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Bill Murray: What I See Today Recalls Vietnam War Protests

He says students have the power and the idealism it takes

(Newser) - The students in Florida pushing for an end to gun violence after the Parkland mass shooting remind Bill Murray of the students who pushed for an end to the Vietnam War half a century ago. "It really was the students that began the end of the Vietnam War,"... More »

SNL Finally Unveils Its Steve Bannon

And it's Bill Murray beneath the Grim Reaper hood

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wasted little time in tackling the brouhaha over Michael Wolff's White House exposé, with alum Fred Armisen returning as the Fire and Fury author on a Cold Open that returned to the show's running spoof on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Amid what Mashable terms Mika... More »

Bill Murray Wins Comedy Prize, Hands It to Audience

He's this year's Mark Twain winner

(Newser) - Bill Murray accepted a bust of Mark Twain for his lifetime achievement in comedy—and immediately handed it to the audience to be passed around. Murray was honored Sunday night at the Kennedy Center by more than a dozen of his co-stars and collaborators, including David Letterman, Sigourney Weaver, and... More »

Bill Murray Holds White House Press Briefing

He talks Cubs baseball and the plight of trees in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Bill Murray stepped in for White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday, holding his own short briefing in the White House press room, the Chicago Tribune reports. Murray, as one would expect, used his time to discuss the Chicago Cubs with the handful of assembled reporters, one of whom... More »

Cops: Bill Murray Chucks Fans' Phones Off Roof

The star was apparently in no mood for photos

(Newser) - Well, not every Bill Murray sighting can feature the star "epically" crashing a bachelor party or parachuting into the middle of an air show . The BBC reports the actor allegedly tossed a couple of phones from a rooftop bar Thursday in Carmel, California, after getting annoyed at people taking... More »

Aloha Stinks of 'Flop Sweat'

All-star cast can't save a messy script: critics

(Newser) - An all-star cast of Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, and Bill Murray comes together in Aloha, a love-triangle romantic comedy set in, you guessed it, Hawaii. But that all-star cast wasn't enough to win over most critics:
  • "Aloha is a marshmallow of a film: soft on the
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5 Crazy On-Set Hollywood Feuds

Apparently those 'Desperate Housewives' friends weren't so friendly

(Newser) - These 10 celebrities rounded up by YourTango must be really good actors, because they all kept filming together despite on-set feuds. A sampling:
  • While Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones were filming Batman Forever, Carrey happened to go to the same restaurant where Jones was having dinner. He went to
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De Niro Crashes Party to Watch Soccer Game

He was filming in Brooklyn but desperate to watch World Cup

(Newser) - If you're planning a party to watch America's next World Cup game on Tuesday, here's one thing you might try adding to the mix: Robert De Niro. It seems the actor was in Brooklyn filming a movie today, but there was no way he was missing the... More »

13 Celebrities Who Are Big Tippers

They like to spread the wealth

(Newser) - Dr. Dre just became the richest man in hip-hop —and he's spreading his good fortune around. Last week, the rapper was partying at West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, and when he left, he gave his waitress a $5,000 tip. "She was stunned," a source tells... More »

Bill Murray Epically Crashes Bachelor Party

And gives attendees some advice about getting married

(Newser) - Bill Murray, never not awesome , crashed a bachelor party in Charleston last weekend, an attendee tells Deadspin . A friend first saw Murray, wearing a fishing vest, while the group ate dinner at a steakhouse; he asked to send over drinks to the actor, but Murray declined. Another friend then approached... More »

10 Celebs Who Won't Work Together

And, boo, list includes Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu

(Newser) - Everyone loves a good celebrity feud: And these 10, rounded up by TheRichest , are reportedly so bad that the actors involved refuse to work together. Five standout pairs:
  • Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte's 1994 romantic comedy I Love Trouble was spark-free, and perhaps that's because they worked together
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10 Ugliest Celeb Breakups

YouTube and cross-dressing and tell-alls, oh my!

(Newser) - Admit it: You kind of love when a Hollywood split gets ugly. Well you're in luck, because Radar has rounded up 30 of the nastiest celebrity breakups ever :
  • Mary Harvey accused Steve Harvey of cheating on her ... on YouTube. A judge finally ordered her to take the videos down.
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Bill Murray Soars as FDR

But 'Hyde Park' itself isn't so hot, say critics

(Newser) - Bill Murray is getting generally strong reviews for his portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson, although the movie itself—which centers on FDR's relationship with his cousin and eventual mistress—is disappointing critics. The Week checks out some reviews and sums it up: "Murray... More »

Bill Murray to Play FDR

Actor set to star in Hyde Park On the Hudson

(Newser) - Bill Murray—presumably in serious mode—has been tapped to play Franklin Delano Roosevelt, sources tell New York . Murray is set to take on the role in Morning Glory director Roger Mitchell's adaptation of British radio play Hyde Park On the Hudson. The movie, set during the weekend in 1939... More »

Bill Murray: I Thought Garfield Was Coen Bros. Movie

In rare interview, he finally explains odd career choice

(Newser) - Bill Murray is known for not giving interviews—he’s sat for four in the past 10 years—but he gave one to Dan Fierman for GQ . In it, he admits he’s never seen Seinfeld, calls Kung Fu Hustle “the supreme achievement of the modern age in terms... More »

Top Saturday Night Live Alums

Stars who made it big after the show

(Newser) - Not all Saturday Night Live alums go on to bigger and better things after leaving the show. Time pronounces the top 10 who did.
  • Will Ferrell has come a long way since those cheerleader sketches. His latest flick, Land of the Lost, opens today (and judging from the reviews, it's
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Game, Aykroyd Bring Ghostbusters Back From Dead

(Newser) - Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get the Ghostbusters to cross streams again for 15 years, and now it’s finally happening—in video-game form. Unlike most movie tie-in games, Ghostbusters isn’t an afterthought—Atari’s giving it blockbuster treatment, complete with voices from Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and... More »

Buyer Wants Belushi, Cusack, Murray In on Cubs Deal

(Newser) - Would-be Cubs buyer Tom Ricketts has approached a bunch of baseball-loving celebrities, including Bill Murray, Jim Belushi, and John Cusack, about going in with him on the team, the Chicago Tribune reports. Ricketts is asking each to pitch in $25 million, say sources—who add that Ricketts doesn’t need... More »

Murray's Lousy Shot Knocks Fan Over

(Newser) - Gail DiMaggio got a much better look at Bill Murray then she bargained for. Competing in a pro-am tournament in Florida yesterday, the comedian hooked a shot so badly that he hit and knocked over DiMaggio—who was watching from her own yard. Murray rushed to the woman, being tended... More »

City of Ember Smolders

Kids will enjoy nonsensical movie

(Newser) - Kids should enjoy the “rousing and action-packed and short” City of Ember, so long as they "haven't already been hopelessly corrupted by high-powered sci-fi on TV and video,” Roger Ebert writes for the Chicago Sun-Times. But for adults the movie may prove too nonsensical, and, for other... More »

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