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Watching his brother Eddie Murphy evolve into one of the all-time greatest comedians has been an exhilarating experience for Charlie Murphy, and he is celebrating that success with the world. The former “Chappelle's Show” star is among the star-studded list of talent, including Chris Rock, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Morgan and others, that will be featured on Spike TV’s special tribute to the comedy legend, “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only.”
During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the fellow stand-up comedian and actor opened up on paying homage to his brother and shared his thoughts on President Barack Obama being reelected for a second term.
How does it feel to be a part of the first ever televised celebration honoring Eddie Murphy?
It’s a tremendous honor to be a part of the lineup that they have honoring Eddie Murphy. And then »
- Brennan Williams
In 1994, CBS premiered the spiritually-themed drama Touched by an Angel, a show about troubled souls guided by three angels on Earth. Roma Downey, Della Reese and John Dye are the angels and in each episode they help someone in need. The sixth season is now out on DVD and it is jam-packed with Godly goodness.
The sixth season has 26 48-minute episodes, with each focusing on a random person faced with a problem and one, two or all of the main characters coming in and helping them. Monica (Downey), Tess (Reese) and Andrew (Dye) are the messengers sent from God and they do a fine job every episode.
- Randall Unger
By Erin Lashley, MoreHorror.com
It takes a lot to shock the average horror junkie, because our favorite films are by definition shocking. Because of the nature of these films, often the most jaw-dropping moments aren't necessarily the goriest ones, but rather the surreal non sequitur scenes that virtually come out of nowhere and just as quickly return there. Sometimes we realize upon repeat viewings that such moments do actually move the plot along. However, sometimes they just can't be explained away.
Bad chop suey, Pieces
In the middle of the film, an undercover cop played by Lynda Day George is walking across the dark college campus following a figure (Bruce Le) who she thinks might be the killer. Suddenly, he turns on her and begins attacking her with kung fu moves.
A student who is helping the cops, Kendall (Ian Sera), appears just as suddenly and stops the attacker, »
Soul legend Bettye Lavette got an early start in music. She made her first album at 16, which is why she's already celebrating her 50th anniversary in recording.
And boy is she celebrating. There's a new album on deck, Thankful N' Thoughtful. The disc features Lavette's reinterpretations of hits by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Neil Young, Gnarls Barkley and many more. Early reviews have lauded her bold reworkings of "I'm Not the One" by the Keys and "Crazy" by Barkley.
But the singer isn't content with just another record. She's also releasing her autobiography (written with David Ritz). Lavette has had quite the colorful life, and she spares no detail or hair-raising experience in A Woman Like Me. The music drops Sept. 25 on Anti-Records, with the book following on Sept. 27 (Blue Rider Press/Penguin).
The singer will also tour the country between September and the end of »
- The Huffington Post
"It was my first time playing a mom," the pregnant actress said on Thursday as she promoted the project, in which she co-stars alongside Della Reese, Teri Polo and Kevin Sorbo, at Gmc's portion of the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills.
Tamera said shooting the project, which she did while just four months along, actually helped give her a look into her future as a mom.
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Some TV casting news you can use... First, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jaiden Kaine, and Della Reese, will join Teri Polo in the cast of a TV movie titled Christmas Angel, an indie project directed by Brian Herzlinger. The story centers on Melinda Mead (Polo), a single mother raising her daughter in a small town. Mowry-Housley and Kaine will play Melinda's bosses; no word on what Della Reese's role will be. Second, Jon Michael Hill (Detroit 187) has been cast in a recurring role on the new CBS drama Elementary - a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes which stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes, and Lucy Liu as his sidekick, as both assist the NYPD. Hill will play a detective. That's all I got.
- Tambay A. Obenson
Some TV casting news you can use... First, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jaiden Kaine, and Della Reese, will join Teri Polo in the cast of a TV movie titled Christmas Angel, an indie project directed by Brian Herzlinger. The story centers on Melinda Mead (Polo), a single mother raising her daughter in a small town. Mowry-Housley and Kaine will play Melinda's bosses; no word on what Della Reese's role will be. Second, Jon Michael Hill (Detroit 187) has been cast in a recurring role on the new CBS drama Elementary - a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes which stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes, and Lucy Liu as his »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Detroit 187 alum Jon Michael Hill has landed a recurring role on new CBS drama Elementary, a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes starring Jonny Lee Miller as the British sleuth who is helping NYPD and Lucy Liu as his sidekick. Hill, repped by Sdb Partners and Cornerstone Agency, will play a detective. Meet The Parents star Teri Polo leads the cast of Christmas Angel, an independently-produced TV movie directed by Brian Herzlinger. She will play Melinda Mead, a single mom raising her daughter alone in a quaint small town. Also cast in the movie, centered on an old house that seems to be fulfilling wishes, are Tamera Mowry-Housley and Jaiden Kaine as Melinda’s bosses, Della Reese, Kevin Sorbo and Izabela Vidovic. Polo is with Gersh and McGowan Management, Mowry with TalentWorks and Main Title. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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.
'48 hrs.' (1982)
After spending four years becoming a huge star on "Saturday Night Live," Murphy moved to feature films, starring opposite Nick Nolte in this gruff comedy that pushed the boundaries of jokes about race. Murphy, playing a wisecracking convict who gets a 48-hour pass back into society to help »
- Jason Guerrasio
Downey, who formerly starred on the long-running TV drama "Touched By An Angel," said that she first met her husband in a salon.
"He was having a haircut, and I was having a pedicure," Downey said. "Our eyes met in the mirror, you know, once, twice -- And then I thought, 'I can't look over again,' and I did."
The couple started dating in January 2004, and got engaged in November 2006 during a Thanksgiving family vacation in Mexico. They tied the knot in April 2007.
On "Access Hollywood," Downey fondly recalled her wedding, which took place on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Calif. Downey's former co-star, Della Reese, officiated the ceremony. "Della's my mother, you know. We adopted each other on the show. When she first met Mark, »
- Jennifer Lai
10 items from 2012
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