Eddie Murphy Shows Off New Girlfriend Paige Butcher At Spike's Tribute
Butcher Has Dated Tyson Beckford And Russell Simmons
Eddie Murphy had plenty of spotlight on Saturday during Spike TV's tribute to him, but it was the comedian's new girlfriend -- Australian model Paige Butcher -- who really burned up the screen.
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only featured some of the best and brightest comedians lavishing praise upon Murphy for his decades in film and stand-up comedy.
Adam Sandler, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock, Arsenio Hall, Tracy Morgan and Russell Brand were among the funny folk to pay tribute to Murphy during a gala at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Ca., that will air Nov. 14.
Samuel L. Jackson called Murphy a "true movie star," and thanked him for "changing the course of American film history" by giving Jackson his first major movie role in 1988's Coming to America.
"If it weren't for Eddie, we might not have all the wonderful films that I've made," Jackson joked.
Outside on the red carpet though, all eyes were on Eddie's new lady, Paige Butcher. The 33-year-old blonde bombshell is a two-time Maxim cover model (the men's magazine named her #46 on its list of Hot 100 Women of 2004) and in the past has dated model Tyson Beckford and media mogul Russell Simmons.
On Murphy's arm the supermodel beamed in a tight blue dress, proving that while he may not be able to make a good movie anymore, he sure can still pull in the beautiful women.