Even Eddie Murphy Can’t Bear to Watch ‘Meet Dave’

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Murphy, the retired-then-not-retired star of Meet Dave, canceled his appearance at his own movie's premiere an hour and a half before showtime last night, leaving co-stars Elizabeth Banks and Gabrielle Union to pick up the pieces. An angry publicist (we bet) vented on Datalounge, asserting that this kind of behavior is exactly why Murphy is hated in Hollywood and didn't win an Oscar. Maybe so! We'd always thought it was because of Norbit — speaking of which, oh God, could this be worse than Norbit? Wow, maybe.

Murphy, the retired-then-not-retired star of Meet Dave, canceled his appearance at his own movie's premiere an hour and a half before showtime last night, leaving co-stars Elizabeth Banks and Gabrielle Union to pick up the pieces. An angry publicist (we bet) vented on Datalounge, asserting that this kind of behavior is exactly why Murphy is hated in Hollywood and didn't win an Oscar. Maybe so! We'd always thought it was because of Norbit — speaking of which, oh God, could this be worse than Norbit? Wow, maybe.

THIS is why Eddie Murphy lost the Oscar. [Datalounge via Defamer]