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Dan Aykroyd Remembers the Time He Saved Carrie Fisher's Life at Public Memorial

26 March 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Dan Aykroyd was one of the speakers at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds's public memorial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in La on Saturday. The former Saturday Night Live cast member paid tribute to ex-fiancée Carrie by taking a walk down memory lane and recalling a time when Carrie choked on a brussel sprout and he performed the Heimlich maneuver on her. "If I'd been with our beloved showboat, I might have been able to save her again," he told the audience. Dan and Carrie met on the set of Saturday Night Live and fell in love while filming Blues Brothers in 1980. Their relationship quickly became serious as they "obtained blood tests for compatibility from an East Indian female doctor" before getting engaged, though they eventually called it quits and Carrie went on to marry Paul Simon. During a recent interview with Empire magazine, Dan referred to Carrie as "one »

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Dan Aykroyd Remembers His Relationship with ‘Beloved Showboat’ Carrie Fisher at Memorial Service

26 March 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dan Aykroyd was one of many celebrities to pay tribute to his former fiancée Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds at the duo’s public memorial service in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Ghostbusters actor, 64, revealed that he once saved Fisher’s life when she was choking on a piece of food.

“Firstly, I feel responsible in part myself for why Carrie is not with us today because I once saved her life applying the Heimlich to dislodge a Brussels sprout,” he shared at the service put together by Todd Fisher, Fisher’s brother and Reynolds’ son. “If I »

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Dan Aykroyd Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher At Actress’ Emotional Joint Memorial With Debbie Reynolds

25 March 2017 8:37 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Carrie Fisher will always have a special place in Dan Aykroyd’s heart. The 64-year-old actor, who was once engaged to Fisher after proposing to her on the set of their 1980 film, “The Blues Brothers”, took the stage on Saturday to deliver an emotional tribute to the actress at the joint memorial for her and […] »

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Dan Aykroyd Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher at Actress' Emotional Joint Memorial With Debbie Reynolds

25 March 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Carrie Fisher will always have a special place in Dan Aykroyd's heart.

The 64-year-old actor, who was once engaged to Fisher after proposing to her on the set of their 1980 film, The Blues Brothers, took the stage on Saturday to deliver an emotional tribute to the actress at the joint memorial for her and her mother at the Freedom Theater at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills.

Related: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Honored at Public Memorial Service

"I felt like I could've saved Carrie, because I saved her life once before," Aykroyd started his touching speech. "We shouldn't be here so soon in our lives."

"I once saved her life, applying the Heimlich [maneuver] to dislodge a brussels sprout from her throat," he joked, before getting emotional about the actress's death. "If I'd been with our beloved showboat, I might have been able to save her again."

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The Ghostbusters star went on to describe his connection »

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Dan Aykroyd, Griffin Dunne Remember Carrie & Debbie, “Beloved Showboats”

25 March 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dan Aykroyd, one of the speakers honoring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during the public memorial for the famed mother-daughter pair, was describing his friend Carrie but could just as easily been speaking of Debbie with these two words: beloved showboat. The former Saturday Night Live funnyman recalled a long-ago moment when he saved Fisher’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver. She was choking on a brussels sprout, he said before lamenting, only half jokingly… »

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Dan Aykroyd, Griffin Dunne Remember Carrie & Debbie, “Beloved Showboats”

25 March 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Dan Aykroyd, one of the speakers honoring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during the public memorial for the famed mother-daughter pair, was describing his friend Carrie but could just as easily been speaking of Debbie with these two words: beloved showboat. The former Saturday Night Live funnyman recalled a long-ago moment when he saved Fisher’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver. She was choking on a brussels sprout, he said before lamenting, only half jokingly… »

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Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial At Forest Lawn

25 March 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' public memorial just wrapped ... and included plenty of singing, dancing and memories. The memorial was held at Forest Lawn Saturday inside a 1,200 seat theater, which was almost at capacity. Debbie's son, Todd, led the ceremony, which featured a video tribute, performances from Debbie's dance studio and closing words from Dan Aykroyd. You'll remember, Fisher died in December days after suffering a massive heart attack on a flight into L. »

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Honored at Public Memorial Service

25 March 2017 2:48 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Friends, family and fans have gathered together to celebrate the beautiful lives and legacies of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with a public memorial service at the Freedom Theater at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills on Saturday. The late mother-daughter duo died just one day apart from each other back in December.

Watch: Todd Fisher on How Billie Lourd Is Coping With Tragic Family Deaths: She's 'a Pretty Powerful Gal'

The memorial, which was also live-streamed on DebbieReynolds.com, was organized by Debbie's son and Carrie's brother, Todd. While speaking with Et earlier this week, the producer anticipated that there wouldn't "be a dry eye in the house" -- and he wasn't wrong.

Once all guests were seated in the theater, Todd came out onstage to welcome local members of the Coast Guard in, who helped kick off the memorial. "My mother would have liked that," Todd revealed. "This entire thing I'm calling a show, not a memorial »

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25 films all but guaranteed to cheer you up

9 March 2017 11:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joe Richards Mar 24, 2017

Need to find a bit of movie happiness? Here are 25 films that might just do the trick...

Let's face it, we could all probably do with a little bit of cheering up right about now. Times are scary and times are tough, so it's perfectly natural to look for some kind of reassurance that everything will indeed be all right in the end.

Film is perhaps one of the most powerful and effective tools in doing this. It can be a transportative experience, an escape from reality, and, most importantly, it can act as a reminder of all that is good in the world.

With that in mind, here’s a list of 25 movies that are almost-guaranteed to make you smile and restore your faith in humanity...

City Lights

In truth, any of Charlie Chaplin’s films are perfect for those times when you just need to smile. »

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Why Denzel Washington Could Make History with a Surprise Third Oscar Win

23 February 2017 9:12 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With a best actor nomination for his tour-de-force performance in Fences, Denzel Washington is on the verge of making history — again. 

Should he win, Washington would have more Oscars under his belt than any other African-American actor. He is already the most nominated, having landed his seventh nod this year for Fences, and is also the only African-American to win multiple acting Oscars.

But with Casey Affleck’s gut-wrenching turn in Manchester By the Sea wracking up best actor nominations and wins throughout awards season, this year’s Oscars will see Washington playing an unfamiliar role: the underdog.

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The Boy Friend

18 February 2017 10:24 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It’s hard to think of a musical that would benefit more from a Blu-ray boost than Ken Russell’s kaleidoscopic all dancing, all singing send-up of theatrical clichés on the music hall stage, circa 1925. We’re just happy that the adorable Twiggy got to be put in a film like this, to be enjoyed forever. The Russell crowd is all aboard, led by Glenda Jackson and Murray Melvin. Gosh!

The Boy Friend

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1971 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 136 min. / Street Date February 21, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Bryan Pringle, Murray Melvin, Moyra Fraser, Georgina Hale, Sally Bryant, Vladek Sheybal, Tommy Tune, Brian Murphy, Graham Armitage, Antonia Ellis, Caryl Little, Glenda Jackson.

Cinematography: David Watkin

Film Editor: Michael Bradsell

Production Design: Tony Walton

Costumes: Shirley Russell

Written by: Ken Russell from the musical by Sandy Wilson

Produced and Directed by: Ken Russell

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- Glenn Erickson

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Never-Before-Seen Ghostbusters Deleted Scenes Discovered

17 February 2017 12:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been more than thirty years since the original Ghostbusters came out and it remains an absolute and truly beloved classic. There have been tons of various versions of the movie released over the years with deleted scenes and other such content being revealed in the process. Still, there are some relics from the original Ghostbusters that remain unearthed. Well, it looks like one of those rumored relics in the form of a famous deleted scene has finally been uncovered.

The folks over at the official Ghost Corps Facebook page posted a photo yesterday, in honor of Throwback Thursday. The photo claims to show a few reels that came from director Ivan Reitman's personal collection. One of the tapes is labeled "Fort Detmerring," and some hardcore Ghostbusters fans out there may already know what that means. Yes, this appears to be the scene where Ray Stantz is seen »

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Dan Aykroyd to Guest on TV Comedy 'Workin' Moms'

15 February 2017 6:39 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is making a rare TV appearance in his native Canada.

Aykroyd will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the Canadian sitcom Workin' Moms.' He plays the father of Kate, the lead character (Catherine Reitman).

The appearance comes during the first season of the Canadian CBC comedy about four young women in a judgmental mommies group who form an unlikely friendship.

Reitman — who is writing, directing and starring in the series — earlier added Philip Sternberg, Wynonna Earp star Ryan Belleville, Dennis Andres, Olunike Adeliyi and Kevin Vida to the cast.

The comedy, executive produced by Reitman and »

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Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World

14 February 2017 9:42 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s WorldParty On! 25 Years of Wayne’s WorldKurt Anthony2/14/2017 12:42:00 Pm

Today is Valentine’s Day. Duh!

If you weren’t able to find yourself a babe, a mega-babe, a robo-babe, or even a Baberham Lincoln, you might be spending today alone. That’s both bogus and sad! Instead of thinking about the psycho hose beasts in your life, grab your bestie, your favourite flannel, and head down to your parent’s basement to watch the most excellent buddy flick, Wayne’s World. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll hurl!

Released on February 14, 1992, Wayne’s World celebrates its 25th anniversary today and…we’re not worthy! Based on the "Saturday Night Live" sketch created by Canadian comedy king, Mike Myers, the film became an instant classic and went on to make over $180M worldwide.

Take this opportunity to expand your melon and »

- Kurt Anthony

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Here’s the Best Order for Binge-Watching Every ‘Saturday Night Live’ Movie

14 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Wayne’s World, the blockbuster comedy starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey based on the now-classic Saturday Night Live recurring sketch, turns 25 on Tuesday, Feb. 14 -- Happy Valentine’s Day! -- and we’re still in love.

It’s one of the best of the feature films to spin out of the long-running NBC sketch comedy series, but each has its own charm that could be worth revisiting or seeing for the first time. Do note our suggested binge-viewing order -- from best to worst -- if you want your party time to be excellent.

More: 'Wayne's World Turns 25' -- How Mike Myers and Dana Carvey Found Their Inner Rock Stars

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Why you should see it now: The first Saturday Night Live feature film is second only to Wayne’s World in worldwide box office revenue and is considered a comedy classic. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd remain the quintessential SNL duo who »

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'Wayne’s World' 25 Years Later: How Mike Myers and Dana Carvey Found Their Inner Rock Stars

14 February 2017 8:25 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The tagline did not lie. We laughed. We cried. We hurled.

Wayne’s World premiered 25 years ago today! Speaking to Et throughout the film’s production, stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey discussed the origin of the popular Saturday Night Live characters as they were making their film debut.

When Wayne (Myers) and Garth (Carvey) hit the big screen in 1992, it had been over a decade since The Blues Brothers, SNL’s first foray into feature films. Debuting in 1989, the characters appeared on the sketch comedy institution several times with guests that included Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Mary Tyler Moore and Madonna.

The 1990 sketch with Hanks proved especially memorable (“sibilance”), with Aerosmith jamming out a cover of the Wayne’s World theme song and Myers’ titular character evolving in real time. It may have proved to be a vital tipping point toward its future movie adaptation, as development on the screenplay began that year.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About 'Wayne's World'

14 February 2017 5:09 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If you happen to be in Aurora, Illinois any time over the next six months, be sure to stop by the pop-up replica of Stan Mikita's Donuts. Feel free to take a selfie in a Wayne or Garth wig at the public library, or check out a replica of the Campbell family basement at the community college. Or maybe just enjoy any of the dozens of contests, events and celebrations the town is hosting in honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie Wayne's World.

For a comedy that »

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Mike Myers to Play Improv Mentor Del Close

9 February 2017 11:07 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Myers will play improv mentor Del Close in the upcoming biopic “Del,” to be directed by Betty Thomas.

Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson will produce the film alongside Thomas, The Second City’s Diane Alexander, State Street PicturesRobert Teitel, and Thruline Entertainment’s Ron West. Covert Media is fully financing and launching international sales at the Berlin Film Festival.

Executive producers are Harold Ramis Film School/Second City’s Andrew Alexander, Covert’s Elissa Friedman, Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro, and Anton Lessine, along with Thruline’s Chris Henze.

Thomas will direct “Del” from a script by Nick Torokvei. The film follows an aspiring comedian who is counseled by Close, who was notorious for pushing his students to their limits. He’s best known for teaching students at Chicago’s Second City, including Myers, John Belushi, Chris Farley, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Tina Fey. Close »

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Mike Myers to star in 'Del' for Covert Media

9 February 2017 6:52 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comic will star as his own mentor and legendary teacher Del Close in the comedy Del.

Covert Media CEO Paul Hanson announced the casting at the Efm on Thursday. The company is fully financing and has launched sales in Berlin.

Hanson and Covert will produce alongside the project’s director Betty Thomas, The Second City’s Diane Alexander, Robert Teitel of State Street Pictures, and Thruline Entertainment’s Ron West.

Andrew Alexander of The Harold Ramis Film School / The Second City, Covert’s Elissa Friedman, Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine, and Thruline’s Chris Henze are on board as executive producers.

Del centres on an aspiring comedian who comes under the wing of Close, the teacher at Chicago’s improv powerhouse Second City who earned notoriety for pushing his students to their limit. Nick Torokvei wrote the script.

Besides Myers, Close’s students include John Belushi, Chris Farley, [link »

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The Blues Brothers Lego Ideas concept reaches 10,000 supporters

5 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jake and Elwood Blues could soon be coming to a Lego Store near you, as Kai Einfeldt’s The Blues Mobile Lego Ideas concept has become the first project to hit 10,000 supporters to qualify for the First 2017 Review Stage.

Kai’s set is based upon the Dodge Monaco patrol car from the 1980 classic The Blues Brothers, and also comes with two minifigures for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s Jake and Elwood. Here’s some images of the set…

See Also: Follow all of our Lego coverage here »

- Gary Collinson

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