Bill Cosby has publicly thanked Eddie Murphy for declining to play the comedian — who has been accused of sexual assault by more than 20 women — inSaturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special this weekend.
Cosby’s spokesperson said he was “very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions,” NBC reports.
Norm Macdonald tweeted that he had asked Murphy to play Cosby during a Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, but said Murphy refused:
We have taken our Jello pudding shots at Bill Cosby but we give Eddie props on being sensitive to Mr. Cosby situation. Just don’t leave your drink unattended Eddie.
Eddie Murphy put all sorts of speculation to rest Saturday night when he and girlfriend Rocsi Diaz finally came out as a couple at a pre-BET Awards celebration.
The 51-year-old actor and his “106 & Park” host gal pal looked decidedly comfortable being photographed together in coordinated outfits on the red carpet at CEO Debra Lee’s gathering.
Murphy rocked a pair of deep blue dress shoes to match Diaz’s navy key-hole cocktail dress, and kept an arm warmly wrapped around her waist throughout the evening.
Diaz, 28, joined Murphy on a family vacation in Maui, Hawaii as recently as June 12, but neither have previously confirmed nor denied their relationship. Continue reading
Eddie Murphy was spotted grabbing drinks and holding hands with 106th & Park’s, Rocsi Diaz.
Several months ago, Rocsi was spotted hanging out with Raphae Saadiq on Miami beach. Before that, she and LisaRaye were at odds over Michael Misick (LisaRaye’s ex-husband). Do we see a pattern here? Continue reading
Okay I don’t know about you but this Reality Show thing is really getting out of hand. Now Eddie Murphy‘s ex-wife Nicole and Will Smith‘s ex-wife Sheree will be the stars of a new reality show entitled “Ex-List.”
What can this show really be about?? Maybe following the lives of these woman after they’ve been “exed!” Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife was rumored to be having financial difficulties while we haven’t heard much about Wills ex.
They are scheduled to start Filming for “Ex-List” in March.
Will you be watching?
Eddie Murphy is no longer hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards.
Eddie Murphy has decided not to host the Academy Awards this year,following the exit of his friend Brett Ratner who directed him in his latest film “Tower Heist” and was brought on to produce this years Academy Award show.Ratner’s departure as the show’s producer came after a series of controversial comments.
Last week, Ratner used a gay slur when asked a question about filmmaking. The director said that “rehearsing is for fags” in a Q&A session following a screening of his new film, “Tower Heist,” at L.A.’s Arclight Cinemas. He apologized for the statement after NY Magazine published his remarks. He also made a series of crude statements about actresses Olivia Munn and Lindsay Lohan.
Beverly Hills, CA (November 9, 2011) – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,” said Sherak.
Commented Murphy, “First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
We were really looking forward to seeing Eddie do is thing.We hope this doesn’t mean we have to sit through another Shrek movie.Ok,Eddie at least host the next BET Awards!Anything but Shrek 20!