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Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star in the world

He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address.<p>Yet, in by-the-numbers Hollywood, Bill Murray has turned his unpredictability into an asset.<p>Want to get hold of him? Call his 800 number. Maybe he'll get back to you. (Maybe he won't. In fact, he …

Bill Murray

Robin Williams' daughter gets tattoo tribute

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Robin Williams' daughter chose a hummingbird to honor her late father.<p>"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.<p>"Thank you …

Body Modification

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

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Holy crap, LeVar Burton.<p>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.<p>Talk about a "Reading Rainbow."<p>Burton gave the reading, which was …

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TV networks swing the ax

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Mike Tyson latest project is laughable - CNN Video

Mike Tyson

Galifianakis annoys Brad Pitt on 'Between Two Ferns'

Just another big name for Zach Galifianakis and his comic Web series, "Between Two Ferns."<p>In March, the actor and comedian had on President Barack Obama. Thursday, the guest was Brad Pitt.<p>In classic "Between Two Ferns" style -- that is, the style of an early-'80s public access show -- Galifianakis …

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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.<p>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 …

Entertainment

Madeleine Albright bests Conan O'Brien on Twitter - CNN.com

Madeleine Albright bests Conan O'Brien to win Twitter<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- You got served, Conan O'Brien.<p>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.' "<p>The former secretary of …

Madeleine Albright

Bus driver lays the smackdown on thief - CNN Video

Transportation

Happy birthday 'Weird Al' Yankovic!

Photos: Photos: Sexy celebs in their 50s<p>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.<p>Hide Caption<p>1 of 36<p>Photos: Photos: …

Celebrity Gossip

Italian nun sings 'Like a Virgin' - CNN Video

Madonna

The Women of 'SNL'

Photos: The Women of 'SNL'<p>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 …

Feminism

Hilarious dance on 'The Price is Right' - CNN Video

Prices

Is this cat guilty of dog-bashing? - CNN Video

Cats

'Archer' dropping the ISIS name

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The show "Archer" has decided to use some levity to deal with a name that is far from funny these days.<p>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 …

CIA

How Missy Elliott looks now

Photos: Celebrity transformations<p>Oprah Winfrey is not just a stakeholder in Weight Watchers, she's a client. In June the mogul reportedly hopped on a call with some other members to share how she dropped 30 pounds. Here are other celebrities who have changed their look:<p>Hide Caption<p>1 of 23<p>Photos: …

Missy Elliott

Apparently This Matters: Book It turns 30

<b>(CNN)</b> -- 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.<p>I think it was a ginger ale.<p>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' - CNN.com

New 'Ghostbusters' to star women, director Paul Feig confirms<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Fear not: The new "Ghostbusters" movie you've heard about is officially on the way -- and it's starring "hilarious women."<p>"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

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

TBS

Hear this singing highway play a tune - CNN Video

TBS

Kid's insults to mom go viral - CNN Video

TBS

Hidden camera reveals new cancer PSA - CNN Video

Cancer

Apparently This Matters: Amputated leg lamp

<b>(CNN)</b> -- 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.<p>As one does.<p>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

Liam Neeson

Frustrated golfer has massive meltdown - CNN Video

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Howard Stern caller Eric 'The Actor' Lynch dead at 39 - CNN.com

Eric 'The Actor' Lynch, a favorite Howard Stern caller, is dead at 39<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Eric "The Actor" Lynch, who became a celebrity among celebrities by calling in to Howard Stern's radio show, died Saturday, his manager said.<p>Lynch, 39, stood just 3 feet tall, but his reach was long thanks to the …

Howard Stern

'Big Bang Theory' season 8: What to expect

<b>(CNN)</b> -- "The Big Bang Theory" is back in action.<p>The top-rated comedy returns to CBS on Monday with its eighth season premiere after contract talks briefly held up production in late July.<p>'Big Bang Theory' contract talks stall production<p>But since the contracts have been hammered out -- with some of …

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