Arsenio Hall’s home broken into twice while he was home

Comic legend and Coming to America star Arsenio Hall may be experiencing some trauma after his home was hit up by burglars twice within the past month. What makes it even more harrowing is the fact that the former talk show host was home during both attempted break-ins. A source within the Los Angeles Police […]

HBO Max welcomes award-winning documentary ‘Mr. SOUL!’ to its roster

The award-winning Mr. SOUL! initially debuted in 2018, sweeping the festival circuit in the documentary category starting with the Tribeca Film Festival. Written, directed and produced by Melissa Haizlip, the granddaughter of Ellis Haizlip, the legend at the center of the documentary, the film represents legacy in more ways than one. Haizlip gave us more […]

Eddie Murphy was forced to hire a White guy for ‘Coming to America’ (video)

Eddie Murphy experienced a remarkable upward trajectory in his career in the early to mid-1980s that included “Saturday Night Live” and a string of blockbuster hits like 48 HRS, Trading Places, The Golden Child, RAW and especially Beverly Hills Cop, the latter remaining one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time. By the time Murphy […]

Eddie Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award

When it comes to playing multiple characters in a movie, Eddie Murphy is undoubtedly one of the best. His versatility was on display in The Nutty Professor and Coming To America, two of his well-known works that are classics. Murphy’s transformation abilities will be honored next month when he receives the Distinguished Artisan Award at […]

Nas partners with Eddie Murphy to create ‘Coming 2 America’ merchandise

Nas has partnered with Eddie Murphy to release a collaborative apparel collection for the comedian’s upcoming “Coming 2 America” film, which debuts exclusively on Amazon Prime, March 5. The 13-piece limited edition ensembles consist of joggers, sweatshirts, T-shirts, hoodies, baseball hats and beanies. Prices range from $65-$195. “I’ve been a huge fan since the original […]

Rotimi describes working with Hollywood ‘legends’ on set of ‘Coming 2 America’

Actor, singer and songwriter Rotimi sat down with rolling out‘s Star Studio to discuss his role as “Pretty Idi” Izzy in the highly anticipated film, Coming 2 America. Rotimi also described his experience working alongside Hollywood “legends” Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes and others in the film’s star-studded cast. Directed by Craig Brewer, Coming 2 […]

Eddie Murphy reveals he ‘never planned’ to make ‘Coming 2 America’

Eddie Murphy “never planned” to make Coming 2 America. The 59-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as Prince Akeem Joffer in the long-awaited sequel to the Coming to America and revealed that he had no plans to revisit the story but for the original film’s “cult following.” Eddie told “Extra”: “We never planned […]

Nomzamo Mbatha describes landing her 1st Hollywood role in ‘Coming 2 America’

South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha recently sat down for an interview with rolling out‘s Star Studio to discuss her role as Mirembe, the royal barber, in Coming 2 America, how she lived out her real-life fairytale of coming to America to audition for the part and why people should see the film. Coming 2 America releases […]

Vanessa Bell Calloway explains how colorism affected ‘Coming to America’

Veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will be appearing in Coming 2 America next month and recently spoke to Page Six about colorism in film and how it affected her when she auditioned and eventually was cast in the 1988 original. She told the entertainment outlet that she originally went for the lead role of Lisa […]

New expansive trailer for ‘Coming 2 America’ reveals plot and characters

One month before Amazon Prime broadcasts the world premiere of Coming 2 America on March 5, 2021, the streaming service released a more expansive trailer of the highly anticipated comedy. In the sequel to Coming to America, one of the greatest and most beloved films ever made, Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy, 59, is ordered […]

Comedians Leslie Jones and Luenell end their beef (video)

Comedians Luenell and Leslie Jones apparently had a long-standing beef that finally was resolved while the two ladies were filming Coming 2 America. During an interview with “Comedy Hype,” Luenell revealed that the issues stemmed from when they both toured with Katt Williams. “Leslie wasn’t speaking to me, period, on the set of the film,” […]

Check out 1st trailer for ‘Coming 2 America’

Finally. After 32 years, the sequel to one of the most beloved films in the annals of African American films is on the verge of coming out.  Amazon officially unleashed the first trailer of Coming 2 America on a ravenous fanbase Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, showcasing the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 blockbuster classic Coming […]

Arsenio Hall feeling pressure for ‘Coming 2 America’ to be a success

Arsenio Hall is feeling under pressure for Coming 2 America to be a success. The 64-year-old actor reprises his role as Semmi alongside Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem Joffer in the long-awaited comedy sequel,  and he admits that from reading comments from fans on Twitter he is now aware just how much the original movie means to […]

1st looks at Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ (photos)

Long before we were whisked away to the majestic kingdom of Wakanda, there was the awe-inspiring empire called Zamunda. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall will take us back to Zamunda, as well as Queens, N.Y., when the comedic pair stars in Coming 2 America, the sequel to one of the most beloved movies in the […]

‘Coming 2 America’ release reset to 2021

Coming 2 America has a new release date on its new Amazon Studios platform. Originally scheduled for release in December, the highly anticipated sequel will premiere on March 5, 2021. In October, Amazon Studios acquired the film rights from Paramount Studios. At the conclusion of the original film, Akeem (Eddie Murphy) married his Queens, New […]

Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington and Arsenio Hall get hits with Netflix

Four Netflix features to watch are closing out 2019 with Hollywood’s elite. In addition to legends Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, Kerry Washington, and Robert Deniro lead all-star casts. Here are four Netflix features to watch and closeout 2019 with a bang. “Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy” A comedy special starring Arsenio Hall Longtime comic […]

Tracy Morgan among new cast members set to star in ‘Coming 2 America’

Tracy Morgan is set to star in Coming to America 2. The 50-year-old actor has joined the cast of the hotly-anticipated sequel of the 1988 comedy, and Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley, are all on board for the follow-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan will play a character called […]

‘Coming 2 America’ announces return of an original cast member

Shari Headley will reunite with Eddie Murphy in the Coming to America sequel, where she will reprise her role as Lisa McDowell, his love interest and eventual wife. The 55-year-old actress will reprise her role from the first movie as Lisa McDowell. She was the love interest and eventual wife of Murphy’s character Prince Akeem […]

Sinead O’Connor and Arsenio Hall make amends

Sinead O’Connor and Arsenio Hall are proof that it’s never too late to make amends. As you may recall, the pair had quite that falling out last year, following the tragic death of music icon Prince. In a message posted to Facebook, O’Connor took aim at the comedian, claiming that after decades of supplying the […]

Arsenio Hall inks lucrative TV deal amid claims he provided Prince with drugs

ABC is pressing play on a new music series, “Greatest Hits.” Funnyman Arsenio Hall and country singer Kelsea Ballerini have signed on to host the six episode series, reports Deadline. Each week, iconic music artists, as well as some of today’s music chart-toppers will take the stage to perform hits from the 1980s, 1990s and […]