Eddie Murphy Accepted the Mark Twain Prize by Doing a Bill Cosby Impression

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Eddie Murphy accepted the Mark Twain Prize by doing a Bill Cosby impression

Murphy decided to do his first stand-up act in 28 years last night when he accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. The Washington Post reports that it was with Murphy backstage when he "tried out his short routine for his tiny but influential audience: (Arsenio) Hall and Chris Rock."


Bernie Sanders, impressed by Larry David’s SNL impression, invites him to go campaigning

“I think we'll use Larry at our next rally. He does better than I do,” the Democratic presidential candidate said, reacting to David’s dead-on SNL impersonation. PLUS: Sanders insists he has an “ample supply of underwear,” why was SNL’s Anderson Cooper impression so terrible?, and Tracy Morgan boosts SNL’s ratings.


Jimmy Kimmel responds to Jay Leno saying he has a "mean streak”: I blame my mom

"You need to understand something. I come from a crazy family,” says Kimmel, adding: "My mother used to lie on the ground and pretend to be dead until we cried.” As for Leno’s comments, Kimmel says: "I'm one of the nicest people on planet Earth and I wish he (Leno) could understand that, but it doesn't bother me.”


Donald Trump shrugs off Latino groups objecting to him hosting SNL

The Donald says he isn’t concerned that NBC will dump him again as the network did with The Apprentice. PLUS: Trump says NBC would never drop him because his ratings will go "through the roof."


NFL football overrun wreaks havoc on CBS’ primetime ratings

CSI: Cyber didn’t air until 10:58 pm last night.


Democratic presidential candidate Larry Lessig wants equal time on NBC following Hillary Clinton’s SNL cameo

Lessig, a Harvard Law professor who’s considered a long shot for the presidency, has submitted a request to have the same amount of time (3 minutes, 12 seconds) that Clinton had on NBC affiliates.


CBS is developing a crime drama set in 1957

Dick Ernest will revolve around the patriarch of a traditional family and the clashes with his beatnik nephew.


To Catch a Predator’s Chris Hansen is now doing Kickstarter-funded sex stings

The former NBC star will continue his endeavors with Hansen vs. Predator, which was made possible thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.


With Maisie Williams, Doctor Who delivered its most spectacular and heart-breaking episode

The Girl Who Died episode had everything, including a memorable ending. PLUS: Doctor Who had a big plot hole.


Donald Faison will play a character named "Donald" on House of Lies

The Scrubs alum will guest on two episodes of the Showtime series as Don Cheadle’s character’s old friend.


The Affair co-creator explains last night’s big surprise

Sarah Treem also talks about the awkward sex scenes on the Showtime series.


Bob Costas is writing a memoir

“As you look at it, and you’re much closer to the end of the most prominent portion of my career than at the beginning, then a memoir makes sense,” Costas says of his autobiography, to be released in 2017. “It just seemed to me like a good time to do it and I’d have more to say.”


John Oliver enlists Mike Myers to urge Canadians not to vote for Prime Minister Stephen Harper

The Last Week Tonight host says he’s risking a $5,000 fine and six months in jail by telling Canadians how to vote.


Gwen Stefani would like to return to The Voice

"They're all so smart, they're all lovely. They all got my back. I love them,” says Stefani, who substituted for Christina Aguilera.


Check out the first image from the Absolutely Fabulous movie

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are filming their comedy-turned-movie in the French Riviera.


Spike TV renews Ink Master

Season 8 will consist of 16 episodes airing next summer.


NBC trims the episode orders for midseason comedies Superstore and Hot and Bothered

Both shows have been trimmed from 13 to 10 episodes because NBC was facing a glut of programming in the spring.