Archive for the ‘Bill Murray’
Bill Murray breaks silence on messy divorce • 10.15.08
Actor Bill Murray is now publicly talking about his divorce after leaked court documents revealed his estranged wife is accusing him of “adultery, addiction to marijuana and alcohol, abusive behavior, physical abuse, sexual addictions and frequent abandonment.”
Murray responded to the Associated Press saying he was mortified by the accusations.
“I was just dead, just broken,” Murray said. “When you’re really in love with someone and this happens â€” I never had anything like this happen. It’s like your faith in people is destroyed because the person you trusted the most you can no longer trust at all… The person you know isn’t there anymore.”
Murray talked about the divorce while promoting his latest film City of Ember, which is getting not-so-stellar reviews over at Rotten Tomatoes.
(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Live from New York, it’s Thursday night!
To open the first of four weekly prime-time Weekend (Weeknight?) Update specials on NBC, the cast of “Saturday Night Live” parodied the second presidential debate. As usual, Fred Armisen was Barack Obama and Darrell Hammond played John McCain.
As undecided voter Anthony Cipelli, Eastchester’s Bobby Moynihan asked McCain how he’d “bring this country together.” Fake McCain then called him “Oscar,” called Obama “Pee Pants,” then called Anthony “Zebediah.” I think he might have answered the question as well.
Turns out it’s not the first time “SNL” folks have butchered Moynihan’s name.
Three of the best bipartisan gags of the sketch involved the insistence of Tom Brokaw (guest Chris Parnell) to stick to agreed-upon time limits, John McCain’s drifting in front of the camera during one of Barack Obama’s answers and a question from “William Murray,” a.k.a. Palisades resident Bill Murray:
Senator Obama, Senator McCain: Last week, in the National League Divisional Playoffs, the Chicago Cubs faced the Los Angeles Dodgers. In game one, the Cubs lost, 7 to 3; in game two, they lost, 10 to 3; and in game three, 3 to 1. What, as president, would you do to guarantee this never happens again? Senators, in your answer, please be specific.
The candidates went on to say in so many words that the Cubs would continue to be terrible. Fake Obama said the initiative should be to get Cubs fans to root for other teams while fake McCain gave some of his “Straight Talk” in saying that the team would never win the pennant, let alone the World Series.
(Photo of Moynihan: Courtesy of Moynihan; photo of Murray: Lionel Cironneau/AP)
In an interview to air this Friday on “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” Palisades resident Bill Murray revealed more feelings about the prospect of “Ghostbusters 3” and his days on “Saturday Night Live.”
Landing the Murray exclusive was “Mike & Juliet” co-host Juliet Huddy. I’m jealous, of course, both as a fan of Murray and the original “Ghostbusters,” my favorite movie of all time.
Suburbarazzi shout-out: Monica Hill, a very cool friend of mine, produced the segment.
The complete interview airs Oct. 10 on “Mike & Juliet,” which is broadcast locally on Fox. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at what Murray said.
â€œItâ€™s promising, itâ€™s never been promising beforeâ€¦. [The unnamed writers] are probably pretty funny. And the idea of having a new, fresh look at it is a great idea, you know, to see it through someone elseâ€™s eyes. I think a new idea would be great, I think itâ€™d be fun.â€
On his days goofing around in 30 Rock with his fellow Primetime Players at “SNL”:
â€œWe’d poach anything in that building. We took a lot of stuff out of that buildingâ€¦. There was people that figured out that if you had a form that was signed you could walk out with anything. We just looked so sweet and innocent. Most of what I did was go down to The Today Show because they came in at 5 in the morning to work and they had donuts, so weâ€™d go down there and eat all their donuts and coffee before Jane Pauley came in.â€
(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Bill Murray for president? • 09.29.08
Bill Murray plays a slick talking mayor in the upcoming movie City of Ember and the director of the movie joked that voters should write-in Murray’s name for president this election season.
Check out this funny campaign commercial they made for the movie. Hell, he has my vote.
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‘Ghostbusters 3’ might be coming • 09.29.08
This is coming from the words of B-Murr himself.
Bill Murray over the weekend said he is expressing strong interest in doing a Ghostbusters 3, depending on the script.
This comes after a confirmed report earlier this month that director Harold Ramis has been hired by Columbia Pictures to work on a new Ghostbusters film, along with the co-executive producers of The Office!
With Murray shelling out tons of cash for a messy divorce, you can’t blame him for wanting to saddle up a Proton Pack to beat up some supernatural goons for the third time.
But hey, I’m excited. Considering the second Ghostbusters movie was a colossal train wreck, I’m sure Ramis and The Office guys can crank out a slam dunk movie.
Plus, I finally have an excuse to dance like a buffoon to the Ghostbusters theme song again. Oh wait, I never need an excuse for that.
(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
The likeness of Eastchester native and new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Bobby Moynihan to comedian Artie Lange was the first topic of conversation on Howard Stern’s radio show Monday morning.
Lange serves as a sidekick to Stern, who launched his professional radio career in Briarcliff Manor.
Here’s how the show started while Rob Zombie and Stern’s “American Nightmare” theme music slowly faded in the background:
Howard Stern: I don’t even know where to begin.
Robin Quivers: Well, you could say ‘Good morning.’
HS: Uh, good morning. That’s a good place to begin. Every television show has like a Belushi type; now it’s the Artie type. ‘Saturday Night Live,’ look at the latest guy they got: Bobby Moynihan. Who’s he look like, Artie?
Artie Lange: (Laughs.) Does that look like me?
HS: You know, thatâ€” does that look like you?!
RQ: Oh, my God. Of course it does!
AL: No, well, uhâ€”
HS: It’s like the Artie typeâ€”
AL: I told youâ€” Artie type?! It’s the Beluâ€”
HS: The Belushi type.
AL: John Belushi got guys like me a career. God bless that guy.
OK, so the entire Bobby Moynihan conversation lasted 35 seconds. But after only two “SNL” appearances, at least word is spreading fast and Stern’s assessment was rather benign.
As Bedford resident Chevy Chase will tell you, being an “SNL” alum on Stern’s cranky side can have serious pitfalls; only in recent years did Chase and Stern amicably settle a nasty public feud that raged for nearly two decades. (more…)
If Suburbarazzi’s photo album of Bill Murray’s skydive Friday afternoon didn’t have enough frames or sound for your liking, click here for the Associated Press’ two-minute YouTube video of the Sneden’s Landing resident’s leap over Chicago.
Just before his jump, two-and-a-half miles above his native city, Murray was asked by a videographer if things could get any better. His reply?
Well, I suppose we could be landing in the middle of Wrigley Field for the final game of the World Series.
Considering the Cubs’ luck over the last century, I wouldn’t be surprised if Murray’s hypothetical landing knocked over Kosuke Fukudome as he attempted to make a run-of-the-mill catch, causing the winning runs to score en route to the Angels’ sweep. And even as a die-hard Yankee fan, I like the Cubs. I’m just sayin’.
Bill Murray flew into Chicago today. And, boy, is his tandem parachute partner tired.
With Army Staff Sgt. Joe Jones of the Golden Knights skydiving team strapped to his back, the Sneden’s Landing resident found a safe landing on North Avenue beach in the Windy City just after 4 p.m. EST today at the Chicago Air and Water Show.
The Chicago Tribune said a crowd of thousands greeted him with loud applause. Also according to the Trib:
Laughing and looking relieved as soldiers unhooked him from the parachute harness, Murray waved to the crowd and feigned limpness as he shuffled toward smiling officials in the reviewing stand next to the North Avenue Beach House.
Near the end of the jump from 13,500 feet, the tandem struck up an odd conversation once the parachute opened, according to Jones:
We talked about golf. Not even really about Caddyshack.
I would have discussed the metaphysical and socioeconomic implications of “Ghostbusters,” myself, but to each his own. A 13-photo slideshow of the comic’s afternoon adventures is after the break. (more…)
Raise your hand if you’re an Oscar nominee who’s skydived for our collective amusement. (Put your hand down, Judi Dench.)
Shortly after 4 p.m. EST today, Sneden’s Landing resident Bill Murray hopes to add his name to that very short list.
Working with the U.S.O. of Illinois, the Second City native will be doing a tandem jump with the Golden Knights skydiving team at the Chicago Air and Water Show this afternoon. The Chicago Tribune is updating its story about Murray’s jump as more information becomes available, so keep reloading that page for updates.
Murray turns 58 next month and yet, at half his age, the only thrill I want to have on my plane ride is choosing between “SportsCenter” and commercial-free episodes of “The Simpsons” on the TV screen in front of me.
(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Happy Hump Day from Bill Murray • 07.30.08
The mid-week doldrums got you down? Enjoy this photo of newly single Bill Murray taken at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.
Bill, who lives in Sneden’s Landing, was master of ceremonies for the show and wore his ’70s rock-star best for the occasion (boy, is that guitar is a thing of Reading Rainbow beauty).
If this doesn’t manage to impress the ladies, surly parachuting into the 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show next month will do the trick.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Bill Murray is gonna jump. And it’s not because of those “Garfield” movies, either.
(Just kidding, Billy. You’re still one of my all-time favorite actors. Truth.)
On behalf of the U.S.O. of Illinois, the Sneden’s Landing resident and Second City native will be doing a tandem jump with the Golden Knights skydiving team at the Chicago Air and Water Show on Aug. 15, according to the Associated Press.
And now for a Suburbarazzi Match Game Exclusive! I love “SNL” way too much to pick on any of its cast members, so I’ll let you, the reading public, fill in the punch line accordingly:
I haven’t seen an “SNL” cast member choose to take a dive like this since [BLANK] tried to launch a movie career. Zing!
Maybe we’ll check your answers against those of Betty White and Richard Dawson in the near future. In the meantime, post away!
(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Podcast: July 16 • 07.16.08
A special trouble-with-the-law edition of Suburbarazzi this week: Herbert Hill’s Mount Kisco DUI, DMX’s latest arrest in Miami, and Bill Murray’s divorce settlement.
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Also, this week was our final Suburbarazzi segement with RNN’s Stacy-Ann Gooden. I wanted to give her a big hug and throw together a Best of Stacy-Ann reel, but since her departure wasn’t quite official when we taped the piece, we couldn’t put any of that in there. But as my Chris so eloquently put it in his post yesterday, working with Stacy-Ann has been one of the great joys of our jobs for the last year. Every Tuesday afternoon was a little brighter because of her.
Plus, I’m happy to report, after a string of recent, uncharacteristic wrong answers, Stacy-Ann got her final Suburbarazzi quiz correct!
Can you get this multiple-choice question right, too?
Which Lower Hudson Valley celebrity told Fox News that theyâ€™d move to Canada if Barack Obama was elected president?
A. Rip Torn
B. Bonnie Fuller
C. Donald Trump
D. Stephen Baldwin
Answer after the break and at the end of the video clip.