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11/06/2012

Eddie Murphy walked the red carpet at the taping of his Spike TV tribute event "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" holding hands with his reported girlfriend Paige Butcher.

The 51-year-old comedian has reportedly been dating the 33-year-old Australian model and the two were first spotted together in September while dining in Los Angeles, according to Extra. Murphy was last linked to Tracey Edmonds, former wife of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

08/31/2012
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Eddie Murphy appears in a promotional photo for the 1987 movie Beverly Hills Cop II. - Provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures / Eddie Murphy Productions

Eddie Murphy's "Beverly Hills Cop" TV project has been picked up, reports say.

The 51-year-old actor had recently pitched networks an idea for a show seen as a sequel and spin-off of the three hit films in the franchise, which were released between 1984 and 1994 and featured him as wise-cracking Detroit detective Axel Foley. CBS recently ordered a pilot for the project, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline said on September 4.

08/31/2012
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Eddie Murphy appears in a promotional photo for the 1987 movie Beverly Hills Cop II. - Provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures / Eddie Murphy Productions

Is Eddie Murphy bringing back "Beverly Hills Cop" and returning to television?

The 51-year-old actor is hoping to reprise his role of the Detroit detective Axel Foley in a television adaptation of the action-comedy film franchise, according to Deadline. He and Shawn Ryan, creator of the show "The Shield, have already pitched the project to major networks such as ABC and FOX and want to serve as executive producers, the website said.

03/30/2012
Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger appear in a still from the 1988 film Twins. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures

A "Twins" sequel entitled "Triplets" is in the works and will reportedly star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy.

Schwarzenegger and DeVito to reprise their roles as experimentally conceived twin brothers Julius and Vincent from the 1988 comedy "Twins." Murphy will star as their newly-discovered brother, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

03/09/2012
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Eddie Murphy appears in a generic interview about his 2012 film, A Thousand Words. - Provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Eddie Murphy took on a new challenge for his role in "A Thousand Words," as his character was forced to choose his words wisely and the actor had to depend on physical comedy for much of the film.

"A Thousand Words" follows the literary agent Jack McCall, who after exaggerating the terms of a book deal with a spiritual guru, finds himself strangely linked to a Bodhi tree on his property. It has 1,000 leaves and one falls every time McCall utters a word. He is doomed to die if the tree is stripped bare and must learn to communicate without speaking in order to survive.

03/08/2012
Eddie Murphy appears in a generic interview about his 2012 film, A Thousand Words. - Provided courtesy of none / Paramount Pictures Eddie Murphy talks about the story behind 'A Thousand Words,' which hits theaters on March 9, 2012.
03/08/2012
Eddie Murphy appears in a still from A Thousand Words. - Provided courtesy of none / DW Studios LLC Eddie Murphy and Clark Duke star in 'A Thousand Words,' which is slated for release on March 9, 2012.
02/03/2012
Eddie Murphy appears in a scene from the 2011 film, Tower Heist. - Provided courtesy of Universal Studios / David Lee

Eddie Murphy did not die despite what a celebrity death hoax generator website claimed on February 3.

The 50-year-old actor and comedian was the victim of a death hoax by a fake report featured on a site called Global Associated News which claimed he died after a snowboarding accident in Zermatt, Switzerland.

11/09/2011
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Eddie Murphy appears in a scene from the film, Meet Dave. - Provided courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Eddie Murphy has stepped down from his role as the host of the 84th annual Academy Awards, according to a statement from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released on Wednesday, November 9.

The news comes a day after director Brett Ratner exited the role as the producer for the award ceremony after stirring controversy for using a gay slur during a recent screening of his film 'Tower Heist' and discussing his sex life in media interviews.

11/04/2011
Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a press junket for Tower Heist. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Eddie Murphy says a scene in his new comedy film "Tower Heist," which sees him being seduced by Gabourey Sidibe, had to be edited due to its sexual content.

"We had to cut it down because the other footage got pretty racy," Murphy told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "Some of its borderline X-rated."

11/04/2011
Gabourey Sidibe and Casey Affleck talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a press junket for Tower Heist. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Gabourey Sidibe and Casey Affleck might be big stars, but they could relate to their "Tower Heist" character's thieving pursuits.

"I remember, it's a terrible story, I went on a class trip to the Empire State Building," Sidibe told OnTheRedCarpet.com at a press junket for the film. "I was in junior high and all of the kids were stealing things from the souvenir shop cause there were so many people in there that you just couldn't do anything [to stop it]. And I kind of wanted to fit in, remember I was like 12, and I stole a Statue of Liberty keychain. And then I lost it on the way home, 'cause that's karma."

11/03/2011
Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a press junket for Tower Heist. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com about 'Tower Heist,' which hits theaters on November 4.
11/03/2011
Tea Leoni and Alan Alda talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a press junkett for Tower Heist. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Tea Leoni and Alan Alda talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com about 'Tower Heist,' which hits theaters on November 4.
11/03/2011
Gabourey Sidibe and Casey Affleck talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a press junket for Tower Heist. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Gabourey Sidibe and Casey Affleck talk about their past crimes and 'Tower Heist.'
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