Eddie Murphy Refuses to Portray Bill Cosby on SNL40
Viewers were really disappointed by Eddie Murphy's lackluster appearance on SNL 40 Sunday but apparently, things were meant to go differently. Fellow SNL alum Norm Macdonald says Murphy was set to impersonate Bill Cosby for the "Celebrity Jeopardy" segment but Murphy declined.
"Eddie decides the laughs are not worth it. He will not kick a man when he is down," Macdonald tweeted yesterday. "Eddie Murphy is the coolest, a rockstar even in a room with actual rockstars." [Huffington Post]
2 of 6Getty Images
Aunt Jemima's "Grandsons" go to Court
Two men have come forward claiming to be descendants of Aunt Jemima (yup, the smiling Black woman on your syrup bottle). D.W. Hunter and Larnell Evans Jr. say they're the great-great-grandsons of Anna Short Harrington,who portrayed Aunt Jemima for nearly 20 years. The pair went to court to sue Pepsi Co. for royalties owed to Harrington but the judge said they needed more proof that they were related to the woman who became a famous symbol of the brand. [TMZ]
3 of 6Paras Griffin/Getty Images
Kandi Regrets Being Open About Marriage on TV
It's hard to have a private life when you're living in the public eye. No one knows that better than Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta who says she now regrets being so public about her relationship.
"I do regret talking about [my marriage] on TV. I'm a very open person,but I'm learning that it's not always a great idea to be an open book when it comes to your marriage," she wrote on her blog. [Madame Noire]
4 of 6Mark Sagliocco/GC Images
Tyler Perry Builds Church in His Backyard
Tyler Perry is closer to God than ever before with his own church in his backyard. Perry had the church built for his son's christening and it's made to look exactly like his late mother's old church.
“I had this church built in my backyard. It’s almost a direct replica of the one my Mother grew up in. It was in her honor. I know she was with us in spirit,” Perry stated on Facebook. [Clutch]
5 of 6Getty Images
Don Lemon Hates Empire
6 of 6Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Cory Hardrict Reveals How He Met Tia Mowry
Sometimes, we find love where we least expect it. Cory Hardrict met wife Tia Mowry when he was going through a serious career struggle.
"I had odd jobs, worked at Kmart, graveyard shift, security. I had a studio apartment sleeping in the corner, no furniture," Hardrict remembers. "I was waiting at a bus stop, [Tia] and her sister drove by, they saw me waiting and they asked to give me a ride." And the rest is history. [Nicole Bitchie]
You May Like
Sign Up for our Newsletter
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!