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Los Angeles Haven To Famous Comedians Up For Sale

Cresthill, the three-storey, four-bedroom, Spanish-style pad, located just off Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, has been listed for $3.3 million (GBP2.6 million). The legendary house was owned by Mitzy Shore, the "den mother" to...

Lee Daniels Back On Board For Richard Pryor Biopic

Lee Daniels is back on board for the Richard Pryor biopic.The 56-year-old filmmaker previously had to step down from the directorial chair after he was unable to fit the movie into his hectic shooting schedule,...

Jay Z Developing Richard Pryor Film With Lee Daniels

Jay Z will produce the film, which Daniels will direct. It's the first project to be announced after Jay Z signed a two-year film and TV deal with The Weinstein Company last...

Lee Daniels Departs Richard Pryor Biopic

The Empire co-creator and showrunner has been linked to direct the movie since 2014. However, he has since parted ways with studio bosses at The Weinstein Company, according to Deadline. The site...

Tracy Morgan: 'I Felt Funnier After My Accident'

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...

Mike Epps 'Scared' To Play Richard Pryor

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...

Tracy Morgan Up For Redd Foxx Role In Richard Pryor Biopic

The comedian, who is making his comeback following a near-death traffic accident last year (Jun14), is close to signing on to play Foxx and he's making it clear he wants the part....

Richard Pryor Set For Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame Induction

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....

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

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....

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...

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