Tag: eddie murphy

Lena Waithe Discusses the Difficulty of Losing Black Heroes in the #MeToo Era

With Bill Cosby going to prison for sexual assault in September, followed by documentaries on R. Kelly and Michael Jackson’s alleged criminal sexual behavior, the #MeToo movement hit the black community. It’s led to countless conversations around the protection of abusive black men and how to contend with legacies that helped define black culture when […]

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For one brief, wonderful moment, Eddie Murphy reinvented himself as a romantic-comedy star

When Romance Met ComedyWith When Romance Met Comedy, Caroline Siede examines the history of the rom-com through the years, one happily ever after (or not) at a time.   Eddie Murphy is kind of a dreamboat. That can be hard to remember after the decades in which he settled into (or perhaps settled for) a career […]

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Citizens of Zamunda! The Coming to America Sequel Is Coming—in 2020

Eddie Murphy in Coming to America Screenshot: Paramount Pictures (YouTube) We’ve been hearing about a possible Coming to America sequel for a while now, whether it’s rumored plot details (following the next generation of Prince Akeem) or the film’s new scribe (Kenya Barris); and it looks like we finally have a release date to look […]

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John Amos Wants to Join the Coming to America Sequel and Hopes to Sell Zebra and Hippo Burgers at McDowell’s  

Actor John Amos attends ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection’ New York Premiere on June 25, 2012 in New York City.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) In case you didn’t know, Coming to America is … coming back. In fact, they’re going full cheesy and titling it Coming 2 America. Anyway. In 2017, interests were piqued when […]

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2019 So Black: 10 Black Films and TV Shows Worth Looking Forward To 

(L-R) Us, Desus & MeroScreenshot: YouTube As 2018 gets ready to make her final curtain call curtsy, 2019 is about to strut onto the stage with a fierceness rivaling your favorite diva. We’ve looked back; we’re looking forward. Back back, forth and forth. Since President Processed Cheese is still in office, there may not be […]

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Eddie Murphy Now Has 10 Kids. Insert Obvious Raw Joke Here.

Paige Butcher, left, and Eddie Murphy attend “SUBCONSCIOUS” by Bria Murphy Gallery Opening in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2016. Photo: Richard Shotwell (Invision/AP) Eddie Murphy’s seed is superfluous. The legendary comedian and his fiancée, Australian model Paige Butcher, have welcomed a baby boy, Max Charles Murphy. Murphy’s publicist released the birth announcement on Monday […]

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The Nine Best Classic Movies on Netflix Right Now

In today’s fast-paced, content-heavy world it’s easy to miss a lot of the new stuff. Maybe don’t bother trying to keep up? Because the classics remain, always there, waiting like a good friend. The classics are all certified bangers, and (bonus!) none of them are about the same super heroes most movies today seem to […]

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