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Bill Murray To Sing Christmas Carols For Sofia Coppola

October 14th, 2014 10:21am EDT
Bill Murray To Sing Christmas Carols For Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray and director Sofia Coppola team up once again in a Christmas special for television where he will be performing classic Christmas carols.

Murray revealed in an intrivew with Variety that he is excited at the prospect of working with Coppola again.

“It’s not going to be live,” Murray stated. “We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”

Murray currently stars in the much talk...
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Bill Murray To Voice Baloo In Upcoming 'Jungle Book' Film

August 2nd, 2014 9:26am EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray has been cast as the voice of the loveable black bear Baloo in the upcoming adatation of the classic Disney masterpiece. Baloo is well known for his carefree nature, his antics and endearing laziness. He's all about the 'Bare Necessities' - and we're interested to know if Bill Murray will be piping up to sing the classic Disney tune.

Bill Murray's casting of Baloo isn't the first surprising choice, as Christopher Walken has been chosen to play King Louie, the leader of the apes. Idris Elba is scheduled to play the voice of the main antagonist, the tiger Shere Khan, while Ben ...
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Bill Murray Crashes Bachelor Party, Offers Marriage Advice

May 28th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Bill Murray
It was a bachelor party to remember for EJ Rumpke and not because of strippers or other sterotypical pre-wedding activities. Actor Bill Murray crashed Rumpke's party on Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, and offered the groom and his pals some marriage advice.

The men were celebrating at a steakhouse when one of them spotted the "Ghostbusters" star at the bar. Although Murray initially refused to join the festivities, he eventually made his way over to the crowd and gave them a speech.

He told the revellers: "If you have someone that you think is the one, don't just sort ...
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50 Cent And 16 Other Absolutely Horrific Celebrity First Pitches

May 28th, 2014 2:32pm EDT
50 Cent
By now you've probably seen rapper 50 Cent's poor attempt at a ceremonial first pitch at last night's Mets game, but he's just one of many celebrities that should stick to the talents that made them famous. In case you missed it, check out Fiddy's toss below, then check out some other truly terrible tosses by celebrities.

Baba Booey (Gary Dell'Abate)

It was questionable to even offer Howard Stern's producer a chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch – what did they expect to happen? While he didn't go for the cliché fake windup that dooms so many other celebrities, his toss still fl...
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20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching

April 28th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching
The landscape of late night TV has changed dramatically over the last year. Jay Leno retired, for good this time, and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Seth Meyers was brought in from SNL to take Fallon's old slot. And then just when everyone thought things were settling down... the best late night talk show host since Johnny Carson dropped a bomb.

David Letterman's announcement that he will retire in 2015, followed by the quick naming of Stephen Colbert as his replacement by CBS sent shockwaves through the industry. Jay Leno may have been ahead in the ratings when he left but ask most comedy ...
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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...
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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 TheAVClub.com that he and Murray hadn't talked since having a di...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival

November 5th, 2013 4:15pm EST
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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...
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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.

Dire...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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'Ghostbusters 3' Moving Forward Without Bill Murray

August 2nd, 2012 9:57pm EDT
Ghostbusters
Bill Murray has officially pulled out of the Ghostbusters sequel, according to his co-star Dan Aykroyd.

After months of negotiations, the Canadian actor has revealed Murray will not be returning as scheming Dr. Peter Venkman in a planned Ghostbusters 3 movie.

But the Blues Brothers star is pressing on with the project regardless.

He tells Metro magazine, "He (Murray) won't be involved... It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn't seem to be coming and...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Meatballs'

June 13th, 2012 8:10pm EDT
Meatballs
Everyone has memories of time at summer camp, but having Bill Murray as your camp counselor does make it a little more special. We’re looking at the Blu-ray release of the comedy classic "Meatballs," out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Rise and shine review below!

Title: "Meatballs"

Grade: 4

Cast: Bill Murray, Kate Lynch, Chris Makepeace

Director: Ivan Reitman

Rating: PG

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Is this one a one of the best comedies of all time? No. How about just an enter...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Men in Black III,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' & More

May 21st, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Men in Black
I didn’t end up watching “Battleship” last week, because I wasn’t in the mood to knowingly subject myself to a bad movie that night. Friends who caught it, told me that it’s as terrible as they thought it would be, giving it a D grade. Critic Matt Patches hilariously called it “as stiff and lifeless as the plastic pieces used to play (the board game).” After hearing things like that I’m glad I didn’t bother with “Battleship.”

This week includes the release of the highly anticipated blockbuster “Men in Black III,” but I’m more interested in Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” since it feature...
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Cannes Fashion: Eva Longoria, Lana Del Rey & More Stars Dazzle On The Red Carpet

May 17th, 2012 8:51am EDT
Eva Longoria
Many celebrities turned out for the opening night of the 65th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. The stars attended the "Moonrise Kingdom" premiere held at the Palais des Festivals on the famous Croisette Avenue.

Eva Longoria, whose show "Desperate Housewives" aired its final episode on Sunday, looked incredible in a pale pink dress with an enormous fluffy train and intricate beading.

Singer Lana Del Rey was gorgeous in a black gown that showed off her red hair. Diane Kruger looked like a magical sprite in a light turquoise gown, and Freida Pinto wore a strapless dress with colorful sequins...
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A Very Plaid Bill Murray Talks 'Moonrise Kingdom' At Cannes

May 16th, 2012 11:40am EDT
Bruce Willis & Bill Murray
Bruce Willis and Bill Murray attended the photocall for "Moonrise Kingdom" at the Cannes International Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in France today.

The "Caddyshack" star wore some interesting duds - plaid pants, a plaid jacket and a plaid button-down shirt. Naturally, none of the plaids matched.

Wes Anderson directed and co-wrote "Moonrise Kingdom," a period comedy-drama set in the 1960s. A pair of young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) from an island off the New England coast head for the hills and throw their small town into a frenzy.

According to Reuters, Mur...
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Cannes Preview: Spotlight Set For Big Stars And Great Films

May 15th, 2012 7:03pm EDT
Angelina Jolie - Brad Pitt
Despite my extensive coverage of Sundance, South by Southwest and Toronto International film festivals, I can’t quite afford to go to Cannes, France. I’ll have to watch the Cannes Film Festival from afar, but here are some things I know to expect from May 16 to May 27.

The international competition often leads to big Hollywood releases. Major films in competition include David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Edward Norton, Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy starring Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Mat...
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Great Actor/Director Combos For The Release Of 'Dark Shadows'

May 11th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Every artist has their muse, whether it be human, imaginary, or in some cases, drug induced. And while certainly some people might joke that the latter is Tim Burton's muse of choice, given the stye and subject of many of his films, it's become quite clear over the years that he draws inspiration from the people he surrounds himself with. Most notable among them are Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.

Given that his newest film, "Dark Shadows", marks Burton and Depp's 8th film collaboration, we at Starpulse decided to take a look at some of the other actor/director partnerships that hav...
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Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Won't Be Part Of 'Ghostbusters 3'

February 29th, 2012 8:15pm EST
Dan Aykroyd
Actor Dan Aykroyd has given up all hope of trying to persuade Bill Murray to reprise his Ghostbusters character for a third movie, insisting the film will have to be made without the funnyman.

Aykroyd, co-star Harold Ramis and director Ivan Reitman have been waiting for Murray to sign on for the sequel for over a year, but the frustrated Blues Brothers star now accepts the project will have to go ahead without him.

He tells The Telegraph, "It's a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie."

He adds, "The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do...
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Dan Aykroyd: 'I Don't Need Fame Anymore'

February 28th, 2012 8:54am EST
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd has hinted he'll never shoot another Hollywood movie - unless the long-awaited third Ghostbusters film gets off the ground.

The Blues Brothers actor has been enthusiastic to get cameras rolling on another sequel to his 1984 comedy classic, but the project has repeatedly stalled because of co-star Bill Murray's busy schedule.

Now, Aykroyd has confessed his days of starring in blockbuster movies are over - and he'll only be tempted out of retirement by the right film.

The funnyman tells Seven magazine, "I don't need fame anymore... I'm happy my day is done. It's over... I do...
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