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Bill Cosby’s spokesperson has described Eddie Murphy as a “Hollywood slave” over the “disparaging remarks” that Murphy made about Cosby in his return to “Saturday Night Live.”In a lengthy statement to Instagram posted late Sunday, Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt said it was Cosby who opened the doors for Murphy and other black men to do comedy, and that his client used comedy to unify rather than bring others down.“Mr. Cosby broke color barriers in the Entertainment Industry, so that Blacks like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappell (sic), Kevin Hart and et al., could have an opportunity to showcase their talents for many generations to come,” Wyatt said in his statement. “It is sad that Mr. Murphy would take this glorious moment of returning to SNL and make disparaging remarks against Mr. Cosby. One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave.”Also Read: 'SNL': Eddie Murphy Brings Back 'Mr Robinson's Neighborhood' to Explain Gentrification (Video)On Saturday, Murphy made his return to the “SNL” stage for the first time since leaving the show in 1984. Murphy was joined by Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and current cast member Kenan Thompson, he said he would’ve never expected to be where he is now.“If you told me 30 years ago that I’d be this boring stay at home house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail, even I wouldn’t have took that bet,” Murphy joked. “Who is America’s dad now?” he continued while doing a Cosby impersonation.Cosby is currently serving a prison sentence of between three to 10 years for a 2018 conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.“Remember, Mr. Murphy, that Bill Cosby became legendary because he used comedy to humanize all races, religions and genders; but your attacking Mr. Cosby helps you embark on just becoming click bait,” Wyatt’s statement continued. “Hopefully, you will be amenable to having a meeting of the minds conversation, in order to discuss how we can use our collective platforms to enhance Black people rather than bringing all of us down together.”Also Read: 'SNL' Cut for Time: Lizzo Inspires Aidy Bryant to Work Her 'Earth-Shatteringly Gorgeous A-' (Video)Murphy has previously criticized Cosby, both in his 1987 stand-up special “Raw” and more recently, Murphy told Jerry Seinfeld on an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” that Cosby was “mean” to him for his use of profane language in his comedy.“He had a weird thing with me that he didn’t have with other comics,” Murphy told Seinfeld. “He wasn’t nice. He wasn’t doing that with everybody, he was doing that with me specifically. He was sh—y with me.”Read Wyatt’s full statement below:View this post on Instagram Bill Cosby’s Publicist, Andrew Wyatt, responds to Eddie Murphy’s SNL Monologue: “Mr. Cosby became the first Black to win an Emmy for his role in I Spy and Mr. Cosby broke color barriers in the Entertainment Industry, so that Blacks like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappell, Kevin Hart and et al., could have an opportunity to showcase their talents for many generations to come. It is sad that Mr. Murphy would take this glorious moment of returning to SNL and make disparaging remarks against Mr. Cosby. One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave. Stepin Fetchit plus cooning equals the destruction of Black Men in Hollywood. Remember, Mr. Murphy, that Bill Cosby became legendary because he used comedy to humanize all races, religions and genders; but your attacking Mr. Cosby helps you embark on just becoming click bait. Hopefully, you will be amenable to having a meeting of the minds conversation, in order to discuss how we can use our collective platforms to enhance Black people rather than bringing all of us down together.” NotFunnySNL SNL FarFromFinished FreeBillCosby BillCosbyA post shared by Bill Cosby (@billcosby) on Dec 22, 2019 at 5:14pm PSTRead original story Bill Cosby’s Spokesperson Calls Eddie Murphy a ‘Hollywood Slave’ After ‘SNL’ Jab At TheWrap
Eddie Murphy makes his long-awaited return to “SNL” this Saturday when he hosts the final episode of 2019. And, as with any other returning “SNL” castmember, that will likely mean the revival of some classic characters.Murphy has a treasure trove of fan-favorite ones, from Gumby to Buckwheat to Mister Robinson. In an interview with Al Roker on the “Today” show, which you can watch above, Murphy said they’re all on the table. That could even include an impression of Bill Cosby.Murphy hosts Saturday’s episode with Lizzo as the musical guest.Also Read: How Eddie Murphy Saved 'SNL' From Getting Canceled in the 1980s“[We’re] talking about a Gumby thing, and we’re talking about a Buckwheat thing,” he said. “A Bill Cosby thing, maybe. It would be very funny. I don’t know if he would think it was funny… I’m down for whatever, as long as its really, really funny.”Aside from a brief appearance during the show’s 40th-anniversary celebration in 2015, Murphy hasn’t set foot on the Studio 8H stage since 1984, the same year he left the show. He added that he’s feeling the pressure of waiting 35 years to return.“You don’t want to wait 35 years to come back, and the show ain’t s—.”Read original story Eddie Murphy Teases Return of His ‘SNL’ Characters – This ‘Maybe’ Includes Bill Cosby (Video) At TheWrap
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It’s a modern day Brady Bunch! Eddie Murphy hit the red carpet in Hollywood for the premiere of Mr. Church on Tuesday night, and the actor made it a family affair. A large one. Murphy, 55, brought seven of his children out to celebrate his return to the big screen after a four-year hiatus. (For those who aren’t in the know, he has nine kids with five different mothers.) The comedian — along with 37-year-old girlfriend Paige Butcher — posed on the red carpet with (from left to right) Myles, 23; Zola,16; Bria, 26; Shayne, 21; Bella, 14; Christian, 25; and Eric, 26. ...