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Dan Aykroyd 'Delighted' With Female-led Ghostbusters Cast

29th January 2015

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...

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29th January 2015

"The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy." Dan Aykroyd is a big fan of the cast of the new Ghostbusters movie, led by...

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Adam Sandler's Ridiculous 6 To Feature Stellar Cast

27th January 2015

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...

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Melissa Mccarthy In Early Talks For Ghostbusters

12th January 2015

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...

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Dan Aykroyd Is Selective About Roles

25th November 2014

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...

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

By Holly Williams | 20th November 2014

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...

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

By Stephanie Chase | 5th November 2014

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...

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Dan Aykroyd Fears Aliens Keep Away From Earth Over Violence

3rd November 2014

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...

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Dan Aykroyd Plans Marvel Style Universe For 'Ghostbusters' Reboots

By Michael West | 18th September 2014

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,...

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Dan Aykroyd Wants To Open A Blues Club In London

17th September 2014

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...

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Bill Murray Wants Melissa Mccarthy For 'Ghostbusters 3'

9th September 2014

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...

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Ghostbusters To Get Female Reboot?

4th August 2014

'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...

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

By Rich Cline | 1st August 2014

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...

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

21st July 2014

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...

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21st July 2014

"Looks like we'll be in pre-production in the spring, from what I'm hearing. It should be good." Actor Dan Aykroyd is looking forward to kickstarting work on the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3.

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Dan Aykroyd Opens Late Night Show With James Brown Tribute

20th July 2014

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...

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Sigourney Weaver Reveals Ghostbuster Plot Point

9th July 2014

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...

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Ellen Page To Play John Belushi's Wife In Biopic

24th March 2014

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th March 2014

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...

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

By Lauren James | 26th February 2014

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...

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Dan Aykroyd Pays Tribute To Harold Ramis

24th February 2014

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...

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Dan Aykroyd Sworn In As Sheriff's Deputy

27th January 2014

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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Miles Teller For John Belushi Biopic?

20th January 2014

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...

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Dan Aykroyd & Jill Scott Join James Brown Biopic Cast

1st November 2013

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...

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

By Joe Wilde | 29th October 2013

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...

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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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Rolling Stones Land Vodka Tribute

1st August 2013

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...

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Second City Cofounder Bernie Sahlins Dead A 90

17th June 2013

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...

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Bloody Dan Aykroyd Film Clip Sparks Investigation

31st May 2013

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...

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

By Michael West | 22nd May 2013

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...

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