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Coming Soon: Animated Blues Brothers TV Series

Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi are behind it

(Newser) - The Blues Brothers will live on in an animated series co-created and executive produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi (widow of the other original Blues Brother, John Belushi), and original Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts. The show, which will follow Jake and Elwood Blues and their band in Chicago... More »

6 Stars Who Say They've Encountered Aliens

Russell Crowe says he took a picture of UFOs

(Newser) - Aliens? UFOs? They may seem like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but the Chive rounds up 12 stars who say they've encountered something extraterrestrial. A sampling:
  1. Mick Jagger: The rocker actually had a UFO detector installed in his home, and claimed to have once viewed a "luminous, cigar-shaped
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Dan Aykroyd Donates to Fund for Slain Philly Cop

Officer shot in video store hailed as hero

(Newser) - Dan Aykroyd plans to make a donation to the family of a Philadelphia police officer killed in the line of duty. KYW-TV reports the actor made the announcement while visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show to promote his vodka company yesterday. Officer Robert Wilson III was buying a video game for... More »

SNL Presidents Return to Push Financial Reform

Will Farrell, Dana Carvey and more return

(Newser) - The SNL presidents—from Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush to Chevy Chase’s Gerald Ford—have teamed up to produce a sketch advocating financial regulatory reform. OK, Phil Hartman wasn’t brought back from the dead to do Reagan, but Jim Carrey provides a worthy fill-in. The video was... More »

Game, Aykroyd Bring Ghostbusters Back From Dead

(Newser) - Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get the Ghostbusters to cross streams again for 15 years, and now it’s finally happening—in video-game form. Unlike most movie tie-in games, Ghostbusters isn’t an afterthought—Atari’s giving it blockbuster treatment, complete with voices from Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and... More »

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters Gear Up Again

Original cast will return for second sequel

(Newser) - Mystical evildoers, beware: The Ghostbusters are back. A team of writers from The Office will provide the script for the third installment of the blockbuster franchise, Variety reports. The stars of the 1984 film and its 1989 sequel, including Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, are slated to return, but disagreements... More »

Hollywood Manager Brillstein Dead

Powerful producer represented Belushi, helped launch SNL

(Newser) - Legendary Hollywood manager and producer Bernie Brillstein died last night at age 77. In a career that spanned 5 decades, Brillstein guided the rise of stars including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Martin Short, the New York Times reports. He contributed to TV series like Saturday Night Live and The ... More »

10 'Yeah, Right' Movie Couples

These on-screen pairs lack chemistry or are just plain weird

(Newser) - The silver screen has seen countless memorable romances; unfortunately, it has also produced a host of bizarre on-screen hook-ups. Yahoo! Movies runs down the 10 worst:
  1. Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in I Love Trouble
  2. The original Bennifer in Gigli
  3. Anne Heche and Harrison Ford in Six Days, Seven Nights
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