Gayle S. Maffeo, Producer on ‘Roseanne’ and ‘Home Improvement,’ Dies at 81
Gayle S. Maffeo, the three-time Emmy-nominated producer who worked on the first season of Roseanne and all eight seasons of another hit ABC sitcom, the Tim Allen-starring Home Improvement, has died. She was 81. Maffeo died Friday at her home in Los Angeles after a brief battle with cancer, her daughter, Laura, announced. Maffeo had produced specials starring […]
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase to Star in ‘Zombie Town’ Mystery Teen Romancer (Exclusive)
Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have entered Zombie Town, a mystery teen romancer based on author R.L. Stine’s book of the same name. The indie, now shooting in Ontario, also stars Henry Czerny and co-teen leads Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe. The ensemble cast also includes Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch of the Canadian comedy […]
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel to Hit Theaters in December 2023
The next Ghostbusters movie will hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2023. The sequel is a follow-up to director Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which at long last revived the marquee franchise for Sony. The studio announced the high-profile 2023 release date on Tuesday. Earlier this month on “Ghostbusters Day,” Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan confirmed what […]
Paul Feig Calls Out Sony for Not Including 2016 ‘Ghostbusters’ Film in Franchise Box Set
Paul Feig wants to know who he needs to call after his 2016 Ghostbusters film was not included in a new box set celebrating the Sony franchise. In honor of the planned Feb. 1 home release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the studio is releasing an eight-disc Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on […]
Anne Rice, Author and Screenwriter of ‘Interview With the Vampire,’ Dies at 80
Anne Rice, the famed New Orleans author whose sensational debut novel, 'Interview With the Vampire,' sent her down a supernatural path writing about blood-suckers, witches and werewolves, has died. She was xx.
Harold Ramis’ Daughter Reflects on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Her Beloved, Iconic Father
[This story contains spoilers to the ending of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.] Violet Ramis Stiel knew watching Ghostbusters: Afterlife would be an emotional experience — but perhaps also cathartic. The eldest daughter of the late, legendary Harold Ramis — a quadruple threat as a comedian, actor, writer and director — sat in a New York City screening […]
Ernie Hudson Calls Making ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ an “Almost Spiritual” Experience
Ernie Hudson is always surprised when people recognize him on the street. Although the icon has appeared in several classic films and TV shows over his decades-long career, he does not see himself as a celebrity, just, as he puts it, “a working actor.” Still, the 75-year-old Hudson always gets a kick out of fans […]
Dan Aykroyd Supports Hurtful Comedy Getting the Cancel-Culture Ax
Dan Aykroyd is back in action reprising one of his most iconic characters, Ray Stantz, for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which Sony is set to release Nov. 19. And while he’s thrilled to be involved in the new baton-passing franchise chapter — directed by Jason Reitman and produced by Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first two Ghostbusters […]
‘Blues Brothers’ Docuseries in the Works With Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi Estate (Exclusive)
A docuseries about Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s classic characters the Blues Brothers is in the works. For the series, Aykroyd and Belushi’s widow Judith Belushi-Pisano, as well as her son Lucas Pisano, will collaborate with Utopia Originals, which will produce along with ALG Brands and The Ranch. Born out of Saturday Night Live sketches, […]
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Scares Up New Trailer With Nostalgia Feels
They’re ready to believe you. A new trailer for the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife dropped Tuesday, and viewers proceeded to lose their minds via social media. Finally, fans got a glimpse of some of the original gang back in their iconic roles, last played in the 1989 sequel to the blockbuster first film (the original […]
Second City Comedy Brand Sold to Strauss Zelnick’s Private Equity Firm
The storied Chicago-based empire that launched the careers of Tina Fey, John Belushi and Bill Murray is in final negotiations with Zelnick's private equity firm.
Dan Aykroyd Recalls The Hilarious Time John Belushi Wandered Off ‘Blues Brothers’ Set
Dan Aykroyd on Thursday stopped by 'Late Night With Seth Meyers,' where he shared a fun story about the late, great John Belushi.