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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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Wayans To Star In Pryor Biopic

8th October 2009

Comedian MARLON WAYANS is set to play legendary funnyman RICHARD PRYOR in a new biopic.A string of Hollywood heavyweights are lining up behind the project, which will be directed by Dreamgirls' Bill Condon and produced...

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Pryor's Children Sue Trustee

25th September 2009

RICHARD PRYOR's two children are suing the protector of the late comedian's trust over allegations money was hidden from them.Steven and Kelsey Pryor maintain they were unaware of the trust the actor created for them...

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The Things They Say 11483

3rd March 2009

"When I was eight, I fancied myself a combination of ELVIS, CHUCK NORRIS and RICHARD PRYOR. I'm not kidding." Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE JOHNSON on his entertaining visions for himself as a child....

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Murphy To Portray Pryor In Biopic

28th February 2009

Comedian EDDIE MURPHY has landed his dream role - portraying late, great funnyman RICHARD PRYOR in a new biopic. The Beverly Hills Cop actor has reportedly signed up to star in Richard Pryor: Is It Something...

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Harvey: 'Pryor Was Mac's Inspiration'

13th August 2008

Late star BERNIE MAC aspired to be as popular as actor RICHARD PRYOR, according to comedian STEVE HARVEY. The funnyman - real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough - died on Saturday (09Aug08) after losing his battle...

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Cook Beats Stand-up Record

4th January 2008

Stand-up comedian Dane Cook has broken the record for the longest set at Hollywood's legendary Laugh Factory club with a seven-hour performance.Cook and Dave Chappelle have been engaged in a lengthy rivalry to hold the...

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Sixx Recalls 'Blasted' Mother Partying With Pryor

20th August 2007

MOTLEY CRUE rocker NIKKI SIXX has vivid childhood memories of his mother leaving him to look after his younger sister for a couple of days - before returning in a "blasted" state with comedian RICHARD...

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Pryor's Daughter Fights To Annul Marriage

17th July 2007

Late comedian RICHARD PRYOR's daughter is attempting to annul her father's marriage to her stepmother. ELIZABETH PRYOR has filed paperwork in Los Angeles, claiming her father's marriage to Jennifer Lee Pryor should be annulled due...

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Tucker: 'Pryor Approval Meant I'd Made It'

11th July 2007

CHRIS TUCKER knew he'd made it as a comedian when legendary funnyman RICHARD PRYOR praised his stand-up routine. The Rush Hour actor was left dazzled by the compliment from his hero, who was suffering from...

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Labelle Stunned By Pryor's Generosity

30th May 2007

PATTI LABELLE had to call her husband from the road when touring partner RICHARD PRYOR bought her a car and a home sauna as gift package - because she didn't want her man to think...

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Pryor Widow Settles Lawsuit

26th April 2007

RICHARD PRYOR's widow Jennifer has reached a settlement with Universal Music Group after she sued the label for selling 11 of his comedy recordings without permission. The legendary funnyman filed suit against UMG in 2005...

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My Chemical Romance, Timberlake + Gnarls Triumph In Blender Poll

15th January 2007

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and GNARLS BARKLEY have picked up the leading awards in US men's magazine Blender's 2006 Readers' Poll. My Chemical Romance's THE BLACK PARADE was named the year's best album, ahead...

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Pryor Biopic Gets Re-write

15th December 2006

The biopic of late comedian RICHARD PRYOR is back on track after several script rewrites delayed the movie's production. Actor/comedian MIKE EPPS, who is slated to play Pryor in the new movie, says problems had...

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Pryor's Kids Fight Widow Over Last Will And Testament

27th October 2006

Comedian RICHARD PRYOR's children are ganging up on his widow JENNIFER in a bid to get what they think is rightfully theirs. The family has been feuding for years but the spat spiralled out of...

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Nelson Campaigns Against Horse Culls

23rd August 2006

Country star WILLIE NELSON is lending his support to a proposed new bill outlawing horse slaughter. The Texan singer joins actress BO DEREK and RICHARD PRYOR's widow JENNIFER to voice his outrage of the practise,...

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Pryor's Daughter Accuses Wife Of Abuse

13th May 2006

The daughter of late comic RICHARD PRYOR has hit out at her father's widow JENNIFER LEE, accusing her of mentally abusing the funnyman. ELIZABETH PRYOR claims Lee alienated Pryor, ensuring he was kept apart from...

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Pryor Ceramics On Auction

16th March 2006

A ceramic bowl painted by late comic RICHARD PRYOR is for sale on auction website eBay to benefit an animal welfare agency. The actor-comedian had sent the bowl - which displayed a self-portrait with the...

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The Things They Say 1317

15th February 2006

"You know those evolution charts of man? He was the dude walking upright." Funnyman DAVE CHAPPELLE on his late hero RICHARD PRYOR....

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Pryor Award Goes To Elephant Rights Activist

20th January 2006

Late comic RICHARD PRYOR has been honoured for his animal rights campaigning with an award in his name, by the People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA). The STIR CRAZY funnyman died of...

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Bowie And Cream Honoured For Lifetime Achievement

10th January 2006

Rock legends DAVID BOWIE and the ERIC CLAPTON-fronted CREAM are to be honoured for their contributions to music with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys next month (FEB06). The HEROES star and the...

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Pryor Set For Posthumous Honour

19th December 2005

Late comedian RICHARD PRYOR is set to be honoured by the Los Angeles City Council. On 10 December (05), Pryor died of a heart attack, leaving his fans and the comedy world stunned....

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Stars Say Goodbye To Pryor

19th December 2005

RICHARD PRYOR's famous friends DIANA ROSS, PAULY SHORE, GEORGE LOPEZ and MONIQUE IMES-JACKSON paid their respects to the late comedian at his funeral on Saturday (17DEC05). Pop legend Ross, who appeared alongside Pryor in...

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Pryor's Wife Pays Tribute

14th December 2005

RICHARD PRYOR's widow JENNIFER LEE PRYOR has paid tribute to her late husband, admitting he could be "an angel and a demon". The comedian died of a heart attack on Saturday (10DEC05) after years...

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Pryor's Widow Plans Huge Benefit

13th December 2005

RICHARD PRYOR's widow JENNIFER has announced plans to hold a huge benefit memorial for the late comedian next month (JAN06). The legendary funnyman died of a heart attack on Saturday (10DEC05), nine days after...

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