When a person lands their own talk show, he feverishly goes through his contacts, calls everyone hoping to land the biggest name they know to appear on the premiere episode. So, typically, Arsenio Hall -- whose new late-night talk premieres this fall -- called up his good friend and tranny lover Eddie Murphy to be his first guest, but Eddie told him hell to the no. Well, that's what the folks over at the Enquirer are reporting. "He told Arsenio to get his show off without him, and if it's a success he'll come on it early next year," a source told the tabloid. "But Arsenio told Eddie, 'If you can't come when you're invited, then you can't come at all." BAM! Arsenio feels slighted because last November at the Eddie Murphy: One Night Only TV special party in Hollywood, Arsenio basically called Eddie a god. Now he feels Eddie is "jealous" of him because he's jumpstarting his career while Eddie's movie career is fizzling. We don't know what to believe. How You Doin, Arsenio!
Here's Arsenio gushing about Eddie last November...
...And here's a vintage clip of Eddie on Arsenio's old talk show in 1989 or 1990.
source: National Enquirer, April 1, print edition