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‘I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts’: Small-Town Pizza Parlour Visited By Half Of Original Ghostbusters

16 October 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

A pizza parlour in a small Eastern-Ontario town was visited by some famous guests over the weekend. One-half of the original Ghostbusters, Dan Akroyd and Bill Murray, stopped in to The Pizza Place in Harrowsmith, Ont., Saturday night. Read More: Grand marshal Dan Aykroyd pulled over for speeding ahead of Honda Indy Toronto “Wow, this […] »

- Aynslee Darmon

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TVLine Items: Shonda Rhimes Is Fame-ous, Black Lightning Casts Sis and More

12 October 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The queen of Shondaland and the indigenous Not Ready for Primetime Players are among the Television Academy’s latest Hall of Fame inductees.

Shonda Rhimes and the original cast of Saturday Night Live — including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and John Belushi and Gilda Radner (posthumously) — will be inducted during a non-televised ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Saban Media Center in Hollywood, Calif.

Additional 2017 honorees include TV producer John Wells (Shameless, The West Wing, ER), the late Joan Rivers and art director/production designer Roy Christopher (Frasier).

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Shonda Rhimes, Original 'SNL' Cast Joining TV Academy Hall of Fame

12 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Television Academy on Thursday announced the latest inductees into its Hall of Fame, tapping Shonda Rhimes and a handful of other luminaries for the honor.

Rhimes, the prolific showrunner behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, will be feted alongside fellow TV writer-producer John Wells, 10-time Emmy-winning art director Roy Christopher, the late Joan Rivers and the entire original cast of Saturday Night Live. (That’s Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris and Laraine Newman — as well as the late Gilda Radner and John Belushi.)

“All of these individuals are innovators who have »

- Michael O'Connell

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Mary-Kate Olsen Makes Rare Appearance with Husband Olivier Sarkozy at Take Home a Nude Gala

12 October 2017 5:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mary-Kate Olsen and husband Olivier Sarkozy made a rare appearance together Wednesday at the New York Academy of Art’s Take Home a Nude art party and auction.

The couple, who have been married since November 2015, held hands and posed for photographers at the event — which took place at famed auction house Sotheby’s.

Olsen, 31, covered up in an oversized zip-up black coat, trimmed at the hemline with white lace details, and the fashion designer and former Full House star accessorized her look with pigtail braids, a silver necklace and cream hook-and-loop fastened sneakers. Her 48-year-old husband wore a charcoal suit, »

- Dave Quinn

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“Making a Hammer Film As If It Was Directed by Scorsese”: John Landis on Innocent Blood and Operating Muppets with Tim Burton

3 October 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

One of the most underrated films by one of America’s most underrated filmmakers just arrived on Blu-ray in the form of Warner Archive’s 25th-anniversary release of John LandisInnocent Blood. To call Landis underrated might seem perverse given that he’s directed some of the most successful and enduring movies of the late 1970s and early 1980s – National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Coming to America – but I still think his body of work has never quite gotten its critical due in this country, partly because his movies are so damn […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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SNL: Weekend Update Summer Edition: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on NBC?

11 September 2017 6:25 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Are Colin Jost and Michael Che now ready for primetime players? Has the Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? On NBC's satirical news series, Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition, Colin Jost and Michael Che tread the trail blazed by “Weekend Update” creator and anchor Chevy Chase, as well as other notable anchors including Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Dennis Miller, Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and »

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Hanson at 25: The Brothers Dish on Greatest Hits Album, Track by Track - and Why They'll Always Be Proud of 'MMMBop'

9 September 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

They’ve come a long way from “MMMBop” — and “MMMBop” wasn’t even close to their genesis.

In truth, Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson formed their band in 1992, when youngest member Zac (who is actually the third born of seven children) was only 6 years old. So while 2017 may mark 20 years of loyalty even for the most dedicated of Fansons — who first became acquainted with the towheaded brothers over the summer of 1997 during the time of their breakout album Middle of Nowhere and subsequent sold-out arena concerts, Saturday Night Live appearance, Christmas album and adorable Eggo commercial — for Hanson, it’s »

- Jen Juneau

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The Most Heartbreaking Thing About Chris Farley's Death Is Everyone Saw It Coming

1 September 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / George Pimentel The world lost something special when comedian and actor Chris Farley passed away in 1997 at the age of 33. In addition to being a huge part of Saturday Night Live's golden years in the '90s, Chris also starred in classic movies like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. But as bright of a light as he was for other people, Chris battled dark demons in his personal life, including drug and alcohol addiction. A few months before his death, Chris, who had gone to rehab 17 times to try to kick his bad habits, relapsed. "I want to live fast and die young," he told one of his friends. And to the heartbreak of his many fans, that's exactly what happened. RelatedIn Memoriam: 46 Stars We've Lost This Year On Dec. 18, 1997, Chris was found dead in his Chicago apartment from an overdose of cocaine and morphine after »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Wanna See Something Really Scary? Behold The Dancing Pig!

1 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

“Wanna see something Really scary?” To horror fans who came of age in the 1980s, the line above instantly evokes memories of Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks in the opening scene from Twilight Zone: The Movie. Now, on a bi-monthly basis,… Continue Reading →

The post Wanna See Something Really Scary? Behold The Dancing Pig! appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Josh Millican

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1941: A Great Comedy For Slim Pickens Day

27 August 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Turner Classic Movies will devote an entire day of their “Summer Under the Stars” series to the late, great Louis Burton Lindley Jr. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, well, then just picture the fella riding the bomb like a buckin’ bronco at the end of Dr. Strangelove…, or the racist taskmaster heading up the railroad gang in Blazing Saddles, or the doomed Sheriff Baker, who gets one of the loveliest, most heartbreaking sendoffs in movie history in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Lindley joined the rodeo circuit when he was 13 and soon picked up the name that would follow him throughout the length of his professional career, in rodeo and in movies & TV. One of the rodeo vets got a look at the lank newcomer and told him, “Slim pickin’s. That’s all you’re gonna get in this rodeo. »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

22 August 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, »

- Jordan Raup

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SNL: Weekend Update Summer Edition: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on NBC?

18 August 2017 7:26 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Are Colin Jost and Michael Che now ready for primetime players? Has the Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? On NBC's satirical news series, Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition, Colin Jost and Michael Che tread the trail blazed by “Weekend Update” creator and anchor Chevy Chase, as well as other notable anchors including Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Dennis Miller, Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and »

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Series About Julia Child’s Time in the CIA Picked Up at ABC Signature

16 August 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Julia Child in “The French Chef

As Julia Child herself said, “I was 32 when I started cooking; until then, I just ate.” So, what else did she do before then? Many of us learned what we know about Julia Child from PBS reruns, Nora Ephron’s “Julie & Julia,” or Dan Aykroyd’s impersonation on “Saturday Night Live.” All of these representations focus on the second and third acts of her life. The media at large, however, has yet to dabble in Child’s time prior to the kitchen.

ABC Signature would like to change that. According to Deadline, ABC’s digital/cable division has just picked up writer Benjamin Brand’s hour-long dramedy “Julia.” This fictional project is very loosely based on Child’s experience as an agent for the Office of Strategic Services (Oss), the precursor to the CIA, during the Second World War.

In this series, Brand contemplates what would occur if the CIA took advantage of Child once she became a renowned public figure, and how she would operate as an agent during this phase of her life.

The inspiration for Brand’s show ironically stems from one of Child’s PBS programs, “Cooking for the C.I.A.” “I was disappointed when I learned that in this case, the C.I.A. stood for the Culinary Institute of America,” Brand said. He later merged this initial disappointment with research pertaining to Child’s employment during WWII, and “the story of ‘Julia’ quickly fell into place.”

Further details regarding “Julia” have yet to be announced.

Series About Julia Child’s Time in the CIA Picked Up at ABC Signature was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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5 Memorable Movie Soundtracks From The 80s

14 August 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Some of our fondest memories come from the movies that we watched in the 1980s. There was a lot of action and some killer music that came out of the era. In a flashback moment, we researched the top films in which music was an important driver that moved them forward. We discovered five of the most memorable soundtracks from movie that people still think about today, to share with you. 1. “” John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd hit the big time with the immensely popular film. It was based on their characters born of Saturday Night Live Sketches. “The

5 Memorable Movie Soundtracks From The 80s »

- Dana Hanson-Firestone

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Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition

10 August 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: NBC. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 10, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Colin Jost and Michael Che. TV show description: A satirical news series, the Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition TV show is a half-hour primetime presentation of the weekly Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" segment. Jost and Che serve as anchors, just as they do on the parent show. Other SNL cast members also appear on the program.Following in the footsteps of "Weekend Update" anchor Chevy Chase -- who created the segment -- as well as notable anchors including Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Dennis Miller, Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy »

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Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update

10 August 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: NBC. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 10, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Colin Jost and Michael Che. TV show description: A satirical news series, the Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update TV show is a half-hour primetime presentation of the weekly Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" segment. Jost and Che serve as anchors, just as they do on the parent show. Other SNL cast members also appear on the program.Following in the footsteps of "Weekend Update" anchor Chevy Chase -- who created the segment -- as well as notable anchors including Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Dennis Miller, Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and »

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Could Another Ghostbusters Film Be In The Works For 2019? - San Diego Comic-Con 2017

21 July 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

"They ain't 'fraid of no ghost" and apparently Columbia Pictures ain't afraid of no future live adaptations either. After last years reboot, Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristian Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones it looked like we may have seen the last of the Ghostbusters for a while. This is due to the bad reviews from critics and some fans alike. Even Dan Aykroyd, one of the original Ghostbusters, had criticized the film and director.

At a special Ghostbusters panel attended by ScreenRant on Thursday which covered all things Ghostbusters related, Ivan Reitman director of the original first two films as well as producer of the recent 2016 film claimed that a new Ghostbusters film is expected to be released sometime summer 2019. He told fans in attendance that he was overseeing the development of both live action and animated films for the property.

The reason for that specific 2019 release date is »

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Two New Ghostbusters Films In The Works, With One Due As Early As 2019

21 July 2017 7:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Audiences remain divided on the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters – directed by Paul Feig, and starring an entirely female team. Those divisions do not seem to have dampened enthusiasm for the property – for either fans or the studio – however, as producer Ivan Reitman recently detailed plans for the future of the franchise.

Addressing an assembled crowd at the Idw comic panel at San Diego Comic-Con recently, the man behind the original Ghostbusters movies provided some details on the animated film that’s currently in development.

“I think we have wonderful plans, both for an animated feature that we’re deep in design on already and a really great story. That’s going to surprise everybody, I think, when it comes out. And we’re dealing with Ghost World quite a lot. We’re looking at the film from a ghost point-of-view, and the Ghostbusters from a ghost point-of-view. I think that would »

- Sarah Myles

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Ivan Reitman wants a Ghostbusters crossover movie

20 July 2017 1:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Jul 21, 2017

Ivan Reitman says going forward, he'd like to see a Ghostbusters crossover movie between casts like Idw's Ghostbusters 101.

Ghostbusters is one of the most beloved concepts in movie history. How else can you explain people’s giddy anticipation for all new versions of the brand over 30 years after the original film, which only had one official sequel? Ivan Reitman, the director of those first two Ghostbusters movies and producer of the 2016 Ghostbusters remake, is acutely aware of the saga’s appeal, and that there were plenty of new fans who instantly fell in love with the 2016 film, amongst those who were less keen.

Still, while at the Ghostbusters Idw panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, Reitman confided a growing disappointment that the new film rebooted (and ignored) the history of his 80s movies. Going forward, he’d love to see a way to crossover the 2016 cast with the remaining 1984 one, »

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How Meatballs’ campers revolted on set

10 July 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Almost 40 years ago, the Ivan Reitman/Bill Murray film Meatballs set the standard for summer-camp comedies. Murray was a new Saturday Night Live member, and Reitman took on directing his first mainstream movie after John Landis turned him down in favor of The Blues Brothers. Some more members of the successful crew from National Lampoon’s Animal House bonded together to make the film, most notably Harold Ramis, who needed his $1,700 screenwriting fee to buy some furniture. The team of Reitman, Ramis, and Murray would go on to even greater cinematic success in Stripes and Ghostbusters, but Meatballs was their breakthrough film.

For some reason, Vanity Fair is celebrating “summer of ’78” in 2017, and is featuring an oral history of Meatballs. As you might expect, there were a lot of hijinks both on and off camera. The filmmakers convinced an actual camp in Ontario to let »

- Gwen Ihnat

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