December 6, 2006

The Golden Child

The notoriously reclusive Eddie Murphy is back on the Hollywood scene in a big way. It all began with his appearance on Oprah to promote the film Dreamgirls for which he will most likely be nominated for an Oscar. Ever since he picked up the transvestite call girl in the 80's he has been adamant about staying out of the National Enquirer, but following his recent divorce Eddie seems to be everywhere. At the New York premiere of Dreamgirls his girlfriend of a month and a half, Tracey Edmonds, joined him on the red carpet and he confirmed to the press line that they are indeed a couple. Meanwhile his ex-girlfriend, Mel B. aka "Scary Spice" is telling reporters that she is carrying Eddie's baby. When asked about the baby Eddie said, "Now you're being presumptuous because we're not together anymore, and I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir." Now in the past 20 years a lot has changed and Mr. Murphy might want to get up to speed. Now there are countless versions of the Enquirer and every Star, OK!, Life & Style, etc. will feature this baby daddy drama. Medical advances have been made since the 80's as well and doctors can determine paternity before "it comes out." We won't even get into the online magazines and bloggers, but we hope for Mr. Murphy's sake that his five children are not on the internet. Progress is neat, huh?