HHDX News Bits (Eddie Murphy, Soulja Boy & Usher)

posted January 22, 2008 10:58:24 AM CST | 70 comments

Eddie Murphy can now lay claim to another title: Razzie nominee.

Murphy is now one of only a handful of Hollywood starsincluding Halle Berryto be nominated for both an Academy Award and a Razziethe award show dedicated to the years worst movies.
2007s Norbit, which saw Murphy don a fat suit again garnered eight Razzie nods. Murphy set a new record with five solo nominations tied to the film. "We decided that each of his characters was so offensive that he deserved individual nominations," Razzies founder John Wilson told EUR Web.

Murphy snatched up the following according to the report: worst actor in the title role, supporting actress as Norbit's morbidly-obese wife, supporting actor as an Asian man and worst screen couple for Norbit opposite either of Murphy's other characters.

Despite Norbit pulling down eight awards, there was one other Hollywood disaster that garnered more Razzies; I Know Who Killed Me starring Lindsay Lohan is nominated for nine Razzies.

Other films making the cut include Bratz, Daddy Day Camp starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ghost Rider, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.

Razzie award winners will be announced one day before the Oscars, Feb. 23.

In an act thats sure to raise some eyebrows, Soulja Boy has crowned himself the unofficial number once emcee in the rap game today.

"I think if y'all did it right now, yeah, I deserve to be on there," the "Crank Dat" king told MTV, of their top ten MC list. "But back there, when y'all did it, I probably didn't have the status that I have right now.

Since the original list came out, Soulja Boy went on to break digital sales recordsto the tune of 3 million soldand receive a Grammy nomination, which the reigning dance champ uses to bolster his case.

"I'm Grammy-nominated," he said before adding, "If I look at the new list and I compare myself to all 10 of the artists and some don't add up, I'll be like, 'Wow. I should be #1 if it's right now. I'm #1."

Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z all claimed a spot on MTVs top ten MC list.

"Today, January whatever the date this is 2008, yes [I am the hottest]," Soulja Boy exclaimed.

In a bit of sad news, DX has learned that Ushers father, Usher Raymond III passed away Friday in an Atlanta hospital. As of press time, the cause of death is unknown. According to a Media Take Out report, the singer and his father were very close. Services will be held tomorrow, January 23 in Chattanooga, TN.

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