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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready
Is it time? Because it feels like it’s time. Time for the official campaign for Tiffany Haddish’s Oscar nomination to begin, and what better place to begin than with a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live?”

Tiffany Haddish’s performance in this year’s “Girls Trip” is absolutely worthy of Oscar attention — and her work on “The Carmichael Show” as well as her stand-up special “She Ready” definitely deserve praise too — and hosting “Saturday Night Live” is as declarative a statement as they come. Especially as the first African-American female stand-up comedian (yeah, neither Whoopi Goldberg nor Wanda Sykes have done this) to host in the series’ 43 seasons.

Host: Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is just infectious positivity in comedy form, which is kind of necessary considering there’s still a question of what this season of “Saturday Night Live” wants to be outside of “a reminder that everything in the world is bonkers-slash-horrifying.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready
Is it time? Because it feels like it’s time. Time for the official campaign for Tiffany Haddish’s Oscar nomination to begin, and what better place to begin than with a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live?”

Tiffany Haddish’s performance in this year’s “Girls Trip” is absolutely worthy of Oscar attention — and her work on “The Carmichael Show” as well as her stand-up special “She Ready” definitely deserve praise too — and hosting “Saturday Night Live” is as declarative a statement as they come. Especially as the first African-American female stand-up comedian (yeah, neither Whoopi Goldberg nor Wanda Sykes have done this) to host in the series’ 43 seasons.

Host: Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is just infectious positivity in comedy form, which is kind of necessary considering there’s still a question of what this season of “Saturday Night Live” wants to be outside of “a reminder that everything in the world is bonkers-slash-horrifying.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Coming to America

People really believed that Zamunda was a real place for a while, at least until they looked on the globe and saw it wasn’t there. But give the movie props, it came through in a big way and made a comedy that was worth watching and delivered laughs almost nonstop. This was when Murphy was still allowed to be himself and hadn’t yet gone to family films. The filter was off as much as it could be in order to keep this film within reason, but the comedy was spot on and the characters were one of the highlights of

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Coming to America
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Eddie Murphy as Black Panther in a Coming to America Mashup Trailer

Oh-my-head. I love them both on their own, but this mashup was, for lack of a better word, just painful to watch. Of course watching Michael B. Jordan trying to be serious as a bad guy is kind of painful to watch too. I like the guy but he seems more the type to crack a joke or be serious and not so campy as a bad guy. Anyway, back to the mashup. Eddie Murphy as the Black Panther wouldn’t have made sense even back in the day for one very big reason: he’s too funny. Eddie Murphy being serious

Eddie Murphy as Black Panther in a Coming to America Mashup Trailer
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Today in Movie Culture: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Live in "4D", Eddie Murphy in 'Black Panther' and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Promotional Stunt of the Day: Watch the stars of Thor: Ragnarok surprise fans with a live performance of scenes from the movie for The Late Late Show with James Corden:   Fan Theory of the Day: Speaking of Thor: Ragnarok, for Film Theory, MatPat wonders whether Thor is actually stronger than Hulk:   Recasting of the Day: Funny or Die mashes Black Panther with Coming to America to see Eddie Murphy in the role of the Marvel superhero   Movie Truth of the Day: Cracked explains what the movies get wrong about sharks, which is basically everything:   Vintage Image of the Day: Dolph Lundgren, who turns 60...

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The Morning Watch: ‘Black Panther’ Is ‘Coming to America’, ‘Geostorm’ vs ‘The Snowman’ & More

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The Morning Watch: ‘Black Panther’ Is ‘Coming to America’, ‘Geostorm’ vs ‘The Snowman’ & More
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, Cracked tries to figure out whether Geostorm is […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Transform into Lil' Kim and Notorious Big for Halloween — See Their Costumes!

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Transform into Lil' Kim and Notorious Big for Halloween — See Their Costumes!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have added yet another stellar couples costume to their Halloween tradition.

The couple dressed up for her Bff Kelly Rowland‘s party over the weekend, and fittingly channeled another powerhouse couple of music: Lil’ Kim and Notorious Big!

Beyoncé opted for a curly black wig, a white dress shirt, black suspenders and sunglasses to transform into Lil’ Kim from Missy Elliott’s “The Rain” music video. The mother of three even got the smallest of details down to a tee by drawing a mole above her lip.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z was influenced by his fellow Brooklyn rapper’s iconic look,
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We went to the McDowell’s in Hollywood from Coming to America

In the 1988 comedy Coming to America, Eddie Murphy played a prince who sheds his royalty to look for true love. In Queens, Akeem (Murphy) takes a job at a fast food place to meet women who are not interested in his money. The fast food restaurant was called McDowell’s. This week in Los Angeles, a real McDowell’s popped up for Halloween. Fat Sal’s, the sandwich shop owned by Entourage star Jerry Ferrara, became McDowell’s at their 1300 Highland Ave. location, so Monsters and Critics went to check it out. In the noon hour, lines were reasonable. That is, an...read more
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McDowell's from Coming to America Opens in Hollywood for Halloween

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McDowell's from Coming to America Opens in Hollywood for Halloween
Back in 1988, instead of playing the product placement game, Eddie Murphy transformed McDonald's Restaurant into McDowell's for Coming to America, one of the movie's best jokes. If you've ever dreamed of visiting the spoof restaurant, you're finally going to get your chance. A real-life version of McDowell's is opening in the spirit of Halloween. You just have to live, or happen to be visiting Hollywood, this fall.

Coming to America 2 is currently in the works, with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall ready to reprise their iconic comedic roles from the hit 80s comedy. But while fans wait for that sequel to become a reality, they'll be able to revisit the movie in a completely different, albeit much more subversive way.

McDowell's was one of the key locations in Coming to America. Eddie Murphy's young Prince Akeem takes a job at the fast food restaurant to learn more about American living.
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‘Coming to America’ Restaurant McDowell’s is Coming to Hollywood

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‘Coming to America’ Restaurant McDowell’s is Coming to Hollywood
Fans of the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America probably already know that a sequel is in the works, but while you wait for that to come to fruition, here’s a cool way to step into the world of the movie. McDowell’s, the fictional restaurant that serves as a key location in the film, is taking over a local […]

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American Woman Marries African Prince She Met in D.C. Bar, Lives the Movie Coming to America

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American Woman Marries African Prince She Met in D.C. Bar, Lives the Movie Coming to America
The movie Coming to America came to life for one American woman!

When Ariana Austin, 33, met lawyer Joel Makonnen, 35, at the Pearl nightclub in Washington, D.C., she had no idea that a fairy tale was about to unfold.

“I said: ‘You guys look like an ad for Bombay Sapphire’,” Makonnen told The New York Times about his opening line to Austin when they met on the dance floor at the club in December 2005.

“Not even five minutes later I said: ‘You’re going to be my girlfriend.’ ”

Hitting it off immediately, the couple started dating and as things started getting more serious,
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Mila Kunis Talks Parenting Two Kids with Ashton Kutcher: ‘We’re Not Gonna Raise A–holes’

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Mila Kunis Talks Parenting Two Kids with Ashton Kutcher: ‘We’re Not Gonna Raise A–holes’
Mila Kunis may be a self-described “bad mom” in her hit comedy Bad Moms and its upcoming Christmas-themed sequel, but she’s determined not to live up to that title in real life.

The 34-year-old actress — who shares two kids with husband Ashton Kutcher: son Dimitri Portwood, 10 months, and daughter Wyatt Isabelle, 3 — opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her and Kutcher’s desire to raise open-minded children.

“Yeah, we’re not gonna raise a–holes. There’s enough a–holes in this world!” Kunis said. “We don’t need to contribute. But, you know, there’s some nice people.
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Mila Kunis on Post-Baby Body, New Christmas Traditions & Juggling 2 Kids: ‘We Needed Help’ (Exclusive)

Mila Kunis on Post-Baby Body, New Christmas Traditions & Juggling 2 Kids: ‘We Needed Help’ (Exclusive)
With her baby boy, Dimitri, gearing up to celebrate his first birthday next month, Mila Kunis is reflecting on her first year as a mom of two -- getting candid about how she and husband Ashton Kutcher are determined not to “raise a**holes,” their new family traditions and how she got in shape after giving birth.

The 34-year-old actress sat down with Et’s Brooke Anderson to promote the upcoming Bad Moms sequel -- A Bad Moms Christmas -- and admitted she has her own moments of feeling like a bad mom, but is more relaxed about balancing work and parenthood these days.

“I'm a little bit less stressed over what to anticipate,” explains Kunis, who also has a 3-year-old daughter, Wyatt, with Kutcher. “You're still stressed out and there's still the idea of the guilt of leaving your kids, but you know that they'll be Ok. Because I've already done it once and the kid
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“Making a Hammer Film As If It Was Directed by Scorsese”: John Landis on Innocent Blood and Operating Muppets with Tim Burton

One of the most underrated films by one of America’s most underrated filmmakers just arrived on Blu-ray in the form of Warner Archive’s 25th-anniversary release of John LandisInnocent Blood. To call Landis underrated might seem perverse given that he’s directed some of the most successful and enduring movies of the late 1970s and early 1980s – National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Coming to America – but I still think his body of work has never quite gotten its critical due in this country, partly because his movies are so damn […]
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Sex and the City 3 canned, huge Terminator 6 update, It becomes the biggest horror film of all-time and more – Weekend News Roundup

Girls Gone Cold

After making over $700 million across two films (although the second took a major dip in box office receipts), Sex and the City 3 seemed like a sure thing. The film had been in development for some time and a lot of talks were taking place, but it looks like the movie has now been shelved. “It’s over,” Sarah Jessica Parker told Extra. “We’re not doing it. … I’m disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.” Read more here.

Coming Back To America

A film that is finally moving forward, however, is the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 comedy Coming to America. Deadline now has an update on the progress,
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Coming to America sequel finds a director and screenwriter

Back in March of this year it was rumoured that Eddie Murphy was working on a sequel to the classic 1988 comedy Coming to America, with Paramount Pictures subsequently confirming the report and revealing that original screenwriters Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield were on board to pen the film.

Well, Deadline now has an update on the progress, with the trade reporting that Jonathan Levine (Snatched, 50/50, The Night Before) has signed on to direct, while Kenya Barris (Black-ish, Girls Trip) will rewrite the script from Blaustein and Sheffield.

Apparently, Murphy is yet to finalise a deal to reprise his role as Prince Akeem but is expected to return. As yet, there’s no word as to whether any of the other cast members from the original – such as Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Eriq La Salle – are likely to be back.
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Coming To America 2 moving forward

Simon Brew Sep 29, 2017

Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine is set to direct Coming To America 2...

On the day that a belated sequel to Flatliners quietly arrives in UK cinemas, we get the news of another sequel project to a film over 25 years old. In this case, it’s the classic Eddie Murphy-headlined comedy, Coming To America. A follow-up has been rumoured for a while, but it’s got a fresh boost with the news that Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine is set to direct the movie.

Furthermore, Coming To America 2 is set to be penned by Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish. Eddie Murphy is said to be involved in the development of the film, and it’s assumed that he’ll be starring in the movie too.

Murphy, too, is involved in the long-gestating Beverly Hills Cop 4, which is also an active project.

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‘Coming to America’ Sequel Now Has A Director

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‘Coming to America’ Sequel Now Has A Director
After almost 30 years, an Eddie Murphy classic is about to land itself a sequel. Murphy’s 1988 comedy hit Coming to America is poised for a follow-up with a script rewrite from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and directorial duties falling to Jonathan Levine. If you’ve been wondering what Prince Akeem Joffer has been up to all these years, you’re about to […]

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Movie News: 'Coming to America 2' Gets a Director; Michelle Williams to Join Tom Hardy in 'Venom'

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Coming to America 2: The sequel to the hit 1988 comedy Coming to America is moving forward with original star Eddie Murphy expected to reprise his role as Prince Akeem of Zamunda. The first movie's screenwriters, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, wrote a new script, but that will now be rewritten by Black-ish creator Kenya BarrisSnatched director Jonathan Levine has been tapped by Paramount to helm the follow-up. [THR]   Venom: First we saw Kirsten Dunst play Spider-Man's girlfriend, now we could see her Dick co-star Michelle Williams as the love interest of Spidey's greatest nemesis. The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to star in Sony's Spidey-less Venom opposite Tom Hardy, who has the...

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