Eddie Murphy used to be really, really funny. Now, he stars in bad movies and isn't a good father.

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We talk frequently about celebrity look-alikes who we swear have to be distantly related, but this set of mind blowing photos has us questioning everything.

Somewhere in a bygone era, was there a historical figure who looked JUST like us? Are we all reincarnates of others who walked the Earth ages ago?

The similarities between these 19 celebrities and their long (long) lost doppelgangers are simultaneously hilarious, eye-popping and somehow real.

From U.S. Presidents to war heroes, Popes to works of Renaissance art, and regular folks whose names we'll never know, these look-alikes will astound you.

Who knew Jay Z was a fixture of Harlem in 1939, or that Nicolas Cage fought in the Civil War? Or that Keanu Reeves really travels through time a la Bill & Ted?

Now you do, people. Now you do.

Alec Baldwin and Former President Millard Fillmore
Former U.S. President Millard Fillmore and Alec Baldwin may be from the same bloodline. Or so these photos would have you assume.

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We started the day with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to Conan and now it's Eddie Murphy and Beverly Hills Cop. Apparently we have time traveled back to the 80's and no one sent me the memo.

Eddie Murphy In Beverly Hills Cop

If you were upset over the news that the Beverly Hills Cop TV series wasn't picked up, well dry your eyes because the project still has legs. Not only that but Paramount Pictures has ditched the TV idea and have moved back into the film arena. 

If that wasn't enough, Eddie Murphy has come on board as Axel Foley once again. So much good news for fans of the Beverly Hill Cop franchise.

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Forbes‘ list of the year’s most overpaid actors has been released, and coming in at #1 is a man whose immense past success leaves him in rarefied air in Hollywood.

His recent films, however, have tanked.

Eddie Murphy at Tower Heist Premiere

Eddie Murphy wins the magazine's Most Overpaid Actor award for 2012, followed by Katherine Heigl and Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock, surprisingly.

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It's official: Eddie Murphy and Rocsi Diaz are a couple.

The long-time actor/comedian and the 106 & Park star made their debut over the weekend, cozying up for all to see at a pre-BET Awards party at Union Station in Los Angeles.

  • Eddie Murphy in NYC
  • Rocsi Diaz Picture

Murphy had been linked to Toni Braxton as recently as February. Is Diaz a step up from that singer? She certainly isn't a step down.

And this relationship is a marked improved for the Pluto Nash star, considering he was believed to be dead just a few months ago.

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Say hello to Maxton.

Sources tell Us Weekly that Eddie Murphy and Toni Braxton are not merely dating, but are "very into each other." The relationship reportedly got underway four months ago.

  • Eddie Murphy at Tower Heist Premiere
  • Toni Braxton Photograph

Murphy (who has nine children by five women) and Braxton (who has two kids with ex Keri Lewis) are "serious" this insider adds, as the Tower Heist star cheered on the singer backstage at her February 19 concert in Los Angeles.

Murphy was linked in the 1980s to Whitney Houston, but more recently dated Melanie Brown and Tracey Edmonds, exchanging vows in 2008 with the latter in a "symbolic" ceremony that was never made legal.

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The Internet is abuzz with reports that Eddie Murphy is dead. He is not.

We repeat: Twitter is not a news source. Eddie Murphy is 100% alive.

Sources close to the Tower Heist star have already debunked the hoax, just the latest in a long line of online pranks designed to fake kill a star for some reason.

Eddie Murphy: Alive!

The frenzy was initially sparked by MediaFetcher (dot) com, then spread like wildfire thanks to Twitter. This site is believed to be responsible for spinning bogus stories about other numerous celebrities they claim are dead but are not.

The Bon Jovi death hoax was a different guy, but Cher, Charlie Sheen, TooShort, The Rock, Kevin Bacon, Luke Perry, Jack Black, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Tom Green, Tiger Woods, George Clooney and others have fallen victim of late.

All are still alive and kicking. Thank goodness.

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Next year's Oscar nominations have yet to be announced, but this has: Eddie Murphy has stepped down as host of the 84th Academy Awards, according to reports.

The actor's announcement comes one day after Tower Heist director Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the program. The 50-year-old said in a statement:

"First and foremost, I want to say I completely understand and support each party's decision with regard to a change of producers for this year's Academy Awards."

Eddie Murphy Photograph

Murphy went on to say: "I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I'm sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job."

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak respected Murphy's decision, saying in a statement: "I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well."

Ratner recently came under serious fire for saying "rehearsal is for fags" while promoting Tower Heist. The controversial director also spoke openly about his sex life with actress Olivia Munn, who he claimed to "bang a few times."

And that brings you up to speed.

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The rumor has become fact: Eddie Murphy will host the 20120 Academy Awards.

2012 Oscars Host

"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," says Brett Ratner, who will produce the telecast and who directs Murphy in Tower Heist. "With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances – especially on stage – I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February."

Murphy was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for Dreamgirls.

Think he'll make a good host?

 

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Say this for Eddie Murphy: he couldn't be worse than last year's hosts.

Sources tell Deadline that the Academy Awards braintrust will meet this Tuesday to consider the man or woman who will emcee Hollywood's biggest night in 2012 and producer Brett Ratner will start with one name atop his list: Murphy.

Eddie Murphy Photograph

“Nobody knows movies better or is a bigger cinephile than Eddie," a source says. "Eddie can quote scenes from every single movie word for word. He can bring all that experience to hosting."

Oprah has also reportedly been under consideration.

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