After Dave Chappelle stunned his fans and the entertainment industry in May 2005 by abruptly leaving production of the third season of his insanely popular Comedy Central sketch comedy series, Chappelle Show, the comedian has been flying under the radar with impromptu stand-up shows and surprise appearances.
TVGuide.com caught up with Charlie Murphy, of Chapelle Show's "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" sketch fame and brother of Eddie Murphy, to get the scoop on whether or not he and Chappelle had kept in touch after all the Season 3 turbulence.
"I actually just retained his phone number [a few] days ago because I had to talk to him," said Murphy. "So he'll be hearing from me soon."
Chappelle has quietly returned back to the stage since falling off the grid with several stand-up performances, but is still keeping a low profile. "He's doing fine. He's doing some stand-up out on the ...
In town to promote Oliver Stone's World Trade Center and the new CBS sitcom The Class, Jon Bernthal gave TVGuide.com an inside look at doing a movie about the city's darkest day, living at home with "mom" and planning his ultimate dream.
TVGuide.com: What was it like to be part of World Trade Center?
Bernthal: It was really an honor, and different from any other acting job. Normally when you get a script and you meet with the director, you work together to create somebody, but this was really going the other way. It was a
Charlie Murphy wants people to know he's no Frank Stallone or Tito Jackson. He's no "not-as-famous-sibling" gimmick. Judging by the sales for Chappelle's Show DVDs, many may already be well aware of this. After spending more than a decade in the shadow of his superstar brother, Eddie, Murphy's antics as a cast member on Chappelle's have finally made him his own man. Currently he is selling out comedy clubs and has a slate of movies, the last of which, King's Ransom, recently hit video stores. Insider spoke with Murphy about his career and the fate of the show that spurred millions to holler, "I'm Rick James, bitch!"
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