Bill Cosby is thanking Eddie Murphy for turning down an opportunity to play him in Sunday’s SNL 40 anniversary special. On Wednesday, it was reported that Murphy passed on the chance to spoof Cosby in a version of Celebrity Jeopardy.
“I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions,” Cosby said through a spokesperson in a statement to NBC News.
Comedian Norm Macdonald says he tried to convince Murphy to have fun with the impersonation, but the legendary comedian thought it would be in poor taste. Macdonald made the revelation during a recent flood of tweets:
“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. Eddie Murphy, I realize, is not like the rest of us. Eddie does not need the laughs. Eddie Murphy is the coolest, a rockstar even in a room with actual rockstars.”
Kenan Thompson ended up playing the role of Cosby during the program.
SAG Awards Fashion Hits & Misses: Tracee Ellis Ross, Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o & More
The 2018 SAG Awards were full of fashion hits and misses. Here are some of the best and worst looks of the night.
Tracee Ellis Ross always knocks it out of the park and tonight, the black-ish star definitely hit a home run in a gorgeous white Ralph and Russo gown. Her co-star, Yara Shahidi, also stole the spotlight in a classic black pantsuit.
No surprise here, Halle Berry killed it in a sheer Pamela Roland dress, meanwhile, Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a strapless Ralph and Russo ensemble. Niecy Nash, who was also one of the night’s presenters, brightened the room with not only her smile, but her sexy green Zina Zaki dress.
SAG nominee, Mary J. Blige, glowed in a magical black and white Jean-Louis Sabaji masterpiece and we can’t forget about Sterling K. Brown’s wife, Ryan Michelle, who looked like a princess in a soft pink dress.
Black-ish star, Marsai Martin, was all grownish in this adorable wine MIRI couture gown.
As for who completely missed the mark, Maya Rudolph who who wore this head to toe floral ensemble; sorry girl.
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