When Bill Murray makes a rare TV appearance, you know something’s coming, something good.
The veteran comedy actor and Ghostbusters alum appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday and performed a West Side Story medley, sampling songs featured on his and German cellist Jan Vogler‘s new spoken word and music album New Worlds.
Accompanied by Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, Murray sang the songs “Somewhere,” “I Feel Pretty” and “America,” earning massive applause as he recited the lyric from the Broadway musical version of West Side Story, “Nobody knows in America / Puerto Rico’s in America!”
The performance comes amid growing frustrations by scores of Americans over President Donald Trump‘s handling of the ongoing crisis in the Caribbean island and U.S. territory in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which has killed at least 45 people and left scores of others without electricity or clean drinking water. While the U.S. leader has expressing impatience over devoting federal resources for Puerto Rico, the House of Representatives approved a new package of disaster assistance on Thursday.
Stephen Colbert has been one of Trump’s most vocal critics.
In keeping up with the patriotic theme, also during the show, Murray donned a stars and stripes top hat and white patterned tux and had Vogler fire a T-shirt cannon into the crowd.
“We welcome this guy to the United States of America,” the actor said.
Murray and the musicians are set to perform at Carnegie Hall on October 16.
Published at Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:00 +0000
No teenager ever wants a parent to crash their high school party…Well, maybe with the exception of Kate Hudson.
The actress joined Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night and recalled a moment in which her mom, Goldie Hawn, crashed a party she was throwing at their house with her brother, Oliver Hudson, when they were both teenagers.
“We thought it was going to be like 20 people, but 50 of our friends were at the house,” Kate dished. “We’re having a blast, and all of a sudden the door flings open, and it was my mother…Everything just stopped.”
And if you thought that was embarrassing enough, Kate revealed her mom wasn’t dressed. “She was in a negligee!” the actress laughed.
Kate went on to describe how her mother reacted to the situation.
“She looked around as you would think she would in one of her films, just like looking around,” she recalled. “And then she goes to the lights, and she turns the lights way down, and she goes, ‘Kids, lighting is everything.'” LOL!
Of course, all the kids’ friends thought Goldie was the coolest mom ever, but Kate and Oliver knew they were about to be in big trouble.
“We were like, ‘It’s going to be so bad in the morning,'” Kate laughed.
The story was just one of the many moments she shares in her upcoming party-theme book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition, which comes out later this month!
Published at Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:14:00 +0000