"Had fun playing in NYC last night. Bill Murray dancing to Taper was one of the highlights of my career." Kings Of Leon star Nathan Followill was surprised to see the Hollywood actor at the rockers' concert in New York on Thursday night (30Jan14). Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul was also in the audience for the special pre-Super Bowl gig.
Shia Labeouf has put his retirement plans on hold to join the star-studded cast of Barry Levinson's new movie Rock The Kasbah. Just weeks after the Transformers star told fans he was stepping out of the spotlight and "all public life" due to attacks against his "artistic integrity", LaBeouf has signed up for the project starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride and Zooey Deschanel.
Levinson will start shooting the comedy, in which Murray will play a washed-up music manager who lands a career boost when he takes on a pop wannabe from Afghanistan.
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Interested in learning more about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or do you want to see the Microsoft chairman wear a chicken suit? Take a look at the goofy side of Bill Gates below, plus the rest of the best moments of late night television this week.Remember you can catch all the late night highlights every week right here on Hollywood.com.
PC VirusDespite Windows' notoriety for viruses, even Bill Gates couldn't resist putting together a viral video on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Bare EssentialsThe folks from Impractical Jokers shared a clip on Conan where James Murray poses as a nudel model. Try not to laugh too hard at the "spinning Egyptian."
Bieber, Bieber, EverywhereJustin Bieber's latest run-ins with the law have landed him in the hot seat of late night television. David Letterman's Top 10 List counted down the "Justin Bieber Headlines We're Likely to Read"
Doodle+Jon Stewart goes into why it would be awful to watch yourself having sex using Google Glass, as if it needed any explanation.
Farewell KissWhat could be a better way to leave The Tonight Show than to receive a shower of kisses from Heidi Klum? Until his last show, it could only really go downhill for Jay Leno.
Papa ColbertDuring his celebration of literary giant Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Colbert unveiled a portrait that mashed his features with Hemingway's.
The Evolution of BieberJimmy Kimmel tries to find the missing link between the sweet, bowl-cut Justin Bieber of yore and the DUI, pants-sagging public menace of today
Lovin' SpoonfulTwenty seconds can be an awfully long time, especially when a guy in boxers is spooning you.
A Dog in the FightWant to know who'll the Super Bowl next week? Jay Leno's canine prognosticator says it will be Seattle!
Backstroke of GeniusIn this week's edition of "Fan Corrections," Conan O'Brien unveiled the "true ending" of Scarface in which Tony Montana survives the raid on his mansion.
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Sadly, Greendale students and Community fans will say bon voyage to another beloved character: Tory Barnes, former football star, the “Truest Repairman,” one half of the greatest television friendship of all time, and the character who has spawned some of the finest one-liners and reaction GIFs that the Internet has ever seen. We’re expecting him to go out with a bang in “Geothermal Escapism,” and we’re sure that there won’t be a dry eye in the study room when he finally sets off on his new adventure – we’re even willing to bet that most of those tears will come from Troy himself.
Like Abed, we wouldn’t be content to let Troy depart without a proper celebration, so we’ve decided to pay tribute to him and Donald Glover with a collection of Troy Barnes’ best episodes, and the moments that helped make him one of our favorite television characters of all time. It's like our whole brains are crying.
Spanish 101 - Season 1, Episode 2It seems fitting that the very first Community tag, which featured Troy and Abed rapping in Spanish, signified the official beginning of Troy and Abed's friendship. Forget Jeff and Annie or Troy and Britta or even Shirley and Andre; the real love story of the show is Troy and Abed, whose super-close friendship has been the most stable and heartwarming element of the study group dynamic. This was the moment that spawned the blanket forts, the fake morning show, and a pact to make any death look like a suicide inspired by the cancelation of Firefly in order to get that show back on the air, and is still one of the most iconic moments in the entire run of Community.
Enviornmental Science - Season 1, Episode 10Possibly one of the best musical moments that Community has ever had featured Troy and Abed rescuing their lab rat, Fievel, after he has escaped from the classroom by dueting to "Somewhere Out There." In addition to being both funny and touching, the moment represented the first of many times throught his time at Greendale that Troy sacrificed himself or something he wanted in order to help out his friends. That's the essence of who Troy is. He might be terrified of rats, but he will sing his little heart out if it means saving his and Abed's project.
Pascal's Triangle Revisited - Season 1, episode 25Glover had the ability to deliver throwaway lines in such a manner that they became the funniest parts of any given episode, and this talent is exemplified in two instances in the first season finale, resulting in two of Troy's most well-loved lines. The first comes when Shirley reveals that her Finnish friend, Gary, is transferring, and Troy declares that he hopes "he transfers to hell." The second features Troy's predilection for crying and misunderstandings, when he tearfully explains to Abed that Happy Days had an episode where a character "literally jumped over a shark. And it was the best one!" while eating a giant cookie.
Accounting For Lawyers - Season 2, Episode 2Another famous troy and Abed tag featured Abed convincing Troy that he had actually managed to cross over into the cartoon realm. The fact that Troy so willingly believed that it was possible to do such a thing, and was willing to try it himself shows how much he wants to believe in goodness, happiness, and magic. This desire to believe shows up again in "Cooperative Calligraphy," when he suggests that a ghost stole the pen in order to keep everyone from fighting.
Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking - Season 2, Episode 16If you only watch one Troy episode in your life, make it this one. Possibly Glover's greatest work on the show came when Pierce faked being on his death bed and bequeathed gifts onto the study group, and gave Troy a visit from LeVar Burton, prompting what was arguably the greatest freak out in sitcom history. Just watch Troy sob while singing the Reading Rainbow theme, and you'll understand.
Remedial Chaos Theory - Season 3, Epsiode 3Although things go terribly wrong every time one of the study group gets up to leave, the Darkest Timeline only occurs when Troy goes to get the pizza, proving that in some weird way, Troy, with all of his freak outs, immaturity, terrible jokes, and willingness to do whatever he needs to for his friends is the glue that truly holds the study group together. Without Troy, who has close bonds with every single one of the other study group members, the group's balance will be thrown off, and their world will be plunged into chaos. So... that bodes well for the rest of the season.
Introduction to Finality - Season 3, Episode 22After Troy proves himself to be the Truest Repairman, and gets Murray to confess to murdering Vice Dean Laybourne, he makes the choice to fix Murray's air conditioner and save him from overheating the Sun Chamber. He didn't have to, but he knew that it was more important to do what was right and save Murray, even though it would have been easier to let him die of heat stroke. Again, Troy always steps up when other people are in need, and by handling the air conditioning repair school murder is the right, logical way, it was easy to see how he had grown and matured over the years.
Here's to you, Troy. We never cry, but... this time, we will.
British rocker Liam Gallagher showed off his racket skills during a special event at the Australian Open tennis tournament this week (beg20Jan14). The singer is currently Down Under performing with his band Beady Eye and he took the opportunity to attend the famous sporting event in Melbourne on Monday (20Jan14).
Gallagher took to the court himself to display his own tennis ability in a special area for members of the public before watching a match.
He was photographed practising his serves, and told reporters he was supporting Swiss player Roger Federer over fellow Brit Andy Murray, saying, "I'm not that patriotic anyway. I don't care about whether they're from England, Scotland, wherever, I just like who I like, and Federer's the man, 'cause he's cool. He's nearly as cool as me."
Actor Bill Murray signed on to star in 2004 family film Garfield: The Movie without properly reading the script, after mistaking little-known screenwriter Joel Cohen for his Oscar-winning namesake, Joel Coen. The Lost in Translation star made the confession during a question and answer session with fans on Reddit.com on Friday (17Jan14), admitting the simple name mix-up left him attached to a film he was not a fan of.
The discussion was prompted by one fan who asked Murray if there would be a third film in the live-action film franchise, about the sarcastic ginger comic strip cat, to which he responded, "I don't think so."
He then went on to explain how he ended up voicing Garfield, stating, "I had looked at the screenplay and it said 'Joel Cohen' on it. And I wasn't thinking clearly, but it was spelled Cohen, not Coen. I love the Coen brothers movies. I think that Joel Coen is a wonderful comedic mind. So I didn't really bother to finish the script, I thought, 'He's great, I'll do it.'"
Murray didn't realise his mistake until he began recording the role and was stunned by the quality of the writing: "There was just this long, two-minute silence. I probably cursed a little, and I said, 'I can fix this, but I can't fix this today. Or this week. Who wrote this stuff?'"
It was only then that he found out one of the people in the recording studio was the "misspelled Joel Cohen", not the man behind the critically-acclaimed hits Fargo, The Big Lebowski and No Country for Old Men.
Despite Murray's concerns, the movie proved a success at the box office, grossing more than $200 million (£125 million) worldwide.
His contract tied him to a sequel, which followed in 2006, but Garfield 2 went straight to DVD.
Michael Jackson's disgraced physician Conrad Murray has lost his manslaughter appeal. The doctor, who was convicted of administering the dose of anaesthetic Propofol which killed the King of Pop in 2009, was fighting to clear his name and win back his lost medical licence - but California appeals court officials formally shut him down on Wednesday (15Jan14).
Murray maintained that Jackson killed himself by injecting the fatal dose of Propofol, but the lawmakers ruled the evidence still indicates that he was responsible for the pop star's death, according to TMZ.com.
The doctor served almost two years behind bars after he was found guilty of manslaughter. He was released in October (13).
Michael Jackson's estate executors have settled a $17.5 million (£10.9 million) lawsuit filed against bosses at top insurance company Lloyd's of London after they refused to pay out following the King of Pop's death. The pop superstar's representatives took out the big-money policy on the singer's ill-fated This Is It concerts two months before his passing in June, 2009, and made a claim for compensation when the shows were scrapped after his death.
Lloyd's of London chiefs originally issued the policy to cover potential losses for the London residency, but in 2011, company bosses asked a judge in Los Angeles to declare the documents null and void, claiming Jackson lied about his medical history and drug addiction.
They insist the policy was restricted to "losses resulting from accident only", stating the Thriller hitmaker's official cause of death was listed as homicide.
The case was due to go to trial next month (Feb14), but the two parties have avoided a legal showdown by reaching an out-of-court agreement.
The news was announced by both parties on Wednesday (15Jan14), but details have been kept under wraps.
Jackson died from a Propofol overdose in 2009. His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the fatal dose of the anaesthetic, and spent two years behind bars. He was released in October (13).
News of the insurance settlement emerges two days after a Los Angeles judge rejected Katherine Jackson's latest bid for a new trial in her high-profile negligence case against This Is It promoters at AEG Live.
Michael Jackson's mother has lost her bid for a new trial in a negligence case against promoters at AEG Live after a judge officially rejected her request to proceed further in her legal battle. Katherine Jackson spent much of 2013 seeking a wrongful death conviction against the company bosses, claiming they negligently hired the doctor convicted of administering a lethal dose of an anaesthetic to her superstar son in 2009.
In October (13), a jury rejected Jackson's lawsuit, but her lawyers returned to court on 3 January (14), arguing that the verdict form didn't allow jurors to fully consider evidence in the case against AEG Live bosses.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos did not immediately finalise her ruling, but she made it clear she was against a new trial. She made her verdict official on Monday (13Jan14), stating that she felt jurors in the case were in fact given proper instructions and there were no errors that would warrant a retrial.
As a result of the setback, Jackson has opted to file documents with the California Court of Appeals.
AEG Live executives denied any wrongdoing throughout the 2013 trial and insisted there was no way they could have known that Conrad Murray was giving Jackson propofol in the bedroom of his rented mansion.
Murray spent almost two years behind bars after he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. He was released in October (13).
Funnyman Tim Minchin is developing a stage adaptation of 1993 film Groundhog Day. The Australian entertainer is currently composing music and penning lyrics for the production, based on Bill Murray's classic comedy about a weatherman who lives the same day over and over again.
The movie's screenwriter Danny Rubin is also working on the musical.
Announcing the project on his blog, Minchin writes, "Our version of Groundhog Day is going to be both instantly recognisable, and utterly different... I think many of its ideas could be enhanced by the stage. It has the potential to be complex, dark, visually fascinating, and thematically rich, whilst still being a joyous romantic comedy with cool tunes and lots of gags."
This isn't the first time Minchin has been part of a film-to-stage adaptation - he wrote the music and lyrics to the Tony Award-winning musical Matilda.