Eddie Murphy to Return SNL for 40th Anniversary Special

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After 30-years Eddie Muprhy is returning to the place that made him a star.

Murphy has confirmed that he will be in attendance at SNL’s 40th anniversary special.

Rumors have swirled for years that Murphy left te show on bad terms. However, the comedian has shared that his schedule just never allowed him to make appearances.

The 40th anniversary special airs LIVE in just a few weeks. No word on whether or not Murphy will reprise any of his infamous characters.

Rick Fox and AnnaLynne McCord are a Couple!

 

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Nip/Tuck star AnnaLynne McCord and former NBA Laker Rick Fox.

The pair weren’t shy with their PDA at a pre-Super Bowl event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Thursday night.

Fox arrived at the Hennessy V.S Super Bowl lounge at the W Hotel with friends first,  and he was joined by McCord, who came a bit later.

“As soon as she arrived they were together for the rest of the evening,” says an onlooker. “They were really cute, holding hands, and even while fans asked Rick to take pics he held her hand while he took pics with them.”

Later in the evening McCord was overheard referring to Fox as her “boyfriend.”

Fox, 45, dated actress Eliza Dushku until last year. McCord, 27,  split from boyfriend Dominic Purcell last December.

Rihanna Rocks Breads for the Pre-Spring 2015 Cover of i-D Magazine

 

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Rihanna can make any hairstyle look fierce.

The “FOURFIVESECONDS” singer  is rocking braids for the cover of i-D magazine’s Pre-Spring 2015 issue.

i-D’s fashion director Alastair McKimm had this to say after working with Rihanna, “She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She’s the ultimate icon of our time.”

Disney Unveils Princess Elena of Avalor!

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Move over Sofia, because Princess Elena of Avalor is here!

Disney unveiled the Latina princess this week, who will be making her debut on the animated series, Sofia the First in 2016.

 Disney Junior describes Elena as “a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.” And after she makes her appearance on “Sofia,” Elena will kick off her own series “Elena of Avalor.”

Rita Moreno to Join ‘Jane The Virgin’

 

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Rita Moreno will CW’s  Jane the Virgin.

Moreno will reportedly play the mother of Rogelio De La Vega, the telenovela star. This would also make her Jane’s grandmother.

Moreno’s character will make her debut in episode 18.

Blake Shelton Snags First Movie Role

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Blake Shelton has got the itch to act.

The singer has snagged his first acting role and he’ll be starring alongside vet comedian, Adam Sandler.

Shelton will play Arizona Sheriff Wyatt Earp in the Western spoof. Ridiculous 6, which is the first of four original movies Sandler is producing exclusively for Netflix.

 Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Crews, Nick Nolte, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi,  Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice also star in the film.

The film is set to begin production in February.

Neil Patrick Harris Gets Help from “Frozen” Writers for Oscar Song

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Neil Patrick Harris is no novice to hosting award shows. The actor is known to sing and dance while playing the master of ceremonies and the upcoming Oscars will be no different.

Harris will host the 87th Annual Academy Awards, and he’s got FROZEN on his side.

According to UsWeekly, the actor is getting some music help from the husband-wife duo who wrote for the Frozen soundtrack.

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will reportedly write a “musical medley” called “Moving Pictures,” which Harris will sing live at the Oscars. He tweeted, “What they are doing, I am not a liberty to say, but I can tell you that it won’t be a song called ‘Let It O’ with a big giant Swarovski crystal O in the background. They’ll be doing something, maybe writing during the show. Who knows?”

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