#411: Eddie Murphy Is Back, Essex Crab House Headed For Food Network

Eddie Murphy Headed to Netflix

  • Looks like Eddie Murphy is making his standup comedy comeback to the tune of $70 million dollars for an undisclosed number of specials
  • TMZ is reporting Netflix is offering the comedy legend a huge payday for his return to stand up, something he hasn’t done since 1987

Box Office Recap

  • “The Lion King” roared its way to the first spot of the box office this weekend, raking in a record-breaking $185-million for its debut
  • Disney’s star studded live action adaptation broke all sorts of records including
    • Biggest Domestic Opening of All Time for a Disney Remake
    • Biggest Disney Opening of All Time Outside of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm
    • Biggest Domestic Launch Ever for a PG Pic, Animated or Otherwise
    • Biggest July Opening of All Time

Here are the top 3 movies this weekend:

  1. “The Lion King” – $185-million
  2. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” – $21-million
  3. “Toy Story 4” – $14.6-million


PF Chang’s Offering $25,000 For The Next Lettuce Wrap Creation

  • They’re calling it the “Freestyle Lettuce Wrap Contest” and here’s how it works….submit your idea for the next flavor combination and then fans will be able to vote on their favorite
  • The top 10 finalists earn a $100 gift card to the restaurant and the top 3 finalists will be flown to Las Vegas & paired with a PF Chang’s chef to develop their idea into an actual recipe
  • The winner’s recipe will land on menus nationwide & you’ll score $25,000

Comic Con Update

  • Comic Con went down in San Diego over the weekend and Marvel stole the show updating people on what’s to come
    • After playing Jane in the first 2 Thor movies, Natalie Portman has been cast as the female Thor in the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder” movie hitting theaters in 2021
    • Angelina Jolie showed up to confirm she’s officially joining the cast of The Eternals-- the movie is due for release on November 6th, 2020
    • Mahershala Ali will star in the upcoming “Blade” reboot
    • “Black Widow” starring Scarlett Johansson premieres on May 1st, 2020. It’s also “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour’s next gig
    • Marvel’s “first horror movie” is coming out in 2021, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

Target Releasing Adaptive Halloween Costumes For Kids With Special Needs

  • Target has designed sensory-friendly costumes which are inclusive to kids who have special needs & that adapt to a child’s mobility or sensory needs
  • As part of their new Hyde and Eek! Boutique, the retail giant is releasing the line of comfy costumes and fun covers that transform wheelchairs into a pirate ship or princess carriage
  • The costumes are currently available for pre-order on targets website


Essex Crab House “Al’s Seafood” To Be Featured On Food Network

  • Mark your calendars for August 24th, Al’s Seafood on Eastern Boulevard is going to be featured on Food Network’s Restaurant impossible
  • Restaurant Impossible is a reality show hosted by celebrity Chef Robert Irvine where he has just 2 days and $10,000 to go in and fix struggling restaurants



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