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Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star

(CNN) — He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address.

Yet, in by-the-numbers Hollywood, Bill Murray has turned his unpredictability into an asset.

Want to get hold of him? Call his 800 number. Maybe he'll get back to you. (Maybe he won't. In …


Robin Williams' daughter gets tattoo tribute

(CNN) -- Robin Williams' daughter chose a hummingbird to honor her late father.

"For poppo," wrote Zelda Williams on her Instagram account Wednesday, posting the picture of a tattoo on what appears to be her right hand, above a tattoo of Robin's birthday, "7.21.51," written on her wrist.

"Thank you …

Body Modification

LeVar Burton wants you to 'Go the F*** to Sleep'

(CNN) -- Holy crap, LeVar Burton.

Video of the "Star Trek" actor reading an excerpt from the irreverent children's book "Go the F*** to Sleep" caught fire over the weekend as fans enjoyed hearing the actor use some colorful language.

Talk about a "Reading Rainbow."

Burton gave the reading, which was …

LeVar Burton

TV networks swing the ax


Mike Tyson meets Scooby-Doo

CNN's Lisa France explains how an animated Mike Tyson will soon be solving mysteries on Adult Swim.

Mike Tyson

Galifianakis annoys Brad Pitt on 'Between Two Ferns' -

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Brad Pitt is latest guest on comic Web series "Between Two Ferns"
• Host Zach Galifianakis asks him several insulting questions
• Pitt did get a gift -- an, er .. "bassoon"
• Galifianakis' last guest was Barack Obama

Just another big name for Zach Galifianakis and his comic Web series, …

Brad Pitt

Archie and the gang coming to TV -

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Archie Comics characters will return to television in a live action series
• The show will have as much in common with "Twin Peaks" as the comics
• The show is aiming for next fall on Fox

Archie Andrews has lived, died and gone through a zombie apocalypse. And now, the comic book character …


Albright bests Conan O'Brien on Twitter

(CNN) — You got served, Conan O'Brien.

The late night talk show host discovered that diplomats have a way with words when he tweeted Thursday, "I picked out my Halloween costume. I'm going as 'Slutty Madeleine Albright.' "

The former secretary of state responded with a bit of her own humor: …

Conan O'Brien

Bus driver lays the smackdown on thief

Bus driver bags purse-snatcher with a bat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on instant karma caught on camera.

Happy birthday 'Weird Al' Yankovic! -

36 photos: Photos: Sexy celebs in their 50s

Sexy celebs in their 50s – You wouldn't know it by looking at Sharon Stone, but the 57-year-old has struggled with accepting her looks as she ages. Here are more famous faces who are making the fifth decade of life look good.

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Weird Al Yankovic

Italian nun sings 'Like a Virgin' - CNN Video


The Women of 'SNL' -

29 photos: The Women of 'SNL'

The women of 'Saturday Night Live' – Leslie Jones is going from "Saturday Night Live's" writers room to the main stage. The comedic talent has been promoted to "SNL's" main cast after getting her start behind the scenes in January. Click through to see other female SNL …


Hilarious dance on 'The Price is Right'

After getting lucky on "The Price is Right," a contestant performed some pretty unforgettable dance moves.


Is this cat guilty of dog-bashing?

A cat explains a dog to a kitten. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a viral video hit aimed at making us howl.


'Archer' dropping the ISIS name

(CNN) — The show "Archer" has decided to use some levity to deal with a name that is far from funny these days.

The adult animated FX series focuses on operative Sterling Malory Archer (voiced by actor H. Jon Benjamin), who works for the New York-based International Secret Intelligence Service, or …


How Missy Elliott looks now -

15 photos: Celebrity transformations

Melissa McCarthy has been shedding weight, and she told Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" that she simply stopped stressing over it. "I feel amazing ... and I finally said, 'Oh, for God's sake, stop worrying about it,' and it may be the best thing I've ever done," …

Missy Elliott

Apparently This Matters: Book It turns 30

(CNN) -- I vaguely recall Pizza Hut's Book It elementary school reading incentive program. Though, to be fair, I vaguely remember what I had for breakfast.

I think it was a ginger ale.

Book It was a long time ago for me, but I'm pretty sure all I had to do was track my progress every month in school, …

Pizza Hut

Paul Feig: Women to star in new 'Ghostbusters' -

New 'Ghostbusters' to star women, director Paul Feig confirms

(CNN) -- Fear not: The new "Ghostbusters" movie you've heard about is officially on the way -- and it's starring "hilarious women."

"Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday that he'll be helming the project, and …

Paul Feig

Kangaroos take their fight to the street - CNN Video

Turner Broadcasting

Ice-skating singer falls on face, then ... - CNN Video

Turner Broadcasting

Hear this singing highway play a tune

Hear highway sing when you drive over it. CNN's Jeanne Moos plays name that tune where the rubber meets the road.

Kid's insults to mom go viral - CNN Video

Viral Videos

Hidden camera used to raise awareness

Bra cam catches oglers eyeing cleavage...but for a good cause. CNN's Jeanne Moos says raise your eyes-and awareness!


Apparently This Matters: Amputated leg lamp

(CNN) -- It took a lot of effort for Leo Bonten to turn his amputated leg into a fully functional lamp. For starters, he had to break the damn thing in a freak kiddie pool accident.

As one does.

Seriously. That's how it all started, thus confirming what I've always said: "Kiddie pools are not toys, …

Carpe Diem

Liam Neeson to make same movie ... again - CNN Video


Frustrated golfer has massive meltdown - CNN Video

Turner Broadcasting

Meet 'Gumby' the iPhone

Is your butt bending your iPhone? CNN's Jeanne Moos bends more than your ear with "Bendghazi."


Howard Stern caller Eric Lynch dead at 39

(CNN) — Eric "The Actor" Lynch, who became a celebrity among celebrities by calling in to Howard Stern's radio show, died Saturday, his manager said.

Lynch, 39, stood just 3 feet tall, but his reach was long thanks to the entertaining chemistry he developed with Stern over a decade of phone …

Howard Stern

'Big Bang Theory' season 8: What to expect

(CNN) -- "The Big Bang Theory" is back in action.

The top-rated comedy returns to CBS on Monday with its eighth season premiere after contract talks briefly held up production in late July.

'Big Bang Theory' contract talks stall production

But since the contracts have been hammered out -- with some of …