Mike Epps' wife Mechelle revealed that she thought her loyalty could save her marriage but her husband's fame may have gone to his head.

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The Apollo Theater in Harlem will induct famed comedians Richard Pryor, Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx into its walk of fame. The ceremony, to take place on Oct. 1, will mark the first time that non-musical artists will be inducted. All three had longstanding relationships with the venue. The historic theater also is launching a […]

Biopics are obviously in demand after the success of Straight Outta Compton. One that’s been in the making for a while is Richard Pryor‘s story. The Weinstein Company…

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A yearslong effort to honor comedian Richard Pryor with a statue in Peoria is coming to a conclusion and prompting some residents of his hometown to re-examine the comic and his legacy. Sculptor Preston Jackson will unveil the 9-foot bronze statue Sunday in the city’s Warehouse District at the corner of […]

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Gospel superstar Erica Campbell plays a quick game of “Under 50”, where celebs must answer a series of quickfire questions in under 50 seconds! Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Entertainment Tonight and Variety have confirmed Eddie Murphy is scheduled to join the cast of Richard Pryor’s upcoming biopic. Murphy, who like Pryor has enjoyed…

Some 30 years after late actor/comedians Richard Pryor and John Candy starred in the comedy reboot of Brewster’s Millions, The Five Heartbeats co-writer and director,…

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Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, recently let Bill Cosby have it during a new episode of the Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast. “Richard was dirty on the outside, but he was a good person. He was clean on the inside,” Lee Pryor said. “Bill hated Richard because he ‘worked dirty’. Bill […]

Mike Epps got the role to play Richard Pryor, and rightfully so. But he beat out some of his fellow comedians, including Nick Cannon. Nick…

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Richard Pryor may have had swag, but the comic legend’s wife is not having any association between the term and her late husband on a t-shirt. TMZ reports that Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee Pryor is suing Fret Shirt for using the funnyman’s image without her permission. According to AV Club, Fret Shirt is known for […]

Did you catch Mike Epps on the Tom Joyner Morning Show where he discussed playing the legendary comedian Richard Pryor? Well, we have some behind the scenes footage of the actor impersonating the iconic funny man. Watch above! Epps’ begins filming the long-awaited biopic in March 2015. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

After months of debates and rumors swirling around which actor/comedian would play the legendary Richard Pryor in the long-awaited biopic of his life, Oprah Winfrey finally confirmed who would play the iconic funnyman. Click through to the next page to see who the talk show mogul has in mind for the job!