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Richard Pryor's Son Takes Aim At Lee Daniels' Movie

22nd July 2014

Richard Pryor's son has threatened legal action in a bid to block production on Lee Daniels' new movie about the famous funnyman.Lawyers representing Richard Pryor, Jr. have sent a cease and desist letter to the...

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Richard Pryor's Son Backs Nick Cannon For Biopic

12th July 2014

Richard Pryor's son has given Nick Cannon his blessing to play his father in a new biopic.Cannon has made several strong hints that he will portray the iconic comedian in the movie, but no official...

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Richard Pryor's Children Unhappy With Nick Cannon Casting

3rd July 2014

Two of Richard Pryor's children are against Nick Cannon portraying the late comedian in an upcoming biopic.Cannon sparked speculation he will play the late comedy icon by dropping hints in a series of snaps on...

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Nick Cannon Hints At Richard Pryor Role

1st July 2014

Nick Cannon has sparked rumours he is to portray comedy icon Richard Pryor in a new project after dropping a number of hints on Instagram.com.The rapper/actor shared a picture of Pryor online on Friday (27Jun14)...

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Richard Pryor's Grandson Facing Domestic Violence Allegations

2nd April 2014

Legendary comedian Richard Pryor's grandson is facing charges of domestic violence following an alleged bust-up with his ex-girlfriend.Randise Pryor, the 23-year-old son of Richard Pryor, Jr. and his ex-wife Diane, stands accused of lashing out...

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Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

13th January 2014

Lee Daniels is in talks to direct a Richard Pryor biopic.The filmmaker is looking to once again join forces with The Weinstein Company after the success of his 2013 hit 'The Butler', with the production...

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Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

10th January 2014

The Butler director Lee Daniels is in talks to bring a long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic to fruition on the big screen.Michael B. Jordan, Damon Wayans and Eddie Murphy are all currently in the running to...

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Richard Pryor Smoked On His Deathbed

14th June 2013

Legendary comic Richard Pryor defied doctors' advice to smoke in his final days and continued to puff away even on his deathbed, according to his close pal Gene Wilder.The funnyman, who struggled with substance abuse...

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Forest Whitaker Taking Charge Of Richard Pryor Biopic

28th March 2013

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has taken over a longrunning effort to bring the life of legendary comedian Richard Pryor to the big screen.The Last King of Scotland star has teamed up with the funnyman's widow,...

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Should Katt Williams Retire From Stand-up Comedy?

By Michael West | 5th December 2012

Katt Williams says he's drawing the curtain on his stand-up comedy career after his recent problems with the law that culminated in his latest arrest on Monday (December 3, 2012). Williams - whose comedic style...

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Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

By Hayley Avron | 22nd November 2012

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

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The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

By Lorna Greville  | 21st November 2012

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

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Mel Brooks Begged Richard Pryor For 'N' Word Blessing

16th November 2012

Comedy legend Mel Brooks had to call on Richard Pryor's help while making cult movie Blazing Saddles - because there were so many jokes surrounding the 'N' word.The moviemaker admits he was so worried about...

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Richard Pryor's Widow Gave Mike Epps Go Ahead For Biopic

18th October 2012

Funnyman Mike Epps got in touch with Richard Pryor's widow to ask her permission to play the late comedian in a new Nina Simone biopic.Epps is due to portray the See No Evil, Hear No...

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Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Simone Biopic

16th October 2012

Funnyman Mike Epps has landed the coveted role of tragic comedian Richard Pryor in a new Nina Simone biopic.Pryor toured with the jazz and blues great in the 1960s. Avatar star Zoe Saldana will...

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Isaiah Washington's Richard Pryor Play Scrapped

14th September 2012

Isaiah Washington's new play based on the life of late comedian Richard Pryor has been shelved due to financial problems.Unspeakable, a biographical show about the famed funnyman, was due to launch at the Royal George...

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Jack Osbourne: Not The Only Star To Suffer From Multiple Sclerosis

18th June 2012

Jack Osbourne, 26, the son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after losing 60 per cent of the sight in one eye. The television star revealed the news to Hello magazine,...

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Van Halen Reunite In Cramped New York Basement Club

6th January 2012

Seminal rock band Van Halen played a cramped basement club in Greenwich Village on Thursday (January 5, 2012), leaving hundreds of fans huddled around the venue's back door listening out for their biggest hits, according...

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Will Ferrell Wins The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

24th October 2011

Will Ferrell has been honoured for his comedic ability, winning the annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humour, recognised as the most prestigious American comedy award since its inception back in 1998.The winner of that...

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Eddie Murphy Confirmed As Oscar Host

7th September 2011

Eddie Murphy has been confirmed as the host of the 84th annual ACADEMY-awards which will take place in February 2012.The veteran comedian will host the ceremony alone following unpopular shows hosted by James Franco and...

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Will Ferrell To Receive Comedy Honour

12th May 2011

Will Ferrell is to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.The 'Zoolander' star feels "honoured" to have been chosen by the Kennedy Center to scoop the coveted accolade, and is already making plans ahead...

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Fascinating Fact 11353

28th April 2011

Rapper/actor Ludacris is distant cousins with late comedian Richard Pryor.

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Wayans Taking Pryor Role Seriously On Comedy Circuit

11th February 2011

MARLON WAYANS is having a laugh as he prepares to play comedy legend RICHARD PRYOR in a new biopic - he has been working America's stand-up circuit to hone his comic talents.The actor admits he...

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Grier Taught Pryor To Read

4th February 2011

Seventies movie sex symbol PAM GRIER has revealed one of late comic RICHARD PRYOR's secrets in her new tell-all book - the comedian couldn't read.The movie star claims she taught Pryor to read, while she...

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Grier & Pryor Split Over Condom Request

4th February 2011

Seventies pin-up PAM GRIER and comedian RICHARD PRYOR's doomed 18-month romance ended when he took issue with her requests for him to wear a condom during sex.The actress' doctor told her that cocaine-user Pryor's sperm...

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Tina Fey To Be Youngest Ever Comedy Award Winner

30th September 2010

TINA FEY, the creator and star of hit US show '30 Rock', is set to become the youngest ever recipient of the Kennedy Centre's annual 'Mark Twain Prize' for American humour, reports the Los Angeles...

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Russell Brand's Greek Test

1st June 2010

Russell Brand is testing audience reaction to 'Get Him to the Greek' before becoming a movie star.The British comedian - who plays the role of rock star Aldous Snow for the second time in the...

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Tarantino Set For Friars Club 'Roast'

25th May 2010

QUENTIN TARANTINO is set to follow in the footsteps of stars including CHEVY CHASE, RICHARD PRYOR and BRUCE WILLIS with an induction into New York's legendary Friars Club.The Pulp Fiction director will be the focus...

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Wayans' Fears Over Pryor Role

22nd February 2010

MARLON WAYANS is convinced his entire career hangs on his upcoming portrayal of legendary funnyman RICHARD PRYOR - comparing the challenge to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.The White Chicks star is set to play the late comic...

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Rock's Dog-fighting Comments Cost Him Pryor Role?

22nd October 2009

The animal-loving widow of RICHARD PRYOR banned CHRIS ROCK from portraying the late comedy icon on the big screen after he made a joke about dog fighting, according to reports.The Head of State star was...

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