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Billy Murray And Friends Have A Guys Night Out

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Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, and George Clooney had the silveriest foxiest night about town. Just a group of four chill bros. At first glance, really just looks like a group of dads. But look again! It’s a quirky film director’s dream team!

The legit foursome are shooting a film in Berlin titled The Monuments Men. Here’s a short description of the film from IMDB: “In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.” Yes, what better roles for John Goodman, Bill Murray, George Clooney, and Matt Damon than badass art historians and museum curators?

Clooney I hope that mustache is essential to the plot.

Mad props to The Daily Mail for the photos and for also describing to the last detail what each man is wearing.

Check out the rest of the photos. Also some random dude is there at one point. No idea who it is.

Would You, Still: Bill Murray

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Because I love ‘Ghostbusters’, and ‘Scrooged’ is my all-time favorite Christmas movie alongside ‘Love Actually’, we’re going to talk about Bill Murray for a minute. Because while Bill Murray was never what I would consider “hot” (like, ever), there’s definitely something pretty distinctive about his look these days, and I’m sure it’s got something to do with his getting up in age (Bill Murray is sixty-two years old, if you can believe it—my Dad is sixty-two years old). I’d have never, for one second, considered doing Bill Murray when Bill Murray was thirty-two … cue photo:

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But Bill Murray at sixty-two? Well. If that didn’t put me at boning a man who was thirty-three years old when I was born, I’d consider it, but even I have my unsubstantiated sexual hangups about age, believe it or not.

Bottom line? Bill Murray’s looking pretty good, and I think the beard does wonders for his face.

Here’s an excerpt from the GQ interview from whence the photos came. Bill Murray, to GQ, on comedy in general:

“It’s not so much what you do, but the way in which you do it. I can slap you on the back and it can be a wonderful thing, if it’s done with joy. But if I slap you on the back just as you’re coming out of the elevator, and I’ve had too much to drink, it’s a completely different thing.”

And Bill Murray on today’s comedies:

“I think there’s something that I can bring to a comedy today, but I don’t know where to bring it. I’ve actually thought about having a manager again. Just to clear my head and have a plan. ….Eh, it’s not that attractive to have a plan. I know that if I ever feel that I need to make a funny movie, I’ll figure out how to write one. I’ll get it done. If I ever get some ambition, I’m gonna get some sh*t done.”

So hey. Bill Murray: would you, still?

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Chevy Chase Names His Top Four SNL Cast Members: Who Are Yours?

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When some people from TMZ asked Chevy Chase to name the funniest four people from all of Saturday Night Live, it took him some time, but he answered with Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray. And I’m sorry, but no.

I never was a huge fan of the early episodes of SNL. Maybe I was too young when I watched them to get it, maybe I grew up with a different cast and that taints my view, but I’ve never understood it when people speak of the old days of this show like not a single good, funny thing was shown post-1980, and I just think that’s so sad. And I’m not saying that SNL doesn’t suck now, because it kind of does sometimes, but there have definitely been some funny moments in recent years, and the show has definitely featured some insanely funny people throughout its history.

If I had to name my top four favorite cast members, it would probably be Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, and Molly Shannon, with very honorable mentions to Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, David Spade, and Phil Hartman. What would yours be?

Peter Venkman Loves Football

Photo: Bill Murray with Harvard Crimson's marching band on Saturday

On Saturday, the Harvard Crimson played against the Cornell Big Red. Yeah, I didn’t know about the game, either. (I was originally going to make a joke about Ivy League football, but I guess the Harvard Crimson is actually a pretty good team, so pooh on me.)

Also pretty good: both universities’ marching bands. After Harvard’s band’s performance of the Ghostbusters theme—it’s part of their set during football games—an older gentleman in salmon-colored pants approached them in the bleachers.

“Hey, play that song again,” the man said.

Why, the man in questionable pants was none other than freaking Bill Murray, who had been hiding in plain sight all along. Harvard’s newspaper, The Crimson, has most of the story (via the Huffington Post:

Once Murray returned to his seat to watch the last quarter of the game, the trombone section pointed itself in his direction and played the theme song for him one more time. At the end of the game, Murray reappeared and treated the band to a special performance. “We were playing our fight songs, and he came over and started mock-conducting us,” [Band Manager Rachel L. Hawkins] said.

There’s a little dispute in The Crimson‘s comments section over whether Cornell University’s marching band also played “Ghostbusters” during the game; turns out, Cornell played along with Harvard during both performances of the song. Human sacrifice! Cornell and Harvard playing songs together! Mass hysteria!

The Huffington Post account of the football game gets a little murky, since Murray actually hung out with both schools’ marching bands after the football game [insert cute, witty joke about Bill Murray "playing for both teams," ha, ha]. But we do know there was an unofficial victor in the Ghostbuster song-off. …Cornell!

“Harvard won the game, but you kicked their band’s ass,” Murray hooted from the conductor’s platform, after applauding Cornell for their rousing post-game rendition of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard.” The students cheered.

Image of Bill Murray posing with Harvard’s marching band via IvyGate.

The Bill Murray DUI?

Bill Murray Scores a DUI

While we were all sitting around waiting for Britney Spears to beat Hayden Panettiere to a DUI, Bill Murray was quietly tiptoeing his way back onto our radar. And onto the radar of the Swedish police.

The funnyman was spotted cruising around Stockholm, Sweden in a golf cart … drunk! Cops stopped him and smelled alcohol on his breath. According to the AP:

The golf cart had been on display for a week outside the downtown hotel where Murray and other VIPs attending the Scandinavian Masters golf tournament, were staying, tournament head Fredrik Nilsmark said.

Murray apparently drove the golf cart to the trendy Cafe Opera nightclub, less than a mile away, and was pulled over on his way back to the hotel.

Nilsmark said the vehicle wasn’t intended for guests but added: “I don’t hold any grudge against Bill Murray for borrowing our cart for a while.”

“He refused to blow in the (breath test) instrument, citing American legislation,” the police told the AP. “So we applied the old method — a blood test. It will take 14 days before the results are in.”

Murray was in Sweden attending a golf tournament. According to the AP, it’s not illegal to drive a golf cart in Sweden, but it is very unusual. If the blood tests come back positive, it is possible Murray would have to serve jail time, but authorities say it is more likely that a fine would be issued.

Coming next week: the Bill Murray crotch shot!