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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...

Eddie Murphy Confirmed As Oscar Host

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...

Will Ferrell To Receive Comedy Honour

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...

Wayans Taking Pryor Role Seriously On Comedy Circuit

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...

Grier Taught Pryor To Read

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...

Grier & Pryor Split Over Condom Request

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...

Tina Fey To Be Youngest Ever Comedy Award Winner

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...

Russell Brand's Greek Test

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...

Tarantino Set For Friars Club 'Roast'

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...

Wayans' Fears Over Pryor Role

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...

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

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...

Wayans To Star In Pryor Biopic

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...

Pryor's Children Sue Trustee

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...

Murphy To Portray Pryor In Biopic

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...

Harvey: 'Pryor Was Mac's Inspiration'

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...

Cook Beats Stand-up Record

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

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...

Pryor's Daughter Fights To Annul Marriage

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...

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

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...

Labelle Stunned By Pryor's Generosity

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...

Pryor Widow Settles Lawsuit

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...

My Chemical Romance, Timberlake + Gnarls Triumph In Blender Poll

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...

Pryor Biopic Gets Re-write

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...

Pryor's Kids Fight Widow Over Last Will And Testament

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...

Nelson Campaigns Against Horse Culls

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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