Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, a Chappelle’s Show star and an accomplished comedian in his own right, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 57. Murphy’s publicist confirmed the comedian’s death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was leukemia.
“We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time. Charlie Murphy RIP,” Chris Rock, Murphy’s CB4 co-star, tweeted.
After making his big screen debut in 1989’s Harlem Nights, directed by his younger brother Eddie, and appearing in bit roles in Spike Lee films like Mo’ Better Blues and Jungle Fever, Murphy’s big break came as a cast member on Chappelle’s Show, where “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” resulted in a pair of that series’ most memorable sketches.
Both sketches featured Murphy reminiscing about he and Eddie’s celebrity encounters in the Eighties, with Dave Chappelle portraying Rick James and Prince in the now-legendary sketches.
Charlie Murphy also co-wrote Vampire in Brooklyn, another film directed by Eddie, as well as 2007’s Norbit. Murphy also appeared in 1998’s The Player’s Club, directed by Ice Cube. The rapper paid tribute to Murphy on Twitter Wednesday, “Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player’s Club. Always made me laugh. RIP.”
Growing up in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, Charlie often stuck up for his younger brother, defending Eddie. That guardian role made Charlie a natural to serve as Eddie’s security guard as the comedian quickly ascended to stardom.
Due to Charlie’s propensity toward overreacting while guarding his brother – “Whoever say something, I almost gave this old man a heart attack on a plane because he asked us if we were a basketball team. I took that personally,” Murphy said in a Chappelle’s Show outtake – forced Murphy to embark on his own career.
One night at an Eddie Murphy stand-up performance, Charlie went after the one heckler “who tried to squeeze the lemon.” “I took it as a personal crusade until they were like ‘You’re a little overzealous in how you’re performing your job.’ So that’s how I ended up not doing [security] anymore,” Murphy said.
In 2016, Murphy took part in the Comedy Get Down tour alongside Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez. His recent credits include voice roles in the animated series Black Dynamite and Black Jesus and an appearance in the 2016 film Meet the Blacks.
In 2009, Tisha Taylor Murphy, Murphy’s wife of 12 years, died following her own battle with cervical cancer.
“Tisha Taylor Murphy, wife of comedian and actor Charlie Murphy, passed away peacefully on Sunday with family at her side after facing the challenges of cancer for the past two years,” Murphy’s publicist said in a statement at the time. “The Murphy Family appreciates all of the support they have received from friends and fans and requests privacy during this very difficult time.”
In a Facebook message posted Tuesday night, Murphy wrote, “One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.”
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While she had a lot of hilarious self-deprecating commentary on her performance, the highlight of her stream came when she was forced to look away while a particularly intimate scene aired. “This is so weird,” she said, shielding her eyes. “Oh my god.”
Check out the clip Rihanna had such a hard time watching below.
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The Game has been buttering Nicki up on Instagram.
First he openly lusted over a photographic thirst trap.
He was a little more subtle when liking the victory dance video Nicki performed last night after passing Aretha Franklin for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist.
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Teens these days don’t want the “you should express yourself” talk or “life lessons”. All they want is privacy, love, and support. Modern teens have to worry about many things including where they stand at school, their grades, their friends, and of course their social media. This may come as a surprise to you, but teens need their family. No, not smothered in affection. They will come to you when they need you.
All teens need a hobby. No matter what it is, it should be supported unless it is harmful. This can be anything from, what many parents prefer, reading, or the most common, gaming or art.
Privacy. Support. Love.
Relive the epic finish from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, including a record-setting night from LeBron James, superstar performances from John Wall and Bradley Beal and more clutch buckets from Kyrie Irving!
March 15, 2016
Anthony Henderson, is probably better known by his stage name, the Grammy-winning artist Krayzie Bone, from the the rap/hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. With hits like “First of The Month” and “Crossroads”, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are continuing to tour and perform all over the world. But recently, tour dates had to be cancelled due to Krayzie’s battle with sarcoidosis, the same disease that eventually claimed the life of comedian Bernie Mac.
A flood of comments, messages and posts were seen asking about the rappers health. He wants to thank his fans for their prayers and concern. He also has a message for all those fighting the same battle he’s in in an official statement from his publicity team:
Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson would like to let his fans know that he is doing okay and please do not worry about him. He and his family are thankful for the prayers & concerns about his sickness. Hopefully this ordeal will raise more awareness and necessary research and funding for Sarcoidosis.
“As for all the children and people who are also dealing with Sarcoidosis just like he is, Krayzie wants you to know you are not alone. Be strong. He loves you all and is looking forward to getting back on the road soon.”
Sarcoidosis is the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in different parts of your body — most commonly the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin.
Doctors believe sarcoidosis results from the body’s immune system responding to an unknown substance, most likely something inhaled from the air.
There is no cure for sarcoidosis, but most people do very well with little or only modest treatment. In half of cases, sarcoidosis goes away on its own. In a few cases, however, sarcoidosis may last for years and may cause organ damage.
People started talking about the rappers health when he posted on instagram in October 2015, with the message: “While some people thought I was proscrastinating, in finishing my last and final album, I’ve been dealing with a lot of real life issues such as this one FOR YEARS NOW.”
Krayzie Bone’s doctors advised him to take no chances once he fell ill and ordered him to return to Los Angles for treatment.
The medicine he takes to treat his sarcoidosis is said to have caused the weakening of his immune system, which exacerbated the pneumonia.
Some medication for sarcoidosis includes:
Corticosteroids. These powerful anti-inflammatory drugs are usually the first-line treatment for sarcoidosis. In some cases, corticosteroids can be applied directly to an affected area — via a cream to a skin lesion or drops to the eyes.
Hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) may be helpful for skin disease and elevated blood-calcium levels.
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors. These medications are commonly used to treat the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They can also be helpful in treating sarcoidosis that hasn’t responded to other treatments.
Medications like methotrexate (Trexall) and azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran) reduce inflammation by suppressing the immune system.
Also, organ transplant may be considered if sarcoidosis has severely damaged your lungs, heart or liver.
He and the rest of the Bone Thugs family plan to make up the tour dates in April.
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The NBA is better than every other sport at everything, including Twitter fights in the middle of the night involving a current player and a Hall of Famer that currently works for TNT. You don’t get that anywhere. Jay Cutler will never be up at 3 a.m. tweeting at Terry Bradshaw. Never happened.
But it was Javale McGee and Shaquille O’Neal — again — in the early hours of Friday being mad online.
Like any good beef, it started offline. On Thursday night’s edition of NBA on TNT, Shaq fronted a Dr. Strange parody that featured McGee missing dunks, falling down, and Shaq starring in the clip.
So you can see how this may upset someone. It did.
McGee responded at 2:25 a.m. (not even 11:30 p.m. his time, so it’s still early) requesting that Shaq… well, you see.
If you’d like to know what EAD stands for, it’s “Eat A Dick”.
Shaq got around to responding at 3:57 a.m. ET, which is very likely his time zone since the TNT show is shot in Atlanta.
Shaq closed the argument with a photoshop he had.
Shaq scored good with the photoshop. It’s interesting to see what happens in the future. Who knows, maybe they’ll work it out.
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“I will sing again, as #ariel #thelittlemermaid,” Lohan wrote on Instagram Saturday, alongside a side-by-side pic of her and the animated mermaid princess. “@disney approve that “#billcondon directs it along with my sister @alianamusic singing the theme song for the soundtrack.”
“Also @kgrahamsfb plays Ursula,” the actress continued. “Simply because, she is the best. Take one. @disneystudios.”
Disney has not commented on the film and has not responded to Lohan’s post.
In summer 2016, it was reported Disney execs were in talks about a possible live-action Little Mermaid movie. That November, Broadway’s Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda told Vulture that he was in “super-early talks” to take part in the film, following reports he had teamed up with the 1989 animated movie’s composer Alan Menken to pen its songs. Miranda had recently starred and written music for Disney’s Moana.
“I literally don’t have a title for what my job on The Little Mermaid is yet,” Lin-Manuel said. “Right now, it’s the guy who wears the ‘don’t mess it up’ hat. If I could sign a contract with that job title on it, that would be great! But that’s sort of where we are.”
According to Soulja Boy (who isn’t very reliable) that’s because Chris Brown backed out of the planned boxing match.
Can’t believe this nigga scared to fight me sign the contract Bitch Ass nigga set up the boxing match
Nigga talked all that Shit just to back down and not sign the paper work. Not about that life. No action. Don’t wanna hear about this ever
Now we all know Chris a Bitch don’t bring this shit up to me ever again. He ain’t wanna see these hands. Facts
Obviously he don’t wanna fight , so I’m gonna leave him alone. Beef over just tell him don’t call my phone over a girl. That was 2nd time
I couldn’t wait to knock that nigga out now about y’all tweet him and ask why he bitched out? I’m back to the studio. With yo bitch
In addition to the Tweets, Soulja posted a video in which Wack 100 explains that everyone has signed off on the fight but Chris Brown.