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Lamar Odom is getting extremely candid about his struggle with drug abuse in an emotional new essay for The Players' Tribune.
The 37-year-old former NBA star opens up in his own words about his near-death experience in October 2015, when he was placed in a medically induced coma after he was found unresponsive at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada. Odom explains the struggles in his life that contributed to his cocaine addiction and the shocking way he hit rock bottom.
"My ex-wife was there in the room with me," he says about waking up from a coma. "After all the sh** I had done, I was surprised to see her. Honestly, that's when I knew that I was probably in bad shape."
Odom says that during the time leading up to his medical emergency »
Lamar Odom says he knew he hit rock bottom with his coke addiction when his wife, Khloe Kardashian, walked in on him getting high with a random chick in a motel ... calling it "one of the darkest places I've ever been." The ex-nba star opened up on "The Players' Tribune" -- explaining how his cocaine addiction consumed his life leading up to the overdose at a Nevada brothel in 2015. "At that point in my life, »
- TMZ Staff
Miley Cyrus took over The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, where she joined the host for a few different musical segments, including an undercover performance in a New York City subway station that kicked off the show.
Cyrus donned a long black wig, a cowboy hat and some dark shades while Fallon rocked a denim jacket, a shaggy brown wig and his newly-grown goatee as the pair took to the subway to perform as singing street buskers for unsuspecting passers-by.
Backed up by a guitarist and a bucket drummer, Fallon played the tambourine while Cyrus belted out a flawless, soulful cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene," and it wasn't long before travelers walking past took notice.
Before the song was done, they had amassed quite a crowd -- which seemed to be a mix of people who recognized the pair and others »
Darkness lives on ... thanks to George Lopez and D.L. Hughley! The comedians decided to get permanent tributes to their late friend, Charlie Murphy, Thursday night -- rolling into Fun City Tattoo in NYC to get Cm's famous nickname inked on their hands. Of course, Rick James gave Charlie the nickname back in the day -- and Charlie shared those stories during his "True Hollywood Stories" on "Chappelle's Show." Lopez and Hughley had been in NYC »
- TMZ Staff
Fans of the late Charlie Murphy will forever remember his hilarious anecdote about hanging out with an out-of-his-mind Rick James, hilariously re-enacted on “Chappelle’s Show”, and the star of that show honoured Murphy during a Wednesday night standup performance in Ohio. Murphy, who passed away Wednesday morning at age 57 after a battle with leukemia, […] »
- Brent Furdyk
In tragic news, comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with leukaemia.
While brother to famed comedian Eddie Murphy, it would be a mistake to simply refer to him as “Eddie Murphy’s brother”. Comedian, actor, and writer… Charlie Murphy was a man of many talents, who was perhaps best known as being part of the legendary Dave Chappelle skits “True Hollywood Stories with Charlie Murphy”.
In these mockumentaries, Charlie Murphy would regale viewers with bizarre tales experienced while living the life of fame, and fortune alongside his brother. These are the skits that taught us the Rick James slap, that cocaine is a “hell of a drug”, and made us bafflingly aware of Prince’s basketball skills, and extreme love for pancakes:
Losing Charlie Murphy is a big blow to the world of comedy. Many people (including this writer) thought Charlie was a »
- Jordan Jones
Charlie Murphy, Chappelle's Show star and older brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, has died at age 57 after a long battle with leukemia. His publicist confirmed the sad news to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, and Eddie remembered his brother in a statement later that day. "Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie, the Murphy family said. "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won't be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us." Charlie became a household name during the 2000s thanks to his "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Story" sketches on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central skit show, which detailed his hilarious and ridiculous stories of »
- Brittney Stephens
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, after losing another beloved actor and comedian. Charlie Murphy, the older brother of legendary comedian Eddie Murphy and star of the iconic comedy series Chappelle's Show, has passed away at the age of 57. Murphy's manager confirmed that he died from Leukemia earlier this morning in a New York City hospital, where he was undergoing chemotherapy.
TMZ reports that the actor's death comes as an absolute shock to his family, since they had thought he was improving. The site says that his family would call him frequently, and that he would even joke that they were calling him too much. It hasn't been confirmed how long he had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for, before his death.
Charlie Murphy, who died today at age 57 following a battle with cancer, created some of the most memorable sketches on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show.” Perhaps none more so than “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story: Rick James” in 2004, which spawned the acclaimed show’s most famous catch phrase. Chappelle’s “Kneehigh Park” series gave Murphy the chance to traumatize some young children with gritty real life lessons in this parody of “Sesame Street.” Murphy followed up his Rick James skit with another absurdist take on a chance meeting with another superstar, in “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story: Prince. »
- Linda Ge
Charlie Murphy‘s Final Tweet: ‘Release the Past to Rest as Deeply as Possible’Before his death Wednesday from complications from leukemia, Charlie Murphy left the world some wise words. “One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible,” the comedian tweeted Tuesday night. One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible. — Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) April 12, 2017 Murphy, best known for his legendary “Chappelle’s Show” sketches about bizarre encounters with stars including Prince and Rick James, often used Twitter to share personal and inspirational thoughts. In the days before his passing, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
A manager for Murphy tells Et that the comedian died Wednesday morning at New York Presbyterian Hospital from leukemia. His death was unexpected.
Murphy was 57 years old.
Pics: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years
On Wednesday, the Murphy family sent out a statement, thanking fans for their support.
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the statement reads. "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won't be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us."
The late comedian's last tweet was on Wednesday morning, inspiring his fans to work hard.
Murphy recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, [link »
Stand-up and actor Charlie Murphy died Wednesday following a battle with leukemia, though his impact on comedy will live on. The older brother of Eddie Murphy made a mark of his own in Hollywood, writing for the big screen and Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show.” His “C! True Hollywood Stories” sketches on Dave Chappelle’s mid-2000s series became instant cult classics, especially the Prince and Rick James installments. The one featuring Chappelle as the “Purple Rain” singer was particularly amazing, so we invite fans and readers to remember Charlie Murphy in part via the video above. Also Read: »
- Tony Maglio
Murphy lent his comedic talents to the Comedy Central sketch show as both a writer and an actor.
Murphy was slated to appear on the next season of “Power.”
“Starz sends our deepest condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. He »
- Lawrence Yee
Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, a Chappelle's Show star and an accomplished comedian in his own right, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 57. Murphy's publicist confirmed the comedian's death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was leukemia.
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the Murphy family said in a statement. "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. »
Actor, comedy writer and comic Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died at age 57. Charlie passed away after battling leukemia, his rep told E! News Wednesday. The performer was known for his appearances on Chappelle's Show, in which he played characters such as Buc Nasty and Rodney "Quills" Dinkin and also narrated the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories segment. In one, he recalled a story about Prince, played by Dave Chappelle. Another featured Dave as Rick James and is considered one of the most iconic Chappelle's Show moments and made the series extremely popular. (warning: Clips contain offensive »
Charlie Murphy, a stand-up comedian and older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, passed away Wednesday morning in New York City, following a battle with leukemia, his manager confirms to TMZ. Murphy was 57.
Though Murphy had an extensive list of small-screen credits — including roles on Power, Black Jesus and The Boondocks — the comedian is arguably best known for his work on Chappelle’s Show, where he also served as a writer. Please enjoy Murphy’s infamous encounter with “Rick James” below:
Some of those who knew and worked with Murphy are paying tribute to the comedian on Twitter:
Charlie Murphy was such a kind, »
Charlie Murphy, an actor and comedian who shot to prominence after hilarious performances in several iconic “Chapelle's Show” sketches, died Wednesday from complications from leukemia, TMZ reported. Murphy, the older brother of comic legend Eddie, co-wrote some of his more famous sibling’s movies, including “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” But Charlie Murphy is best known for his “C! True Hollywood Stories” sketches on Dave Chapelle’s mid-2000s Comedy Central show, where the two of them hilariously reenacted experiences the Murphy brothers had with celebrities including the late Prince and Rick James. The James skit, which involved the »
- Matt Pressberg
Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned. According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He'd been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they're absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better. We're told the family would call him frequently, and he'd even joke they were calling too much. Charlie famously co-starred »
- TMZ Staff
Before Melanie “Mel B” Brown filed her divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte amidst allegations he beat, threatened and exploited her throughout their nearly 10-year marriage, the couple’s relationship played out on reality TV.
The show only ran for one season on the Style Network, and though the 10-episodes showed plenty of romance between the two, there were tense times — many during their »
- Dave Quinn
In the 10 years since she’s been making and releasing music as a solo artist, Erika Girardi has racked up nine No. 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club charts — all released under the name of the fierce, fearless performance persona Erika Jayne.
Now, with the release of the new video for her single “Xxpen$Ive,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is taking a tour down memory with People — walking through five standout videos from her catalog and chatting about all things Rhobh in the process.
1. “Roller Coaster” (2007)
- Dave Quinn
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