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."
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.
October 26, 2003 |
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.
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.
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.
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.