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Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star

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 fact, he …


Robin Williams' daughter gets tattoo tribute

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 to the …

Robin Williams

LeVar Burton: 'Go the F*** to Sleep'

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 held in …

LeVar Burton

TV networks swing the ax


Mike Tyson latest project is laughable

Mike Tyson

Brad Pitt joins Galifianakis on Two Ferns'

Just another big name for Zach Galifianakis and his comic Web series, "Between Two Ferns."

In March, the actor and comedian had on President Barack Obama. Thursday, the guest was Brad Pitt.

In classic "Between Two Ferns" style -- that is, the style of an early-'80s public access show -- Galifianakis …

Brad Pitt

Archie and the gang coming to TV

Archie Andrews has lived, died and gone through a zombie apocalypse. And now, the comic book character is returning to TV.

Archie Andrews' prior big foray onto the small screen was "The Archie Show," which aired on Saturday mornings in the late 1960s. Fox is now bringing him back, as early as next …


Albright bests Conan O'Brien on Twitter

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: ".@ConanOBrien …

Madeleine Albright

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!

Weird Al Yankovic

Italian nun sings 'Like a Virgin'

A nun sings "Like a Virgin" And CNN's Jeanne Moos says it's not the Virgin Mary she's singing about, it's a Madonna cover.

Like a Virgin

The Women of 'SNL'

Women's News

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.

Viral Videos

'Archer' dropping the ISIS name

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 ISIS. …


How Missy Elliott looks now

Missy Elliott

Apparently This Matters: Book It turns 30

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, hit a …

Pizza Hut

Women to star in new 'Ghostbusters' movie

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 he knows exactly who he's "gonna call" to star in it.

Of course, he …


Kangaroos take their fight to the street

Kangaroos jab and kick in a street brawl. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on two boomers coming to blows down under.


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

A singer falls but faces the music. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a face plant that grows on you every time you see it.

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.

Time Warner

Kid's insults to mom go viral

A 4-year-old's hilarious insults zing mom! Jeanne Moos reports on "momhead" video that has moms laughing their heads off.

Viral Videos

Hidden camera reveals new cancer PSA

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

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, and should …

Carpe Diem

Liam Neeson to make same movie ... again

CNN's Lisa France makes a plea to Liam Neeson to stop making the same movie ... despite his particular set of skills.

Liam Neeson

Frustrated golfer has massive meltdown

Golfer snaps, breaks golf clubs over his knee. Jeanne Moos reports on a meltdown that was anything but par for the course.

Meet 'Gumby' the iPhone


Howard Stern caller Eric Lynch dead at 39

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 calls.

"Despite …

Howard Stern

'Big Bang Theory' season 8: What to expect

"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.

But since the contracts have been hammered out -- with some of the leading cast members now earning a reported $1 …