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Ghost Of Richard Pryor Stuns Daughter During Theatre Show

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...

Eddie Murphy To Receive Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

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...

Eddie Murphy To Receive Top Kennedy Center Honour

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Richard Pryor's Widow Attacks Bill Cosby

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...

Richard Pryor's Widow Sues Over T-shirts

Richard Pryor's widow is suing a T-shirt company for allegedly printing pictures of the funnyman on merchandise without permission.Jennifer Lee Pryor has filed a lawsuit accusing bosses at Fret Shirt of illegally using her husband's...

Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Biopic

Mike Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor in a forthcoming biopic of the US comedian.The news has been confirmed on Twitter by Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels, who posted a picture of himself with Epps -...

Oprah Winfrey Cast As Richard Pryor's Grandmother In Biopic

Tv titan/actress Oprah Winfrey has been tapped to play Richard Pryor's grandmother in the upcoming biopic of the legendary comedian.The Color Purple star is reteaming with filmmaker Lee Daniels in the big screen version of...

Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic

Oprah Winfrey has confirmed her involvement in an upcoming biopic of the late American actor and comedian Richard Pryor. The 60-year-old added a photograph to her Instagram account in which she posed alongside Lee Daniels...

Mike Epps Confirmed To Play Richard Pryor

Actor and funnyman Mike Epps has been confirmed as the lead in director Lee Daniels' upcoming Richard Pryor biopic.Rapper/actor Nick Cannon was previously linked to the title role, but on Sunday (24Aug14) moviemaker Daniels posted...

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

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...

Richard Pryor's Son Backs Nick Cannon For Biopic

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...

Richard Pryor's Children Unhappy With Nick Cannon Casting

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...

Nick Cannon Hints At Richard Pryor Role

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)...

Richard Pryor's Grandson Facing Domestic Violence Allegations

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...

Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

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...

Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

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...

Richard Pryor Smoked On His Deathbed

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...

Forest Whitaker Taking Charge Of Richard Pryor Biopic

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,...

Should Katt Williams Retire From Stand-up Comedy?

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Mel Brooks Begged Richard Pryor For 'N' Word Blessing

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...

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

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...

Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Simone Biopic

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...

Isaiah Washington's Richard Pryor Play Scrapped

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...

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

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,...

Van Halen Reunite In Cramped New York Basement Club

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...

Will Ferrell Wins The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

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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