08:28:41 GMT

DreamWorks SKG has debuted the first teaser trailer for 's new comedy "". The sneak peek, which was unleashed a day after Murphy resigned from his duty as the host of upcoming Oscar, previews how his character tries to navigate his life after learning that he only has a thousand words left to say before he dies.

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