April 4, 2003 |
In his rousing concert film "DysFunKtional Family," comedian Eddie Griffin takes the stage like the Midwestern tornado he is and keeps his audience laughing until the very last second. Griffin is a protean talent with razor-sharp wit who has already made his mark in movies and on TV in addition to moving to the front ranks of stand-up comics. He is set to star as Sammy Davis Jr. in a film bio of the legendary entertainer.
January 12, 2004 |
"My Baby's Daddy" is a tedious comedy about how three immature young Philadelphia males, lifelong pals, virtually simultaneously impregnate their girlfriends and how, as a result, they're forced to grow up at last. It's not the worst premise for humor dashed with a little wisdom, but the script, written by the film's star Eddie Griffin and others, is less than inspired and tends to blur the line between immaturity and just plain stupidity.
March 31, 2003 |
Producer David Permut caught lightning in a bottle back in 1979 with his film "Richard Pryor -- Live in Concert," and he hopes lightning will strike a second time with "DysFunKtional Family," which stars African American stand-up comic Eddie Griffin. Made for $1 million, the Pryor movie grossed more than $30 million domestically and influenced the way comedians would be presented on the big screen for years to come. Also a concert film, "DysFunKtional Family" opens Friday.
February 1, 2004 |
New Jersey Net forward Eddie Griffin plans to enter the Betty Ford Center this week for six weeks of alcohol abuse treatment, his lawyer told the New York Times. "Eddie feels he needs further help with his drinking problem," Rusty Hardin said. "He's very disappointed. But he's thankful for the way the Nets have reacted to his request for further treatment. He realizes these are problems he's created."
October 17, 2003 |
Houston Rocket forward Eddie Griffin was suspended indefinitely after he failed to show up for practice before Thursday night's exhibition game against the visiting Sacramento Kings. The suspension came a day after Coach Jeff Van Gundy met with Griffin to discuss another no-show. The third-year player missed the team's flight to Sacramento on Monday night. "He didn't show up again today, so we suspended him for conduct detrimental to the team," Van Gundy said.
November 21, 2004 |
Eddie Griffin left the New Orleans Hornets wondering what they have to do to get their first win of the season. Griffin, a reserve, made 10 of 14 shots and scored 23 points, and Kevin Garnett had 20 points and 12 rebounds despite a shoulder injury in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 99-94 victory Saturday night in New Orleans. Griffin came in averaging 6.5 points, but against the Hornets he made three three-point baskets to go with several dunks, layups and mid-range jumpers.