Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Blind Item #4

This foreign born former A- list singer turned mainly reality judge/coke abuser seems to be revising her past. She thinks an old relationship was a fairy tale gone wrong. She threatened to kill her permanent A list ex multiple times and when she got pregnant had said before she feared for her own life. 

27 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Mel B

Tricia13 said...

/Eddie Murphy

Nutty_Flavor said...

On the topic of Eddie, isn't it interesting what touchstone "Coming to America" has become? Every teenager I know has seen it multiple times and can often quote lines from it.

Eddie's other movies don't seem to have made it to the new millennium as well. It's been a long time since I've heard anyone mention "Beverly Hills Cop", or even "The Nutty Professor".

"Coming to America" wasn't a hit when it came out in 1988, but it seems to be slowly becoming a classic.

Unknown said...

Coming to America was Awesome!!

MDAnderson said...

How is he the love of her life and denied paternity of their kid. Smh. I love Coming to America and probably have seen it over 20 times. It’s a classic for me. Also love Trading Places.

Ophelia said...

My favorite Eddie Murphy movie was Doctor Doolittle but I was also a big Wild Thornberries fan so I don't think it had much to do with Murphy lmfao

Moose said...

Not sure where you get that "Coming To America" wasn't a hit - it grossed over $128 Million in the US, another $125 Million worldwide, and was the #3 grossing movie of 1988 (and Paramount's #1 movie of the year).

Aaaah88L said...

@MD exactly .I think the drugs has her delusional, lol. He barely acknowledged Mel B!

longtimereader said...

The soundtrack to Beverly hills cop is iconic 80's music, Axel F alone defines the decade.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Hmmm, Moose - I don't know where I got the idea that it wasn't a hit, either. I guess it wasn't as big as the "Beverly Hills Cop" movies, so it was seen as a disappointment. Eddie Murphy was HUGE at the time.

You're right, @MDAnderson - "Trading Places" has also aged very well. Frozen concentrated orange juice futures! I can still happily recall a lot of scenes from that movie. I may watch it tonight.

samechick said...

@Nutty_Flavor

Maybe you're confusing Coming To America with The Golden Child, which was still good, but maybe not as big of a hit.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Could be! Wasn't The Golden Child" was Eddie's first big flop?

Maybe I was thinking that "Coming to America" wasn't a critical hit. It still has only a 47% review on Metacritic, which proves that critics are often idiots.

The LA Times, Sheila Benson, 1988: "James Earl Jones proves that he is probably the only actor in America who can wear the skin of a full-grown lion-jewels in its eyes, its tail in its mouth-over street clothes and not look like a damn fool. But there's not a thing he can do with this flaccid, foolish film."

Toronto Globe and Mail, 1988
"In past celluloid lives Eddie Murphy has been responsible for a handful of the most popular movies ever made, which explains why he has been able to bring Coming to America to your neighborhood theatre with its misogyny, technical ineptitude and witlessness intact."

Time Magazine, 1988
"Coming to America seems to be more career move than movie. After the raucousness of Beverly Hills Cop II and the raunchiness of Eddie Murphy Raw, the star apparently wants to assert his claim on the currently vacant title of America's Sweetheart. His aspirations must be bigger and badder than that. We want -- may actually need -- something more from this gifted man."

Nutty_Flavor said...

But those are the 1988 reviews on Metacritic. The more recent reviews, ones from contemporary viewers, are much more positive.

Moose said...

I loved "Coming To America" from the first time I saw it. I thought it gave an air of decency to Murphy, whose characters up to that point had mostly been a bit on the crude side. John Amos's Cleo McDowell was fantastic as well ("They've got the Big Mac, I've got the Big Mick"). And i always had a thing for Madge Sinclair.

I did not realize until I just checked IMDB that Shari Headley, the girl who played Akeem's love interest/Amos' daughter is the same woman who played the DA (that was shot and killed by Katherine) on Tyler Perry's cheesefest "The Haves and the Have Nots".

sandybrook said...

Id rather watch any 1980s comedy over any of the dreck the studios are putting out now. Id also go farther back in time and watch me some blaxploitation films too like Shaft, Dolomite and any Pam Grier film.

Lonely Bastard said...

How has no one mentioned 48 Hours yet?

Thats was a fantastic film. Eddie exploded out of that movie. I think it might be my favourite movie of the 80s.

Brayson87 said...

I know they used to endlessly play Coming To America on all the basic cable channels, censored/edited down to family friendly fare.

Moose said...

@sandybrook - Pam Grier is the phatnastyshit! Ever read her autobiography? It is outstanding.

I also am a huge fan of Tamara Dobson's "Cleopatra Jones". And who doesn't love "Blacula"?

B626 said...

John Landis was at the top of his game for Coming to America,recovering from the Twilight Zone deaths. After him and Eddie clashed on Beverly Hills Cop 3, did Eddie blackball him?

Lulu Filona said...

My reaction to Mel's recent comments about Eddie were that they must be sarcasm. She said that he is really classy. Eddie is hugely talented, but classy is a big stretch. Picking up trannies on Sunset Boulevard is not exactly highbrow, imho.

Liz Pop said...

Trading Places is my all time favorite though

HushHush said...

Coming to America totally ruined Black Panther for me. I kept hearing Eddie Murphy's african accent!
Eddie should make a Black Panther parody, along the lines of Austin Powers mocking James Bond movies.

sandybrook said...

No I never read Pams bio, maybe Ill try to find it. She was a really interesting person.

Mango said...

I love Trading Places, with its all-star cast.

alexis fletcher said...

I must confess to loving Holy Man. Mel B is really an atrocious individual. Yesterday she accused Geri H of lying about her age and having terrible breath.
I am sure this tour will derail sooner than later!

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orangesoda said...

I thought Eddie was into dudes that dress up as chicks? Surely Mel would know about that if he was the 'love of her life?'

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