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McDowell's from Coming to America Opens in Hollywood for Halloween

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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Drake, 2 Chainz and T.I. Producer Sued for Stiffing Partner On Huge Tracks

  • TMZ
Drake, T.I., 2 Chainz and a slew of other huge hip hop stars wouldn't have many of their hits without a producer, who says he was left out in the cold when the money started rolling in ... so he's suing. Arsenio Archer says he teamed with London Holmes -- known in the biz as London on da Track -- and cranked out tons of hit tracks ... including "Section" by 2 Chainz, "Sneakin'" by Drake ft. 21 Savage, "I
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‘Sandy Wexler’ Review: Adam Sandler’s Newest Netflix Comedy Helps Explain Why He Keeps Making So Many Bad Movies

‘Sandy Wexler’ Review: Adam Sandler’s Newest Netflix Comedy Helps Explain Why He Keeps Making So Many Bad Movies
The “Lawrence of Arabia” of half-assed Adam Sandler comedies, “Sandy Wexler” is an epic period piece that spans 10 years and 131 minutes of mildly amusing mediocrity before climaxing with a Rob Schneider cameo where he plays a Middle Eastern man in full brownface — it’s awful, and yet it’s almost objectively Sandler’s best movie since “Funny People.”

Of course, quality has never been a very useful metric for measuring Sandler’s work, and that’s especially true now that we’re knee-deep in an eight-picture Netflix deal which guarantees that, for the foreseeable future, we can expect new Sandler films to arrive with all the predictably of seasonal allergies. Once upon a time, he was a cottage industry — now, he’s an assembly line.

But if “Sandy Wexler” is only the slightest bit funnier than “The Do-Over” or “The Ridiculous Six,” the third of Sandler’s streaming offerings is
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Comedy Central Teases New Late-Night Show Hosted by... Donald Trump?

Comedy Central Teases New Late-Night Show Hosted by... Donald Trump?
Is Chris Hardwick getting bumped by President Donald Trump?

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Comedy Central on Thursday issued a cryptic press release touting The President Show. The bulletin featured the presidential seal and read, “Late night TV is broken. A Total Disaster. I alone can fix it,” and included the following Twitter handle: @PresidentShow. The account’s bio reads as follows:

#1 show on television, many many millions of viewers. Hosted by @LateNightDonald. Bringing American Jobs back to late night.

The linked @LateNightDonald account is also active, with tweets dating back to Tuesday,
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SXSW Film Festival: What to Watch Out for in 2017 Lineup

SXSW Film Festival: What to Watch Out for in 2017 Lineup
The South by Southwest Film Festival has a long history of spotlighting native and adopted Texan filmmakers. Yet one particularly noteworthy filmmaker with Texas roots has been long outstanding, and the festival’s 24th iteration will finally see an appearance from one of arthouse cinema’s biggest names, as Terrence Malick brings his Austin-set “Song to Song” to the festival’s March 10 opening night. Thematic appropriateness aside, it represents something of a coup for the once-scrappy fest to feature the auteur, whose last films bowed at Toronto, Berlin, and Cannes.

Yet Malick’s is hardly the only boldfaced name to be found in the lineup, and here are other features — among the 125 scheduled films, 84 of them world premieres — to watch.

Stars at Night

Song to Song” boasts a particularly starry cast, with Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, and Michael Fassbender all on deck. But it will have plenty of
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Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Accusing Arsenio Hall of Giving Prince Drugs

Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Accusing Arsenio Hall of Giving Prince Drugs
Sinead O'Connor is taking back what she said.

The 50-year-old singer apologized this week for past Facebook posts she made apparently implicating Arsenio Hall in supplying late music icon Prince with drugs over the years. The "Purple Rain" singer died at age 57 of a fetanyl overdose in April 2016.

More: Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor for $5 Million Over 'Outlandish' Prince Drug Claims

“I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death,” the Irish songwriter said in a statement to Et. “I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally.”

"Arsenio Hall and Sinead O’Connor announce that Sinead has retracted and apologized for statements she made about Arsenio last year, which prompted his defamation lawsuit against her, and
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Sinead O’Connor Apologizes to Arsenio Hall For Accusing Him of Giving Prince Drugs

  • The Wrap
Sinead O’Connor Apologizes to Arsenio Hall For Accusing Him of Giving Prince Drugs
Sinead O’Connor has apologized to Arsenio Hall for accusing him of supplying drugs to Prince and insinuating he had something to do with the singer’s death last year. “I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio Hall to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death,” she said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally,” she continued. In
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Sinéad O'Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Supplied Prince With Drugs

Sinéad O'Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Supplied Prince With Drugs
Sinéad O'Connor is backtracking after claiming comedian Arsenio Hall gave Prince drugs. The Irish singer took to Facebook shortly after Prince's April 21 death to make the allegations against Hall. "Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)...Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County Sherrif's office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy's house. You best get tidying your man cave. [sic]." In response the Coming to America actor filed a $5 million libel lawsuit against O'Connor. "Desperate, attention-seeker Sinéad O'Connor has...
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Sinead O’Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs

Sinead O’Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs
Sinead O’Connor apologized to comedian Arsenio Hall on Wednesday for claiming he gave Prince drugs and insinuating that had something to do with the music legend’s death.

The singer, 50, retracted her claims and apologized in a statement, writing, “I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio Hall to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death.”

“I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally,” she continued.
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Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs

  • TMZ
Sinead O'Connor is issuing a full mea culpa for accusing Arsenio Hall of providing drugs to Prince, and saving her ass from a $5 million lawsuit in the process ... TMZ has learned. Arsenio and Sinead tell TMZ, in a joint statement, "Sinead has retracted and apologized for statements she made about Arsenio last year, which prompted his defamation lawsuit against her." TMZ broke the story ... Arsenio sued the crap out of the singer after she went
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ABC's Greatest Hits Music Series to Feature '80s, '90s and '00s Smashes

ABC's Greatest Hits Music Series to Feature '80s, '90s and '00s Smashes
ABC and Arsenio Hall are making a straight-up* play for viewer nostalgia this summer. (*See what we did there?)

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The network announced on Wednesday that it’s launching Greatest Hits — a concert-style series reliving the biggest songs of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. (Tick tock ya don’t stop!)

Hall and current country chart-topper Kelsea Ballerini will serve as hosts for the six-episode, one-hour series, premiering Thursday, June 30 at 9/8c.

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According to the network, each episode will feature
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Jon Stewart Hopes to Have HBO Project Ready By September

Jon Stewart Hopes to Have HBO Project Ready By September
Jon Stewart has been absent from television during this election cycle, but Monday at the University of Chicago, the former “Daily Show” host weighed in on the political landscape with his trademark mix of intellectualism, humor and disbelief at the state of the universe.

Speaking to former Obama right-hand David Axelrod during live-taping of the podcast “The Axe-Files,” Stewart insisted he did not miss being on television.

“I’m not restless,” Stewart said. “When you are in that soup it is very hard not to begin to think that the world functions on that currency.” He hopes to release his new project, a series of videos for HBO, in September, but isn’t making any promises.

“I’m not going to be on television,” Stewart said. “We are working on technology and animation to do interesting little small bits. I’d love to have it ready by September but not necessarily for the election.
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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor for $5M Over Prince Accusations

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor for $5M Over Prince Accusations
Earlier this week, singer Sinead O'Connor made headlines when she accused talk show host and comedian Arsenio Hall for the untimely and unexpected death of musical icon Prince. Now, Arsenio has responded by slapping the woman with a $5 million lawsuit. Hall is suing O'Connor for libel due to the accusations pointed towards him.

In a Facebook post on her official page, Sinead O'Connor accused Arsenio Hall of being Prince's longtime drug dealer. She also claimed that Hall had spiked her marijuana while visiting Eddie Murphy's home several years ago. Though Prince's cause of death has not been confirmed or announced, there have been plenty of rumors swirling that either painkillers or hard drugs lead to Prince Rogers Nelson's passing. This was cause for alarm according to Sinead O'Connor, who had this to say in her initial statement.

"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.
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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor Over Prince Drug Claims

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor Over Prince Drug Claims
Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O’Connor over her claims that Hall supplied drugs to Prince, whose death is under a DEA investigation. The suit, filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses O’Connor of defaming Hall and seeks $5 million in damages.

On Monday, O’Connor wrote on her Facebook page that the former talk show host had supplied drugs to Prince “over the decades.”

“Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land,” O’Connor wrote. “Arsenio I’ve reported you to the Carver County Sherrif’s office. Expect their call.”

Hall’s attorneys accuse O’Connor of making up lies about him in a bid for attention. According to the suit, Hall has had “minimal” contact with O’Connor and has not seen her in 25 years. The lawsuit notes that the Facebook post was picked up by gossip
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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor for $5 Million Over Prince Drug Dealer Claim

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor for $5 Million Over Prince Drug Dealer Claim
Arsenio Hall is suing-mad at Sinead O’Connor over the singer’s claim that the former talk-show host was Prince’s drug dealer. Hall has filed suit against “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer O’Connor, after the singer made the claim on social media this week. “Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades…. Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince’s and Eddie Murphy‘s bitch),” O’Connor wrote Monday on Facebook. “Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenio I’ve reported you to the Carver County Sheriff’s office.
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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor Over Prince Rant ... She's a Lying Attention Whore

  • TMZ
Arsenio Hall just clapped back at Sinead O'Connor with a $5 Million defamation lawsuit over her claim he was fueling Prince's habit. His lawyers, Marty Singer and Lynda Goldman, filed the suit Thursday morning, in which Arsenio calls Sinead a "desperate attention-seeker" for posting an incendiary rant on Facebook earlier this week. She called Prince a "longtime hard drug user" who got his supply from "Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)." In the suit,
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Sinead O'Connor Blames Arsenio Hall for Prince's Death

Sinead O'Connor Blames Arsenio Hall for Prince's Death
Two weeks ago, the world was shocked to learn that legendary musician Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, had passed away at the young age of 57. While the Sheriff's Office later released details behind the untimely death, no cause of death has been confirmed at this time. As the world awaits word of what actually killed the singer, another musician claims to know the culprit behind his passing. In a statement on her official Facebook page, which has not yet been deleted, singer/songwriter Sinead O'Connor is firmly pointing the finger at talk show host Arsenio Hall. She had this to say, claiming she's reported the comedian to the Carver County Sherrif's office.

"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch) Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.
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Arsenio Hall -- Sinead O'Connor's Crazy ... Prince Did Not Get Drugs From Me!

  • TMZ
Sinead O'Connor is blaming Prince's drug problems on his good friend, Arsenio Hall -- but he says the Irish singer is totally full of it. Sinead went on the attack, saying ... "Two words for the DEA investigating where (sic) prince got his drugs over the decades ... Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)." She went on to say on her Facebook page ... she's actually reported Arsenio to the Carver County Sheriff's department, which is investigating Prince's death.
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Kathy Griffin Dishes on Having an All-Comic Slumber Party with Eddie Murphy to Watch Tracy Morgan on SNL

Kathy Griffin Dishes on Having an All-Comic Slumber Party with Eddie Murphy to Watch Tracy Morgan on SNL
What do you get when you put together a roomful of comics and a television to watch Tracy Morgan's triumphant return to Saturday Night Live? Well, a slumber party, of course!

"It really was!" comedian Kathy Griffin told People on the red carpet Oct. 18 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., before the taping of the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, this year honoring Eddie Murphy, 54. "We were watching Tracy host SNL and [Dave] Chappelle was in there, and Arsenio [Hall] was there, and it just was so much fun. I was in comedy heaven."

She added that they "were arguing,
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Jay Leno Takes Swipe at Late Night Diversity, Stephen Colbert Hire: ‘A White Guy on Late Night, This Is Revolutionary’

Jay Leno Takes Swipe at Late Night Diversity, Stephen Colbert Hire: ‘A White Guy on Late Night, This Is Revolutionary’
When asked about Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show,” former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno quipped, “A white guy on late night, this is revolutionary.” Leno made the comment during his appearance at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour to promote his own new CNBC series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” but took the time to put in his two cents about the ongoing public discourse about the lack of diversity in late night hosts. “I would like to see a bit more diversity in late night,” he continued. “We’re certainly ready for a female host,
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