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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...

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...

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