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Docuseries to Dig Deep on Blues Brothers

Aykroyd and Belushi's wife sign on to project that will feature unreleased material

(Newser) - When the film the Blues Brothers was honored last year, Dan Aykroyd says, the renewed attention "made us realize there remains more to this story." So a docuseries about Jake and Elwood Blues, as played by Aykroyd and John Belushi, who died in 1982 , is being assembled, per...

Jim Belushi Files for Divorce After 23 Years

The pair almost divorced in 2018, too

(Newser) - Jim Belushi and his wife, Jennifer Sloan, are splitting up. Probably. The comic actor, 67, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Friday from his wife of 23 years, People reports. This is the second filing for the couple. Sloan filed for divorce in 2018, on the 36th anniversary of the...

'Woman of Mystery' Who Killed John Belushi Dead at 73

Cathy Smith spent 15 months in prison for injecting comedian with fatal drug dose

(Newser) - The Globe and Mail calls her a "notorious, colorful footnote in pop culture history" and a "woman of mystery." To the rest of the world, Cathy Smith was best known as the one-time girlfriend of Gordon Lightfoot who injected the drugs that ended up killing comedian John...

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...

10 Celebs Who Didn't Make It to Age 44

Live fast, die young?

(Newser) - These 39 celebrities rounded up by Radar will be forever young—they all died before reaching age 44. A sampling:
  • John Belushi: Died of a drug overdose at 33.
  • John Candy: Died of a heart attack at 43.
  • Chris Farley: Died of a heart attack combined with a drug overdose

Jane Curtin: Belushi Was Totally Sexist

'SNL' was a 'misogynistic environment,' she tells Oprah

(Newser) - You hear a lot of nostalgic reminiscing about John Belushi and how funny he was , but not from Jane Curtin. Yesterday on Oprah she recalled the "misogynistic environment" of Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, noting that Belushi was particularly to blame. "[John] said, 'Women are just fundamentally...

Hollywood's Funniest Fat Men

(Newser) - It jiggles. It droops. It covers naughty parts. Let's face it, fat is funny, especially when a guy knows how to work it. Super Tremendous lists the funniest fat men:
  • Jason Alexander: His George Costanza character on Seinfeld revealed the tragic life of "a short, stocky, slow-witted bald man.

All-Time Best TV and Movie Drunks

Norm, Frank the Tank make the list

(Newser) - Everyone likes a funny drunk, right? Barstools lists the most lovable movie and TV boozehounds of all time:
  • Who comes to mind first? Norm Peterson from Cheers, of course. "The crowd shouted 'Norm' every time he walked through the door to belly up to the bar."
  • Will and

Top Saturday Night Live Alums
 Top Saturday Night Live Alums 

Top Saturday Night Live Alums

Stars who made it big after the show

(Newser) - Not all Saturday Night Live alums go on to bigger and better things after leaving the show. Time pronounces the top 10 who did.
  • Will Ferrell has come a long way since those cheerleader sketches. His latest flick, Land of the Lost, opens today (and judging from the reviews, it's

Buyer Wants Belushi, Cusack, Murray In on Cubs Deal

(Newser) - Would-be Cubs buyer Tom Ricketts has approached a bunch of baseball-loving celebrities, including Bill Murray, Jim Belushi, and John Cusack, about going in with him on the team, the Chicago Tribune reports. Ricketts is asking each to pitch in $25 million, say sources—who add that Ricketts doesn’t need...

Hollywood Manager Brillstein Dead
Hollywood Manager Brillstein Dead

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 ...

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