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22 Oct 2015

Eddie Murphy was with his longtime love Paige Butcher when awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor at the Kennedy Center

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October 22, 2015 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Eddie Murphy (s_bukley / shutterstock.com)

By Florence Anthony

Several days after Lamar Odom, who has now been moved to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for rehabilitation, regained consciousness following a drug overdose, his maternal aunt, Ja Nean Mercer, told US Weekly, ‘Lamar has always been blessed with a tenacious, fighting spirit, overcoming insurmountable obstacles to achieve the impossible.” She said the past few days have been no different. He is defying the odds in his toughest battle to date with God’s grace. She is hoping that her nephew will fully recover…………

Eddie Murphy walked the red carpet with his longtime love Paige Butcher when he was presented the  2015 Mark Twain Prize for Humor on October 18 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. While accepting the prize, the comedian broke out his Bill Cosby impression  during his first stand-up act in 28 years. Then, in his Bill voice Murphy said, “I would like to talk to some of the people who feel that I need to give back my bleeping trophies,.” Fellow comedians including Arsenio Hall, Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, Joe Piscopo, Jay Pharoah, Chris Rock and George Lopez were all onhand to cheer Murphy on……….

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During a recent appearance on Rev. Al Sharpton’s WLIB radio show, which is live streamed on the internet to millions of viewers, “Knock Out” exec-producer/My Lil Star founder Steven Marcano  announced that he has been establishing diaper banks in urban communities throughout the U.S. The diaper banks will enable families to pay whatever dollar amount they can afford in return for an endless supply of diapers for the month. “Knock Out” is the number one show on the NUVO television network, which is owned by Jennifer Lopez. Marcano is also in the development stage of a new non-scripted show “Ball Out,” which will mentor aspiring basketball players as “Knock  Out “ does up and coming boxers…………

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Winfrey made about $45 million in the stock market on October 19 simply for revealing she bought shares of Weight Watchers International. The revelation that she purchased newly issued stock that will represent ten percent of the outstanding shares in the dieting service for $6.79 apiece caused the stock to spike 105 percent, closing October 19 at $13.92. The value of Oprah’s $43.2 million investment, therefore, more than doubled to about $88.6 million. Said Oprah, “Weight Watchers has given me tools to begin the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for.” ………

Rapper/Reality TV Star Nelly performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City for the Nick Cannon Rocks Times Square event benefiting St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children…….

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