Quote: "We’re loving it. She's saying, 'Daddy'. She's really good. She's six months." Eddie Murphy's girlfriend Paige Butler insists the couple's baby, Izzy, is already speaking.
Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Jay Z and Beyonce drew inspiration from Eddie Murphy's classic comedy Coming to America for their Halloween costumes after dressing up as King Akeem Joffer and Queen Aoleon for a party in New York City on Saturday (31Oct15). Beyonce previously stunned as Storm from X-Men at Ciara's costume party to celebrate her 30th birthday last week (24Oct15).
Quote: "It's a lot like going back to your own high school. Everything kinda seems really tiny. I haven't been back here in 32 years." Comedian Eddie Murphy on returning to U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live for its 40th anniversary special on Sunday night (15Feb15). The funnyman's four-season stint on the series initially helped to make him a star.
Fact: Eddie Murphy has topped a new list to find the highest-earning Saturday Night Live stars at the North American box office. The Dreamgirls star has grossed $5.79 billion at the box office thanks to his 38 films, according to Businessweek.com - over a billion more than second placed Dan Aykroyd.
Quote: "I would love to see Joe Jackson on Dancing With the Stars; that would be classic television... That would be classic. Joe, please do this." Eddie Murphy would love to see the Jackson family patriarch on the hit U.S. reality competition, which happens to be his mum's favourite show.
Fact: Eddie Murphy went public with his new girlfriend at a pre-Bet Awards bash in New York on Sunday night (01Jul12). The actor and radio DJ Rocsi Diaz showed off their romance on the red carpet. Diaz has previously been linked to singer Bruno Mars.
Quote: "The most ridiculous one was Eddie Murphy chocolate. Eddie Murphy chocolate drink!" Comedian Eddie Murphy was bombarded with bizarre product endorsements at the height of his fame.
Quote: "I don't have any plan to but every now and then a curse may slip out." Eddie Murphy suggests the censors might want to keep their fingers on the delay button at the Oscars next year (12) when he hosts.
Quote: "Raphael Saadiq is a friend, and there's this track that he liked and wanted to record, and it just felt weird. It's my track! If he had a hit record with it and told people, 'Eddie Murphy wrote that,' they'd say, 'Get the f**k out of here'." Eddie Murphy on his hitmaking skills.
Quote: "We were cool. I would think he would like me to play him." Eddie Murphy on portraying one-time comedy rival Richard Pryor in a biopic.
Quote: "There's really no blueprint, but I'm trying to do some edgy stuff. And I only want to do what I really want to do, otherwise I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day. I always tell people now that I'm a semi-retired gentleman of leisure, and occasionally I'll go do some work to break the boredom up." Eddie Murphy no longer has to work to pay the bills.
Fact: Comedian Eddie Murphy has treated himself to a brand new luxury car. The host of the 2012 Academy Awards has purchased a $200,000 (£125,000) Mercedes-Benz Sls Amg. Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner recently bought a similar model
Fact: Comedian Eddie Murphy is director Brett Ratner's top choice to host the 2012 Academy Awards. According to Deadline.com, the Shrek star will meet with ceremony producer Ratner and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences officials on Tuesday (06Sep11) to discuss the opportunity.
Fact: Eddie Murphy's 21-year-old daughter BRIA has been signed as beauty brand Dark & Lovely's new global ambassador.
Fact: Eddie Murphy's eldest daughter BRIA made her runway debut on Sunday night (12Sep10), strutting down the catwalk at designer EDWING D'ANGELO's fashion show at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. Bria, 20, is the actor's daughter with ex-wife NICOLE MITCHELL.
Quote: "I'm so sad because I wish they would make Shreks until people just threw up... I would do it forever." Eddie Murphy is upset the Shrek film franchise is over.
Quote: "I have a funny girl fetish. When women are funny, that's sexy to me... When I was a kid, I used to watch Lucy with a boner. I was like, 'Yeah, I love Lucy too.'" Eddie Murphy has always been turned on by funny women, like Lucille Ball.
Quote: "Wayne Newton and I were born on the same day, April 3rd. He's my cosmic twin." Comedian Eddie Murphy shares his birthday with the veteran entertainer.
Quote: "I had a band in high school. The name of the band was EMMK... We were horrendous! So I started doing comedy." Funnyman Eddie Murphy on his early music dreams.
Quote: "I'm a complete technophobe. I don't do computers, none of that. I have a cell phone. I can text and receive peep pictures! I'm computer illiterate. I know on/off, up/down, hot/cold." Comedian Eddie Murphy is not a fan of modern technology.
Quote: "(Movie mogul) Jeffrey (Katzenberg) had offered me Who Framed Roger Rabbit years ago. It sounded weird to me, and I passed on it. To this day, when I see the movie I feel like a f**king idiot." Eddie Murphy regrets passing on the chance to be a part of cult animated movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Quote: "I try, it's rough out there. It's different when you're older, in your 40s. You don't meet chicks at the disco like I used to." Bachelor Eddie Murphy is struggling to find love.
Quote: "James Brown told me to bury my money in the woods. I guess he was having tax troubles at the time and I was 22, 23. He said, 'Bury your money in the woods!' I said, 'But can't the feds take your land?' And he said, 'But they won't know where the money is!'" Comedian Eddie Murphy received some strange financial advice from the late soul icon.
Quote: "I know I can get an honest critique from my kids. They're actually really indifferent to my movies." Actor/comedian Eddie Murphy trusts his eight kids to give him honest feedback.
Fact: Eddie Murphy's ex-wife NICOLE has designed her own range of jewellery, titled Friendship Love & Peace. She follows in the footsteps of fellow celebrity jewellery designers like Nicole Richie, Angelina Jolie and Alicia Keys.
Quote: "They're cool. They'll give each other a hug when they see each other." Eddie Murphy's ex-wife NICOLE insists the actor and her new fiance, former American footballer Michael Strahan, get on well.
Fact: Movie funnyman Eddie Murphy has signed up to make a surprise cameo on the season finale of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. Muphy won't judge, but will sit next to host Tyra Banks when the finalists take to the runway for the last time in the current series when the show airs in the U.S. on 18 November (09).
Quote: "For me to get married again, someone's gonna have to be really exceptional... a Michelle Obama type, but she's taken. Barack had better act right." Eddie Murphy on his ideal woman.
Fact: Tuesday night's (10Jun08) basketball showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles brought the stars out - Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy, courtside regulars Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg and Sylvester Stallone were all spotted in the crowd at the Staples Center.
Fact: Bruce Willis' Die Hard character JOHN MCCLANE has been voted top film cop of all time by online DVD rental service Lovefilm, beating Clint Eastwood'S HARRY CALLAHAN in Dirty Harry and Eddie Murphy's AXEL FOLEY in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.
Fact: Eddie Murphy celebrated his 50th birthday at The Bank at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Friday night (11Apr08).
Quote: "When I knew him, he was a great guy, and I don't know him anymore. So, that's that." SPICE GIRL Melanie Brown muses on her troubled relationship with Eddie Murphy, the father of her baby daughter IRIS.
Fact: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas have lent their voices to their Shrek characters for a TV Christmas spin-off, SHREK THE HALLS, set to air in the U.S. on 28 November (07).
Fact: It seems there's baby fever in SPICE GIRL MELANIE BROWN's family - her younger sister, actress DANIELLE BROWN is pregnant with her first child. Scary Spice gave birth to Eddie Murphy's daughter IRIS ANGEL earlier this year (07).
Quote: "I called his assistant to let her know I was going into labour... And still nothing; not even a hello to the baby, not even a (diaper) or flowers." Melanie Brown is furious her ex Eddie Murphy snubbed the birth of their baby daughter Angel in April (07).
Quote: "I couldn't do what Eddie Murphy does - putting on a fat suit and playing three different roles in the same movie... I'd just be bitching the whole time... How do you go to work every day?" Comedian/actor Denis Leary doesn't have the same work ethic as Eddie Murphy.
Quote: "I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm 50 and then I'll go and do something else. I'm gonna be a professional gentleman of leisure." Eddie Murphy on plans for his future.
Fact: Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas have recorded a cover of Sly + The Family Stone's Thank You (FalettinmeBeMiceElfAgain) for the soundtrack to upcoming sequel. The odd couple duet as their animated characters Donkey and Puss In Boots.
Quote: "I always remember Joe Strummer once said to me, 'I'll stop making movies when Eddie Murphy stop making records!' So I took the hint." Actor and music aficionado Matt Dillon has never been tempted to form his own band.
Quote: "(On the) first day of filming, Eddie walked on the set as an Asian guy and nobody knew it was Eddie." Cuba Gooding JR was stunned by his NORBIT co-star Eddie Murphy's makeover as old Asian MR WONG.
Quote: "I'm scared of animals. In the two DR DOLITTLE movies that I did there's one scene where I take a duck out of the water and that was the only time I really physically touched something." Eddie Murphy admits he's not an animal lover like his Dr Dolittle character.
Quote: "I'm a very potent man." Eddie Murphy describes his babymaking skills. The funnyman has five kids.
Quote: "It's amazing isn't it? Having a baby with DOCTOR DOOLITTLE! I read the stories but I don't know if it's true. I hope she's cool with it all." Ex-Spice Girl Melanie CHISHOLM is amazed former bandmate Melanie Brown is allegedly pregnant with new beau Eddie Murphy's baby.
Fact: <p>Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, which was turned into a hit Eddie Murphy movie, is now getting the comic book treatment. SLG Publishing will launch their first comic about the ghosts who live at the Haunted Mansion later this month (OCT05). </p>