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Bill Murray Is Not Embarking On A Party Crashing Tour

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 11, 2012 6:20PM


Bill Murray's been known to—and we're being generous here—move to the beat of his own drum. From reading poetry to construction workers, to shoving and heckling a Packers fan wearing a Ray Nitschke jersey, to claiming to have filmed Garfield because he thought Joel Coen was attached to the project, everyone seems to have a "Bill Murray story."

Many involve Murray crashing parties, which he has done. And that makes this little post on the humor website Super Official News slightly believable. The post announced a "Bill Murray Party Crashing Tour" beginning in August—with a stop in Chicago, natch—and snookered more than a few people.

There are two giveaways that this was a hoax, however.

First, the post has a "Bill Murray Party Crashing Tour Hotline" that is actually the phone number for Westboro Baptist Church. The second tell is in the second paragraph:

"Mr. Murray did not speak to reporters but did have his agent Paul Horner answer some of their questions and make a few statements."

Murray doesn't have an agent or a manager.