1. Fresh Air producers Ann Marie Baldonado and Lauren Krenzel are back at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, attending premieres, press screenings, and Q & As to find Fresh Air guests for the coming months.

    When someone asked why Bill Murray was cast as the lead in  ST. VINCENT Murray said,  “Because [the director] couldn’t get Jack Nicholson.”

     

    The role in ST. VINCENT, which premiered at the festival Friday night, does seem to to be tailor made for Murray.  Vincent (Murray) is a misanthrope, struggling financially until a single mom (Melissa McCarthy) and her son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) move in next door, giving Vincent a babysitting opportunity.  

     

    So, like Rudy the rabbit from MEATBALLS or Max Fisher from RUSHMORE, Murray’s character takes Oliver under his questionable wing.  In this answer from the Q & A, Murray is joking about the fact that first time director Theodore Melfi went to Jack Nicholson first with the role.  The festival, inspired by the premiere of ST. VINCENT, dubbed Friday “Bill Murray Day” and hosted free screenings of Murray favorites Stripes, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day.

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  1. Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli says there’s a talk show we should be watching that’s not broadcast by CBS, NBC or ABC, or even Comedy Central. It’s The Graham Norton Show imported by BBC America and shown on Saturday nights. And though it and the host have been around for years, David says it’s never been better. Matt Damon even said “This is the best time I’ve ever had on a talk show.” 

    Hear the review:

    Why did Damon enjoy himself so much? Well, he got to swap stories with fellow guests Bill Murray and Hugh Bonneville while swigging champagne, and even knock an audience member off his chair in a specially rigged ejector seat. One secret ingredient of Norton’s show is that, most of the time, the guests all come out at once, sitting and interacting together the way they used to on the old Merv Griffin Show. The other secret ingredient is that Norton, like Craig Ferguson, isn’t so much interested in what a celebrity is there to plug as almost anything else.

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  1. Posted on 2 May, 2014

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    You’ve made it to Friday.
Have a great weekend,
Fresh Air

    You’ve made it to Friday.

    Have a great weekend,

    Fresh Air

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  1. Happy Monday. How about a peek behind the scenes of The Royal Tenenbaums to start your week?
More behind the scenes shots from more movies here. 

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    Happy Monday. How about a peek behind the scenes of The Royal Tenenbaums to start your week?

    More behind the scenes shots from more movies here.

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  1. Posted on 18 January, 2013

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    Have a good night. Have a good weekend. Take a load off. Have a drink or two with some friends who may or may not all be named Bill Murray.

    wilsongilson:

    Met an artist last night who does chalk murals at a local bar every few months. Can you believe this got rubbed out? Its the best thing I’ve ever seen.

    Artists name is Justin Cozens.

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  1. Posted on 3 December, 2012

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    Your afternoon photo break…and a Fresh Air interview with Bill Murray.

    Your afternoon photo break…and a Fresh Air interview with Bill Murray.

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  1. Posted on 1 February, 2012

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38 Days of Groundhog Day: Every day that was shown in the film illustrated by Derek Eads

Pre-gaming for tomorrow. View in High-Res

    derekeads:

    38 Days of Groundhog Day: Every day that was shown in the film illustrated by Derek Eads

    Pre-gaming for tomorrow.

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