Archive for 'Eddie Murphy'

Mike Epps Gets The Green Light To Play Richard Pryor

Mike Epps may be getting the role that every comedian would die for. Epps reached out to Jennifer Pryor, the widow of Richard Pryor, to obtain her blessing to play her husband in the highly talked about Nina Simone biopic.

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CBS Picks Up Eddie Murphy “Beverly Hills Cop” Show

CBS is giving the greenlight to a pilot production of “Beverly Hills Cop.” The project, a joint venture between Eddie Murphy and writer Shawn Ryan of “The Shield” fame, is being billed as a sequel of sorts to Murphy’s big screen trilogy.

According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the TV project will revolve around Aaron Foley, son of Murphy’s Axel Foley character from the movies.

 

Murphy is expected to reprise his role as Axel in the pilot and if it’s picked up as a series.

 
Should it go to series, CBS will fold the Foleys into its lineup of hourlong crime procedurals which includes “CSI,” “NCIS” and the upcoming Sherlock Holmes series “Elementary.”

Eddie Murphy Pitching New ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ TV Show

 

Although its been nearly three decades after the first ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ film hit theaters, Eddie Murphy is in talks to bring his hit movie Beverly Hills Cop to a TV screen near you.

Murphy has teamed up with ‘The Shield,’ ‘Last Resort’ writer-producer Shawn Ryan to pitch a show that would focus on Axel Foley’s son, who moves to Beverly Hills to escape the shadow of his father, which Murphy would play, now the chief of police in Detroit.

 Eddie tells Rolling Stone,

”What I’m trying to do with ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit.”
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Rocsi Diaz Addresses Eddie Murphy Romance Rumours

Rocsi Diaz recently  addressed speculations that she is romanticaally involved with Eddie Murphy, claiming there is nothing more than friendship.

The former BET 106 & Park host has fuelled rumours of a romance with the Tower Heist actor and comedian after being spotted accompanying him on several coffee runs and even enjoying a holiday with him and his children in Hawaii.

However, during an appearance on the New York Post’s Name Check, Rocsi remained coy about the nature of their friendship claiming they are just friends.

When she was quizzed about their recent holiday, Rocsi said: “I’ve never been on a beach before with Eddie. We’re friends.”

Who is she trying to kid? They look like more than friends in the photos below and check out her interview…

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Sunday maked the 20th anniversary of Boomerang. The homie Courtneyluv reports in the movie Eddie Murphy played a fly New York marketing executive who had his way women. He was a suave go-getter. I could remember sneaking to watch it on VHS while my mommy was at work because she would not let me watch it. This movie, was Eddie Murphy’s first turn as a romantic lead and to the box office it was a success raking in $131 million.  No matter where you may go people will remember the one liners: “You have to co-ordinate!” or “Love shoulda brought your a** home last night.”

In other news Eddie Murphy put all sorts of speculation to rest Saturday night when he and girlfriend Rocsi Diaz finally came out as a couple at a pre-BET Awards celebration.

The couple was seen loving on each other as they attended a pre-BET Awards bash at Union Station in Los Angeles.

The 51-year-old actor and Rocsi looked comfortable being photographed together(I was told Rocsi hated taking photos). The two ever wear coordinated outfits on the red carpet at CEO Debra Lee’s gathering.

Murphy donned a pair of deep blue dress shoes to match Diaz’s navy key-hole cocktail dress, and kept an arm warmly wrapped around her waist throughout the evening.

Diaz, 28, joined Murphy on a family vacation in Maui, Hawaii as recently as June 12, but neither have previously confirmed nor denied their relationship.

What do yall think Will they make it?

Tyler Perry hit a roadblock in his pursuit of his Dream movie. EURweb reports the filmmaker expressed interest in producing a film with Diana Ross, but apparently, she won’t return his calls.

“She’s been ignoring me for years,” Perry told Essence.com while promoting his latest movie, Madea’s Witness Protection. “She’s the only person that I have dreamed of working with that will not return my phone calls.” READ MORE