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Oprah Winfrey Interviews Eddie Murphy For The Oprah Conversation On Apple TV+

Oprah Winfrey is sitting down with Eddie Murphy. The media mogul will interview Murphy on the next episode of The Oprah Conversation, Apple TV+ announced.

The pair will discuss Murphy’s decades-long career and return to stand-up comedy in the interview, as well as topics like diversity in Hollywood, cancel culture, and why he’s more comfortable in his skin than ever.

The pair’s sit down comes nearly 35 years after Winfrey’s first interview with Murphy. The Oprah Conversation: Eddie Murphy debuts on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 9.

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The Coming 2 America Cast Then And Now

In 1988, at the height of Eddie Murphy’s movie career, the comedian released Coming to America, in which he played Prince Akeem Joffer from the African nation Zamunda. 

The movie followed Prince Akeem on his journey to America in search of a wife. The film was a massive success, bringing in more than $288 million at the box office against a budget of $36 million. 

Now, 33 years after the original movie’s release, the long-awaited sequel Coming 2 America is streaming on Amazon Prime. In honor of the movie’s release here is a look at the Coming 2 America cast, in 1988 and 2021.

Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem and King Akeem

Arsenio Hall as Semmi

Eddie Murphy as Randy Watson

Arsenio Hall as Morris

Eddie Murphy as Clarence

Arsenio Hall as Reverend Brown

Eddie Murphy as Saul

James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer

Shari Headley as Queen Lisa

Paul Bates as Oha

John Amos as Cleo McDowell

Louie Anderson as Maurice

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Watch The Coming 2 America Superbowl Spot

Amazon Prime Video has released the Superbowl TV spot for the long-awaited comedy sequel Coming 2 America, featuring some new footage as Eddie Murphy’s Akeem tries to bring his family together while ensuring the legacy of Zamunda. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, March 5.

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, Coming 2 America continues to follow newly-crowned King Akeem and his trusted confidante Semmi embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

The sequel will feature the return of original cast members Eddie Murphy as Akeem, Arsenio Hall as Semmi, James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Queen Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell and Louie Anderson as Maurice, and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.

Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay written by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, with story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.

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Watch The New Coming 2 America Trailer

Amazon Prime Video has released a brand new Coming 2 America trailer for the long-awaited comedy sequel to 1988’s Coming to America, giving us a closer look at the new characters including Akeem’s daughters and long lost son as he tries to choose the rightful heir to the Zamunda throne. Starring Eddie Murphy, the film will be available for streaming on Friday, March 5.

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, Coming 2 America continues to follow newly-crowned King Akeem and his trusted confidante Semmi embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

The sequel will feature the return of original cast members Eddie Murphy as Akeem, Arsenio Hall as Semmi, James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Queen Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell and Louie Anderson as Maurice, and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.

Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay written by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, with story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.

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Check Out The New Coming 2 America Poster

Amazon Prime Video has released a brand new Coming 2 America poster for the long-awaited comedy sequel to 1988’s Coming to America, featuring the return of the familiar characters led by Eddie Murphy as well as new characters including Wesley Snipes and Leslie Jones. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, March 5. 

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, Coming 2 America continues to follow newly-crowned King Akeem and his trusted confidante Semmi embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

The sequel will feature the return of original cast members Eddie Murphy as Akeem, Arsenio Hall as Semmi, James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Queen Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell and Louie Anderson as Maurice, and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.

Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay written by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, with story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.

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Check Out These First Look Photos From Coming 2 America

Amazon Studios has released the first photos from Coming 2 America, announcing that the Zamundan royal family is back when the sequel releases exclusively on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, Coming 2 America continues to follow newly-crowned King Akeem and his trusted confidante Semmi embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

The sequel will feature the return of original cast cast members Eddie Murphy as Akeem, Arsenio Hall as Semmi, James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Queen Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell and Louie Anderson as Maurice, and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.

Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay written by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield, with story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy. poor man to search for a bride. It became a box-office hit with a worldwide gross of more than $280 million.

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The ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’ Will Feature Numerous Comedy Icons Including Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel, Kenan Thompson, Brad Garrett, Chris Rock & Many More

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group television production division – Entertainment Studios – proudly announces a live-streaming comedy event to support and raise money for America’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America.

Co-produced by the Funny Or Die entertainment brand and comedy studio, this comedy event to support Feeding America will live-stream on the Allen Media Group television networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel, as well as on the free streaming service app Local Now from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (ET) on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Dozens of today’s comedy icons will contribute pre-recorded comedy segments to live-stream during the three-hour event. Some of the comedians that have committed to participating in this comedy event include: Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Marlon Wayans, Howie Mandel, Tiffany Haddish, Brad Garrett, Taraji P. Henson, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Kenan Thompson, Marc Maron, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Byron Allen, Billy Gardell, Tim Meadows, Jamie Kennedy, Bill Engvall, Sheryl Underwood, and Chris Rock. Many more comedy icons are expected to announce their participation in the near future. All viewers tuning in to this live-streaming comedy event will be encouraged to contribute/volunteer/donate here: www.feedingamerica.org

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The Best of Eddie Murphy On Saturday Night Live

From Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood to James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party, watch a compilation of Eddie Murphy’s best and most iconic moments on Saturday Night Live.

Tune in on December 21, when Eddie Murphy returns to SNL to host with musical guest Lizzo.

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Netflix Teams Up With Paramount For Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4

Netflix has successfully acquired the rights from Paramount Pictures to produce the long-in development fourth installment to the 1984 action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop with Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy set to reprise his role as Detective Axel Foley. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first two films alongside the late Don Simpson, has also signed on to return for Beverly Hills Cop 4 as a producer in behalf of Paramount Pictures.

This marks the second collaboration between Murphy and the streaming service, who have recently put out the comedy biopic Dolemite Is My Name. The deal also includes an option on a Beverly Hills Cop 5.

Beverly Hills Cop was directed by Martin Brest from a script written by Daniel Petrie Jr. It followed the story of street-smart Detroit detective Axel Foley, who went to Beverly Hills, California to investigate the murder of his best friend Mikey, played by James Russo. The film also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher and Ronny Cox. It also earned two Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture and Best Screenplay and was the highest-grossing film in 1984 with a gross of $234 million.

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Eddie Murphy & More Announced To Host Saturday Night Live Season 45

NBC has announced the guest lineup for the next five episodes of Saturday Night Live, which will feature Eddie Murphy hosting on December 21 following the release of his next project Dolemite is My Name which is set to premiere sometime this fall. This marks his first time hosting the program since 1984.

Woody Harrelson (Zombieland: Double Tap) will host on September 28 with musical guest Billie Eilish; Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) will host on October 5 with musical guest Taylor Swift; David Harbour (Stranger Things) will host on October 12 with musical guest Camila Cabello, followed by the November 2 host Kristen Stewart (Underwater) and Murphy making his appearance on December 21.

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