Eddie Murphy attends the "Tower Heist" world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. (Oct. 24, 2011)

*In a new Rolling Stone interview, “Tower Heist” star Eddie Murphy confirmed that he’s stayed away from “Saturday Night Live” for so long because of jokes his former show made about him.

“They were shitty to me on ‘Saturday Night Live’ a couple of times after I’d left the show,” he said. “They said some shitty things.”

Those things included an early 1990s “Weekend Update” jest in which David Spade showed Murphy’s face and said, “Look, children, a falling star.”

“I made a stink about it, it became part of the folklore,” Murphy told the magazine. “What really irritated me about it at the time was that it was a career shot … I felt shitty about it for years, but now, I don’t have none of that.”