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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...

12th May 2011

Fascinating Fact 11353

Rapper/actor Ludacris is distant cousins with late comedian Richard Pryor.

28th April 2011

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...

11th February 2011

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...

4th February 2011

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...

4th February 2011

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...

30th September 2010

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...

1st June 2010

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...

25th May 2010

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...

22nd February 2010

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...

22nd October 2009

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...

8th October 2009

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...

25th September 2009

The Things They Say 11483

"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....

3rd March 2009

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...

28th February 2009

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...

13th August 2008

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...

4th January 2008

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...

20th August 2007

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...

17th July 2007

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...

11th July 2007

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...

30th May 2007

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...

26th April 2007

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...

15th January 2007

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...

15th December 2006

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...

27th October 2006

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,...

23rd August 2006

Pryor's Daughter Accuses Wife Of Abuse

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...

13th May 2006

Pryor Ceramics On Auction

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...

16th March 2006

The Things They Say 1317

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

15th February 2006

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