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Saturday Night Live to Hire a Black Female Comedian After a Seven Year Gap

NBC plans to add new member in January to diversify the cast

Who will join the ranks of SNL?

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Will There be a “Coming To America” Sequel?

Would you go to the theaters to watch it?

Can you believe that it has been 25 years since Coming To America hit the…

By Sasha King

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Bria Murphy Says, ‘Lots of Girls Get Addicted to Drugs and Anorexia’

Eddie Murphy's daughter speaks on some of the pitfalls of modeling

Will Eddie Murphy’s daughter have a successful career in modeling?

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CBS Passes on ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Sony Pictures may look to pitch the show to other outlets

If the show makes it to TV, will you tune in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold to Reunite on TV’s ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Axel Foley and Billy Rosewood will make appearances in pilot TV episode of 'Beverly Hills Cop'

What do you think of reviving this show?

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Eddie Murphy is Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actor

Forbes estimated that for every $1 Murphy was paid for his last three films, they returned an average of $2.30 at the box office.

Can he overcome this distinction?

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Coming to America

Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) is the Prince of Zamunda, who decides to travel to Queens, NY to find his queen. This comedy also starred Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and John Amos, with Murphy playing various characters throughout the film. Globally, this film has grossed $288,800,000.

Top 5 Grossing Eddie Murphy Movies of All-Time

Some of your favorites are on this list.

Did you know what his top movies ever were in order of box office sales?…

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Brandon T. Jackson to Star in Beverly Hills Cop TV Series

Eddie Murphy will appear on the show if it gets picked up

Brandon T. Jackson will star as Aaron Foley, the son of Axel Foley, in Beverly…

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10 Facts you Didn’t Know About Eddie Murphy

Did you know this about the comedic legend?

Eddie Murphy was roasted last night on Spike TV by his fellow comedians.

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All-Star Lineup Announced for Eddie Murphy Special

Many celebrities scheduled to appear on Spike TV's Eddie Murphy roast

Many celebrities scheduled to appear on Spike TV’s Eddie Murphy roast

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Black Blogger Month: From Ashy to Classy, The Culture Connoisseur

Intellectual thought provoker Darryl Frierson puts a philosophical spin on an array of topics

As founder of From Ashy to Classy, Darryl Frierson uses his words to entertain and…

By Shydel James

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Americans put a lot of value on job status. There are jobs that are revered for heroism—firefighters, soldiers—and others are heralded as the cornerstone of our society, such as educators. But the jobs that most admire with awe and envy are the “sexy jobs.” Positions that, from the outside looking in, appear to pay a pretty penny to live the life. They’re so appealing in fact that if you pay attention to any TV show or film there’s a good chance that one or all of the main characters have one of these “sexy jobs.” However, the luxurious lives associated with these gigs on screen don’t translate to real life, where oftentimes passion outweighs the paycheck. BlackEnterprise.com took a look at the actual earnings for these “sexy jobs” to see if the pay equaled the prestige. —Chloe Hilliard

7 “Sexy” Jobs You Thought Paid Well But Really Don’t

Not every career path is as luxurious as it looks from the outside looking in

Some jobs look fabulous and high profile but at the end of the day don’t…

By Chloe Hilliard

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This Sunday, February 26, 2012, the 84th annual Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood, gathering together all of the film industry’s biggest names. While Eddie Murphy, who backed out on hosting duties, might be absent, there will be a plethora of African American actors and actresses both as attendees and nominees. Namely, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who both earned nods for their exceptional work in The Help. Given that both women are favored to take home a golden statuette (only time will tell), BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the financial impact of an Oscar win by looking back at the select few African Americans performers who have struck gold on Hollywood’s biggest night. —Darralynn Hutson

The Oscars Decoded: 12 Black Actors Who Won & Their Career Impact

An examination of the dozen African American thespians who excelled in their craft on Hollywood's biggest night

With The Help’s Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer up for Oscars at the 84th Academy…

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

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In the News: Herman Cain May Sue Accusers; Eddie Murphy Rumored to Play DC Mayor Marion Barry in Biopic and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Over the years, in business, politics, entertainment and more, there have been sex scandals---those that come and go and those that take down the person or entity they're filed against. Whether true are not, all are painful to watch, and, one would imagine, painful to endure---especially for the women who choose to "stand by their man" through it all. In light of the recent sex scandals that have rocked the worlds of politicians like Herman Cain (pictured, left, with supporters along the campaign trail) and pastors like Bishop Eddie Long, we rounded up a few of the wives who made the decision through uncomfortable press conferences, embarrassing court cases and shocking announcements to stay and be...The Good Wife.---Elayne Fluker

The Good Wife: 9 Women Who Stood By Their Husbands During Scandals

From politicians to pastors, sex scandals and others have shattered the worlds of many, including the women who stand by their man

Throughout the sex scandal, Herman Cain’s wife Gloria Cain stood by her husband. Here, 8…

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Dwight "Heavy D" Myers 1967 - 2011

WATCH: Heavy D’s Final Interview on Music, Death & A Cultural Odyssey

Exclusive video interview with the rap star a few short months before his sudden death

In his final interview rap legend Heavy D speaks on the business of hip-hop, his…

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In the News: African-American Buying Power Nears $1.1 Trillion; President Obama Hosts an African American Conference and More

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See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Dwight "Heavy D" Myers 1967 - 2011

Heavy D’s Final Words: “Be Inspired!”

A successful rapper, actor and businessman, what set Heavy D apart was his perpetual light

Known as Heavy D, rapper/actor Dwight Myers passed away at the age of 44, leaving…

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Eddie Murphy Bows Out of Hosting the Oscars

The Oscar-nominated comedian decides to walk out on hosting after friend and co-producer Brett Ratner leaves amid controversy

Eddie Murphy decides to walk out on hosting after friend and co-producer Brett Ratner leaves…

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VICTORIA ROWELL: Known for her role as Drucilla Winters on the Emmy award-winning The Young & Restless, Rowell had a childhood filled with many challenges, ultimately leading to her, along with her siblings, being surrendered to Child Services. Rowell was only 16 days old. She grew up in the foster care system, raised for 18 years by a varied network of women who she details in her memoir, The Women Who Raised Me (William Morrow; $26). A staunch advocate of support services, awareness, and rights of foster and adopted children, Rowell is founder of Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan (RFCPP), a program that enriches foster children through art and athletics.

10 Successful Adoptees & Foster Kids Besides Steve Jobs

These notables overcame childhood challenges to blaze trails in their industries

Among Steve Jobs’ many challenges in life was dealing with being abandoned as a child…

By Janell Hazelwood

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EDDIE MURPHY AS "DR. JOHN DOLITTLE" IN DR. DOLITTLE (1998) The central character in a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting (1920–1952), Doctor John Dolittle shuns human patients in favor of animals that he can communicate with in their own languages. Actor Rex Harrison played the lead role in the 1967 film adaptation, but Murphy helped revive the character with his 1998 remake, which grossed over $250 million worldwide and spawned several sequels.

Eddie Murphy Decoded: Road to the Riches & the Oscars

Breaking down the economic influence the Oscars' new host has over Hollywood

Veteran comedian/actor Eddie Murphy was recently tapped to host the 2012 Oscars. The Hollywood veteran…

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It took only 72 days for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage to dissolve. Reportedly costing a million dollars, the financial loss of the split is obvious. Similarly, Jennifer Lopez may have once sang “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” but the singer/actress knows first-hand that a  divorce can cost a pretty penny. After eight months of marrige to backup dancer/choreographer Cris Judd, she called it quits in 2002 and coughed up $14 million to Judd. With the recent announcement of her split from salsa singer Marc Anthony, there’s rampant speculation about who’s going to come out richer. J.Lo, whose estimated net worth is $150 million, easily eclipses her estranged husband who earns a respectable $40 million. If the couple signed a premarital agreement, there should be little worry about who gets what. On the other hand, the dirty laundry from some of the following couples was aired when news of their divorces spread. We’ve taken a look at the figures in 10 expensive celebrity divorces. —Brett Johnson

10 Most Expensive Divorces for Black Celebrities

A look at the most costly divorces of the rich and famous

Divorces and separations are all too common in Hollywood. Here’s a breakdown of some of…

By Brett Johnson

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Before reality TV took over, cable networks like BET, MTV and VH1 (along with an assortment of broadcast programs) used to dedicate hours to airing music videos. Now, there are only a handful of such shows around and fans are more likely to watch their favorite artist’s latest clip online than on TV. With that said, the quality and concepts for most musicians have gone down. Gone are the days of the multi-million dollar video shoot that was more than a lip-syncing affair and produced mini movies. Still in the midst of Black Music Month, BlackEnterprise.com takes a trip down memory lane with some of the most expensive music videos made by African American artists. You’ll also discover which famous family has a penchant for not only making records but breaking them (and budgets) as well. —Anslem Samuel

16 Most Expensive Music Videos by Black Artists

Creative expression for music artist sometimes comes at a high cost

From Michael Jackson and MC Hammer to Kanye West and Will Smith, music videos often…

By Anslem Samuel

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What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was announced last month, there was one glaring difference. Compared to last year’s contenders, which included Morgan Freeman for Invictus, Gabourey Sidibe for Precious and Mo’Nique who brought home the gold man for her portrayal in Precious, there was an obvious lack of people of color. Truth be told, the 2011 awards show represents the Whitest group of nominees in the major acting categories since the 73rd Oscars, 10 years ago.

10 Movies That Weren’t Supposed to Star Black Actors

The Oscars may not be celebrating the work of Black thespians this year but don't worry we got you covered

What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was…

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