He was kind of busy … in prison.
Yet another perfectly good reason to stay out of jail!
Spending nearly a year in jail really took a toll on T.I.'s life, both personally and professionally. We had no idea, but according to the rapper, offers to star in some pretty high profile movies came rolling in just about the time he was getting carted off in orange. So, he had to turn them all down.
But just wait till you hear the opportunities he missed out on! He says:
With all the Brett Ratner dramz and Eddie Murphy taking his leave, the Oscar producers were scrambling for a new host.
So they turned to Billy Crystal. But where was he?
Oscar taps Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox to search for the hosting legend.
The couple travel across the world on the Hunt Of The Crystal.
Check out the video above how the two stars convinced the legend to return.
She's had some BAD luck with money!
Waaaay back in January, we heard reports that Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy had blown every penny of her $15 million divorce settlement!
At the time, we had also heard that she owed $836K in back taxes to the IRS, as well as $600K to a law firm, $60K to a landscaping firm, and $5 MILLION on her LA home!
Now, we're hearing that Nicole has been scammed out of
Eddie Murphy is going the serious route!
The actor, who recently premiered the movie Tower Heist, is reportedly in talks with HBO films to star in - and executive produce - a biopic about the controversial former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, who was imprisoned for six years after being videotaped smoking crack cocaine, and then went on to run the city once again from 1994-1998!
If all goes as planned, Spike Lee will serve as director, and John Ridley is attached to write!
Certainly sounds like there some serious talent on board!
Could be really good!
What do U think?? Do U want to see this one made??
[Image via WENN.]
As much as we would have loved to watch Eddie Murphy (or the Muppets) host the Oscars, we'll have to settle for his next big screen comedy A Thousand Words.
The story follows a loud-mouthed executive who screws over some kind of an Indian mystic in a book deal and is cursed to inch closer to death with every word he wastes. We're taking a big guess here, but we're assuming he's only got a thousand left.
While we admit the trailer makes it appear as if an alternate title for the film was Charades: The Movie, we're still happy to see Eddie being funny again and not starring in movies about daddy daycare centers.
This type of fantastical premise worked for Jim Carrey in both Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty, so maybe this could be the hit Eddie's career needs.
Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think!
Despite stating he was resigning from hosting the Oscars next year, Eddie Murphy didn’t seem too down about his decision.
The funny man spent the afternoon yesterday shopping at Restoration Hardware in Los Angeles.
Murphy was snapped by the paps heading to his Rolls Royce with his hands full of bags.
A little bit of retail therapy to get his mind off his decision to quit the Oscars maybe?
[Image via Ability Films.]
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We still want The Muppets to host…but Betty would be an EXTREMELY CLOSE second choice! Or maybe she can host WITH Kermit, Miss Piggy, and all the others!!! EPIC!
A very lucky Perezcious Reader got the wonderful opportunity to see Betty White speak at Southern California's Distinguished Speaker Series in Pasadena last night….and sure enough, the subject of the Oscars came up!
Betty actually hadn't heard that Eddie Murphy had quit the Oscars yet, but when event host Doug McIntyre asked if she'd like to take over for Eddie, Ms. White had the following to say: