Tag Archives: Eddie Murphy
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 »
The higher they fly, the farther they fall, right?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Eddie Murphy's comedy "A Thousand Words" has been gathering dust since 2008, but now it's got a release date and a trailer and everything.
Take a peek at the trailer below, which reunites the comedian with "Norbit" and "Meet Dave" conspirator director Brian Robbins and watch Eddie Murphy grapple with a curse that bestows him with a magical tree whose leaves fall off when he spouts BS. He only has a thousand leaves to go before he kicks the bucket. Get More »
UPDATE: Brett Ratner has resigned from his post as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards. The official Oscars site offered the following statement:
"He did the right thing for the Academy and for himself. Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent."
Brett Ratner is a great many things to this world: the producer of the 2012 Academy Awards, somebody who (allegedly) masturbates while eating shrimp and a guy who just can't help himself when he sees the opportunity to use a gay slur. He's like all the Disney princes wrapped into one!
Ratner, who recently told a reporter that he won't practice the show pre-broadcast because "rehearsal is for f*gs," has since apologized for his remarks, but critics are still are calling for the director to be fired as the Oscars' producer.
Despite the controversy, Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has announced that the organization will keep Ratner on as producer. Get More »