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Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher Make It a Date Night at Oscars 2015

Eddie Murphy shows off his smile on the red carpet at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood.

The 53-year-old actor brought along his longtime love Paige Butcher as his date for the big show.

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Eddie was in attendance at the big show to participate as one of the many presenters for the night.

During rehearsals for the show, Eddie joked that he wanted to come out to his 1985 song “Party All the Time,” according to USA Today.

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Bill Cosby Responds to Eddie Murphy's Refusal to Play Him at 'SNL 40': 'I Applaud His Actions'

Bill Cosby has issued a statement now that news broke that Eddie Murphy refused to play him in a sketch during SNL 40 this past weekend.

“I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions,” the 77-year-old comedian, who has multiple sexual abuse allegations against him, said in a statement to NBC.

In case you missed it, read the series of tweets from former SNL cast member Norm MacDonald, who explained the entire situation surrounding Eddie‘s refusal to portray Cosby.

Instead of playing any characters, Eddie simply spoke on stage for a few moments at the 40th anniversary celebration.

Eddie Murphy Refused to Portray Bill Cosby on 'SNL 40' - Read the Explanation

This past weekend, Eddie Murphy‘s appearance on SNL 40 had many viewers upset that he did not bring back a classic character or tell jokes – and the reason is because the writers wanted him to portray Bill Cosby.

Former SNL cast member Norm MacDonald took to his Twitter to explain everything that went on behind the scenes at SNL 40.

“Among many other things, this show was to be the return of Eddie Murphy.” Norm wrote. “He knew the laughs would bring the house down. Eddie Murphy knows what will work on SNL better than any one. Eddie decides the laughs are not worth it. He will not kick a man when he is down.”

Read all of Norm MacDonald’s tweets inside…More Here! »

Chris Rock Honors Eddie Murphy at 'SNL 40' - Watch Now!

Chris Rock takes the stage at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration to honor Eddie Murphy at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday (February 15) in New York City.

Chris talked about the then 19-year-old comedian and how he looked up to him – Eddie played many iconic characters on the late night variety show including Gumby, James Brown and his children’s show spoof Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood.

After chatting about Eddie, he came out and took the stage. He didn’t say much or reprise any of his famous characters, which was a bummer! Watch the moment below…

Chris Rock Honors Eddie Murphy

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Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, & More Stars Added to Oscars 2015 Presenter Line-Up!

A whole new slew of stars have been announced as presenters for the upcoming 2015 Academy Awards!

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Evans, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Chloe Moretz, Eddie Murphy, and Margot Robbie have all been added to the line-up.

In case you missed the news, Lady Gaga was just added to the list of performers as well, so it’s really shaping up to be a star-studded show!

Make sure to tune in for the 2015 Oscars on Sunday, February 22 and also check out for all of the coverage that night!

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson & Irina Shayk Crush Into Hollywood with 'Hercules' Premiere!

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson poses for photos with his leading lady Irina Shayk while attending the premiere of their new movie Hercules on Wednesday (July 23) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The stars were joined by castmates Rufus Sewell and model Barbara Palvin, who like Irina is making her acting debut in the film.

Other stars stepping out to support the movie included Carla Gugino and Eddie Murphy (with girlfriend Paige Butcher). Dwayne‘s girlfriend Lauren Hashian was also in attendance.

FYI: Irina is wearing an Alaia dress. Carla is wearing a Zac Posen dress, Brian Atwood shoes, a Matthew Campbell Laurenza clutch, and Dove jewelry.

35+ pictures inside of Dwayne Johnson and Irina Shayk at the premiere… More Here! »

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