Coffee Talk: Eddie Murphy Refused to Portray Bill Cosby on 'SNL40'

Don Lemon's hatred of Empire and Cory Hardrict's love of Tia Mowry are just a few of the things we're talking about today.

Jolie A. Doggett Feb, 19, 2015

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]