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#Movie Social Scene: Eddie Murphy Tribute Reactions, The Hobbit Balloon Recreation and More!

By Jeremy Singer on November 16, 2012
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Some of comedy’s best came out to honor one of the best-of-the-best on Wednesday night, as Spike TV put together a well-needed tribute show to actor and comedian Eddie Murphy. As DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg put it, "From time to time, people use the phrase 'comedian genius,' but this is a guy who really deserves to earn those words,” he said during the evening.

The special two-hour event titled “One Night Only,” saw many of Murphy’s closest friends, like Chris Rock and Adam Sander, sharing a few fond memories of the performer over the years. And the stage was just as hot on Twitter. Many jumped online to tweet about the night with the hashtag #EddieOnSpike, including Samuel L. Jackson and Omar Epps. Rashida Jones even managed to tweet the most likely question on everyone’s mind; Spike TV Eddie Murphy special every week, or Murphy back to doing stand-up comedy?

Check out a list of other reactions:


Think you’re too old for balloons? Think again.

Utah based balloon artist Jeremy Telford decided to combine his trade skill with his passion for J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, to turn his living room into a “middle earth” inspired masterpiece. Over a course of three days and 2,600 balloons, Telford crafted a detailed re-creation of Bilbo Baggins’ home “Bag End,” which included everything from a fireplace to a wicker chair.

“I googled 18th English furniture styles to give me a platform to jump from,” said Telford on The One Ring community website. “I read the Hobbit again (not a chore!) to glean what I could of the description of Bag End. Then I did some initial sketches before starting the big build."

Check out the entire video (and make sure to watch how he takes it all down):


As the rumor mill for the new Star Wars: Episode VII begins to churn, many prestigious names are being thrown around to lead the project.

But amidst the rumors of potential short listers like Jon Favreau and Joe Johnston, late night talk show host Conan O’Brien decided to have some fun with the situation by suggesting artsy director Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums) for the role. What followed was an amusing parody video of what that universe might just look like if that happens.

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