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Eddie Murphy's In For 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

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Eddie Murphy a.k.a. Hollywood's Most Overpaid has not had what we'd call a great run with the box office lately outside of the "Shrek" films. But he and Paramount Pictures (which also kinda needs a shot in the arm) aim to return the comedian to his former glory sooner than later by having him star in a new "Beverly Hills Cop" installment. Get More »

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The 9 Most Against-Type Against Type Performances

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This week the former star of "Harry Potter" gets hotter as the squeaky-clean Emma Watson shows off her inner bad girl in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," where her character Nicki commits a series of robberies against celebs like Paris Hilton. For the 23-year-old Watson, who shot to fame as goodie-two-shoes wizard Hermione Granger in the "Potter" movies, this role marks a distinct departure from both her on-screen and real-life images. The only thing more shocking would be if Lindsay Lohan maintained sobriety for six months. Get More »

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Behold! The Most Underpaid Actors of All Time


Yesterday, we reported the completely non-shocking news that Eddie Murphy has officially been named the most overpaid actor of 2012 by Forbes. And this isn't exactly a new trend for Murphy, who also came in second on the list of most overpaid actors of 2011. In fact, given his mostly abysmal track record since the late 1980s, we'd have to say that poor Eddie is now in the running for the most overpaid actors of all time.

Which got us thinking: Which actors out there deserved to get some of that money that went to Murphy instead? Who are the most underpaid actors of all time? Get More »

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Eddie Murphy Named 2012's Most Overpaid Actor

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The higher they fly, the farther they fall, right?

Eddie Murphy, who was largely considered to be box office gold during his '80s and early '90s heyday, has now been certified as Hollywood's most overpaid actor of the year by Forbes.

According to their number crunching of Murphy's earned salary over his last three movies — "Imagine That," "A Thousand Words" and "Meet Dave" — versus those films' box office muster, the movies have only brought in around $2.30 for every $1 he earned. Those are some slim profit margins. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Forbes

The Top 50 Music Videos Featuring Movie Stars

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Ever since Michael Jackson and John Landis unleashed "Thriller" in 1983, shaming all that preceded it, the music video has become an art form within itself. It can be a launching pad for your career (Alicia Silverstone), a favor to a boyfriend (Courteney Cox, Evan Rachel Wood), or a way to begin rebuilding a thousand burned bridges (Mickey Rourke).

With the MTV Video Music Awards hitting MTV tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET, we've compiled a list of the 50 best based on a number of factors: creativity of video, quality of actor's performance and, for some, random dancing ability. Our only caveats: no cameos and no soundtracks. The debate begins now. Get More »

5 Comedy Icons As Comic Book Superheroes

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Comedic stars come and go. Some prove a flash in the pan, while others ride a good streak before their schtick eventually fizzles out. Only a select few reach legendary status in Hollywood.

In celebration of tonight's airing of the 2012 Comedy Awards on Comedy Central, our mate Old Red Jalopy designed these five faux comic book covers illustrating how we view five of these such icons: as heroes. Get More »

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'Twins' Sequel 'Triplets' Adds Eddie Murphy to the Family

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We'll definitely have to consider this for the list when we get around to compiling the Most Unexpected Movie News Stories of All Time.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito will soon discover they have another brother — one who looks a lot like Eddie Murphy — in "Triplets," the sequel to the 1988 comedy, "Twins," according to Heat Vision.

"Twins" featured Arnold and Danny as genetically conceived siblings separated at birth who are reunited on their 35th birthday. The bizarro premise worked beautifully (though, really, how could it not?), with the two stars making for a terrific odd couple team ... though their reunion six years later with director Ivan Reitman for the male pregnancy comedy, "Junior," didn't quite hit the same bulls-eye. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Heat Vision

These 3 Clips Are Worth 'A Thousand Words'

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Eddie Murphy only has "A Thousand Words" left to say before his life ends, and you gotta figure half of them will be the seven you can't say on television.

That's the premise of the new comedy that features Murphy as a Hollywood literary agent who's all flash and no substance, forced to learn the value of what he says when each word leads him closer to doom. (It might have helped Murphy's pal Brett Ratner to learn that lesson before the whole Oscar fiasco.) The lovely Kerry Washington and master of hot tub time machines Clark Duke costar. Get More »

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A Beginner's Guide to Eddie Murphy's Glory Days

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Believe it or not, there was a time when Eddie Murphy wasn't just funny -- he was groundbreaking.

Yes, before starring in films like "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," "Meet Dave" and "Norbit," Murphy was the king of X-rated humor that focused on taboos like race and sexuality (all pretty normal from a comic nowadays).

So with his lighthearted "A Thousand Words" opening this weekend, let’s look back at his early work that didn't just pave the way for comics like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, but made Eddie Murphy one of the funniest people on the planet. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'J. Edgar,' 'Tower Heist' and More

J. Edgar
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This week: Leonardo DiCaprio plays the FBI's most enigmatic leader in "J. Edgar," Ben Stiller teams up with Eddie Murphy for "Tower Heist," a "Shrek" favorite spins off on his own in the animated "Puss in Boots," and Elizabeth Olsen escapes from a dangerous cult in "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Get More »

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