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  1. Richard Pryor Statue to Stand in His Illinois Hometown

    1:20 pm 5/2/2015

    Sculptor Preston Jackson will unveil the 9-foot bronze statue on Sunday.Read more

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  2. Eddie Murphy in Talks to Join Richard Pryor Biopic

    5:27 pm 3/13/2015

    Mike Epps is starring as the influential comedian in the drama to be directed by Lee Daniels. Read more

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  3. Larry Wilmore Reveals Roots of Bill Cosby Dislike: "Man, What an Asshole"

    7:04 pm 1/26/2015

    TV’s only black late-night host, who has scored rave reviews with his new talk show, lets loose on Hollywood and the Oscars, reveals why "nobody gets a pass" (not even Oprah) and recounts an unpleasant encounter his mom had with Cosby decades ago: "He was so mean."Read more

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  4. Richard Pryor's Widow Sues Over "Swag" T-Shirt

    5:56 pm 1/21/2015

    Jennifer Lee Pryor doesn't find an online vendor's design so funny.Read more

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  5. Kevin Hart on Bill Cosby, Avoiding Controversy and How Sony Apologized for "Whore" Comment

    9:00 am 1/14/2015

    The 'Wedding Ringer' star (and most successful comic in the world) is too busy building an empire to care what anyone thinks — not people who dismiss his material, not a pissed-off ex-wife and certainly not Clint Culpepper's hacked email insult: "It's very hard to put me in a negative position."Read more

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  6. The Story of Joan Rivers: 24 Famous Friends From Dick Cavett to Donald Trump Construct Stunning Oral History for THR

    8:00 am 9/10/2014

    First she broke ground in 1965 as a 'Tonight Show' guest. "Women were the butt of the joke. They didn't do the joke," says George Schlatter. Later, she hosted her own show, mourned her husband's suicide and shook up the red carpet. From the touching (delivering meals to those with AIDS) to the outrageous (she yelled into the ear of a coma patient, "Wake up, you stupid bitch!"), Rivers' life is reconstructed in never-told detailRead more

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  7. Mel Brooks on Why 'Blazing Saddles' 'Could Be The Funniest Motion Picture Ever Made'

    10:23 pm 4/12/2014

    At the TCM Classic Film Festival, the writer-director regaled the audience with tales of how Warner Bros. executives almost buried the film.Read more

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  8. Lee Daniels in Talks to Direct Richard Pryor Biopic (Exclusive)

    6:48 am 1/10/2014

    Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Eddie Murphy are among the actors being eyed for The Weinstein Company film.Read more

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  9. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic: Tribeca Review

    3:27 pm 4/25/2013

    The comedian is celebrated by the likes of Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams and Lily Tomlin in Marina Zenovich's documentary.Read more

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  10. Shout! Factory to Issue Richard Pryor CD/DVD Box Set (Exclusive)

    5:21 pm 11/6/2011

    The classic TV merchants also have inked a deal for rights to all 116 original episodes of the 1960-64 hit show "Route 66."Read more

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