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Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman to Be 'SNL's First Hosts of Season 40

UPDATE: NBC has announced that Chris Pratt will be hosting the season premiere, with Sarah Silverman hosting the second episode. It's not clear what happened to Murray-as-host — it may have been rescheduled to later in the season or canceled altogether. Our original post follows.

SNL's landmark 40th season premieres on September 27th, and the show's got some big plans to kick off its return to television. According to several sources — including news posts yesterday by local NBC affiliate sites that have since been taken down — the one and only Bill Murray will be making a glorious return to SNL to help ring in its [...]

Here's the Trailer for 'St. Vincent', Bill Murray's First Starring Role in Years

Bill Murray hasn't played the lead role in a movie since 2012's Hyde Park on Hudson (and since 2005's Broken Flowers before that), so it's a rarity to see a movie come along where he's the central character. His next film is St. Vincent, which just dropped its trailer today, and stars Murray as a degenerate guy who takes a well-intentioned neighbor kid under his wing. The supporting cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts, Scott Adsit, and Nate Corddry, and the movie hits theaters October 24th.

Watch Bill Murray and Wes Anderson Talk About How Hard It Was to Make 'The Life Aquatic'

The Criterion edition of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou came out recently, and here's a new special feature from it, in which Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, and writer/director Wes Anderson reminisce about the production of the movie and how difficult it was. Also, Goldblum talks a bunch about a scarf.

Bill Murray Crosses off Some Bucket List Goals on 'Late Show'

Last night, Bill Murray paid a visit to Late Show to knock out a couple of his bucket list items. Above, he takes over the show (which, in Bill Murray terms, means taking over one monologue joke), and below, he has Letterman read him a very complimentary note, then he also meets the one and only Lady Gaga and jumps on the selfie opportunity.

Sony Presses on with 'Ghostbusters III' Script After Harold Ramis's Death

The last time we checked in on the status of Ghostbusters III it was maybe happening, but THR reports that the project was in motion before the death of original Ghostbusters co-writer Harold Ramis and allegedly had planned cameos for Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and even Bill Murray (there's no mention of fellow Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson) "to set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers." With news of Ramis's passing earlier this week, Sony and director Ivan Reitman are reportedly in talks deciding how to move the project forward and rewrite the script penned by Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and reworked by Tropic Thunder's [...]

Watch a Newly Unearthed Clip from Bill Murray's 1980 Show 'Bill Murray Live from the Second City'

We're excited to announce the start of a new recurring feature called The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

Our first gem from the archives is this clip from Bill Murray's Second City Chicago show Bill Murray Live from the Second City from 1980 — the same year Caddyshack was released in theaters [...]

'Ghostbusters' Is Getting a Theatrical Re-Release This Summer

Ghostbusters was released 30 years ago this weekend, and for the occasion, the movie is heading back to theaters. Entertainment Weekly reports that a restored and remastered version of the movie will hit 700 theaters nationwide on August 29th. There will also be a 30th/25th anniversary Blu-Ray release of both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II on September 16th. There's also a new Ghostbusters official website made for the 30th anniversary that looks like it was made for the 20th anniversary. Ghostbusters was re-released theatrically super recently in 2011 in what appeared to have been an effort to bolster support for a third movie, which Dan Aykroyd is [...]

Watch Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis Film Alternate Takes for 'Ghostbusters'

Here's some cutting room floor footage from Ghostbusters, in which Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis are filming a bunch of commercials for the commercial-within-the-show. One of the takes involves them calling their business "Ghost Stoppers," which must be an alternate title for the movie that they luckily didn't go with.

Bill Murray Explains His Lack of Interest in 'Ghostbusters III', Compares It to Going Back to High School

Bill Murray did an interview with Dazed Digital out today, and while the whole thing is full of good stuff, the highlight was him discussing his lack of interest in Ghostbusters III. The interview seems to have been conducted prior to Harold Ramis's passing so Murray's opinions then on Ghostbusters III may be moot now, but here's what he said nonetheless:

Interviewer: Talking about friendships, has not wanting to do another Ghostbusters film hurt your relationship with the other guys?

Murray: Oh, that I'm not in a rush to do the Ghostbusters movie? We made the first Ghostbusters – it was one of the great movies, one of the great entertainments of all time. Then we made a [...]

Check Out a Complete Retrospective of Bill Murray's Career

"Murray contains multitudes, and at least one of those multitudes is a sad old man. It’s also further evidence that time has not diminished Murray, it’s only enriched him."

- from "The broken-down grace of Bill Murray," Nathan Rabin's painstakingly thorough retrospective of Bill Murray's entire career for The Dissolve that spans from the actor's SNL days to his most recent film Monuments Men.

Here's the Trailer for the 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary Re-Release

Last month it was announced that Ghostbusters would be getting a theatrical re-release on August 29th to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, and Sony dropped the first trailer yesterday. The re-release will be followed by the Ghostbusters 30th anniversary edition and Ghostbusters II 25th anniversary edition Blu-ray set available on September 16th. Hopefully this re-release will recruit a whole new generation of Ghostbusters fans who can laugh at the film just as much as its very '80s special effects.

Watch Bill Murray Give a Speech to a Bunch of Bros Having a Bachelor Party

Here's footage of Bill Murray giving a bachelor party pep talk to a bunch of bros in South Carolina over the weekend. According to Deadspin, who first posted the interview, Murray was eating at the same steakhouse as these guys, and one of them asked him to give a speech. Murray initially said no but then came up and gave a speech about marriage anyways, doling out advice to "travel all around the world" with the person you want to marry to make sure you can stand each other. It's advice that's useful for millionaires who can afford that sort of thing.

Emma Stone and Jimmy Kimmel Trade Bill Murray Stories

These days almost everyone has a Bill Murray story, and last night Emma Stone told Kimmel (next to a terrifying life-size David Hasselhoff figure) all about her post-initial Murray meeting freakout while filming Zombieland as well as the time he got her an umbrella hat during another film shoot this past fall. Click through to watch her impress Kimmel with her talent for expertly forging the Spice Girls' autographs, which is a lot funnier than it sounds.

The Collected Wisdom of Bill Murray

Arguably one of the most beloved living comedians, Bill Murray is four decades deep into a prolific career in the comedy industry. In the '70s, he bounced from comedy institution to comedy institution (Second City, National Lampoon, SNL) before becoming a major movie star in the '80s (CaddyshackStripes, Ghostbusters), and settling into a quieter phase of his career as a revered comedy veteran in the late '90s, popping up in smaller parts in an eclectic array of movies and genres (Zombieland, Lost in Translation, Moonrise Kingdom). Throughout it all, Murray has maintained a healthy contempt for the phoniness of the showbiz world around him and has always [...]