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Eddie Murphy Retiring?

Somebody pop open a bottle of champagne!

From Extra TV (not quite Frontline, I know):

Eddie Murphy Retiring?

"Meet Dave" star Eddie Murphy is dishing to "Extra's" Tanika Ray about leaving the movie business for good after the release of his latest film.

"I have close to fifty movies and it's like, why am I in the movies?" he said, adding, "I've done that part now. I'll go back to the stage and do standup."

Murphy, 47, said that while a "Beverly Hills Cop 4" flick was in the works, he didn't want to do it, because "the movie wasn't ready to be done." Murphy said he agreed to do "Cop 3" because of the large fee he was offered. "They said this is how much we're going to pay you. I said, 'let's go shoot it! I don't care if the script ain't right."

Ok Eddie. We'll see. Although that last sentence was quite telling. So what you're saying is that there's a chance you might still come back and do Norbit Part 2 or a sequel to Pluto Nash if the money is attractive, even if "the script ain't right?" Get outta here Eddie! You're not going anywhere. I'll believe it when I see it! It's been so long since he did stand-up, so I wonder just how much interest there would be from audiences if he decided to return to it. What will his new material sound like because Delirious and Raw feel rather dated.

His next film, Meet Dave, co-starring Gabrielle Union hits theatres next month.

Remember this? Now this shit was funny Eddie! I'm still lauging:


  1. Anonymous said...

    Hooray! It was becoming a bit painful to watch his career go down the tubes despite his riveting portrayal of "Donkey"

    Eddie Murphy + Stand Up = Goooood :o)

    - P

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