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Six Comics Aziz Ansari Is Joining as Madison Square Garden-Worthy

Yesterday, The Wrap confirmed earlier reports that standup Aziz Ansari is set to headline at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his new tour Modern Romance, which also includes stops in Dallas, Houston, D.C., Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, not to mention a book slated for a September 2015 release. "There is something very insane and amazing about starting standup in New York City at the lowest rung — open-mic spots — and then many years later going to the other utmost, utmost extreme of playing Madison Square Garden," Ansari told Billboard last month. "I felt a sense of that when I did Carnegie Hall, [...]

Richard Pryor Biopic Back On with New Director; Eddie Murphy, Marlon Wayans, Michael B. Jordan Eyed to Star

A biopic about the late great standup Richard Pryor has been in the works for nearly two decades now, and while the project has been dormant for the past few years, it looks like a Pryor biopic is once again in development. Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) is in talks to direct the movie, THR reports, and Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy, and Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan are being considered to star in it.

Wayans was attached to the part back in 2010 when director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) was going to direct it. Condon left the project to direct Twilight: Breaking Dawn and the movie's been stalled out [...]

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Talked About Why They Never Made a Sequel to 'Coming to America'

Eddie Murphy made a rare late night appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and since this year is the 25th anniversary of their classic Coming to America, the duo talked about how an actual African prince kept them from making another film. Below, Arsenio tries to bait Eddie into talking about social media, and Eddie discusses his genuine love of Dancing with the Stars.

The 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Show Is Dead But a Movie Is in the Works

In May, CBS passed on making a TV version of Beverly Hills Cop after commissioning a pilot and producers opted to shop it around to other networks. Shawn Ryan (The Shield), who created the Beverly Hills Cop pilot, recently announced via Twitter that efforts to get the show to land at another network failed and that the project is dead for now. He did, however, add, "Good news for fans of franchise is that the pilot tested so well, it has caused Paramount to put another #BHC movie into development."

So, it looks like Beverly Hills Cop IV is once again in the works. The CBS pilot starred Brandon [...]

CBS Passes on 'Beverly Hills Cop' Series, Pilot May Be Shopped to Other Networks

CBS has said no to a TV version of the 1984 Eddie Murphy action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop. The network commissioned a pilot for an hour-long procedural based on the film last year, but the show didn't make it on CBS's Fall 2013 schedule, which the network is unveiling this week. The pilot was created by The Shield's Shawn Ryan and it centered on Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson from Tropic Thunder and Big Momma's House 3), who is following in his father's footsteps by doing fish-out-of-water detective work on the west side of Los Angeles.

Eddie Murphy appeared in the pilot as a [...]

'Beverly Hills Cop IV' Set for a Spring 2016 Release

After over a decade in development a new sequel to Beverly Hills Cop is one step closer to happening. Paramount has set a release date for Beverly Hills Cop IV for May 25, 2016, Deadline says. The sequel will find Axel Foley returning to his hometown of Detroit.

As previously reported, Eddie Murphy will be reprising the role of Foley, with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec writing the script and Brett Ratner directing. Beverly Hills Cop IV, which has been in development since in various stages since the late '90s, came close to happening in 2008, also with Murphy and Ratner (script review [...]

Brett Ratner Signs Back On to Direct 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

Director Brett Ratner is back on board Beverly Hills Cop IV, Deadline reports. Ratner was attached to direct the sequel a couple years ago, but the project was called off when Eddie Murphy was unhappy with the script and backed out. After that, Ratner produced a CBS one-hour pilot for a Beverly Hills Cop spinoff centered on Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley, but the network passed on it and Beverly Hills Cop IV was put back into development in July. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, the duo who wrote Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, are writing the script. This is [...]

Bill Burr Tells a Story About Bombing in Front of Eddie Murphy

Here's standup Bill Burr on Conan's web series Starstruck, telling a story about the time he was on tour in 2004 and got nervous and had a bad set in front of Eddie Murphy.

Eddie Murphy Made a Reggae Song with Snoop Lion and Here's the Video

Apparently Eddie Murphy is working on a full reggae album with Snoop Lion, and here's the first video to prove it. Snoop does look to be smoking a blunt during his brief section, so it appears to be legit. (via The Humor Mill)

Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold Will Reunite for CBS's 'Beverly Hills Cop' Pilot

CBS is producing a pilot called Beverly Hills Cop, based around Axel Foley's son Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson), and it looks like the stars of the original movie will be reuniting for the pilot. It was previously announced that Eddie Murphy, who's executive producing the show, will guest star in the pilot (and possibly in future episodes if Beverly Hills Cop gets picked up), but The Wrap reported yesterday that Murphy's BHC co-star Judge Reinhold will also be appearing in the pilot. Reinhold's role will only be a cameo, but he and Murphy will probably appear onscreen together. The Wrap says that his character [...]

Looking at the Planned 2008 Version of 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Eddie Murphy has been trying to get a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie made since the late '90s, and it's something he and director Brett Ratner are still currently working on. Beverly Hills Cop IV was briefly called off last year as plans to shift the franchise towards a CBS series called Beverly Hills Cop starring Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson, Tropic Thunder) with Murphy producing and playing a recurring role, but when the [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Eddie Murphy (1980-1984)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

When Eddie Murphy arrived at SNL in 1980, all odds were stacked against him: The magic of the original cast, writers, and producer was gone, public opinion of the show dwindled, and at only 19 years old, he was the youngest performer to join the cast. But thanks to a combination of undeniable talent, persistence, luck, and a streak of Hollywood blockbusters, Murphy [...]

Eddie Murphy and 'Ghost Protocol' Writers Are Onboard for 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

We reported last week that the planned TV version of Beverly Hills Cop is dead and that a fourth movie for the franchise is in the works instead. Now, details about Beverly Hills Cop IV are beginning to trickle in. Deadline reports that Paramount is moving full steam ahead on the project and that Eddie Murphy is already signed on, as are screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, a writing team who scripted Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

Prior to the decision to turn the next entry in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise into a TV series, Murphy was working [...]

'Trading Places' Was Originally Written for Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor and 4 Other Facts About the Movie

Business Insider has a great oral history of Trading Places today, and it's filled with awesome tidbits about the classic film. Tidbits such as:

1. The movie was originally written for Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor

LANDIS: The script was developed for Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. And when I was sent the script, Richard Pryor, unfortunately, had his accident where he burnt himself rather badly, and they sent it to me and said, 'What do you think?