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EDDIE MURPHY WITHDRAWS AS HOST OF OSCARS

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

(UPDATE) One day after the decision of Oscars co-producer Brett Ratner to resign in the wake of bitter criticism of his anti-gay slur and other remarks that embarrassed the motion picture academy, Eddie Murphy has followed Ratner out the door. In a statement, Academy President Tom Sherak said, “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing […]

TOWER HEIST TO TOWER ABOVE RIVALS AT BOX OFFICE

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although it almost seems to have been written with the “Occupy” protesters in mind, it’s not clear whether they will be swelling the audience for Tower Heist, the Eddie Murphy/Ben Stiller comedy that opens this weekend. The movie, about a couple of New Yorkers who fall victim to a Ponzi scheme and decide to pull […]

EDDIE MURPHY: WHY HE BOYCOTTED SNL

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Eddie Murphy, who made his television debut at age 19 as a regular on Saturday Night Live, has explained why he has not appeared on the show again in recent years. “They were sh**** to me on Saturday Night Live a couple of times after I’d left the show,” he told the upcoming edition of […]

THEATER OWNER BALKS AT $60 VIDEO-ON-DEMAND

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to imagine that any theater chain would feel threatened by Universal Pictures’ announcement on Wednesday that it plans to release the Eddie Murphy-Ben Stiller comedy Tower Heist on “Premium Video-on-Demand” two weeks after it hits theaters in two test markets, Portland, OR and Atlanta, for $60. But the Cinemark chain wasted no time […]

$60 TO RENT A MOVIE? IS THAT A TOWER HEIST?

October 6, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

How much will consumers be willing to shell out to watch a movie while it is still playing in theaters? Universal apparently believes that $60 sounds like a reasonable figure. It will soon find out. They’ll be making their Eddie Murphy-Ben Stiller comedy Tower Heist available via video-on-demand at that price beginning on November 23 […]

EDDIE MURPHY TO HOST THE OSCARS

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed today (Tuesday) that Eddie Murphy has been named to host its 84th annual Oscars ceremony on Feb. 26. Rumors had leaked out over the weekend that Murphy was the choice of co-producer Brett Ratner, whose next film, Tower Heist, stars Murphy. The New York Times commented […]

REPORT: EDDIE MURPHY TO HOST OSCARS

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Eddie Murphy has been selected to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards in February, according to the website HumorMillMag.com, which cited “several inside sources.” The report was picked up by the Los Angeles Times, which said on its website Sunday that “no decision has officially been made” but that sources close to the Oscar show […]

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