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Eddie Murphy to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame at 2021 NAACP Image Awards

Eddie Murphy speaks onstage during the LA Tastemaker event for Comedians in Cars on July 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills City.Photo: Emma McIntyre for Netflix (Getty Images) Legendary comedian and actor Eddie Murphy is set to be honored at the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards this year. Advertisement In a press release sent to The […]

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The Director Of ‘Coming 2 America’ Has A Good Reason Why The Sequel Is A PG-13, Not An R Like The Original

The original Coming to America came out during a very different time. For one thing, back in 1988 it wasn’t too unusual for an R-rated movie to make a dumptruck of money. There were a lot more R movies back then! The cinema of 2021 leans heavily towards PG-13 — not so blue that large […]

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Here’s Why Your Favorite Coming to America Characters Are Not That ‘Fun’ for Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to Play

When it comes to comedic royalty, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are the kings of the multi-performance. With an array of beloved Coming to America characters between them—including but not limited to Prince Akeem, Randy Watson, Semmi and Baba—you never know which of the many faces you’ll see these two actors don next. In the […]

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Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall Were Forced To Cast A White Actor For A Small Role In ‘Coming To America’

Though it was directed and written by white people, Coming to America is one of the most thoroughly black Hollywood blockbusters of the late ‘80s. Star Eddie Murphy (who’s also credited with the story) wasn’t paired with a Nick Nolte or Dan Aykroyd; he wasn’t followed around by Judge Reinhold and John Ashton. Instead just […]

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The Cast of Coming 2 America Is Very Happy to Be Here and Show Out on These Essence March/April Covers

March/April covers of EssenceImage: Paige Butcher, Alexis Hunley and Bella Murphy, Essence Zamunda is all about opulence, so of course the cast of Coming 2 America has some Essence covers to show off! For the March/April editions of the magazine, one of the Blackest sequels ever has three different covers: Eddie Murphy and Bella Murphy […]

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Watch: The Coming 2 America Teaser Trailer Is Very Happy to Be Here!

Coming 2 America (2021)Screenshot: Amazon Prime Video (YouTube) Y’all want an escape from 2020 right quick? Well, how about a virtual trip to Zamunda? Advertisement Just like 2021 may be our escape from 2020, one of our movie escapes will come in the form Coming 2 America, the sequel releasing 33 years after the original […]

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Chris Rock Recalls The Time He, Eddie Murphy, And Prince Got C*ckblocked By Donald Trump

With the premiere of Fargo season four, which is as “weird and menacing” as ever, less than two weeks away, star Chris Rock is making the publicity rounds. Which is good news, because Chris Rock stories tend to be good stories. For instance, in an interview with the New York Times, he talked about how […]

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