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Tracy Morgan: 'I Felt Funnier After My Accident'


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The comic actor has opened up about the difficult times following his 2014 accident in an interview with Rolling Stone, and admitted he had considered suicide.

Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury after his limo van was hit by a Walmart truck driver who hadn't slept in 28 hours. Morgan's close friend James "Jimmy MACk" MCNair died in the crash.

While Morgan's path to recovery has not been easy, the 30 Rock star is convinced he returned from the "afterworld bearing gifts" from his comedic inspirations.

Continue reading: Tracy Morgan: 'I Felt Funnier After My Accident'

Mike Epps 'Scared' To Play Richard Pryor


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The star signed on to play Pryor last year (14) in the new biopic, which will also feature Kate Hudson as the late comedian's wife.

"I'm very scared," he tells late night host James Corden. "It's a humble scared because he was the greatest to ever do it and I'm really, really nervous, but I think I'm going to serve Richard Pryor some justice. I'm gonna bring the real to it and I'm just happy and blessed to have the opportunity."

Taraji P. Henson and Eddie Murphy will also appear in the film as Pryor's parents, and Oprah Winfrey will play the funnyman's grandmother.

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Richard Pryor Set For Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame Induction


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The funnyman will be posthumously honoured alongside fellow comedy stars Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx during a special ceremony on 1 October (15), coinciding with the launch of a new comedy club series.

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Oprah Winfrey To Play Brothel Boss In Richard Pryor Biopic - Report


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According to the New York Post, the media queen will portray the brothel madam Marie Carter in director Lee Daniels' new film, in which comic Mike Epps will play the tragic Pryor.

Carter brought the young Pryor up in a whorehouse, where her daughter and the comedian's mother both worked.

Eddie Murphy will portray the funnyman's dad, Leroy 'Buck Carter' Pryor and Kate Hudson is up for the role of Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee.

Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey To Play Brothel Boss In Richard Pryor Biopic - Report

Ghost Of Richard Pryor Stuns Daughter During Theatre Show


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Rain Pryor was recalling her father's violent outbursts during her Fried Chicken and Latkes show at the National Black Theater in New York when she felt his presence and looked up to find him staring at her.

She tells WENN, "I just finished talking about him beating up women, which in the show is hilarious - but of course I don't think that it's hilarious at all - and I look up and my dad was standing there and he was in the suit that he wears in the picture in the backdrop behind me on stage.

"So I look and I start to go on with the show and I had to look back and he still was there! I had that weird moment of I wanted to stop and just talk to him and be like, 'Oh my God, you're here! But you have to go because now I'm flustered'.

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Eddie Murphy To Receive Mark Twain Prize For American Humor


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Eddie Murphy is being honoured for his achievements in comedy by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 54-year-old actor and comedian will receive the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murphy will receive the award on 18th October 2015 at a gala performance at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

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Read More: Eddie Murphy Set To Star In Saturday Night Live Special.

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Eddie Murphy To Receive Top Kennedy Center Honour


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The Beverly Hills Cop star will follow in the footsteps of previous recipients Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, Steve Martin and Billy Crystal when he is presented with the top prize during a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on 18 October (15).

The 54 year old says, "I am deeply honoured to receive this recognition from the Kennedy Center and to join the distinguished list of past recipients of this award."

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded annually to those "who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist".

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Eddie Murphy In Talks To Play Richard Pryor's Dad In Biopic


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Mike Epps has been cast as the late comedy legend, and Murphy is considering a supporting role as Pryor's abusive father, LeRoy, according to U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight.

Kate Hudson has also reportedly signed on to portray Pryor's fourth and seventh wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor, who is one of the film's producers.

Daniels appears to have confirmed Murphy's interest by posting a photo of himself with the funnyman, adding the caption, "Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG."

Eddie Murphy Is Reportedly In Talks To Join The Cast Of Upcoming Richard Pryor Biopic


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Eddie Murphy is said to be in talks to join the cast of the as-yet-untitled Richard Pryor biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film is being produced by the Weinstein Co, with award winning director Lee Daniels behind the camera.

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Murphy is being line up to play the late comedian’s father, LeRoy, a boxer and WWII veteran, whose abusive relationship with his son was the subject of many of Pryor’s routines. Pryor himself will be played by Mike Epps, best known for his role in Next Friday.

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Richard Pryor's Widow Attacks Bill Cosby


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Comic Richard Pryor's widow has broken her silence about her late husband's nemesis Bill Cosby and the sexual assault allegations hanging over him, branding THE COSBY SHOW star a "hypocrite".

Jennifer Lee Pryor has revealed her husband and Cosby were never friends, adding Cosby always thought Pryor "worked dirty" onstage.

During a recent appearance on the Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast, Pryor said, "Richard was dirty on the outside, but he was a good person. He was clean on the inside. Bill hated Richard because he 'worked dirty'. Bill worked clean, so therefore, you know... Bill's just a f**king hypocrite, and dirty on the inside.

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Wendy Williams 50th Birthday Party?

Richard Pryor Jr - Wendy Williams 50th birthday party? with a legendary performance by Chaka Khan at The OUT Hotel - New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014

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