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April 12, 1999 | GENE SEYMOUR, FOR THE TIMES
When comedian Miles "Foolish" Waise (Eddie Griffin) gets on stage, no one wants him to leave. Even the most uptight-looking people in the house protest when he's forced by club management to curtail his nasty, fire-breathing routines so that other, lesser talents can get heckled. That's the way you feel watching Griffin whenever he gets a head of steam going. Though he shares top billing with rapper-mogul Master P, "Foolish" is Griffin's vehicle. It's a rickety, misbegotten vehicle to be sure.
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October 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
Eddie Griffin has all the talent in the world. A 6-foot-10 forward, Griffin can shoot the three, block shots and run the floor. But all the gifts that made him the seventh overall pick in 2001 didn't do him a bit of good as he sat in a Houston jail cell for 15 days this summer, wondering if his NBA career was over just as it appeared finally to be taking off.
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August 31, 1995
Clarification-- Sunday's pop music listings included a performance at the Wiltern Theatre on Saturday by singer Adina Howard. In fact, according to Howard's publicist, she will only perform an abbreviated set as an opening act for comedian Eddie Griffin.
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November 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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October 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
Eddie Griffin has all the talent in the world. A 6-foot-10 forward, Griffin can shoot the three, block shots and run the floor. But all the gifts that made him the seventh overall pick in 2001 didn't do him a bit of good as he sat in a Houston jail cell for 15 days this summer, wondering if his NBA career was over just as it appeared finally to be taking off.
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April 4, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 12, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"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.
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March 31, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos
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.
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February 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
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."
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October 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
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.
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February 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"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.
SPORTS
October 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Suspended Houston forward Eddie Griffin is being investigated by police, who were told the player beat a woman and shot at her in his home. No warrant had been issued for Griffin's arrest and police haven't found him, police spokesman Alvin Wright said Saturday. He said police want only to get a statement from Griffin. Wright said the case will be referred to the police department's family violence unit. "It's his word against hers and we can't find him," Wright said.
SPORTS
October 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos
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.
SPORTS
November 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
October 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Suspended Houston forward Eddie Griffin is being investigated by police, who were told the player beat a woman and shot at her in his home. No warrant had been issued for Griffin's arrest and police haven't found him, police spokesman Alvin Wright said Saturday. He said police want only to get a statement from Griffin. Wright said the case will be referred to the police department's family violence unit. "It's his word against hers and we can't find him," Wright said.
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May 31, 2002 | JAN STUART, NEWSDAY
The Brooklyn Museum might want to consider pulling some of the space it is taking up with "Star Wars" gear and reallocating it to a mustard-colored Cadillac Coupe de Ville that spins like a woozy top when you hit the brakes. If you want to see the real pop-culture design statement of the '70s, look no further. This is the dream machine of "Undercover Brother," a super soul man who wears a matching, two-toned mustard-colored leather jacket and chugs a complementarily tinted soft drink.
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April 12, 1999 | GENE SEYMOUR, FOR THE TIMES
When comedian Miles "Foolish" Waise (Eddie Griffin) gets on stage, no one wants him to leave. Even the most uptight-looking people in the house protest when he's forced by club management to curtail his nasty, fire-breathing routines so that other, lesser talents can get heckled. That's the way you feel watching Griffin whenever he gets a head of steam going. Though he shares top billing with rapper-mogul Master P, "Foolish" is Griffin's vehicle. It's a rickety, misbegotten vehicle to be sure.
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