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Lady Gaga plays special Letterman show

April 3rd, 2014 6:20am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga marched David Letterman's audience out of the studio to watch her perform last night (04.02.14).
The 'Born this Way' hitmaker stepped onto the stage at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater while the 'Late Show' host was interviewing Bill Murray to invite the 500-strong crowd to the nearby Roseland Ballroom, where she is playing a string of concerts until it closes for good next week.
She said: "Hey, what are you guys doing tonight, 'cause I have a show across the street and if you want to come over, I'll bring you. You can see the performance. I'll bring the audience...You can come over...

8 Best Moments From The 86th Academy Awards

March 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
8 Best Moments From The 86th Academy Awards
Oscars 2014 will forever be known as the year of good vibes, from Ellen DeGeneres' "killing them with kindness" opening monologue to the group victory win for "12 Years A Slave." While the amazing moments that happened were too many to count, here are some of the highlights of the evening (with a few "did that really happen?") events as well!

1. Ellen DeGeneres As Hostess With The Mostess

This was Ellen's second time hosting the biggest awards show of the year. The first time in 2007, she brought a new energy to the tired format and was well-received by critics and celebrities in attenda...

Bill Murray pays tribute to Harold Ramis

February 26th, 2014 4:20am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray has paid tribute to Harold Ramis.
The 'Monuments Men' actor has recalled the numerous projects he worked on with the late actor - who passed away aged 69 in the early hours of Monday (02.24.14) morning after suffering autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis for a number of years - and says he "earned his keep".
He said in a statement to TIME: "Harold Ramis and I together did the 'National Lampoon Show' off Broadway, 'Meatballs', 'Stripes', 'Caddyshack', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Groundhog Day'.
"He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him."
In 2009, Harold admitted he and Bill, 63, ha...

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd Pay Tribute To 'Ghostbusters' Co-Star Harold Ramis

February 25th, 2014 2:00pm EST
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd Pay Tribute To 'Ghostbusters' Co-Star H
Following Harold Ramis' death on Monday, several friends and co-stars have come forward to pay tribute to the the actor, writer and filmmaker. Ramis, 69, died from complications of a rare blood disease.

Bill Murray, who starred with Ramis in several classic films during the 80s and 90s, issued a statement reading: "Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him."

In 2009, Ramis revealed to that he and Murray hadn't talked since having a di...

Bill Murray remembers Ghostbusters co-star Harold Ramis

February 25th, 2014 3:00am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray has paid tribute to his Ghostbusters co-star and frequent collaborator Harold Ramis, following his death on Monday (24Feb14).

The actor, writer and filmmaker, passed away at the age of 69 from complications of a rare blood disease, and now Murray is the latest member of the beloved Ghostbusters franchise to share his condolences.

The funnyman released a statement that reads: "Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him."

Despite the fact...

Star-Studded Oscars Presenters Revealed - See The Full List

February 24th, 2014 9:03pm EST
Star-Studded Oscars Presenters Revealed - See The Full List
Robert De Niro, Sidney Poitier, Brad Pitt, and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood stars set to present awards to their colleagues this Sunday at the Academy Awards.

While we don't know which awards they will be presenting, we can make some educated guesses. It stands to reason that Daniel Day-Lewis will be presenting the Best Actor award, since he won it last year. The same logic points to Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence presenting Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.

The Oscar producers have hinted at a "hero theme" this year. Neil Meron told EW, "... we have...

Dan Aykroyd leads tributes to Harold Ramis

February 24th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd has led tributes to his 'Ghostbusters' co-star Harold Ramis.
Actor, director and writer Harold passed away earlier this morning (02.24.14), and Dan - who co-wrote as well as starred in both 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters II' with him - led condolences.
He said in an email message: "Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis. May he now get the answers he was always seeking."
Ivan Reitman, director of the two movies, also paid tribute, saying: "The world has lost a wonderful, truly original, comed...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to present at the Oscars

February 24th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and John Travolta will present awards at the Oscars.
A full list of the stars who will hand out trophies at the prestigious event on Sunday (03.02.14) has been released today (02.24.14) and features the cream of Hollywood, including Bill Murray, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, among others.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "We are very excited that the Hollywood community will be turning out in force for Sunday's Oscar ceremony.
"We sought to include a tremendous diversity of stars to represent not only this year's...

Harold Ramis dies

February 24th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Harold Ramis
'Ghostbusters' star Harold Ramis has died aged 69.
The actor and director - best known for his role as Egon Spengler in the 1984 comedy, which he also wrote, with Dan Aykroyd - passed away in the early hours of this morning (02.24.14) after suffering autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis for a number of years.
Although he is best remembered on-screen for his roles in 'Ghostbusters' and its 1989 sequel, Harold had been a leading figure in comedy since the 70s, directing 'Caddyshack', 'Groundhog Day' and 'National Lampoon's Vacation'.
He also co-wrote the iconic 1978 film 'National Lampoon's An...

President Obama Invites 'Monuments Men' Stars Clooney, Damon To Dinner & A Movie

February 19th, 2014 2:00pm EST
President Obama Invites 'Monuments Men' Stars Clooney, Damon To
President Barack Obama invited the stars of "The Monuments Men" to dinner at the White House last night.

George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray watched a screening of the movie, based on a true story about an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

Real-life monuments man, Harry Ettlinger, and author Robert Edsel, whose book inspired the movie, also attended the event.

Clooney made headlines earlier this month after urging Britain to return treasure, the Elgin M...

Emile Hirsch mocks Shia LaBeouf

February 12th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Shia LaBeouf
Emile Hirsch has poked fun at Shia LaBeouf on Twitter.
The 'Lone Survivor' actor mocked his former friend in a series of sarcastic messages on Wednesday (02.12.14), just one day after the 'Transformers' star launched his new art installation, titled '#IAmSorry,' at a gallery in Los Angeles, which involves him sitting at a table in silence with a brown paper bag over his head printed with the words "I Am Not Famous Anymore."
Emile, 28, tweeted: "I AM NOT FAMOUS TO BEGIN WITH."

Bill Murray practised Japanese pick-up lines in sushi bar

February 11th, 2014 6:30am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray learnt Japanese by practicing his pick-up lines in a sushi bar.
The 63-year-old actor decided to get into character during filming of Sofia Coppola's 2003 movie 'Lost In Translation' in Tokyo by buying a cheeky phrase book and testing his flirting skills on the local chef.
Speaking in a fan Q&A on Reddit, he said: "I would go to sushi bars with a book I had called 'Making out in Japanese'. It was a small paperback book, with questions like, 'Can we get into the back seat?' 'Do your parents know about me?' 'Do you have a curfew?'
"And I would say to the sushi chef, 'Do you have a...

Bill Murray makes surprise visits to George Clooney's Italian villa

February 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
George Clooney
Eccentric actor Bill Murray has become an unannounced regular at George Clooney's villa in Lake Como, Italy after the pair bonded on the set of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The Ocean's Eleven star got along with the entire cast of Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation film in 2009 and invited them all to spend a summer with him at his Italian home.

However, Murray has since become a regular visitor, dropping in on Clooney whenever he feels the need for a European vacation.

Clooney explains, "We'd met a few times before but we really started spending time together after the Fantastic Mr. Fox... The ...

Bill Murray: Matt Damon prank was good

February 5th, 2014 6:20am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray loved seeing Matt Damon "victimized" by George Clooney.
The 'Monuments Men' actor-and-director pranked his co-star by secretly having the wardrobe department take in his clothes every week and Bill admits the entire set were in on the joke.
He said: "The only one who got victimized was Matt Damon. He got Damon pretty good with his uniform. Taking his pants in a quarter-in every week...
"The rest of us just got to enjoy that because we all knew and we'd see him in just firing those abs, really firing them to try and keep those trousers up.
"You'd go 'That's great, do you want t...

Tim Minchin developing Groundhog Day musical

January 14th, 2014 3:10am EST
Groundhog Day
Funnyman Tim Minchin is developing a stage adaptation of 1993 film Groundhog Day.

The Australian entertainer is currently composing music and penning lyrics for the production, based on Bill Murray's classic comedy about a weatherman who lives the same day over and over again.

The movie's screenwriter Danny Rubin is also working on the musical.

Announcing the project on his blog, Minchin writes, "Our version of Groundhog Day is going to be both instantly recognisable, and utterly different... I think many of its ideas could be enhanced by the stage. It has the potential to be complex, da...

Emma Stone & Bill Murray make surprise visit to military event

December 9th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Bill Murray
Emma Stone and Bill Murray helped a crowd of U.S. military members get into the holiday spirit in Hawaii on Friday (06Dec13) by making a surprise appearance at their annual Tower Lighting celebration.

The pair, who are currently in the state filming an untitled movie, appeared on stage wearing Christmas hats and traditional Hawaiian leis to praise the military and the people who are stationed and working at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their support.

Stone told the crowd, "We are so honoured to be here tonight to light up the tree... and thank you for your flexibility and support (...

Emma Stone And Jonah Hill Offered 'Ghostbusters 3' Roles

November 7th, 2013 12:03pm EST
Emma Stone
After Bill Murray turned down multiple offers to join Ghostbusters 3, we haven't heard much about the long-awaited and troubled sequel - until now.

Dan Aykroyd first revealed the film had been greenlit back in 2009, and not much else has happened with the movie's production other than several stories on Bill Murray's involvement.

Schmoesknow is now reporting that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone have been offered roles in the film, which has been rumored to follow a new generation of Ghostbusters while also featuring the classic cast.

The website writes, "We have it on good authority that none ...

Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival

November 5th, 2013 4:15pm EST
Wes Anderson is set to kick off the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on February 6, 2014 with the world premiere of his new film, Grand Budapest Hotel.

The film, Anderson's eighth as director, stars Ralph Fiennes as the titular hotel's concierge befriends a young lobby boy (newcomer Tony Revolori) and takes him under his wing as his unofficial apprentice.

The film was shot on location in Germany, making it the perfect place for it to premiere, as many had assumed it would bow at next year's Cannes Film Festival.

Two of Anderson's previous films, "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou...

Bill Murray Cast As Villain In Animated Film 'B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations'

November 1st, 2013 11:36am EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray and Seth Rogen have signed up for supernatural comedy B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.

The renowned thespians will lend their voices to characters in the animated movie, which is being prepared by Dreamworks.

The comedy will center around a pair of ghosts who join the titular bureau, billed as the "ghost world's leading haunting organization."

Their adventures will pit them against the world's most haunting ghoul.

Other stars set to lend their voice talents to the film include Jennifer Coolidge, Melissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones, Octavia Spencer and Matt Bomer.


Bill Murray In Talks To Join Cameron Crowe's Untitled Romantic Comedy

October 14th, 2013 3:11pm EDT
Bill Murray
Renowned thespian Bill Murray is set to star alongside Bradley Cooper in a romantic comedy movie.

The 63-year-old actor is in talks about appearing in director Cameron Crowe's as-yet untitled film, which has already cast a host of star names including Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin.

While details of Murray's potential role remain under wraps, Cooper has landed the main part in the motion picture as a defense contractor who falls in love with an Air Force pilot (Stone) and she helps him to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii, a source told The ...

Bill Murray Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of 'The Late Show' Dressed As Liberace

August 30th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
The Late Show With David Letterman
Bill Murray, who was the very first guest on "The Late Show With David Letterman" in 1993, celebrated the show's 20th anniversary by exiting a vintage car on stage and dressing up as Liberace.

It was the 26th appearance for the actor.

Murray made a grand entrance in a white vintage Rolls-Royce. He wore a flamboyant cape, carried a white toy poodle, and donned Liberace's signature hairstyle. He was escorted out of the vehicle by a young, blonde man wearing a gold and white chauffeur uniform.

"Wow.  Delightful...I didn't know you had a dog," Letterman commented.

"I had to get something th...

Bill Murray pays anniversary visit to Letterman dressed as Liberace

August 29th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray made his 26th appearance on David Letterman's late-night show extra special by dressing up as Liberace and exiting a white luxury car as part of his hilarious entrance.

The fun-loving movie star, who was Letterman's first-ever guest on The Late Show, returned to the programme on Thursday (29Aug13) to tape his appearance on the host's 20th anniversary episode, and he had a big surprise in store for fans.

Murray's car was pushed onto the studio stage by white-suited assistants and the Lost in Translation star stepped out wearing a replica flamboyant Liberace outfit and carrying ...

Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Trailer Promises A Unique And New WWII Adventure

August 8th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Monuments Men
George Clooney has a surprising knack when it comes to directoral talent. After his deep, compelling political thriller 'The Ides of March' we have been given the first trailer for his upcoming work, 'Monuments Men' a new twist on an age old genre.

World War II has no shortage of coverage on TV or in the theater. Saving Private Ryan redefined what a war movie should be, while Band of Brothers dove into the deeper psychology of how war affects men. Monuments Men is neither of those, both tragically, and thankfully. Check out the trailer below to see what we mean:

It tells the true story ...

The Top 5 Biggest Celebrity Fans Of March Madness

March 17th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Happy St. Patrick's Day and sports fans congregate to their TVs and smartphones to keep up with the month-long college basketball tournament. Yes, March Madness is upon us and it seems like everyone is getting in on the action. From the always competitive 21st Century bracket contest to those guys in your office who bet way too much in the March Madness pool, people love their SEC traditions.

Celebrities are no exception. Many of your favorite stars will be waving their alumni colors in anticipation for the Final Four championship games. Here are a few dedicated celebrity fans you may cat...

Bill Murray Gets Kidnapped and Tazed Before His 'Late Show' Appearance

December 7th, 2012 11:55am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray was blindfolded and bundled into the back of a van with his hands tied behind his back as part of a phony kidnapping for David Letterman's talk show this week.

The Ghostbusters star staged a dramatic entrance for his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday and was seen being pulled from the trunk of an SUV by two burly men as part of the opening sequence.

Murray's hands were untied and a black bag was removed from over his head before he was dragged to the TV studio entrance, sobbing and begging his captors, "Please don't kill me!" He was then hit with a...

Bill Murray Not Doing 'Ghostbusters 3,' According To Dan Aykroyd

December 7th, 2012 9:04am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray refused three offers to be involved in the much-anticipated "Ghostbusters" sequel, according to former co-star Dan Aykroyd.

Earlier this week actor Harold Ramis reportedly said that Murray was back on board for the third installment of the film, but his comment has was revealed to be a hoax.

Despite Murray's lack of involvement, the film is still going ahead with shooting expected to start at the end of 2013, according to Aykroyd.

The actor told Esquire magazine, "Had Billy chosen to do the Eisenberg/Stupnitsky (screenwriters) script of two years ago, it would be out this sum...

Review: 'Hyde Park On The Hudson' Sex, Politics And Bill Murray As FDR

December 5th, 2012 3:11pm EST
Hyde Park on Hudson
'Hyde Park on the Hudson' is the story of a love affair between FDR (Bill Murray) and his distant cousin, Margaret Stuckley (Laura Linney) centered around a weekend in 1939, when King George VI (Samuel West) and his wife, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Coleman) came to visit.

George is in the United States to ask Roosevelt for financial help with Britain's impending war with Germany. By the way, this is the same King George that took center stage in 'The King's Speech. That's right the King who stuttered.

The film was directed by Roger Michell ('Notting Hill') and written by Richard Nelson. It...

Billy Murray Signs Up For 'Ghostbusters 3'?

December 3rd, 2012 3:30pm EST
Bill Murray
Lost In Translation star Bill Murray is back on board the Ghostbusters 3 movie after reportedly dropping out of the sequel.

Co-star Harold Ramis has confirmed the funnyman will be reprising his role as Dr. Peter Venkman in the follow-up to 1989's Ghostbusters II. The news comes after Murray stunned reporters on the red carpet at the recent Hyde Park on Hudson premiere by revealing he was considering returning to the franchise.

Before that, fans and cast mate Dan Aykroyd, who has been championing the third film for years, had all but given up hope that Murray would return - this past sum...

Bill Murray Books A Role At 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

September 26th, 2012 1:43pm EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray is the Johnny Depp to Wes Anderson's Tim Burton (even though Johnny Depp himself might now be the Johnny Depp to Wes Anderson's Wes Anderson).

This should come as no surprise to anyone, but Murray has confirmed that he's involved in Anderson's latest bit of cinematic whimsy, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," according to an interview with Vulture.

Appropriately enough, the revelation came during an interview that took place in a hotel room during the Toronto International Film Festival. Murray actually offered the information completely on his own: "I'm about to go shoot a movie wit...

Sister's Polio Battle Inspired Bill Murray To Play FDR

September 4th, 2012 2:38pm EDT
Bill Murray
Funnyman Bill Murray used his sister's polio battle in the 1950s as inspiration for his portrayal of disabled former President Franklin D. Roosevelt in new movie Hyde Park On The Hudson.

The Lost in Translation star mined memories of his sibling's brave fight with the condition that plagued the leader, and decided to play Roosevelt as a man who never complained about his disability.

Murray tells the Los Angeles Times he recalls his sister's treatments included immersion in scalding water, and she was fitted with painful leg braces - but she tried to overcome her problems.

Murray says,...

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