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This Week In Entertainment: Eddie Murphy, Fret, and More

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Eddie Murphy Confirms “Coming To America” Sequel

Eddie Murphy is on board for a sequel to the 1988 hit “Coming to America”. Confirmed on Friday, he will once again play Prince Akeem. Paramount hopes the majority of the original cast, including Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones, will return for the sequel.

Reports say that the plot involves Akeem finding a long lost son. “After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said.

Trap Artist Kevin Fret Shot Dead

Puerto Rican trap artist Kevin Fret died Thursday at 24. Reports say that the singer was shot while riding a motorcycle. He died in San Juan. Police said that they are searching for another man who fled the scene.

Fret is the 22nd person to die of gun violence in Puerto Rico this year. Police didn’t release his name but his manager confirmed his death. In addition, Fret was the first openly gay Latin trap artist. He originally gained popularity in Puerto Rico after his hit single “Soy Asi” dropped.

Touré Neblett accused of sexual harassment

Famed music journalist Touré Neblett has been accused of sexual assault. The accusation comes after a woman watched the 2008 documentary about the R&B artist. Because of the film, she felt compelled to come forward with her own allegations against him.

The woman, who worked as a makeup artist with Touré in 2017, claimed he made sexually explicit comments to her on set. In response, Touré denied the accusations. He also refused to comment on the situation.

Activision Releases Rights To Bungie

Video game publisher Activison is splitting up with developer Bungie. Because of this, the rights of the hit shooter game Destiny will be fully in Bungie’s control. After years of tension between the two companies, this comes as Activision is experiencing top level turnovers.

It’s a repeat of what Bungie experienced with Microsoft in 2007.  Bungie, which created Halo for Microsoft, was then purchased by Microsoft. Later, they negotiated their independence from Microsoft.

Piers Morgan Hospitalized

Piers Morgan was hospitalized for unknown causes on Friday. The controversial British TV host joked, “Bad news… after some extensive hospital tests this morning it appears I’m not going to die.”  The 53-year-old wrote, “I can only apologise for all the upset & offence I know this development will cause.”

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