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Spike Lee’s heralded film career will be honored by The American Cinematheque on Jan. 14 through a virtual ceremony. Lee will receive the 34th American Cinematheque Award for his acclaimed works throughout his 30-plus year career. Some of his masterpieces like Malcom X, School Daze and Jungle Fever will have homage paid to them during…

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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…

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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…

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The long-anticipated sequel to the all-time classic Coming to America will no longer be shown in theaters. Due to the resurgence of the pandemic, many national theater chains are either contemplating shutting down again or studios are postponing release dates indefinitely, leaving many major films in limbo. Consequently, some movie studios have decided to sell…

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Eddie Murphy will join Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart and other celebrities for a special charity comedy show during the lockdown. The 59-year-old star — who announced his return to stand-up last year — has been confirmed for Byron Allen’s “Feeding America Comedy Festival” livestream alongside the likes of Chris Rock, Tiffany Haddish and Howie Mandel,…

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Eddie Murphy urged actors to “never play a spaceship” at the Critics’ Choice Awards. The 58-year-old star was presented with the Lifetime Achievement prize at the prestigious ceremony at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday night Jan. 13, 2020, and he referenced his role in the 2008 comedy flop Meet Dave during his acceptance speech. Addressing…

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The 2020 Golden Globes, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.  This year’s awards ceremony got off to a rocky start in terms of diversity. The show caught flack because no female directors were nominated. Many believed that Ava DuVuernay should have…

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Eddie Murphy “feels like an idiot” every time he sees Who Framed Roger Rabbit — after turning the film down. The 58-year-old star rejected the chance to appear in the 1988 live-action, animated comedy movie — which featured Bob Hoskins as private detective Eddie Valiant who was tasked with exonerating cartoon character Roger Rabbit after…

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Eddie Murphy, Beyoncé and Cynthia Erivo scored nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their selections for the best TV and film productions and performances on Monday, Dec. 9. Netflix continued to dominate the award landscape with 17 total nominations followed by HBO with 15 and Hulu with 5. Dolemite…

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Author Robyn Crawford set popular culture on fire with her inflammatory memoir A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston.  But Crawford not only opened eyes with her account of her alleged lesbian affair with the late, legendary singer Whitney Houston. Crawford also detailed how Houston’s former alleged boyfriend, the equally legendary Eddie Murphy,…

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