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Chevy Chase leaves Community

Deadline has revealed that Chevy Chase has parted ways with NBC's cult comedy series Community by mutual consent, bringing to an end a difficult three-and-a-half year collaboration that saw the actor clashing with the show's producers on numerous occasions. Chase, who portrays the character of Pierce Hawthorne, will leave the show immediately, having already completed the bulk of filming for the fourth season.

Considering the recent history between Chase and the show's producers (not to mention his notoriously difficult behaviour), the actor's departure comes as little surprise. Last year, he was involved in a public spat with Community creator and former showrunner Dan Harmon, while he also threatened to leave the show following the conclusion of season three. Chase has panned the show on multiple occasions recently and just last month he was said to have dropped the N-word during the latest in an ongoing series of on set tirades.
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Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase Collaborating on New Comedy

This news would have been wonderful twenty years ago; Dan Aykroyd announced on his official Facebook page yesterday that he and fellow Saturday Night Live icon Chevy Chase are currently collaborating on what he calls a “new script concept” for a comedy. Here’s his announcement in full:

Chevy (Chase) and I are about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie. Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about. Chevy is one of my favourite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.

As you can see there isn’t much to go on here, and they aren’t even at the screenwriting phase yet as they’re just working on a “concept.” This will be Akyroyd and Chase’s fourth collaboration together and third
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Chevy Chase hoping to take another Vacation

This might come as a surprise to some of our younger readers out there, but Chevy Chase used to be really funny. The former Saturday Night Live star enjoyed a run of successful comedies in the 1980s, starring in films such as Caddyshack, ¡Three Amigos!, the Vacation series and Fletch before his career nosedived during the following decade, leading to horrendous efforts like Cops and Robbersons. Chase has been making a bit of a comeback lately, earning acclaim for his role in the TV series Community along with big screen roles in the likes of Hot Tub Time Machine, and now he’s been talking to Collider about the possibility of returning to two of his most popular characters.

“I’ve written an idea that would be basically like a ‘Swiss Family Griswold,’ said Chase, confirming that he and on-screen wife Beverly D’Angelo have been working on a script for a fifth Vacation adventure.
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Funny Farm and Spies Like Us Blu-ray Reviews

Before he was the scene-stealing old guy on NBC’s Community, Chevy Chase was one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Between 1978’s Foul Play and 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Chase reeled off a string of nearly 20 comedies, most of them big hits — and then he pissed it all away in a spectacular orgy of horrible flops that included Nothing but Trouble and Cops and Robbersons.

Now that Chevy’s making us laugh again, and the sting of his most egregious failures has worn off, Warner Bros. has decided to pull two of his movies from the vaults for its “Double Feature” series. They aren’t two of his best, unfortunately, but for filmgoers of a certain age, the Funny Farm/Spies Like Us two-fer will bring back plenty of (occasionally rather painful) memories. More after the jump:

Funny Farm, released in June of 1988, holds the
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Legendary Producer Tanen Dies

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Legendary Producer Tanen Dies
Former president of Universal Pictures Ned Tanen has died. He was 77.

The Hollywood producer passed away on Monday from natural causes at his home in Santa Monica, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Tanen took the helm of two of Hollywood's biggest studios and presided over a string of huge box office hits.

In his time at Universal, from 1976 to 1982, Tanen oversaw two record box office years for the studio, with the release of Oscar winners On Golden Pond and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

He left Universal at the height of E.T.'s success, but quickly took on producing roles on a trio of Brat Pack films: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and St. Elmo's Fire.

He took on the head role at Paramount in 1984 and continued his stellar box office record, with hits including Top Gun and Ghost being produced by the studio under his watch.

After leaving the studio, he finished his career with producing credits on Guarding Tess, Cops and Robbersons and Mary Reilly.

Tanen started his career as a talent agent and worked with entertainers such as Neil Diamond, Elton John, Bill Cosby and Olivia Newton-John.

He moved into movies, and was propelled up the ladder after spotting the potential of huge successes Jaws and Animal House.

He is survived by his partner, Donna Dubrow, two daughters and three grandchildren.

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