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Leslie Jones and Kiki Layne have joined the cast of Coming 2 America.  The “Saturday Night Live” star and the If Beale Street Could Talk actress, are the latest to join actor Eddie Murphy in the sequel to 1988’s Coming to America. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Layne will play the daughter of Murphy’s character…

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Eddie Murphy is set to land $70 million for a Netflix comedy special. The Nutty Professor actor recently admitted he is keen to return to stand-up comedy and sources told TMZ he’s in talks with the streaming service to record an unspecified number of specials for them. A $70 million is on offer, dwarfing the…

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After nearly three decades, Coming to America is getting the sequel treatment. According to Variety, Paramount Pictures is moving forward with a follow-up to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy with Jonathan Levine on board to direct from a script by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris. Levine, whose film credits include Snatched, The Night Before, 50/50, and…

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2016 has certainly been the year of amazing weddings. From the beautiful #DuncanForever surprise nuptials to Ray J and Princess’ televised jaw-dropping L.A. wedding, resulting in hope for Black love after all, we love the creativity couples are display in jumping the broom. Rolling out spoke with Adebayo Osunsan (accountant) and Dominique Pruett (hairstylist), who…

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Big birthday shout out to Dej Loaf! On Friday, April 8, the “Back Up” rapper hosted a Coming to America themed birthday bash, complete with a golden throne, rose petals showered on guests as they arrived, delectable eats, drinks, a beautiful white tiger, and exotic python snake and performances by fellow rappers Yoyo and Young Thug.…

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Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America, one of the most iconic, funniest and beloved motion pictures in black American history, just celebrated it’s 25th birthday late last month. Many believe that this romantic comedy represents Murphy’s greatest theatrical triumph even though Beverly Hills Cop was a greater box-office generator and his James “Thunder” Early from Dreamgirls earned him…

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Yes, Beverly Hills Cop was Eddie Murphy’s highest-grossing movie. And his dramatic portrayal of drug-addled singer James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls was his most critically-acclaimed role, by far, earning a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But it was the immortal classic Coming to America, the story of an insanely rich African prince…

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Let’s face it, the Academy Awards have a history of ignoring black films and black actors who turned in noteworthy performances. Spike Lee’s Malcom X, Do The Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boys N The Hood all deserved Oscar Awards, but were snubbed. But  while yearly awards can provide insight on how a project faired…

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Two people owned the ’80’s in entertainment: One is obviously the King of Pop, the late Michael Jackson. The other is Edward Regan Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y. Eddie Murphy is, irrefutably, one of the greatest box-office attractions in the history of the motion picture industry.  His meteoric rise from being a young teen comedian in…

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Denzel Washington and Will Smith could soon create cinematic magic together. According to reports, the two are set to remake Uptown Saturday Night. Filmed in 1974, the original film featured Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby as friends who search for a winning lottery ticket after being robbed at a nightclub. Smith bought the rights to…

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