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Eddie Murphy Gives 'Saturday Night Live' Highest Ratings in Over Two Years!

It was a big night for Saturday Night Live – thanks to Eddie Murphy!

The 58-year-old Dolemite is My Name actor returned to SNL for the first time in 35 years to host the show on Saturday (December 21) and gave the sketch comedy series the highest ratings in two years.

Eddie‘s episode delivered a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.921 million viewers overall in Live+Same Day, according to “fast official” Nielsen numbers ordered by NBC via Deadline.

The last highest-rated and most-watched episode of SNL was in 2017 with host Melissa McCarthy, which received a 2.7 in 18-49, 10.382 million viewers.

Viewership of the Eddie-hosted episode of SNL will continue to grow – about 29% of SNL’s total viewed minutes during the 2018-19 season came on digital platforms through short-form videos and full-episode views.

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Eddie Murphy Reveals the One Role He Regrets Turning Down

Eddie Murphy Reveals the One Role He Regrets Turning Down

Eddie Murphy sits down for an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which aired on Friday (December 20).

The 58-year-old actor, who is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, discussed the one movie role he regrets turning down.

“The only movie I ever turned down that became a big hit was Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” he said. “I was gonna be the Bob Hoskins dude and I was like, ‘What? Animation and people? That sounds like bulls— to me.’”

“Now every time I see it, I feel like an idiot,” he added.

Eddie was also asked to be in the original Ghostbusters movie, but he had to pass as he was already attached to Beverly Hills Cop.

“It wasn’t like I turned it down,” he added. “I wasn’t available because I was doing this other movie.”

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Lizzo Does Happy Dance With Eddie Murphy in 'SNL' Promo (Video)

Lizzo – like us – is really, really excited about her and Eddie Murphy‘s upcoming Saturday Night Live appearances!

The 31-year-old “Juice” singer and the 58-year-old Dolemite Is My Name actor teamed up in a new promo video released on Thursday (December 19).

Eddie is hosting and Lizzo is the musical guest in the episode airing this Saturday.

The teaser also features cast member Kenan Thompson.

Lizzo gets so excited that she pops a twerk and says “Sexual Chocolate” – aka Randy Watson’s band in Eddie‘s Coming to America – as well as the “Hercules” chant from Eddie Murphy‘s The Nutty Professor.

Watch the promo videos now!

READ MORE: Harry Styles Covers Lizzo’s ‘Juice’ for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (Video)


Eddie Murphy and Lizzo Make Kenan’s SNL Christmas Wish Come True

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Eddie Murphy Tells 'Ellen' How People React When They Learn He Has 10 Kids!

Eddie Murphy makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Thursday (December 5), and shares the reaction he gets when he tells people he has 10 children!

“It’s funny,” the 58-year-old tells Ellen while discussing his offspring — whose ages range from 30, being the oldest, to the youngest who just turned 1.

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“Does that seem like a lot to you or does that seem OK?” DeGeneres asked as a few audience members gasped. “It seems OK,” Eddie quipped. “It’s funny the reaction the audience gives. Men kind of look at me like, ‘He’s crazy. How much did that s— cost?’ And women, there’s something sexy about it. ‘Eddie Murphy must be doing his thing. Eddie Murphy be gettin’ it in.’”

Eddie also discusses starring in the upcoming Coming to America sequel.

“I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” Eddie confirms. “That movie more than any picture that I’ve done, I don’t know what it is in the culture — like, on Halloween, some people get dressed up as characters from the movie — so a lot of people had this exception. People would say to me when they found out I was doing it, ‘Don’t f— that movie up. Don’t mess with it.’ So we’ve gone above and beyond about what anybody would thing. I’m really, really happy with it.”

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Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy & Scarlett Johansson Join 'Saturday Night Live' Host Lineup

Saturday Night Live just announced their star-studded lineup for December!

The late night sketch show revealed that Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy and Scarlett Johansson would be taking on hosting duties over the course of the next three episodes.

Jennifer will take the stage first on December 7th with musical guest DaBaby. She will be followed by Scarlett and musical talent Niall Horan on December 14th.

SNL‘s annual holiday epsiode will seemingly be hosted by Eddie who will take the stage alongside Lizzo on December 21st.

Check out SNL‘s official announcement below…

'Beverly Hills Cop 4' Set at Netflix with Eddie Murphy Returning!

A new Beverly Hills Cop film, starring Eddie Murphy, is reportedly headed to Netflix, THR reports!

This will be the fourth film in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, and Jerry Bruckheimer will be on board to produce the new movie.

The first three Beverly Hills Cop films were released in 1984, 1987 and 1994. Another movie was supposed to be released in 2016 but it never panned out.

There have been no details released about plot, or potential release dates for the film, at this time. Stay tuned as we learn more.

Gigi Hadid & Irina Shayk Arrive in Style for WSJ. Innovators Awards 2019

Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk are enjoying a stylish night out!

The models hit the carpet as they arrived at the 2019 WSJ. Magazine’s Innovators Awards on Wednesday night (November 6) at the Museum of Modern of Art in New York City.

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Gigi looked pretty in a light blue dress while Irina rocked a chic, tan suit for the event.

Other stars at the event included Julianne Moore, Bette Midler, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld and wife Jessica, designer Tory Burch, and Trevor Noah.

FYI: Gigi and Irina are both wearing outfits by Burberry. Julianne is wearing a Celine by Hedi Slimane look.

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