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Dan Aykroyd Loses Dutch Blues Brothers Legal Battle

23rd October 2013

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...

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John Belushi's Devastating Skateboarding Accident On The Blues Brothers Set

28th December 2012

Actor John Belushi fought through the pain while shooting the last few scenes of movie classic The Blues Brothers after suffering a devastating skateboarding accident.The cast and crew of the musical comedy were wrapping up...

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John Belushi's Drug Problems Caused Headaches On The Blues Brothers Set

27th December 2012

Producers of cult film The Blues Brothers considered hiring a body double to shoot some of John Belushi's scenes, because he was often too stoned to show up for work.Belushi and his best pal Dan...

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Aykroyd Breathing Life Back Into Blues Brothers

1st September 2011

Dan Aykroyd is working to bring The Blues Brothers back to the small screen with a new TV series based on the comedy music duo he formed with late funnyman John Belushi.Belushi performed in character...

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Blues Brothers Star Rubin Loses Cancer Battle

15th June 2011

The Blues Brothers trumpet player Alan Rubin has lost his battle with lung cancer in New York.The 68-year-old musician, nicknamed Mr. Fabulous, was a member of the Saturday Night Live house band before Snl regulars...

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Curtin: 'Belushi Hated Women Writers'

13th April 2011

Movie legend John Belushi has been outed as a male chauvinist by his Saturday Night Live co-star Jane Curtin, who has revealed the Blues Brothers actor made it clear he didn't think women were funny...

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John Landis' Psycho Love Transformation

22nd October 2010

John Landis had to turn "psychopaths into romantics" on 'Burke & Hare'. The director - who cast Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as real life 19th century killers William Burke and William Hare in the...

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Carrie Fisher's Star Wars Drug Confession

11th October 2010

Carrie Fisher took cocaine on the set of 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'. The actress - who portrayed Princess Leia in the first three movies of the George Lucas-directed sci-fi franchise - snorted the...

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Solomon Burke Dies

11th October 2010

Soul singer Solomon Burke has passed away aged 70. The 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love' singer died of natural causes yesterday (10.10.10) on a flight from Los Angeles to Holland, where he was due to...

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Fascinating Fact 9937

9th September 2010

BLUES BROTHERS 2000 stars JIM BELUSHI and DAN AYKROYD are to team up again on the small screen - the Ghostbusters star will play a grumpy judge in Belushi's new TV series THE DEFENDERS.

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John Belushi Biopic In The Works

12th August 2010

A biopic of legendary comedian John Belushi is being developed. The 'Hangover' director-and-producer Todd Phillips is working with 'The Pursuit of Happyness' screenwriter Steven Conrad, to develop the biographical film about the late actor's life.Accord...

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Blues Brothers Praised By Catholic Church

18th June 2010

Classic 1980s film THE BLUES BROTHERS has been given the official seal of approval by the Catholic Church - the movie has been added to the Vatican's list of must-see pictures.The music movie, starring John...

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Blues Brothers Heading To The Small Screen

22nd February 2010

Movie classic BLUES BROTHERS is to be turned into a new TV show.The widow of original star John Belushi has teamed up with Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts to write a script for a...

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Fascinating Fact 7731

27th July 2009

SIENNA MILLER's upcoming movie G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA has broken the world record for the number of cars destroyed while making a movie - 112 vehicles were blown up during recordings for the...

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Blues Brothers Mastermind Dies

16th July 2009

The man who helped turn DAN AYKROYD and JOHN BELUSHI's BLUES BROTHERS act into a success has died. He was 62.Music executive Michael Klenfner died on Tuesday (14Jul09) from complications of congestive heart failure, according...

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Director Of Thriller Video To Sue Michael Jackson

29th January 2009

John Landis, the director of Michael Jackson's legendary Thriller video, is suing the King of Pop over a share of profits from the landmark promo.Lawyers for the American Werewolf in London director claim for at...

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Italian Job Tops Car Chase Poll

21st July 2008

THE ITALIAN JOB has beaten THE BLUES BROTHERS and THE BOURNE IDENTITY to land the title of favourite movie car chase. The 1969 film, which features three Mini Coopers racing around the streets of Italy,...

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Mini Chase From The Italian Job Voted Best Ever

21st July 2008

A car chase from 1960s classic The Italian Job has been named the best of all time in a new poll.A breakneck races through the Italian city of Turin using the iconic Mini Cooper as...

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Fascinating Fact 5241

29th April 2008

BLUES BROTHERS star DAN AYKROYD has sold his Hollywood Hills home to actress BEVERLY D'ANGELO. The National Lampoon's Vacation star paid $3.8 million (GBP1.9 million) for the five-bedroom estate....

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Blues Brothers To Reform For Franklin

3rd February 2008

DAN AYKROYD and JIM BELUSHI are to reform THE BLUES BROTHERS to honour soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN. The two actors will join Andrea Bocelli, Spice Girl Melanie Brown, Herbie Hancock and John Legend, among others,...

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De Niro Film Races Off With Car Chase Prize

20th March 2007

ROBERT DE NIRO's 1998 action movie RONIN has topped a new list of the Greatest Movie Car Chases. The film's classic race through the streets of Paris, France is "a top-notch white-knuckle ride," according to...

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The Things They Say 3257

3rd November 2006

"I came up with a few that were quickly rebuked. Dylan for example, even Bowie. Bowie Owen! But I've just heard that ELWOOD is one of the BLUES BROTHERS, so I've managed to wangle the...

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Blues Brothers Church Destroyed In Blaze

24th September 2006

The Illinois church made famous in the BLUES BROTHERS film has been destroyed in a fire. Firefighters were forced to smash down the Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago's stained glass windows to tackle the...

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Jackson To Reunite With Landis

1st September 2006

Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON is in reunion talks with film-maker JOHN LANDIS to direct his comeback video. The 48-year-old famously worked with THE BLUES BROTHERS director Landis on the famous promos for his hits THRILLER...

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Blues Singer And Pianist Floyd Dixon Dies

28th July 2006

FLOYD DIXON, a singer and jump-blues pianist who influenced RAY CHARLES, has died. He was 77. Dixon died on Wednesday 26 July (06) of cancer at Chapman Memorial Hospital in Orange, California. An entertainer who...

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This Is Spinal Tap Tops Rock Movie List

14th October 2005

Cult rockumentary THIS IS SPINAL TAP has topped a new poll of classic rock 'n' roll movies. The 1984 film beat SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and METALLICA's acclaimed documentary SOME KIND OF MONSTER to take...

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Landis Returns From Six-year Break

17th November 2004

Director JOHN LANDIS is returning to movie-making after a six-year hiatus from Hollywood. Landis disappeared from the big screen scene after his 1998 BLUES BROTHERS sequel BLUES BROTHERS 2000 failed to attract large cinema...

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Belushi Offers Feuding Neighbour A Sitcom Role

8th October 2004

BLUES BROTHERS 2000 star JIM BELUSHI is desperate to resolve a 17-year feud with his next door neighbour, former CATWOMAN actress JULIE NEWMAR, and hopes to achieve this by inviting her to star on his...

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Blues Brothers Voted Best Soundtrack

6th August 2004

The music in hit movie THE BLUES BROTHERS has been voted the best film soundtrack of all time. Listeners of British radio station BBC 6 chose the Blues Brothers album - which featured ARETHA...

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Belushi At War With Neighbour Newmar

29th April 2004

BLUES BROTHERS 2000 star JIM BELUSHI has gone to war with his celebrity next door neighbour, CATWOMAN actress JULIE NEWMAR, after she allegedly hurled eggs at his home. But Newmar has hit back, insisting...

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