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McDowell's from Coming to America Opens in Hollywood for Halloween

McDowell's from Coming to America Opens in Hollywood for Halloween
Back in 1988, instead of playing the product placement game, Eddie Murphy transformed McDonald's Restaurant into McDowell's for Coming to America, one of the movie's best jokes. If you've ever dreamed of visiting the spoof restaurant, you're finally going to get your chance. A real-life version of McDowell's is opening in the spirit of Halloween. You just have to live, or happen to be visiting Hollywood, this fall.

Coming to America 2 is currently in the works, with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall ready to reprise their iconic comedic roles from the hit 80s comedy. But while fans wait for that sequel to become a reality, they'll be able to revisit the movie in a completely different, albeit much more subversive way.

McDowell's was one of the key locations in Coming to America. Eddie Murphy's young Prince Akeem takes a job at the fast food restaurant to learn more about American living.
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Drake, 2 Chainz and T.I. Producer Sued for Stiffing Partner On Huge Tracks

  • TMZ
Drake, T.I., 2 Chainz and a slew of other huge hip hop stars wouldn't have many of their hits without a producer, who says he was left out in the cold when the money started rolling in ... so he's suing. Arsenio Archer says he teamed with London Holmes -- known in the biz as London on da Track -- and cranked out tons of hit tracks ... including "Section" by 2 Chainz, "Sneakin'" by Drake ft. 21 Savage, "I
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‘Sandy Wexler’ Review: Adam Sandler’s Newest Netflix Comedy Helps Explain Why He Keeps Making So Many Bad Movies

‘Sandy Wexler’ Review: Adam Sandler’s Newest Netflix Comedy Helps Explain Why He Keeps Making So Many Bad Movies
The “Lawrence of Arabia” of half-assed Adam Sandler comedies, “Sandy Wexler” is an epic period piece that spans 10 years and 131 minutes of mildly amusing mediocrity before climaxing with a Rob Schneider cameo where he plays a Middle Eastern man in full brownface — it’s awful, and yet it’s almost objectively Sandler’s best movie since “Funny People.”

Of course, quality has never been a very useful metric for measuring Sandler’s work, and that’s especially true now that we’re knee-deep in an eight-picture Netflix deal which guarantees that, for the foreseeable future, we can expect new Sandler films to arrive with all the predictably of seasonal allergies. Once upon a time, he was a cottage industry — now, he’s an assembly line.

But if “Sandy Wexler” is only the slightest bit funnier than “The Do-Over” or “The Ridiculous Six,” the third of Sandler’s streaming offerings is
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Comedy Central Teases New Late-Night Show Hosted by... Donald Trump?

Comedy Central Teases New Late-Night Show Hosted by... Donald Trump?
Is Chris Hardwick getting bumped by President Donald Trump?

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Comedy Central on Thursday issued a cryptic press release touting The President Show. The bulletin featured the presidential seal and read, “Late night TV is broken. A Total Disaster. I alone can fix it,” and included the following Twitter handle: @PresidentShow. The account’s bio reads as follows:

#1 show on television, many many millions of viewers. Hosted by @LateNightDonald. Bringing American Jobs back to late night.

The linked @LateNightDonald account is also active, with tweets dating back to Tuesday,
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Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Accusing Arsenio Hall of Giving Prince Drugs

Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Accusing Arsenio Hall of Giving Prince Drugs
Sinead O'Connor is taking back what she said.

The 50-year-old singer apologized this week for past Facebook posts she made apparently implicating Arsenio Hall in supplying late music icon Prince with drugs over the years. The "Purple Rain" singer died at age 57 of a fetanyl overdose in April 2016.

More: Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor for $5 Million Over 'Outlandish' Prince Drug Claims

“I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death,” the Irish songwriter said in a statement to Et. “I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally.”

"Arsenio Hall and Sinead O’Connor announce that Sinead has retracted and apologized for statements she made about Arsenio last year, which prompted his defamation lawsuit against her, and
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Sinead O’Connor Apologizes to Arsenio Hall For Accusing Him of Giving Prince Drugs

  • The Wrap
Sinead O’Connor Apologizes to Arsenio Hall For Accusing Him of Giving Prince Drugs
Sinead O’Connor has apologized to Arsenio Hall for accusing him of supplying drugs to Prince and insinuating he had something to do with the singer’s death last year. “I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio Hall to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death,” she said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally,” she continued. In
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Sinéad O'Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Supplied Prince With Drugs

Sinéad O'Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Supplied Prince With Drugs
Sinéad O'Connor is backtracking after claiming comedian Arsenio Hall gave Prince drugs. The Irish singer took to Facebook shortly after Prince's April 21 death to make the allegations against Hall. "Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)...Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County Sherrif's office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy's house. You best get tidying your man cave. [sic]." In response the Coming to America actor filed a $5 million libel lawsuit against O'Connor. "Desperate, attention-seeker Sinéad O'Connor has...
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Sinead O’Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs

Sinead O’Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs
Sinead O’Connor apologized to comedian Arsenio Hall on Wednesday for claiming he gave Prince drugs and insinuating that had something to do with the music legend’s death.

The singer, 50, retracted her claims and apologized in a statement, writing, “I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio Hall to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death.”

“I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally,” she continued.
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Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs

  • TMZ
Sinead O'Connor is issuing a full mea culpa for accusing Arsenio Hall of providing drugs to Prince, and saving her ass from a $5 million lawsuit in the process ... TMZ has learned. Arsenio and Sinead tell TMZ, in a joint statement, "Sinead has retracted and apologized for statements she made about Arsenio last year, which prompted his defamation lawsuit against her." TMZ broke the story ... Arsenio sued the crap out of the singer after she went
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ABC's Greatest Hits Music Series to Feature '80s, '90s and '00s Smashes

ABC's Greatest Hits Music Series to Feature '80s, '90s and '00s Smashes
ABC and Arsenio Hall are making a straight-up* play for viewer nostalgia this summer. (*See what we did there?)

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The network announced on Wednesday that it’s launching Greatest Hits — a concert-style series reliving the biggest songs of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. (Tick tock ya don’t stop!)

Hall and current country chart-topper Kelsea Ballerini will serve as hosts for the six-episode, one-hour series, premiering Thursday, June 30 at 9/8c.

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According to the network, each episode will feature
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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor for $5M Over Prince Accusations

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor for $5M Over Prince Accusations
Earlier this week, singer Sinead O'Connor made headlines when she accused talk show host and comedian Arsenio Hall for the untimely and unexpected death of musical icon Prince. Now, Arsenio has responded by slapping the woman with a $5 million lawsuit. Hall is suing O'Connor for libel due to the accusations pointed towards him.

In a Facebook post on her official page, Sinead O'Connor accused Arsenio Hall of being Prince's longtime drug dealer. She also claimed that Hall had spiked her marijuana while visiting Eddie Murphy's home several years ago. Though Prince's cause of death has not been confirmed or announced, there have been plenty of rumors swirling that either painkillers or hard drugs lead to Prince Rogers Nelson's passing. This was cause for alarm according to Sinead O'Connor, who had this to say in her initial statement.

"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.
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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor for $5 Million Over Prince Drug Dealer Claim

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor for $5 Million Over Prince Drug Dealer Claim
Arsenio Hall is suing-mad at Sinead O’Connor over the singer’s claim that the former talk-show host was Prince’s drug dealer. Hall has filed suit against “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer O’Connor, after the singer made the claim on social media this week. “Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades…. Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince’s and Eddie Murphy‘s bitch),” O’Connor wrote Monday on Facebook. “Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenio I’ve reported you to the Carver County Sheriff’s office.
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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor Over Prince Rant ... She's a Lying Attention Whore

  • TMZ
Arsenio Hall just clapped back at Sinead O'Connor with a $5 Million defamation lawsuit over her claim he was fueling Prince's habit. His lawyers, Marty Singer and Lynda Goldman, filed the suit Thursday morning, in which Arsenio calls Sinead a "desperate attention-seeker" for posting an incendiary rant on Facebook earlier this week. She called Prince a "longtime hard drug user" who got his supply from "Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)." In the suit,
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Sinead O'Connor Blames Arsenio Hall for Prince's Death

Sinead O'Connor Blames Arsenio Hall for Prince's Death
Two weeks ago, the world was shocked to learn that legendary musician Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, had passed away at the young age of 57. While the Sheriff's Office later released details behind the untimely death, no cause of death has been confirmed at this time. As the world awaits word of what actually killed the singer, another musician claims to know the culprit behind his passing. In a statement on her official Facebook page, which has not yet been deleted, singer/songwriter Sinead O'Connor is firmly pointing the finger at talk show host Arsenio Hall. She had this to say, claiming she's reported the comedian to the Carver County Sherrif's office.

"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch) Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.
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Arsenio Hall -- Sinead O'Connor's Crazy ... Prince Did Not Get Drugs From Me!

  • TMZ
Sinead O'Connor is blaming Prince's drug problems on his good friend, Arsenio Hall -- but he says the Irish singer is totally full of it. Sinead went on the attack, saying ... "Two words for the DEA investigating where (sic) prince got his drugs over the decades ... Arsenio Hall (Aka Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)." She went on to say on her Facebook page ... she's actually reported Arsenio to the Carver County Sheriff's department, which is investigating Prince's death.
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Kathy Griffin Dishes on Having an All-Comic Slumber Party with Eddie Murphy to Watch Tracy Morgan on SNL

Kathy Griffin Dishes on Having an All-Comic Slumber Party with Eddie Murphy to Watch Tracy Morgan on SNL
What do you get when you put together a roomful of comics and a television to watch Tracy Morgan's triumphant return to Saturday Night Live? Well, a slumber party, of course!

"It really was!" comedian Kathy Griffin told People on the red carpet Oct. 18 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., before the taping of the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, this year honoring Eddie Murphy, 54. "We were watching Tracy host SNL and [Dave] Chappelle was in there, and Arsenio [Hall] was there, and it just was so much fun. I was in comedy heaven."

She added that they "were arguing,
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Jay Leno Takes Swipe at Late Night Diversity, Stephen Colbert Hire: ‘A White Guy on Late Night, This Is Revolutionary’

Jay Leno Takes Swipe at Late Night Diversity, Stephen Colbert Hire: ‘A White Guy on Late Night, This Is Revolutionary’
When asked about Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show,” former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno quipped, “A white guy on late night, this is revolutionary.” Leno made the comment during his appearance at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour to promote his own new CNBC series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” but took the time to put in his two cents about the ongoing public discourse about the lack of diversity in late night hosts. “I would like to see a bit more diversity in late night,” he continued. “We’re certainly ready for a female host,
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'Rick and Morty' creators: At its best, 'It almost starts to feel like the television is broken'

  • Hitfix
'Rick and Morty' creators: At its best, 'It almost starts to feel like the television is broken'
The future of Dan Harmon's "Community" remains very much up in the air (at this point, if Yahoo orders another season, it would likely be a "Community: The New Class" approach, with Joel McHale, Jim Rash and a bunch of newbies). The future of Harmon and Justin Roiland's Adult Swim series "Rick and Morty," on the other hand, seems so secure that, in an interview earlier this week, the two creators made several casual references to things they intend to do in season 3. "Rick and Morty" began in Roiland's mind as an R-rated "Back to the Future" parody where Doc Brown relationship with Marty McFly is much darker and crueler. As Harmon explained to me last year, it evolved into its current imaginative sci-fi form where Rick is the drunk super-genius grandfather of Morty (both voiced by Roiland), forever taking his grandson on disturbing adventures across time, space,
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Michael Davis: The Black Hollywood Shuffle

  • Comicmix
The image of Icon to the left was on Arsenio Hall’s Facebook page last week. There’s a funny story behind that. Well, its funny to me.

I like Arsenio. I like him a lot. I’ve met him a few times but we are by no means boys. Whenever I see him I’d like to think he remembers me but I think he’s just being polite. Each and every time I run into him, what strikes me is how polite and straight up real the man is.

Polite, straight up and real is raised to another level by a woman of his staff. What level? Putting it as politely as I can, she’s a straight up bitch, for real.

That level.

I was invited to the Arsenio show some months ago. Guests on the show that day included Don Cheadle and Billy D. Williams. It
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Watch: Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th on The Arsenio Hall Show

“The term ‘deranged sociopath’ gets thrown around a lot by the media these days,” Arsenio Hall said in 1989 when introducing Jason Voorhees on his show, “but it really applies to my next guest.” This was the year of Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, and a peak-of-his-popularity Jason came out to a nice round of applause. Then he sat down and sat behind his expressionless mask barely moving while Arsenio fired off a barrage of questions to the silent hulk. “I see all your movies man, and you know what I’ve noticed?” No response. “You’re angry.” It’s […]
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