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Second City Theatre Offices Destroyed By Fire

The blaze ripped through part of the Second City comedy complex on Wednesday (26Aug15), but spared the theatre, which some of America's top comedians once called home. Investigators believe the fire started...

Bill Murray Confirmed As Making Appearance In 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

Original Ghostbuster Bill Murray has been confirmed as making an appearance in Paul Feig’s upcoming all female reboot of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 64 year old actor played Dr. Peter Venkman...

Dan Aykroyd To Play Cab Driver In New Ghostbusters Film

The actor, who played Dr. Raymond Stantz in the original two movies, has been involved in the reboot since its inception, but now it appears he won't have a leading or a supporting...

Dan Aykroyd Confirms He Will Make A Cameo In New 'Ghostbusters' Movie

Dan Aykroyd has confirmed he will be making a cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot which stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. The 63 year old actor played Dr. Raymond Stantz...

Stars Honour Steve Martin At Afi Gala

The Father of the Bride star was handed the AFI's 43rd Life Achievement Award by previous winner Mel Brooks during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday night (04Jun15). Fellow funnyman Black...

Dan Aykroyd Launches Blues Record Label

The Ghostbusters star and Judith will help sign and develop both veteran and upcoming acts to Blues Brothers Records, their label named in honour of Aykroyd and Belushi's cult 1980 film and their...

Channing Tatum Leading Ghostbusters Revamp

Actor Channing Tatum is teaming up with Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd to create a new "male-driven" film franchise inspired by the supernatural comedy.The Magic Mike star, his producing partners Reid Carolin...

Benedict Cumberbatch Says Ghostbusters Is His Favourite Film

Benedict Cumberbatch's favourite film is 'Ghostbusters'.The 38-year-old star, who was nominated for the Best Actor prize at last night's (22.02.15) Academy Awards in Los Angeles for his performance in 'The Imitation Game', has revealed he's...

Dan Aykroyd's Ghostbusters Hope

Dan Aykroyd is still hoping to make a ''more conventional'' third 'Ghostbusters' sequel. The 62-year-old actor - who co-created and starred in the first two movies in the film franchise in the 1980s - is...

Jorge Garcia Cast In The Ridiculous Six

Jorge Garcia has been cast in 'The Ridiculous Six'.The 41-year-old actor, who's best known for his role in the hit TV show 'Lost', is to feature alongside Luke Wilson, Taylor Lautner, Dan Aykroyd and Nick...

Dan Aykroyd 'Delighted' With Female-led Ghostbusters Cast

Dan Aykroyd is ''delighted'' the 'Ghostbusters' reboot will feature the ''most magnificent women in comedy''.Earlier this week, it was revealed Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will take the lead roles in...

Adam Sandler's Ridiculous 6 To Feature Stellar Cast

Taylor Lautner, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Crews and Nick Nolte will all feature in Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6'.The comedian's Happy Madison production company recently signed a multi-film agreement with Netflix and he's recruited a stellar cast...

Melissa Mccarthy In Early Talks For Ghostbusters

Melissa McCarthy is in early talks to star in the 'Ghostbusters' reboot.The 44-year-old actress has previously been rumoured to be involved in the project, but is now in talks with the film's director, Paul Feig...

Dan Aykroyd Is Selective About Roles

Dan Aykroyd is very selective with the roles he accepts now.The 62-year-old star has become more picky when deciding what movies he acts in because he wants to spend more time with his wife, Donna...

How James Brown's Famed Apollo Show Inspired 'Get On Up' Creators

James Brown is well-known as one of the greatest American entertainers of all time and his brand new biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman displays some of the most memorable moments in his life...

The Cast Of 'Ghostbusters' Reunites For 30th Anniversary!

It may have been 30 years since the first Ghostbusters movie hit the big screen, but the franchise is still as popular and beloved as ever. But while the original cast will sadly not be...

Dan Aykroyd Fears Aliens Keep Away From Earth Over Violence

Actor Dan Aykroyd is convinced alien life forms refuse to make contact with the human race because we are seen as a "violent, depraved, disgusting species".The Blues Brothers star is a keen student of extraterrestrial...

Dan Aykroyd Plans Marvel Style Universe For 'Ghostbusters' Reboots

The notion of a rebooted Ghostbusters franchise became a little more palatable this week when co-creator and original star Dan Aykroyd revealed his ambitions for more than just a one-off return. Speaking in London, Aykroyd,...

Dan Aykroyd Wants To Open A Blues Club In London

Actor/comedian Dan Aykroyd wants to expand his business empire by opening a blues club in London.Aykroyd co-founded a chain of restaurants and clubs called House of Blues in 1992 and there are now 13 branches...

Bill Murray Wants Melissa Mccarthy For 'Ghostbusters 3'

Bill Murray wants Melissa McCarthy for 'Ghostbusters 3'.The 'Lost In Translation' actor - who was an original Ghostbuster alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis in the 1980s movies - has said that he...

Ghostbusters To Get Female Reboot?

'Ghostbusters' bosses are considering rebooting the franchise with a female-led cast.Sony Pictures were originally happy with a draft for the third movie which had been penned by 'Tropic Thunder' writer Etan Cohen but have now...

A Week In Movies: Get On Up Premieres, Cooper Cooks In London, Trailers For Tusk, Mockingjay, The Hobbit And Mad Max

The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He was joined on the red carpet by costars Dan Aykroyd...

Dan Aykroyd Remembers James Garner As A 'First Class Actor'

Dan Aykroyd has added his tribute to late friend and co-star James Garner, branding him a "first class actor and man".The old pals teamed up with another movie great, the late Jack Lemmon, for 1996...

Dan Aykroyd Opens Late Night Show With James Brown Tribute

Actor Dan Aykroyd made quite an entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in America on Friday night (18Jul14) by performing one of his favourite James Brown tunes with rock 'n' roll veteran Bobby...

Sigourney Weaver Reveals Ghostbuster Plot Point

Sigourney Weaver has revealed her on-screen son will become a Ghostbuster in the next sequel.The third installment in the spooky supernatural comedy is being made, and the actress - who played musician Dana Barrett in...

Ellen Page To Play John Belushi's Wife In Biopic

Ellen Page will play John Belushi's wife in the new biopic about the late comic.The 'Inception' actress has entered negotiations to star as Judith Jacklin in the Emile Hirsch fronted film, which recounts Belushi's rise...

Ivan Reitman Opts To Step Back From Ghostbusters 3 Director Role, Producing Instead

Ivan Reitman – director and executive producer on both the Ghostbusters films – has decided to step down from his role as director for the proposed third film, deciding instead to take on a producer...

'Ghostbusters Iii' Will Still Happen, Despite Death Of Harold Ramis

Ghostbusters III remains on course for release despite the death of Harold Ramis, who was set to play one of the main characters. Ramis died on Monday after a long illness, prompting countless tributes from...

Dan Aykroyd Pays Tribute To Harold Ramis

Movie veteran Dan Aykroyd has expressed his sadness after learning of the death of his Ghostbusters co-star Harold Ramis.The actor, writer and filmmaker died on Monday (24Feb14) from complications of a rare blood disease, and...

Dan Aykroyd Sworn In As Sheriff's Deputy

Dan Aykroyd has been sworn in as a Mississippi Sheriff's Deputy. The Canadian 'Blues Brothers' star approached Hinds County Sheriff Department's reserve unit about joining while currently filming 'Get on Up' - about late...

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