411: Eddie Murphy Talks SNL Return, Elton John Is "Extremely Unwell"

Eddie Murphy Plans To Do Iconic Characters On SNL

  • Eddie Murphy was on Kimmel the other night where he confirmed he plans to do his iconic characters that made him famous on SNL
  • "I'm gonna do Gumby." He continued on to say he is "trying to figure out some reason to do a Velvet Jones and 'Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood.'
  • Murphy returns to SNL for the first time in 35 years on December 21st


Elton John Cancels Show Due To Illness

  • Sending well wishes to Elton John who cancelled his tour stop in Minneapolis saying he is “extremely unwell”
  • He posted an apology on Instagram, “I absolutely hate to let my fans down, but I owe it to you to put on the best #EltonFarewellTour show possible and unfortunately that’s simply not possible. The date will be rearranged for March 2020, and I promise I will deliver the show you deserve. Thank you so much for your support and understanding,” the star concluded.


Box Office Recap

  • "Joker" is officially the most successful R-rated movie of all time
  • It's made almost $850-million worldwide and is leading the box office again
  • “Joker” pulled in $18.9 million this past weekend just edging out Maleficent: Mistress of Evil who came in 2nd with $18.5 million

Felicity Huffman Leaves Prison

  • After serving 11 of her 14 day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal, Felicity Huffman has left the big house
  • Now all the major TV networks are going after her hoping to secure the first post-prison interview
  • She was approached by CNN's Anderson Cooper, CBS's Gayle King, NBC's Savannah Guthrie, and ABC's George Stephanopoulos, but hasn’t decided on who, if anyone, she feels comfortable with to sit down & talk to

Jane Fonda Accepts Award While Getting Arrested (again)

  • Another week, another arrest-- Jane Fonda and Ted Danson were both arrested while marching to Capitol Hill protesting climate change
  • This was Fonda’s 3rd week in a row being arrested, and Danson’s first
  • Fonda was set to accept the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film during BAFTA LA’s annual celebration on Friday night, but obviously could not attend due to her arrest…so she taped her acceptance speech & had it played at the ceremony



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