Monthly Archives: January 2015

Eddie Murphy Returning to SNL for First Time in 30 Years

As most of you know, Eddie Murphy was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, becoming a breakout film star in the process (48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop). Murphy however, unlike a lot of other SNL alums, never once returned to the show for a hosting gig or a guest spot since he last appeared on December 15th, 1984.

Until now.

Murphy recently told NewsOne that he will be appearing on SNL's three-hour 40th anniversary special, airing on February 15th.

"It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it," Murphy told News One. "They're having a 40th anniversary. I'm going to that. And that will be the first time I've been back since I left."

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Suge Knight Arrested For Murder

Suge Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder for a fatal hit-and-run that occurred near the set of a commercial being shot for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

According to Deadline, the former CEO of Death Row Records is being held on $2 million bail.


Knight's red Ford Raptor, the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run incident, has been impounded. It is the same vehicle Knight had been driving before he was shot during a West Hollywood party hosted by Chris Brown last year.

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Battlefield 4 Players to Get Reward for Playing Hardline Beta

Visceral Games wants to reward longtime Battlefield players who try the new Battlefield Hardline open beta next week.

Those who have played Battlefield 4 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 will receive a free Hardline Dog Tag to wear in-game. This will be unlocked in the next update for Battlefield 4.

The open beta will begin February 3 and end on February 8. According to the information on the Battlefield blog, the download sizes will be 10-11 GB on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and 4 GB on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Ezra Miller Explains How He Became The Flash

When Warner Bros. and DC’s movie slate was revealed last fall, one surprise piece of news was that actor Ezra Miller would star in a big-screen take on The Flash in 2018. Which, hey, cool -- we’re getting a Flash movie! But also, how did Miller get the job already when we didn’t even know the film was in the works until it was announced?

Now the actor has explained a bit of that process to MTV. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin actor, whose latest film The Stanford Prison Experiment played at Sundance this week, said that he was hanging out in “a remote, landlocked town in the middle of Costa Rica” when his phone rang.

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App Store Update: January 30

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.


Mean Girls: The Game – ($3.99)

Someone took the license of a decade-old Lindsay Lohan movie and used it to make a tower defense game? That is so fetch.

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SMITE Could Take Over Everything in 2015 – IGN Arena

Brian Albert visited the SMITE World Championships, but more importantly, he was able to play Xbox One's easy-to-digest MOBA. On this week's episode of IGN Arena, Miranda Sanchez, Kyle O'Connor, James Faulkner, and Mitch Dyer grill Brian about the highs and lows of Hi-Rez's attempt to take over consoles -- and wonder if 2015 is SMITE's big year.

League of Legends' music-centric documentary, Frequencies, is available now, and we love it. Additionally, our entire roster is now playing League of Legends. Some are curious if it's too late to learn, what with League's latest evolutions making major changes for this LCS season and all. Plus we go over a couple MOBAs we really aren't enjoying, and decide to play some new stuff.

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LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin Key Art Revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed the key art for its upcoming game LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin. Check it out below.

LEGO Ninjago Shadow of Ronin_Key Art_Final

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin tells the previously untold story of the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV series. Players will take on enemies using new vehicles, mechs, and dragons. The gameplay itself features a mix of Spinjitzu abilities and puzzle solving.

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MS Office Apps Now Available on Android

The Microsoft Office for Android apps are now available to the public after a preview period that began in November of last year.

Included in the list of Office for Android apps are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.

Android users with devices between 7" and 10.1" can download them for free on Google Play. Access to creation and editing features on devices larger than 10.1" requires an Office 365 subscription.

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Large Smash Bros. Tournament Resumes After Safety Concerns

Apex 2015, a fighting game tournament with a large Super Smash Bros. portion, had to change venue due to safety concerns Friday.

The event had been put on hold by fire marshals due to structural damage caused by a recent storm.

A fire alarm was pulled this morning, and the venue had to be evacuated. When the fire marshals arrived, they shut down the entire place. "One of the ballrooms had a part of it collapse during the storm, fire marshals are here possibly not deeming it safe," wrote Alex Jebailey, creator of CEO Gaming, on Twitter.

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