Eddie Murphy says he’s planning to make a sequel to ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

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Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Eddie Murphy is making sure his comeback to Hollywood is more than just a drop in the bucket.

In an interview with Collider, Murphy said that he’s planning to revive more than one of his popular films.

“Yeah that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America 2,” Murphy said. “We’re doing Beverly Hills Copand then the plan is to get back on stage and do stand up. That’s what I’ll be doing mostly is stand up. These movies and Saturday Night Live it’s kind of like…I’m looking at it as a bookend.”

“If I decided I wanted to stay on the couch forever, I ended it on a funny note,” he added.

Beverly Hills Cop was one of Murphy’s first major projects that helped solidify him as a star. The 1984 film centered on Murphy as Axel Foley, a Detroit police officer, who goes out of his jurisdiction to investigate crimes in Beverly Hills. The popular film had two followups, Beverly Hills Cop 2 and 3, with the latter coming out in 1994.

As previously noted, Murphy said he plans to return to stand up in 2020. This December, Murphy will also return to the Saturday Night Live stage as host for the first time since 1984.

If that wasn’t enough, the comedian-actor has two other highly anticipated projects coming up: his Netflix film on Rudy Ray Moore, Dolemite, and the sequel to his classic film Coming to America.

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Posted On 03 Oct 2019

This restaurant’s ‘labor inducer’ burger has pregnant women running to its doors

iStock(EXCELSIOR, Minn.) — As many as five women per day are visiting a Minnesota restaurant that has on its menu a cheeseburger named the “Labor Inducer,” according to the restaurant’s co-owner Kelsey Quarberg.

Quarberg, who owns The Suburban in Excelsior, Minnesota with her mom and sister, is the reason the bacon and cheese-topped burger got its name.

She was just over one week away from her due date with her first child last April when she and her mom and sister were sampling sliders made for an upcoming local burger competition.

Quarberg liked this particular burger so much she asked the chef to make her a regular-size version.

“That was literally the last thing I did before I went into labor,” said Quarberg, who finished eating the burger around 8 p.m. and started feeling contractions around 2 a.m.

Quarberg gave birth to her son Sam on April 10th and the burger — an Angus beef patty topped with honey-cured bacon, American cheese, peach caramelized onions, spicy Bavarian mustard and spicy Cajun remoulade on a butter-and-salt-flavored pretzel bun — got its name.

“We knew that was the burger we wanted for the burger battle because it was the most delicious and we were trying to name it,” Quarberg told “Good Morning America.” “We were thinking of German names because of the mustard on it and we kept just coming back to this funny idea of it being the ‘Labor Inducer’ so we kept it.”

Quarberg and her family saw it as a funny coincidence that she had gone into labor so soon after eating the burger until the end of July when Katy Engler came into the restaurant with her husband and their newborn daughter Elise.

Engler, also a first-time mom, went into labor with Elise in mid-July just after eating the Labor Inducer at The Suburban. She and her husband went to the restaurant for the first time on her due date, July 12th.

“When we walked in they had a sign about [the burger] and it felt like a sign from the universe,” she said. “I had no idea they would have that there.”

Engler had gone to her 40-week doctor’s visit the day before and was told she showed no signs of labor. Since her doctor would not induce until 41 weeks, Engler said she went to dinner resigned that she would be pregnant for another week.

Instead, she ate the Labor Inducer that evening and, just like Quarberg, started feeling contractions about six hours later, around 2 a.m.

She went to the hospital and gave birth to Elise on July 14.

“At the time [of Elise’s birth] I was just tired and in pain but later on we couldn’t help but think it was an interesting coincidence,” Engler said. “So a few weeks later we went back to the restaurant with our parents and Elise.”

The Suburban shared the two birth stories on social media and pregnant women have been coming in ever since, according to Quarberg.

“We were eating there last night and every time we looked at the door a very pregnant woman would walk through,” she said. “Statistically, if women are coming around their due date, it’s got to have happened more.”

While there is an old wives’ tale that eating spicy food — like the two sauces on the Labor Inducer — could cause contractions and induce labor, an OBGYN told Good Morning America earlier this year there is “no evidence whatsoever” for that theory.

Quarberg said she has thought that maybe just eating some “good greasy food” prompted her body to say, “Let’s do this.”

Engler said whether or not there is actual science to back up whether a food can induce labor, she understands on a very personal level why pregnant women are willing to try the Labor Inducer.

“I think at the very end of pregnancy, especially anyone who has gone up to their due date or after, is pretty desperate, at least I was,” she said. “I think people will try just about everything as long as it’s safe and this is a fun and delicious thing to do.”

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Banksy depicting British politicians as apes sold for record $12.2 million

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iStock(LONDON) — A painting depicting British politicians as monkeys has become the most expensive artwork to date by street artist Banksy, as it was sold for 9.9 million pounds ($12.2 million) at the London auction house Sotheby’s.

The sale of “Devolved Parliament” smashed the artist’s previous sale record by a huge margin, surpassing the work “Keep it Spotless,” which was sold for $1.8 million in Sotheby’s New York in 2008. The oil-on-canvas painting, which stands at 13 feet, was only estimated to be worth between $1.8 million and $2.5 million before the sale.

On an otherwise routine evening at Sotheby’s, at the mention of Banksy’s painting a flurry of offers were made to reach the artist’s record sum, with the auctioneer commenting that “history was being made” as the bids flooded in. The final sale was met with rapturous applause from the audience as a series of late bids increased the price.

The painting was sold at auction almost exactly a year after one of his most famous works, “Girl with Balloon,” made headlines around the world when it self-destructed in front of aghast onlookers at the same auction house.

That work, which was sold for $1.4 million, self-destructed via a shredder hidden in the artwork’s frame in October 2018, and was subsequently renamed “Love in the Bin.”

While at first glance the work may appear to be satirising the current chaos engulfing U.K. politics as the country grapples with leaving the European Union, it was originally painted in 2009, a full seven years before the historic Brexit referendum. Since then, the country has gone through three general elections, the Scottish Independence and Brexit referendums, and four prime ministers.

“Devolved Parliament” was previously on display at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on March 29, the original day the U.K. was meant to leave the EU, before the deadline was pushed back to the current scheduled leave date of Oct. 31.

When the painting went on display in Bristol, Banksy commented in an Instagram post: “I made this ten years ago. Bristol museum have just put it back on display to mark Brexit day. ‘Laugh now, but one day no-one will be in charge.’”

Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s European head of contemporary art, said that the work was even more relevant considering the country’s political situation.

“Banksy is a modern-day Voltaire, confronting the burning issues of the day with caustic wit and biting satire, but with a lightness of touch and a visual irony that distills society’s most complicated political situations into just one, deceptively simple image that is readily shareable in our social media age,” he said. “Regardless of where you sit in the Brexit debate, there’s no doubt that this work is more pertinent now than it has ever been, capturing unprecedented levels of political chaos and confirming Banksy as the satirical polemicist of our time.”

Banksy, whose true identity remains unknown despite decades of speculation, has become an internationally recognized artist thanks to his ironic depictions of modern life. The majority of his work is graffiti-based, with the streets of his hometown of Bristol in the U.K. claiming home to many of his best-known works.

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Tyler Perry discusses surviving “rape” as a child, and overcoming suicidal thoughts

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ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Tyler Perry is sharing details on his tumultuous childhood that included surviving sexual abuse from those close to his family, violent beatings from his father, and suicidal thoughts.

“I don’t think I ever felt safe or protected as a child,” Perry told People, adding that his alcoholic father had at one time beat him so bad with a vacuum cord that it ripped the skin off his back.

Perry, 50, later learned at 41 that the man he once called his father was not his biological parent.

In addition to the violence at home, Perry said that he also endured sexual abuse from four family associates. 

“It was rape,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going on or the far-reaching effects of it. I just moved through it.”

It was those experiences plus his frustrations and bottled up emotions that Perry said let to his deep depression and thoughts of suicide.

“If any of it had worked, my attempts to kill myself… I wouldn’t have gotten to the other side of all the horror,” he said. 

Now looking back, Perry says the first step to become free from those burdens is forgiveness.

“I’m telling you, the shift and forgiveness in me left me raw because it was a weight inside,” he said. “Once I let it go, I literally felt lighter inside.”

The new edition of People featuring Tyler Perry on the cover hits newsstands on Friday.

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Robert De Niro’s former assistant files lawsuit alleging “verbally abusive” and “sexually-charged” behavior

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ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Robert De Niro’s former assistant has filed a lawsuit against the Oscar-winner, alleging he subjected her to “verbally abusive” and “sexually-charged” behavior, including leaving her voicemails filled with vulgar language.

“Robert De Niro is someone who has clung to old mores,” the lawsuit, filed by Graham Chase Robinson, says. “He does not accept the idea that men should treat women as equals. He does not care that gender discrimination in the workplace violates the law.”
 
According to her lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York, Robinson began working for De Niro at his company, Canal Productions, in 2008 when she was 25 and was subjected to “years of gender discrimination and harassment.” The claim says she warned De Niro about his behavior.

“On the heels of Ms. Robinson’s complaints of gender discrimination, De Niro had Canal Productions file an abusive, preemptive lawsuit against her,” her suit says.  “The lawsuit concocted false allegations designed to inhibit Ms. Robinson from pursuing her claims, destroy her reputation, and obliterate her job prospects.”

That earlier suit, filed in Manhattan State Supreme Court, called Robinson “disloyal” and alleged she misappropriated funds and binge-watched hours of TV on the job.

Robinson alleges that De Niro made vulgar comments, joked about Viagra, directed her to imagine him on the toilet and subjected her to gratuitous physical contact.

“Among other things, De Niro would direct Ms. Robinson to scratch his back, button his shirts, fix his collars, tie his ties, and prod him awake when he was in bed,” the lawsuit said.

Tom Harvey, attorney for Robert De Niro, said in a statement to ABC News, “The allegations made by Graham Chase Robinson against Robert De Niro are beyond absurd.”

 

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Posted On 03 Oct 2019