Eddie Murphy has been named the most over-paid actor in Hollywood.
The 51-year-old actor - whose recent films Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave were all labeled flops - is reportedly no longer popular at the box office despite being paid a huge amount of money to star in huge number of movies. According to Forbes magazine, for every $1 Eddie was paid for his last three movies, they returned an estimated average of $2.30.
His movie Tower Heist, which was released last year also failed to wow audiences and earned just over double its budget of $75 million.
Earlier this year, Eddie revealed he is in talks to make a Beverly Hills Cop TV show. One of the comedian and actor's best loved roles was as wise cracking detective Axel Foley in the three action/comedy films of the late 80s and he's working on bringing him back. "What I'm trying to do with Beverly Hills Cop now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I'd do the pilot, show up here and there," he said.
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Backdraft (Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
- Blade Runner (The Final Cut): Blu-ray
- Camille: DVD
- Case 39: DVD, Blu-ray
- Catfish: DVD, Blu-ray
- Dinner for Schmucks: DVD, Blu-ray
- Doctor Zhivago (Deluxe Edition): DVD
- El Mariachi/Desperado: Blu-ray
- Ever After: Blu-ray
- Gone with the Wind: Blu-ray
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Sandra Bullock is in negotiations to star in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
The 46-year-old star, who this year won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Blind Side, is in talks alongside Tom Hanks to star in the project, an adaptation of the 2005 dramatic novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.
If Bullock signs on to star in the movie, it will be her first film since her Academy Award-winning performance. The film tells the tale of an intelligent nine year old - who has yet to be cast in the Stephen Daldry-directed project - who begins searching for a lock to match a key given to him by his father prior to his death in the New York terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Bullock and Hanks would play the child’s parents in the movie, which if locked would see them filming in January 2011. Screenwriter Eric Roth has adapted the book, which Scott Rudin being lined up to produce.
Universal Pictures recently purchased a $1 million action comedy script (working title: Most Wanted) which will star The Proposal‘s leading couple Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
In the flick, Bullock will play a criminal who is being held in custody by U.S. Marshall Reynolds.
Sounds kinda cheesy, but with two great actors in the lead roles the flick just might work.
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-Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz have worked out their salary dispute with Summit Entertainment and will be starring in Breaking Dawn. Apparently they didn’t want to be the next Rachelle LeFevre.
-Jennifer Aniston reportedly asked that her daytime scenes in The Switch be retouched. She gets paid too much to look “rough” like the rest of us.
-I’m never going to be able to get “Super Freak” out of my head now. A musical version of Little Miss Sunshine will debut in February of next year.
-Will a big screen version of Wonder Woman ever get made? If so, TV’s Lynda Carter thinks Sandra Bullock “has in all her characters that needs to be in Wonder Woman.” Well, she’s definitely a fighter.
-If you love baseball, and have a cool $5.4 million lying around, the corn field featured in Field of Dreams could be yours. Neither Kevin Costner nor Ray Liotta is interested.
-Sandra Bullock may have earned her Razzie, but she’s now willingly returning it. Apparently the actress walked away with the prototype award, not the $5 knockoff she was supposed to receive.
-Speaking of the Razzies, we’ll now get a chance to see the worst of the worst honored live. The ceremony’s producers hope to telecast the awards program beginning with the 31st annual event in 2011.
-Box-office champ Avatar is already breaking records in the home entertainment department. Approximately 1.5 million Blu-ray copies were sold on Day 1, besting The Dark Knight’s previous high.
-The Green Hornet has flown to a new release date. The Seth Rogen film, originally scheduled for December 22, will now open on January 14, 2011 (the MLK holiday weekend). Why? Because Sony wants time to covert the movie into 3D, of course!
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options today:
- The African Queen: DVD, Blu-ray
- Bigger Than Life: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Blind Side: DVD, Blu-ray
- Brothers: DVD, Blu-ray
- Damage: DVD
- Days of Heaven: Blu-ray
- Fantastic Mr. Fox: DVD, Blu-ray
- Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Men Who Stare at Goats: DVD, Blu-ray
- Red Cliff: DVD, Blu-ray
- The T.A.M.I. Show (Collector’s Edition): DVD
- Toy Story (Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD/Blu-ray combo
- Toy Story 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD/Blu-ray combo
- Yojimbo & Sanjuro: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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When you throw in an extra host, add five more Best Picture nominees, take away the Best Song performances and nominate two formerly married directors—what do you get? A night that will surely be talked about.
Although many believe the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will end with very few surprises, the possibility of an upset is still too great to ignore. Will the box office champ (Avatar) win Best Film as well? Or will The Hurt Locker - or even Inglourious Basterds - take the prize? Is Jeff Bridges a shoo-in for Best Actor…or could BAFTA winner Colin Firth sneak past him? Will Sandra Bullock have to deliver another acceptance speech, or will Meryl Streep take home her first Oscar since 1983?
To find out if the ceremony ends in a world of Hurt or Up in the Air, stay tuned here for the live results!
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Sandra Bullock said she would gladly accept any Razzie that might come her way, and last night, she honored her promise.
On the eve of her potential first Oscar win, The Blind Side actress took time out of her busy schedule to thank those who hated her work. The winner of two Golden Raspberry Awards - one for Worst Actress and Worst Screen Couple - said those who honored her clearly didn’t watch All About Steve.
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“Oh my God, how fantastic is that?... I’m showing up if I win… Hell, yes! I do everything 100 percent. With All About Steve, we were trying to do something different. And if it gets some kind of award, that means people are talking about it. I’m more comfortable with criticism than I am with goodwill, because I’m more familiar with it, and I’ve made friends with it. And the Razzies are a great honor.”
-Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock talking about her recent Razzie nomination for Worst Actress.
(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)
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