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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Pryor: I Owe It All To Lenny Bruce

Comedic actor RICHARD PRYOR owes his success to underground stand-up hero LENNY BRUCE - because listening to the funnyman "changed his life". The BREWSTER'S MILLIONS star, 63, forged a Hollywood career after a successful...

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