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The Nutty Movie Star: Alternative Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous Eddie Murphy
April 28, 2001 12:12 PM   Subscribe

The Nutty Movie Star: Alternative Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous Eddie Murphy Transvestites, porn actors, crooks, lawyers: all of Eddie Murphy's wacky friends. A priceless story about the people who work for the Hollywood people
posted by matteo (11 comments total)

In a word: So? The "lifestyles" of movie/tv celebrities no longer baffles, entertains, or disgusts me. Paying attention to them is pointless.
posted by davidmsc at 5:41 PM on April 28, 2001

Same goes for the Royal Family.
posted by fusinski at 6:03 PM on April 28, 2001

And those darn Kennedys, too.
posted by fusinski at 6:04 PM on April 28, 2001

And Yakko, Wakko and Dot.
posted by rodii at 7:29 PM on April 28, 2001

Hey, time out. The Warners are important.
posted by Cavatica at 8:19 PM on April 28, 2001

Especially for provoking the question: "Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 and hot dog buns come in packages of 8?"
posted by lannie628 at 12:05 AM on April 29, 2001

Nah, man, Steve Martin asked that years ago! But the Warners are important nonetheless.
posted by JimmyTones at 7:19 AM on April 29, 2001

Good grief -- this con man went toe-to-toe with John Travolta, a Scientologist? Gutsy.

The book by one of the transsexuals is here.

Really sheds new light on Bowfinger.
posted by dhartung at 1:15 PM on April 29, 2001

Anyway, if you're not reading this, it was poorly introduced. It really isn't about Murphy: it's about a con man skilled at shaking down the Hollywood elite, sometimes both sides at the same time; for some reason he's disarmingly open about his gamesmanship. Murphy just happened to be his target of opportunity.

I think I could have done with a four-page summary rather than the whole thing; this is really a local LA story. But it was more interesting than a celebrity profile.
posted by dhartung at 1:23 PM on April 29, 2001

They long ago resolved the hot dog issue, anyway. Buy the bun-length dogs (i.e., the ones that are as long as they used to be before manufacturers started making them shorter to cut costs) and you will get the right number to go with your packages of buns.
posted by kindall at 2:45 PM on April 29, 2001

Speaking of hotdogs, how about that Eddie Murphy!?
posted by rodii at 4:38 PM on April 30, 2001

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