The Daily Scoop: 2-20-2015
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Murphy explains awkward “SNL” moment
If you watched the “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary,” you may have felt a little odd after Eddie Murphy took the stage. Well, now the comedian is explaining the reason behind what some are calling his SNL snub.
According to former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Norm Macdonald, Murphy apparently turned down a suggestion that he do an impression of Cosby during a “Jeopardy!” parody in the first hour of the Sunday special.
Macdonald went on to say on Twitter that Murphy “will not kick a man when he is down.”
Embattled comedian Bill Cosby released a statement applauding Eddie Murphy for rejecting an offer to impersonate him.
“I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions.” Cosby said of Murphy in a statement released to NBC News through a spokesperson.
Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than 20 women.
Cosby’s lawyers have denied the allegations and Cosby has not been charged with any crime.
Minnesota town was coldest spot in the United States
One Minnesota town made national headlines Thursday for being the coldest spot in the country.
Welcome to Cotton.
Temperatures in this tiny town dipped to a frosty 43 degrees below zero Thursday, making it the coldest place in the country.
The National Weather Service says it could have been colder, but there was virtually no wind.
Some residents even say they didn’t notice the cold.
While Cotton won the day for the coldest temperatures, two other Minnesota towns were not that far behind.
Embarrass and Brimson each saw temperatures 41 degrees below zero.
Cold temps leaving an impression, literally
Those freezing temperatures in the southeast this week are starting to leave an impression.
A driver in Greenville, North Carolina snapped a photo after his jeep left an ice imprint behind.
When he pulled away after warming up the engine, the ice was still attached to the curb.
Parts of the southeast have seen near record lows, snow and ice this week, but are expected to get a brief reprieve from the weather this weekend.