‘Boomerang’ series updates story for millennial audiences
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
'BOOMERANG' IS BACK
Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they've updated the 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new generation.
Berry said the original story that focused on black characters' lives and work was innovative for its time.
Halle Berry’s ‘Boomerang’ updates story for new generation
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they've updated the 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new generation.
Berry said the original story that focused on black characters' lives and work was innovative for its time.
But the issues that millennials face today are different and required a "fresher" approach for the BET series premiering 10 p.m. EST Tuesday, Berry said.
Eddie Murphy and fiancee have baby boy, his 10th child
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy and his fiancee Paige Butcher have a new baby boy.
The couple released a statement through Murphy's publicist Monday saying Max Charles Murphy was born Friday and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.
The boy's middle name is a tribute to Murphy's older brother and fellow comedian Charlie Murphy, who died of leukemia last year.
CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A Virginia woman has died in a skydiving accident in South Carolina.
Chester County Emergency Management Director Eddie Murphy told news outlets the woman died at the county airport around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Coroner Terry Tinker says the victim was 68-year-old Carolyn Clay of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Tinker says Clay's main parachute opened and she went into a spin and died from blunt force trauma after hitting the ground.
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Costumes play a leading role as movies transport viewers to other times, open doors to foreign cultures, and imagine wars in distant galaxies.
Now, some of those ensembles are on display for the first time in "Creating the Illusion: Costumes & Characters from the Paramount Pictures Archive," opening Saturday at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and running through Aug. 12.
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Michael Che, Colin Jostof ‘SNL’ to host Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES — NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live” will co-host this year’s Emmy Awards.
Che and Jost anchor the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live” and are head writers on the long-running sketch show.
Michael Che, Colin Jost of “SNL” to host Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" will co-host this year's Emmy Awards.
Che and Jost anchor the "Weekend Update" segment of "Saturday Night Live" and are head writers on the long-running sketch show.
The Emmy ceremony rotates from the major broadcast networks, allowing them to use the host's job to highlight a show or performers. "SNL" has enjoyed a ratings resurgence with its sharp-edged jabs at President Donald Trump and his administration.
Mel B's daughter is "really excited" about the Spice Girls reunion.
The 42-year-old star recently reconnected with Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Mel C and Victoria Beckham to work on unspecified new projects and though they haven't announced their plans yet, 19-year-old Phoenix - Mel's eldest child, who she has with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar - knows whatever they do will be "fun".
She said: "I'm really excited, it's going to be fun. I'm excited for anything that's going to happen."
Arsenio Hall brings fresh approach that makes his stand-up anything but routine
Arsenio Hall never wanted to do theater. He says that's why when he left the Midwest as an aspiring entertainer he chose Los Angeles over New York.
"I didn't want to do 'Raisin in the Sun,' " the Cleveland native says. "I didn't want to do any plays."
So Hall went west, started doing stand-up comedy, which led to success in film and TV - from starring roles next to Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America" to hosting his own late-night talk show on Fox.
A '48 Hrs.' remake is in the works.
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael is set to co-write the script for the forthcoming revamp of the original 1982 action comedy, which starred Nicke Nolte and Eddie Murphy - who made his big screen debut in the film - as a police officer and convict respectively.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Benny and Josh Safdie - who directed the recent crime movie 'Good Time', which stars Robert Pattinson - will have the job of putting the reboot together.
Do you like your Christmas movies straight or with a twist?
Although I tend to fall back on nostalgic favorites, such as the original “Miracle on 34th Street” or the Alastair Sim “A Christmas Carol,” when I want to get into the holiday mood, this year’s Rotten Tomatoes list of the “25 Best Christmas Movies of All Time” features the Bruce Willis action film “Die Hard” at No. 7 and the Eddie Murphy-Dan Aykroyd comedy, “Trading Places,” at No. 18.
Let’s talk about race. That should be fun, right?
Stephen Belafonte has accused Mel B of abusing cocaine and alcohol.
In new court documents, submitted as part of their bitter divorce and custody battle and obtained by DailyMail.com, the producer accused his estranged wife of excessive use of the drug and alcohol and he claimed it left him worried about the safety of their daughter Madison, six and Mel's other children Angel, 10 and Phoenix Chi, 18.
Mel B's ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar has blamed the star for her relationship failures.
The 42-year-old singer was married to the Spice Girls band member- who was known as Scary Spice in the group - in 1998 for two years, and her previous spouse has hit out at the musician as he has seemingly blamed the break down of the musician's marriage with Stephen Belafonte on her because she has had "three children by three different men".
Opening gross (inflation-adjusted): $156,279,500Total box office gross (inflation-adjusted): $414,657,600Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron DiazWhen King Harold suddenly croaks, Shrek (Mike Myers) learns he will have to rule the land of Far Far Away, unless he can find a suitable heir to the throne. The most promising candidate is Princess Fiona's (Cameron Diaz) cousin Artie (Justin Timberlake), a teenage slacker in a medieval high school. Shrek and his trusted companions, Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), set out to bring Artie back but find their mission is a bigger challenge than they expected.
Mel B's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has been granted monitored visitation rights with their daughter Madison.
The 41-year-old film producer recently filed for joint custody of his five-year-old child and visitation rights with 10-year-old Angel - whom Mel had with Eddie Murphy - amidst a nasty divorce battle with the former Spice Girl.
Charlie Murphy has been laid to rest.
The 'Chappelle's Show' star - who passed away earlier this month after a bravely fought battle with leukaemia - was remembered at a service on Wednesday (04.19.17), attended by his closest family and friends.
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Smart Rating: 17.91Genre: ComedyStarring: Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.Mild-mannered Norbit (Eddie Murphy) has always had it rough, since the day he was left abandoned at a combination Chinese restaurant and orphanage. Recently forced to marry the shrewish glutton Rasputia, he is at wit's end. Then his childhood sweetheart, Kate (Thandie Newton), moves back to town, and he tries to figure out a way back to his true love.
Charlie Murphy remembered by fellow comedians at funeral
Dave Chappelle, Cedric the Entertainer and George Lopez were among comedians who gathered to say goodbye to fellow comic Charlie Murphy, who died last week following a battle with leukemia.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dave Chappelle has teamed up with John Mayer to remember comedian Charlie Murphy.
Chappelle appeared on stage at Mayer's Columbus, Ohio, concert Wednesday night and told the crowd "everybody in comedy is heartbroken" about Murphy's death from leukemia.
Chappelle told Mayer he was "a sight for sore eyes" after learning about Murphy's death.
Eddie Murphy and his family have paid tribute to the late Charlie Murphy.
The family of the 'Chappelle's Show' comedian - who passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with leukaemia - spoke of the "love and laughter" Charlie spread into their lives and thanked friends and fans for the "outpouring of condolences and prayers".
Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57.
The comedian, who was best known as a writer and a member of the cast of the comedy series 'Chappelle's Show', passed away on Wednesday (12.04.17) after a bravely fought battle with leukaemia, his publicist Domenick Nati confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Since the sad news was announced, tributes have flooded in for the late comedian - who was the older brother of actor Eddie Murphy - on social media.
Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer in his own right who turned encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on "Chappelle's Show," has died. He was 57.
Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati.
U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $580,847,700Smart Rating: 86.1Release year: 1984Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John AshtonAfter his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) follows the leads to Beverly Hills, California, under the auspices of a vacation. He checks in with old friend Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher) and starts to believe her boss, art dealer Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), might somehow be involved in the murder. However, Lt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox) of the Beverly Hills Police Department does not trust Foley, and hinders his search for evidence.
U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $614,590,500Smart Rating: 86.96Release year: 2004Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron DiazAfter returning from their honeymoon and showing home movies to their friends, Shrek and Fiona learn that her parents have heard that she has married her true love and wish to invite him to their kingdom, called Far Far Away. The catch is: Fiona's parents are unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and have assumed she married Prince Charming, not a 700-pound ogre with horrible hygiene and a talking donkey pal.
Smart Rating: 88.04Genre: Children, Musical, AnimatedStarring: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, B.D. WongFearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) takes his spot -- though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way.
Smart Rating: 87.75Genre: Musical, DramaStarring: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie MurphyDeena (Beyoncé Knowles), Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) spots the act at a talent show, he offers the chance of a lifetime, to be backup singers for a national star (Eddie Murphy). Taylor takes creative control of the group and eventually pushes the singers into the spotlight. However, one becomes the star, forcing another out, which teaches them about the high cost of fame.
Murphy and Johnson praise Ratner
Smart Rating: 9.61Release year: 2002Starring: Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario DawsonIn the future, the owner (Eddie Murphy) of a nightclub on the moon refuses to sell his business to a mobster.
Dramatic ‘Mr. Church’ lures Eddie Murphy back to the screen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You would think that being a comic legend, an Oscar-nominee and starring in some of Hollywood's greatest blockbusters would mean having an abundance of scripts to choose from.
But Eddie Murphy says part of the reason he hasn't made many movies in recent years is because he hasn't been asked a lot.
"I don't usually get offered stuff," the 55-year-old said in a recent interview.