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Eddie Murphy Visits BET's '106 & Park'

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Eddie Murphy admits that he has given up on reading newspapers and magazines. The 55-year-old recently discussed his career and celebrating both the positive and negative films he has made.

Eddie explained, “I used to be the hippest of them all. I used to know everything about everything. I used to read about everything that was going on and I knew everybody’s name and anybody in pop culture. Anything that was written about me I would read. And for the last maybe 20 years — I haven’t read a newspaper in 20 years, or read a corporate magazine. If there’s an article about me, someone has to read through it before they even give it to me. I don’t want to see anything that has anything negative. I don’t want to read any of that. So, I don’t know what y’all think. I don’t have a computer, I don’t have email–I don’t have any of that.”

He also said, “In my view, I’ve never had a flop movie or a movie that didn’t work. If I did the movie, and they paid me lots and lots of money to do it, it’s a smash! Any movie that I was in that they paid me a lot of money for was a  smash. To be perfectly honest, we celebrate Pluto Nash at my house. We don’t have Christmas Day, we have Pluto Nash Day. And we don’t have Halloween, we have Vampire in Brooklyn Day.”

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Eddie also addressed the idea of returning to stand-up comedy saying, “I stopped doing stand-up because it stopped being fun. And the reason it stopped being fun was it was harder to write…new stuff. It had gotten so crazy. I thought at the time, ‘Maybe I’ll take a little break from standup.’ And then the break just got longer…For years I’ve been procrastinating about it, going, ‘I’ll do stand-up again…’ And all of a sudden I’m this far away from it.”

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