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    Eddie Murphy Is Out As Host of 84th Academy Awards

    Eddie Murphy Is Out As Host of 84th Academy Awards

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    Brett Ratner & Eddie Murphy Working Together Again

    Hey guys! Brett Ratner here. You know, the Ratmeister? Sir Rats-A-Lot? Ratling Gun? Raturday Night Live?

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    Tower Heist Review

    I’ve seen great caper movies, and this isn’t one of them. As mainstream Hollywood studio movies go, Tower Heist isn’t bad, and it will probably fulfill most audience’s desire for escapist fare. But despite some good laughs here and there and a couple of neat plot twists, it&r...

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    Eddie Murphy Turned Brett Ratner On To The Classic Heist Films Before Making 'Tower Heist'

    And More From The Director & Cast Of The High Concept ComedyIn Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an ensemble cast in a story of wronged hotel employees who decide to seek revenge against a ruthless financial world maven who has run off with their pensions. A comedy, heist flick and even a triumphant middle finger to the swindlers that put many out of house and home (though the filmmakers say the ties to current events were unintentional), the film is a crowd-pleasing confection about the little guys finally getting one over on those in authority. A solid supporting cast including Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affle...

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    Eddie Murphy Is Writing ‘Jamal And Tyrell And Omar And Brick And Michael’s Wack-Ass Weekend'

    With Eddie Murphy now threatening a comeback (well, a return to halfway decent material) with this weekend's "Tower Heist," he made the most of his interview with Rolling Stone to drop some nuggets of info about what he plans next. "Beverly Hills Cop 4" may be dead, but he wants to bring Axel Foley ...

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    Eddie Murphy Says He Was Really "Never Involved" With A Richard Pryor Biopic

    "I only want to do what I really want to do, otherwise I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day. I always tell people now that I'm a semi-retired gentleman of leisure, and occasionally I'll go do some work to break the boredom up."

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    Eddie Murphy Says 'Beverly Hills Cop 4' Is Dead, But TV Series About Axel Foley's Son In The Works

    Also Says His Oscar Night Incident After Losing To Alan Arkin Was Misunderstood"We’re not close, but I’m hoping in the next few years there will be one," Brett Ratner recently told Collider about the forever in development "Beverly Hills Cop 4." "Eddie and I are even setting up some more of his ideas. I’m hoping that we have a long, fruitful relationship. We’re both still very young, believe it or not. Eddie’s only 50 years old, so I think we have a little bit of time to come up with a great 'Beverly Hills Cop.'" But it looks like the sand in the hour glass has run out as Eddie Murphy is hanging up the idea of starring in a fourth movie and i...

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    Not Mad About 'Dreamgirls' Anymore, Eddie Murphy Considers Hosting The Oscars

    Update: Deadline reports that Eddie Murphy is now officially on board to host the Oscars. Career comeback? Between this and "Tower Heist" it could well be. However "A Thousand Words" and the "Hong Kong Phooey" movie say otherwise.

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    Eddie Murphy Still Making Crap, Will Voice Title Character In 'Hong Kong Phooey'

    We can't help but feel that, decades from now, the early career of Eddie Murphy will be a trivia question. "Which star of terrible children's movies was once was an edgy, ground-breaking stand-up comedian, and star of comedy classics like '48 Hours' and 'Trading Places'?" Since the mid 1980s or so, ...

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    Probably Terrible Eddie Murphy Comedy 'A Thousand Words' Gets Dumped On January 13, 2012

    It's been so long since Eddie Murphy made a good movie, we've kind of forgotten that he used to be funny. Making his bank account bigger over the past decade in a string of increasingly shitty family movies, the days when Murphy was edgy comic with a unique and hilarious voice are now a far distant ...

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