Perhaps someone put something funky in the water recently because suddenly it seems that many Hollywood actors have been itching … that is, itching to sing. In a matter of days a Ghostbuster, Wolverine, Barney Stinson and Marshall Ericksen have all given random showstopping musical performances.
Barney Stinson and Marshall Erickson: “Confrontation”
Last week during a visit to Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio” the cast the Emmy-Award winning sitcom, “How I Met Your Mother” sat with host James Lipton in front of a live audience. During the segment, one audience member asked Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel to sing “Confrontation.” Back in 2006 the pair did the Les Mis inspired duet on the Megan Mullally Show, after Harris told the host that him and Segel loved the musical and sing the song together once in a while. Of course, the comedic duo could not miss a prime opportunity to play Inspector Javier and Jean Valjean on live TV and went all in.
Bill Murray: “House of the Rising Sun”
According to Rolling Stone, last Friday Bill Murray was all about the cover songs and the tambourine. Last week the actor and comedian was down in St. Agustine, Fla. for the annual Caddyshack Charity Golf Game and Friday he deemed it appropriate to take the stage at Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant – the restaurant he owns with his five brothers – to deliver a performance that, according to TMZ, lasted a beautiful 45 minutes. The song captured on video was the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun.”
Hugh Jackman: “Who Am I” (Parody)
According to the LA Times, over the weekend Hugh Jackman was just passing by BBC Radio 1 to talk about the upcoming “X Men: Days of Future Past.” During the interview host Matt Edmonson asked the actor to take the stage to sing, “Who Am I” from Les Misérables as Wolverine. The host rewrote the song prior to the show and the actor belted it live.
Those videos were hilarious no? And guess what, it’s April Fools day so here are two bonus viral web moments provided by films:
“Bruno” – Interview with Ron Paul
In the 2009 film, Sacha Baron Cohen pulled the ultimate prank when he played the part of Bruno, an Austrian reporter, and got Ron Paul, Texas congressman and former Republican presidential candidate, in a hotel for a fake interview in which he tried to seduce the candidate.
“Bride Wars” – Blue Hair
Two best friends become rivals when they found out that they both want to marry at The Plaza on the same date. They both begin a crude prank war in order to make the other compromise. One of the funniest is when Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) switches Olivia Lerne’s hair dye causing her to have blue hair just a few days from the wedding.
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