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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy
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Edward Regan Murphy
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April 3, 1961
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He got his start on the SNL state and now Eddie Murphy will make a special appearance during the show’s 40th Anniversary special on February 15th.

The “Nutty Professor” star told News One Now, "It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. They're having a 40th anniversary ... I'm going to that. And that will be the first time I've been back since I left."

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Exercising his vocal chops, Eddie Murphy lent his voice to a new reggae song from Snoop Dogg that the hit actor previewed on Tuesday (September 4).

Titled “Red Light,” the tune is not the “Beverly Hills Cop” actor's first foray in to music- he scored a hit with "Party All the Time” in 1985.

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Highlighting the flops of the year, Forbes has released its list of Hollywood's 10 Most Overpaid Actors of 2012.

Topping the list this year is Eddie Murphy, who the magazine estimates that for every $1 he made, the films earned an average of $2.30. Those last three movies were the forgettable "Imagine That," "A Thousand Words," and "Meet Dave."

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More than 25 years after the first "Beverly Hills Cop" movie was released, Eddie Murphy has reached a deal to bring the story to television.

Along with "The Shield" creator, Shawn Ryan, the 51-year-old comedian secured a pilot production commitment from CBS for a show revolving around the son of Axel Foley, Murphy's slick police detective from the movie and its two sequels.

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The show aims to “celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors,” and this year’s NAACP Image Awards nominees have been announced.

Brand new mama Beyonce Knowles is among the esteemed trophy contenders while up for Best Music Video for “I Was Here,” Outstanding Song with “Best Thing I Never Had” and Outstanding Album for her latest record, 4.

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Pulling the plug on his planned night on the grandest of Hollywood stages, Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as the host of the 2012 Academy Awards.

The sudden announcement was made on Wednesday (November 9), with the "Tower Heist" actor breaking the news just after his good friend Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the show.

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Offering up the high-anticipated crime-ridden comedy, Universal Pictures' "Tower Heist" has made its way to theaters nationwide (November 4).

The Bret Ratner-directed flick stars a slew of Hollywood's funniest fellas including Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck and Matthew Broderick, as well as Tea Leoni and Gabourey Sidibe - who delivers her humorous female finesse.

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Taking to the red carpet to debut their latest project, Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller tended to press duties at the New York City premiere of "Tower Heist" on Monday night (October 24).

Joined in their efforts by co-stars Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe and Matthew Broderick, who was accompanied by wife Sarah Jessica Parker, the Big Apple screening turned in to quite the well-attended affair.

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A plethora of new films are set to hit theaters in November and one of those happens to be “Tower Heist” - which has just unveiled yet another new trailer for potential theatergoers viewing pleasure.

The action/comedy, which hits cinemas on November 4, features Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe, Casey Affeck and Stephen Henderson.

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Confirming speculation as to who will helm this year's broadcast, Eddie Murphy has been announced at the host of the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

In what will be the comedic actor's first go at the grandest of all Tinseltown tributes, the news was confirmed by show producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer on Tuesday (September 6).

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