1. Beverly Hills Home Formerly Owned by Cher & Eddie Murphy Hits Market for $85M

    June 09, 2016 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Situated in L.A.'s Benedict Canyon, the equestrian compound spans 16 acres, which includes a 20,000-square-foot main house, a 7,000-square-foot guest house, five stables and riding and hiking trails. Those looking for a summer real estate splur ...

  2. 12 Comedy Acts That Laughed Their Way to Billboard Chart Success -- From Eddie Murphy to The Lonely Island

    May 26, 2016 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Comedians and humorous troupes like The Lonely Island have made their mark on Billboard ’s charts -- with many scoring impressive feats usually reserved for mainstream pop and rock stars. Here's a look at a selection of acts that laughed all th ...

  3. Eddie Murphy Impersonates Bill Cosby in First Stand-Up Act in 28 Years

    October 19, 2015 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock , Dave Chappelle, George Lopez , Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall honored Eddie Murphy as an "American icon." The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented the comedian Sunday wi ...

  4. Eddie Murphy Explains Refusal to Play Bill Cosby at 'SNL 40': 'Nothing Funny About It'

    October 13, 2015 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "If you get up there and you crack jokes about him, you're just hurting people." Eddie Murphy  decided not to play  Bill Cosby  when he returned to  Saturday Night Live  for its  40th anniversary episode  earlier this year. He explain ...

  5. Eddie Murphy in Talks to Join Richard Pryor Biopic

    March 13, 2015 8:57 PM EDT Eddie Murphy is in talks to join the Richard Pryor biopic that Lee Daniels is directing for The Weinstein Co., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Mike Epps is starring as the comedian who pushed the boundaries of race and mined his own gritty ...

  6. A Long Q&A with Eddie Murphy: 'SNL,' Making Reggae Music, Hanging Out with Bowie and Michael Jackson's Spirit

    February 06, 2015 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Until recently, the combination of Eddie Murphy and reggae most readily brought to mind his classic SNL sketch, " Kill the White People ." Then, without advance fanfare, the 53-year old comic legend quietly dropped "Red Light" on ...

  7. Listen to Eddie Murphy's New Reggae Song, 'Oh Jah Jah'

    January 08, 2015 6:32 PM EST Following Eddie Murphy 's 2013 Snoop Lion -featuring reggae single "Red Light" and soulful "Temporary," the actor and avid-musician has returned with a new Rastafarian-flavored single called "Oh Jah Jah." Eddie ...

  8. The Juice Podcast: Charlie Murphy Talks Chappelle, Prince & Michael Jackson's Impact & Beyoncé Jokes

    June 27, 2014 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 For this week's episode of The Juice podcast, we celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" album and the five-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing (June 25). VIBE's deputy editor Clover Hope a ...

  9. Russell Simmons Shooting TV Pilot, Producing Rap Opera & Spending Millions on Movies

    June 20, 2014 12:01 PM EDT Russell Simmons is climbing off the yoga mat. The hip-hop impresario-turned-lifestyle guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Success Through Stillness, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles early in 2014. Now, he is launching a flurry o ...

  10. Comedy Issue: The Next Generation of Comics Answer Our Questions

    May 16, 2014 12:21 PM EDT 1 0 0 Tig Notaro, Chris D'Elia, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Rikki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Michael Che, and Nick Kroll may have started out on the club circuit, but now they have Hollywood hot for them — and a slew of NSFW war stories. They answer a fe ...

  11. Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead Broke, I Would Play My Guitar'

    November 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST In a rare interview about music, Murphy opens up about his upcoming album "9," plus plans to return to the live stage, future releases and how Rick James did everything on "Party All The Time" If you're reading these word ...

  12. Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Lion: Listen

    September 04, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Eddie Murphy has debuted his new single.  In anticipation of a forthcoming solo album, titled "9," a Twitter account was created for the actor. The first, and only, tweet teased the cover art for the single, "Red Light," which ...

  13. American Music Awards 2012: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead Nominees; Christina Aguilera to Perform

    October 09, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Nicki Minaj and Rihanna secured four American Music Awards nominations each Tuesday as voting booths were opened to the public for the 40th anniversary of the awards show. Christina Aguilera, the first announced performer on the show, joined produ ...

  14. VH1 Orders 'Hollywood Exes,' Starring the Ex-Wives of Prince, R. Kelly & Will Smith

    March 22, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 The series, which also features Eddie Murphy and Jose Canseco's exes, will premiere this summer with 10 hourlong episodes. VH1 is enlisting the ex-wives of Prince , R. Kelly , Will Smith , Eddie Murphy and baseball star Jose Canseco for "H ...

  15. Four-Play: J. Cole, Monica, The-Dream, Rick Ross, and Nas

    October 26, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Terius Nash (aka The-Dream ) heads back to the hood, Nas and Rick Ross plot a "Tower Heist," J. Cole shares a personal story and Monica heads to the emergency room. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring The-Dream, J. C ...

  16. Melanie Brown Adds a Baby Girl to the Spice Girls Playgroup

    September 02, 2011 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Melanie Brown, the artist formerly known as Scary Spice, gave birth to a baby girl Thursday night in Los Angeles. The ex-Spice Girls singer, along with husband Stephen Belafonte, announced the news early Friday. "Finally our baby arrives," ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, LMFAO, Katy Perry

    July 08, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 '4' SCORES: Beyonce and Adele are doing quite a number on the Billboard 200. Beyonce's new leader "4" roars in at No. 1, a spot above Adele's former 10-week topper "21." Despite the titles' lock on the Bi ...

  19. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance ind ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  21. Jay-Z, Drake Impersonator Joins 'SNL' Cast

    September 08, 2010 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you're excited about "SNL" hiring new cast members for the upcoming season, kicking off on Sept. 25, then you might really, really, really like that 22-year-old comedian Jay Pharoah, who's made a name for himself by impersonat ...

  22. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists o ...

  23. Chelsea Handler Hosting MTV VMAs

    August 19, 2010 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late-night host Chelsea Handler is bringing her irreverent comedy to the MTV crowd as the host of the 2010 Video Music Awards. The comedian announced the gig last night (Aug. 18) on her E! talk show, "Chelsea Lately." "Everyone knows ...

  24. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promote ...

  25. Cyrus, Jonases Star At Kids' Choice Awards

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, the biggest, slimiest and loudest awards show of the year, hit decibel highs Saturday for teen star Miley Cyrus and boy band the Jonas Brothers. Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, the biggest, s ...

  26. Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In Chess Film

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records," which is filming in New Jersey. Beyonce is starring as Etta James in the film, which chronicles the rise of le Rapper/actor Mos Def will pl ...

  27. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm reco ...

  28. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  29. Yung Joc's Young Crowd

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do his listeners. Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do ...

  30. Three Times An Ogre

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fergie's cover of Heart's classic "Barracuda" and duet between Eddie Murphy (as Donkey) and Antonio Banderas (as Puss in Boots) on Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again Fergie's cove ...

  31. Fergie, Banderas, Murphy Pipe Up For 'Shrek 3'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fergie's cover of Heart's classic "Barracuda" and duet between Eddie Murphy (as Donkey) and Antonio Banderas (as Puss in Boots) on Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again Fergie's cove ...

  32. Ex-'Idol' Hudson Wins Best Supporting Actress

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson won the best supporting actress Oscar last night (Feb. 25) for her role in the hit film "Dreamgirls." Hudson, who had never acted before, thanked her Former "American Idol&qu ...

  33. 'Dreamgirls' Leads Oscar Noms, Misses Best Picture

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The international ensemble "Babel" stood tall as nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 23) for the 79th Annual Academy Awards, although the musical "Dreamgirls" was shut out of the best pictur The international ensemble & ...

  34. 'Dreamgirls' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Murphy and former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson won Golden Globes last night (Jan. 15) for supporting roles in the musical "Dreamgirls," giving a lift to their Academy Awards prospect Eddie Murphy and former &quo ...

  35. 'Dreamgirls' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Murphy and former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson won Golden Globes tonight (Jan. 15) for supporting roles in the musical "Dreamgirls," giving a lift to their Academy Awards prospects. The film was also named b ...

  36. Lewis, Take That Lead Final U.K. Chart Of 2006

    January 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The last U.K. singles chart of 2006 showed "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis holding on to the top spot with "A Moment Like This" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), and new hits for Iron Maiden and David Gilmour. Tak The last U.K. singles chart ...

  37. 'Dreamgirls' Snares Multiple Golden Globe Nods

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The film adaptation of the musical "Dreamgirls" snared a host of nominations for the 64th Golden Globe Awards. Beyonce Knowles is nominated for best actress in a comedy or musical for her role in the The film adaptation of the musical &quo ...

  38. 'Dream' A Little Dream

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Will "Dreamgirls" be this year's "Grease"? Director Bill Condon, who brings the Broadway musical to the big screen this Christmas, hopes its trajectory will mirror that of the popular stage play-turne Will "Dreamgirls&q ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 l ...

  40. Underdogs Begin Busy Year With 'Dreamgirls' Soundtrack

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in unison throughout the song. One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: ...

  41. New Beyonce Track Leads 'Dreamgirls' Soundtrack

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Beyonce song, "Listen," leads the soundtrack to the film "Dreamgirls," due Dec. 5 via Music World/Sony Urban, 16 days before the film opens in wide U.S. theatrical release. The cut, which Beyonc A new Beyonce song, "Li ...

  42. Beyoncé Builds Buzz For 'B-Day'

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When it came time to begin work on her second solo album, Beyoncé didn't even tell her manager, who also happens to be her father, that she'd booked studio time. As previously reported, the album When it came time to begin work on her seco ...

  43. Jerry Lewis Feeling 'Nutty' On Broadway

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Lewis, who brought the "The Nutty Professor" to life on the big screen in 1963, has a wacky new scheme: staging the film as a Broadway musical. Jerry Lewis, who brought the "The Nutty Professor" to life on the big screen in ...

  44. Beyoncé To Celebrate 'B'Day' In September

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destiny's Child principal Beyoncé has set Sept. 5 as the U.S. release date for her sophomore solo effort "B'Day," due via Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia. The set will be issued world Destiny's Child principal Be ...

  45. 'Kingdom' Comes For Jamie Foxx

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political thriller being directed by Peter Berg. Universal is eyeing a May production start for the film. Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' ...

  46. Usher's Label Finally Goes Live

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of the film soundtrack "In the Mix." The Lions Gate romantic comedy -- initially titled "Dying for Dolly" -- finds Usher in hi Usher's US Records ...

  47. Update: 'Suge' Knight Shot At Miami Party

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early this morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good con Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knig ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson With Destiny's Child splitting after its fall tour, Beyonce has begun lining up new film roles. The artist will star alongside Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy in DreamWorks Pictures' "Dreamgirls,&quo ...

  49. Judge Assures Jurors Jackson Was Ill

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson returned to court today (Feb. 22) after a week's delay, and the judge assured prospective jurors that the singer really had been ill and there was no plot to put off his child molestat Michael Jackson returned to court today (Fe ...

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