Tag: EDDIE MURPHY

PageTurners: Finding Historical Perspective In Literary Work

Home Front Lines – Brenda Sparks PrescottImage: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company It’s 1962, and Betty Ann Johnson is living on an Air Force base outside Washington, DC. A couple hundred miles away, three sisters, Lola, Chita and Rosita Montero, love proudly in Matanzas, Cuba. Tensions begin to rise as Betty Ann hears of military preparations […]

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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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NAACP To Induct Eddie Murphy Into Image Awards Hall Of Fame

NewsOne Featured Video From Eddie Murphy Raw to Coming 2 America and everything in between, legendary comedian, actor and producer Eddie Murphy has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of entertainment and the Brooklyn native will receive a major accolade for his contributions. Murphy will be added to the NAACP’s Image Awards Hall of Fame. […]

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Remembering The Time A Giant Eddie Murphy Head Went On Tour Across The Country And Captivated America

We all know the limits of our collective pop-culture attention span. But sometimes things are so weird and epic that they stick with you. Perhaps to an obsessive degree. This is the story of one of those things for me: a 20-foot recreation of Eddie Murphy’s head that sparked broad interest when it went on […]

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The First Reviews For ‘Coming 2 America’ Call It A Good Time That Almost Lives Up To The Original

The first reviews for Coming 2 America are in, and so far, critics are having a good time enjoying the very long-awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy classic starring Eddie Murphy. While there’s definitely some debate over how well the film lives up to the original along with some concerns over the final act, for […]

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Coming 2 America: Now Y’all Know We Had to Take Black Ass Game on the Road to Zamunda!

If you’ve been following The Root, you’re probably familiar with our popular Black Ass Game, which we’ve hosted here for forever and a day. Speaking of forever and a day, it’s been 33 years since the debut of Coming to America and now, in this year of our Lord, 2021…we’re getting an aptly titled sequel, […]

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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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Prime Delivery Premiere: Amazon Studios Acquires Coming 2 America From Paramount Pictures

Eddie Murphy in Coming 2 America (2020)Photo: Amazon Studios Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem came to America many years ago in the aptly titled Coming to America—and it looks like its sequel is coming to…your crib! Advertisement According to Variety, Amazon Studios has acquired the long-awaited sequel from its previous distributor Paramount Pictures for a reported […]

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America’s Youth Has Discovered Eddie Murphy’s 1985 Song ‘Party All The Time’

Eddie Murphy may be known to most young people as the star of The Adventures Of Pluto Nash guy whose parents get excited about when he’s hosting Saturday Night Live, but the actor has a lot of surprises in store for the youths of America. Including, it turns out, that the donkey from Shrek once […]

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Emmys 2020: Zendaya’s Historic Lead Actress Win Is Euphoric

Zendaya wins Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series (Euphoria) at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.Photo: Courtesy of Television Academy Another year, another TV awards season! Well actually, this isn’t just another year (*stares into camera*), but you know what I mean. Advertisement Before we start with the big show, there were some Black-ass wins […]

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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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