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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...

Miles Teller For John Belushi Biopic?

Miles Teller is set to play Dan Aykroyd in a new film.The 'That Awkward Moment' star will play the 'Ghostbusters' actor in a biopic about John Belushi, the late comic who was Aykroyd's close pal...

Dan Aykroyd & Jill Scott Join James Brown Biopic Cast

Dan Aykroyd and soul singer-turned-actress Jill Scott have joined the cast of The Help director Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic.The Blues Brothers star will portray the Godfather of Soul's longtime agent Ben Bart and Scott...

It's Official: Emile Hirsch Will Play John Belushi In New Biopic

Emile Hirsch has been chosen to play the late, great comic actor John Belushi in an upcoming biopic from Steve Conrad.The film will follow Belushi's life prior to and upon finding fame in the late...

Dan Aykroyd Loses Dutch Blues Brothers Legal Battle

Actor Dan Aykroyd has lost his bid to shut down a Blues Brothers tribute show in the Netherlands.The funnyman and his late sidekick John Belushi's widow Judith joined forces in an attempt to halt touring...

Rolling Stones Land Vodka Tribute

The Rolling Stones have landed a major vodka tribute, courtesy of celebrity fan Dan Aykroyd.To mark the band's 50th anniversary, the Blues Brothers star and his partners at beverage company Crystal Head have dedicated a...

Second City Cofounder Bernie Sahlins Dead A 90

Second City cofounder Bernie Sahlins, regarded as one of the most influential figures in improvisational comedy and topical satire, has died in Chicago at the age of 90, the Chicago Tribune reported today (Monday). Many...

Bloody Dan Aykroyd Film Clip Sparks Investigation

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd was briefly at the centre of a police investigation in Calgary, Canada earlier this week (beg27May13) after murderous footage of his 1990 film flop Loose Cannons was unearthed at a landfill...

Melissa Mccarthy Fires Extra From 'Tammy' Set For Bizarre Reason

When Melissa McCarthy fires an extra from a movie set, things must have gone very, very wrong. The bubbly Bridesmaids star gave a young woman her marching orders on the set of her and husband...

Michael Douglas Stuns As Liberace In 'Behind The Candelabra' [Trailer & Pictures]

Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind The CandelabraSteven Soderbergh lands in sunny Cannes this week with his HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, a biopic of the flamboyant pianist Liberace, played by Michael Douglas. The American...

Ghostbusters 3 To Begin Filming Next Year?

Dan Aykroyd has revealed 'Ghostbusters 3' could begin filming next year.The actor and producer - who penned the scripts for the first two films in 1984 and 89 - is working on a third instalment...

Eric Clapton Introduces Star Line-up To His Fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival (Photos)

BB King and Eric Clapton jam at Crossroads Guitar FestivalEric Clapton, BB King and John Mayer were among some of genius performers at Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival last weekend.It was a blues infused weekend...

Dan Aykroyd: 'Bill Murray Is Still Not Part Of Ghostbusters Sequel'

Actor Dan Aykroyd has thrown up more mystery about the planned Ghostbusters 3 movie by insisting former castmate Bill Murray will not be part of the project.Earlier this week (beg03Dec12), the two actors' co-star...

Dan Aykroyd Wants Ghostbusters 3

Dan Aykroyd is ''cheerleading'' for a third 'Ghostbusters' film.The 60-year-old actor wrote and starred in the original 'Ghostbusters' in 1984, as well as its 1989 sequel 'Ghostbusters II', and has been trying to get a...

Ghostbusters 3 Filming Postponed

Filming for 'Ghostbusters 3' has been postponed until late 2013.Financial issues at Sony Pictures have reportedly forced director Ivan Reitman to push back the production of the horror spoof franchise's third instalment until next autumn...

Zach Galifiankis Calls Koch Brothers 'Creepy': They Are Not Amused

Zach Galifianakis may be one of Hollywood's go-to guys when it comes to modern comedy but it seems that his humour doesn't quite appeal to everybody. Zach's new movie 'The Campaign' (also starring...

Bill Murray Not Returning For Ghostbusters 3

Bill Murray is not returning for 'Ghostbusters 3'. Dan Aykroyd - who starred and wrote in the original 1984 supernatural comedy and the follow up in 1989 - has confirmed Bill ''won't be involved'' in...

Dan Aykroyd Moving On With Ghostbusters 3 Without Bill Murray

Bill Murray has officially pulled out of the Ghostbusters sequel, according to his co-star Dan Aykroyd.After months of negotiations, the Canadian actor has revealed Murray will not be returning as scheming Dr. Peter Venkman in...

Bill Murray Will Not Be In Ghostbusters Iii, Dan Aykroyd Confirms

Bill Murray will not be appearing in Ghostbusters 3. And Dan Aykroyd isn't too happy about that. Aykroyd told Metro "It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be...

Dan Aykroyd Officiates Chevy Chase's Daughter's Wedding

Actor Dan Aykroyd helped to give Chevy Chase's daughter a wedding to remember by officiating the ceremony.The Caddyshack star's eldest child, Cydney Chase, tied the knot with her fiance on Thursday (26Jul12) and Aykroyd, an...

Dan Aykroyd Wants Ghostbusters 3 To Be 'Perfect'

Dan Aykroyd wants 'Ghostbusters 3' to be ''perfect''. The 60-year-old actor - who starred in the first two instalments of the franchise - still hopes a third movie can be made, despite a lukewarm response...

Blues Brothers Star Dan Aykroyd Turns 60

Dan Aykroyd marks a huge milestone on Sunday (01Jul12) when he turns 60.The legendary funnyman and actor was born in Ottawa, Canada, and became one of the most beloved regulars on American comedy show Saturday...

Katy Perry To Take A Break From Showbiz

Katy Perry is taking a break from showbiz. The 27-year-old singer reportedly wants to step back from her career and take time to properly recover from the breakdown of her marriage to Russell Brand last...

Dan Aykroyd Signs Up To Play Liberace's Manager

Dan Aykroyd has reportedly signed up to play Liberace's manager Seymour Heller in new TV movie biopic Behind The Candelabra.The Ghostbusters star will join Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as gay toyboy Scott...

Booker T And The Mgs Bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn Dies, Aged 70

Donald Dunn, the Booker T and the MG's bassist and one of the most influential bass players of the 1960s and 70s, was found dead in Tokyo this week after playing dates that were postponed...

Aykroyd & Chase Reteam For New Comedy

Spies Like Us co-stars and former Saturday Night Live comics Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase are working on a new movie together.Aykroyd broke the news on his Facebook.com page, revealing the two old pals are...

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