Bill Murray Adds His Voice as Baloo to Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Remake

Bill Murray is the latest celeb announced for the cast of Disney’s new live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. He’ll be the voice of Baloo, the lovable bear who became popular after singing the Bare Necessities in Disney’s 1967 animated version. Best known for starring in Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation and many more smash hits, the Saturday Night Live alum is no stranger to voicing animated characters. You heard him as the self-interested lead cat in …

Harold Ramis: A Funnyman’s Finest Moments

For many of us, Harold Ramis will always be Dr. Egon Spengler, the wild-haired, intensely serious paranormal researcher in the 1984 comedy classic Ghostbusters. With his bizarre, faux-scientific mumbo-jumbo, it was Ramis’ character who provided the perfect foil for the irreverent, semi-competent Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and anxiously earnest Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd). But most moviegoers probably didn’t realize that Ramis, who died  on Feb. 24 at age 69 in his native Chicago, had co-written the Ghostbusters screenplay with …

Groundhog Day News

Besides the fact that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, ensuring six more weeks of winter for us, what else is happening in the world? (Don’t worry – Phil is only right about 39 percent of the time.) This morning, Oscar nominations were announced. Among them was first-time nominee Christopher Plummer, age 80! Just last week we talked about the older generation making a killing at the GRAMMY Awards, and now we’ve got Plummer, who was nominated for his …