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Paul Feig To Direct 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Starring 'Hilarious Women'

October 9th, 2014 8:22am EDT
Paul Feig
"Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig has confirmed that he's helming the upcoming "Ghostbusters" reboot and that the lead stars will be all women. He's pairing up with "The Heat" screenwriter Katie Dippold

Feig revealed the news on Twitter, writing:

It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

Ivan Reitman, who directed the 1984 film and its 1989 sequel, stepped away from the project in March. He had co-written the script for the upcoming film and was f...
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'Ghosbusters 3' Cast May Be Female-Driven

August 4th, 2014 10:30pm EDT
'Ghosbusters 3' Cast May Be Female-Driven
The upcoming "Ghostbusters" film could possibly feature a female-driven cast, and filmmaker Paul Feig is in talks to write, produce and direct the third film in the franchise, according to TheWrap.com.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the 1984 film and its 1989 sequel, stepped away from the project in March. He had co-written the script for the upcoming film and was forced to rework it after original actor Harold Ramis died in February.

Reitman will continue his role as a producer, and Sony Pictures is hoping Feig will team up with Ethan Cohen to rewrite a female-centric script.

Ramis was slat...
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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

April 5th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Top Gun
The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...
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Comedy Legend Harold Ramis Dies At 69

February 24th, 2014 1:03pm EST
Harold Ramis
Comedy director, writer and actor Harold Ramis passed away early Monday morning from complications of vasculitis, which he had been suffering from since 2010. Ramis suffered from a rare form of the autoimmune disorder that causes the blood vessels to swell.

The actor, best known for playing paranormal doctor Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, died at 12:53 a.m. and was surrounded by his family. He was 69.

The actor's wife, Erica Mann Ramis, told the Chicago Tribune that his condition became serious in May 2010, when an infection led to complications resulting in his having to learn how to wal...
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Bill Murray Not Doing 'Ghostbusters 3,' According To Dan Aykroyd

December 7th, 2012 9:04am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray refused three offers to be involved in the much-anticipated "Ghostbusters" sequel, according to former co-star Dan Aykroyd.

Earlier this week actor Harold Ramis reportedly said that Murray was back on board for the third installment of the film, but his comment has was revealed to be a hoax.

Despite Murray's lack of involvement, the film is still going ahead with shooting expected to start at the end of 2013, according to Aykroyd.

The actor told Esquire magazine, "Had Billy chosen to do the Eisenberg/Stupnitsky (screenwriters) script of two years ago, it would be out this sum...
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The Top Pop Culture Twinkies References

November 16th, 2012 5:07pm EST
Family Guy
With Hostess closing its doors, an American icon may be lost on the store shelves - but Twinkies will always live on thanks to loving references in pop culture. Here are a few that come to mind:

Family Guy: On the eve of Y2K, Family guy aired an episode featured around a possible future where missiles launched due to computer error. Peter Griffin, trying to survive the post-apocalyptic wasteland, falls back on the infamous urban legend that Twinkies last for dozens of years. Thus, he sets up a town around a Twinkie factory. The show would later feature Twinkie the Kid in an A&E Biography s...
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'Ghostbusters 3' Moving Forward Without Bill Murray

August 2nd, 2012 9:57pm EDT
Ghostbusters
Bill Murray has officially pulled out of the Ghostbusters sequel, according to his co-star Dan Aykroyd.

After months of negotiations, the Canadian actor has revealed Murray will not be returning as scheming Dr. Peter Venkman in a planned Ghostbusters 3 movie.

But the Blues Brothers star is pressing on with the project regardless.

He tells Metro magazine, "He (Murray) won't be involved... It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn't seem to be coming and...
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Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Won't Be Part Of 'Ghostbusters 3'

February 29th, 2012 8:15pm EST
Dan Aykroyd
Actor Dan Aykroyd has given up all hope of trying to persuade Bill Murray to reprise his Ghostbusters character for a third movie, insisting the film will have to be made without the funnyman.

Aykroyd, co-star Harold Ramis and director Ivan Reitman have been waiting for Murray to sign on for the sequel for over a year, but the frustrated Blues Brothers star now accepts the project will have to go ahead without him.

He tells The Telegraph, "It's a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie."

He adds, "The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do...
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Sigourney Weaver: 'Ghostbusters 3' Won't Happen Without Bill Murray

September 19th, 2011 9:53pm EDT
Sigourney Weaver
The future of the third Ghostbusters movie hangs in the balance again - Sigourney Weaver insists the sequel won't start shooting if Bill Murray doesn't agree to be part of it.

The actress' comments come just a month after co-star Dan Aykroyd insisted filming would begin next year with or without Murray - the only castmember from the original movie who has yet to sign up for a third film.

Weaver previously suggested writers should kill off Murray's character, Peter Venkman, if he didn't want to be part of the sequel, but now it seems she has changed her mind.

In an interview with Collider...
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Dan Aykroyd Says 'Ghostbusters 3' Is A Go - With Or Without Bill Murray

August 25th, 2011 10:45pm EDT
Dan Aykroyd
The long-awaited third Ghostbusters movie is set to start shooting early next year, possibly without Bill Murray.

The Lost in Translation star remains the last original castmember to sign on for the sequel and now former co-star Dan Aykroyd has revealed the project could be moving forward without him.

Appearing on radio host Dennis Miller's show recently, the Blues Brothers star said, "We will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. (But) the concept is much larger than each individual role."

The actor also confirmed reports suggesting the new film will set up...
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21,000 Bottles Of Dan Aykroyd's Vodka Stolen

May 12th, 2011 8:54am EDT
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd has been left counting the cost of a massive theft which saw over 21,000 bottles of his vodka brand stolen from a warehouse in California.

The Ghostbusters star is a founder of the Crystal Head Vodka company, which sells the spirit in extravagant bottles shaped like crystal skulls.

Aykroyd's firm was the victim of a heist this month when a large consignment of the vodka, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, was taken from a storage facility.

The actor admits he is both "distressed and elated," by the theft, telling TMZ.com in a statement, "My partners and I are sorry to...
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'Baywatch' Movie In The Works

March 12th, 2011 8:35am EST
Baywatch
"Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman is working on a plan to turn the "Baywatch" franchise into a new movie comedy.

The movie mogul has revealed there's a "classical idea" on the table to bring back the surf soap TV series for a new generation, and he's just waiting for the right script.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We still don't have a script that's makeable (but) I think it's a big opportunity. This is a comedy, and I think we have a very interesting take - a classical idea that will be fresh for the world audience."
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Bill Murray Holding Up 'Ghostbusters 3'

January 10th, 2011 9:33pm EST
Ghostbusters
Director Ivan Reitman is waiting on Bill Murray's approval to begin work on the new Ghostbusters sequel, because he has to win over the Hollywood actor before they can even think about filming.

The filmmaker is ready to step behind the camera once more to shoot the third installment of the spooky story, 21 years after directing the last film in the franchise in 1989.

All four of the original 1984 Ghostbusters - Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson - have signed on to reprise their characters in the forthcoming project - but Reitman has urged fans not to believe everything th...
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Vampires Win Big At Scream Awards (Hot Pics!)

October 18th, 2010 7:56am EDT
Scream Awards
Vampires ruled at the 2010 Scream Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night with "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart and the cast of TV drama "True Blood" winning big prizes at the city's Greek Theater.

Stewart picked up the Best Fantasy Actress honour at the event, held to applaud all things sci-fi, and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was named Best Fantasy Movie. It was also a big night for "True Blood," which picked up Best TV Show from number one fan Marilyn Manson.

The drama also claimed the Holy Sh--! Scene of the Year accolade for its much-publicized head-twisting sex encounter, while "True Bl...
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Hot Legs: Eliza Dushku Wears Short Shorts In Beverly Hills

September 30th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Eliza Dushku
We spotted Eliza Dushku leaving the Byron and Tracey Salon in Beverly Hills yesterday with radiant looking hair. She wore white short shorts and a cropped blazer as she headed back to her car.

Eliza is rumored to be starring in "Ghostbusters III" opposite Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver and Anna Faris. The anticipated film has been in production for several years with various stars attached.

Eliza is currently dating former basketball player Rick Fox, who is competing on the latest season of "Dancing With The Stars."

Click for more great Eliza Dushku pictures:
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Happy 60th Birthday, Bill Murray!

September 21st, 2010 8:20am EDT
Bill Murray
Raise your glasses to Hollywood funnyman Bill Murray - the star turns 60 on Tuesday.

Born in Illinois in 1950, Murray started out at comedy troupe Second City Chicago after dropping out of college - and became infamous for his dry humor and improvisational skills.

In 1974, he moved to New York City and landed a role on hit comedy sketch series "Saturday Night Live," where he shared the small screen with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

Murray made the transition to film in the 1980s, and a string of box office hits such as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day" sealed his place in the spotlight.
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Bill Murray Recovering From His 'Dumpster Dive'

July 23rd, 2010 9:02am EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray was left bleeding from a nasty head wound after injuring himself during a 'dumpster dive' stunt for a TV show on Wednesday.

The Ghostbusters funnyman leaped into a makeshift dumpster swimming pool filled with garbage as part of a skit for the Late Show with David Letterman to mock official plans for trash-bin swimming holes in New York City.

However, Murray's funny moment went awry when he banged his head in the jump and staggered back on to the show's set covered in blood. The actor bravely continued his interview with the host, and producers were able to patch up his injur...
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'Top Gun 2' On The Way?

June 29th, 2010 11:46am EDT
Top Gun
Movie bosses are in talks to bring Tom Cruise back for a sequel to his hit 1986 movie Top Gun.

The original film's producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, has confirmed he's been approached with plans to resurrect Cruise's character, Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, for a follow-up to the naval aviation drama. Bruckheimer admits movie executives have "kicked around some ideas" but they are still a long way from giving the project the green light.

He tells MTV.com, "We were recently approached again to start talking about it but, you know, nothing yet. We kicked around some ideas because the av...
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Check Out The 30th Anniversary Of 'Caddyshack,' On DVD & On Demand Jun 8

June 6th, 2010 7:20am EDT
Caddyshack
The smash success "Caddyshack" became a prototype for countless other wacky T&A-tinged teen comedies of the early 1980s.

At an exclusive country club for WASPish snobs, an ambitious young caddy (Michael O'Keefe) from an overpopulated home eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails (Ted Knight), then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors.

Of course, there are love interests as well - one good, one naughty - not to mention s...
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Bill Murray Calls 'Ghostbusters 3' Rumors 'Hogwash'

April 28th, 2010 8:13am EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray has confused film fans by insisting there are no plans to make a Ghostbusters sequel - calling reports of a follow-up "hogwash".

All four of the original Ghostbusters - Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson - are said to have signed up to star in a third film, 21 years after the second installment hit cinemas in 1989. Original director Ivan Reitman also revealed he is onboard, with plans to start shooting the picture in 2010, and Murray was recently quoted talking about the plot.

However, the actor is adamant there are no concrete plans to make a third film - in...
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Top TV & Movie Secretaries In Honor Of Administrative Professionals Day

April 21st, 2010 8:56am EDT
Top TV & Movie Secretaries
They work hard. They keep things in order. They are oftentimes unappreciated. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day (April 21), here are the 10 best and memorable TV and movie secretaries, receptionists and personal assistants.

TV

Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) Melrose Place

Let's do this list right by starting with some crazy. Sydney was the schizophrenic secretary who made her bitchy boss Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) look like a princess. With all that dying, coming back to life, murdering and plenty of revenge sex, who wouldn't want this chick answering the phone and sc...
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30 Days Of Christmas Week Two: Dysfunctional Family Christmases

December 7th, 2009 10:59am EST
30 Days of Christmas: Week Two
There are a lot of people who feel that starting holiday festivities too early before a holiday takes some of the magic out of it and therefore eliminates some of the excitement. If you are "one of those," though, you will probably love this week's quick alternative to the dozens upon dozens of sappy, sentimental Christmas classics soon to fill your TV. This week-- the first official theme week for the 30 Days of Christmas experiment-Starpulse.com presents to you: Dysfunctional Family Christmases!

Day Five: November 30, 2009 - Surviving Christmas

Nothing about 2004's Surviving Christm...
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'Community' Recap:'Introduction To Statistics'

October 30th, 2009 8:27am EDT
Community
NBC announced late last week that Dan Harmon's Community will be picked up for a full season, despite schedule shifts resulting in declining ratings. In just six episodes, the ensemble cast has proven itself greater than the sum of its parts, each character has had a chance to interact with all the others quite differently, adding new dimensions with ease and proving the show doesn't have to rely on Joel McHale and Chevy Chase, because it isn't meant to. The main plot driving this episode is the Spanish class' Día de los Muertos celebration, aka Mexican Halloween, which Sr. Chang and severa...
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Taking You Back To 'Year One': A Spotlight On Harold Ramis

June 19th, 2009 10:10am EDT
Harold Ramis
You probably know him best as the deadpan Dr. Egon Spengler, a collector of spores, molds, and fungus, but relatively few know Harold Ramis for what he does best: writing and directing.

With his latest directorial effort, the stone-age comedy "Year One" coming out today, I felt it was appropriate to pay tribute a man who has been working behind the scenes on some of the best comedies of the past 30 years.

Harold Ramis was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944 to Ruth and Nathan Ramis, two shop owners on Chicago's West Side. Staunchly loyal to the Chicago area, Ramis has lived there for...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 15th, 2009 9:02am EDT
Year One
I finally got around to seeing "Terminator Salvation," and I must admit I wasn't terribly impressed. Overall the film was better than "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," but that doesn't say a whole lot because "T3" was pretty bad. Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin were great, while Christian Bale gave an okay performance. I was expecting a more epic movie considering all its hype.

This week there are five films premiering: "Year One," "The Proposal," "Whatever Works," "Food Inc," and "Dead Snow." There are three I think are worth seeing, and two I think you should wait to rent.
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Review: 'The Hangover' Is A Sensation Worth Experiencing More Than Once

June 3rd, 2009 9:54am EDT
The Hangover
"I'm psyched for you to see this movie, I think you're going to like it. We're really proud of it." Ed Helms to Starpulse's Mike Ryan in a recent interview about "The Hangover."

One of the biggest compliments I can give to a film that I'm reviewing is that I would pay money -- after just seeing it for free -- to see it again. The Hangover, without question, is one of these films and I guarantee that I will see it again. So, yes, Ed Helms, you were absolutely correct: I will try, now, to express in words how much I loved this film. Seriously, I loved the hell out of The Hangover.

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'Ghostbusters 3:' A Dream Or A Reality?

March 19th, 2009 1:13pm EDT
Ghostbusters
On June 8, the Ghostbusters franchise will turn 25. Since the original film's release back in '84 the boys in gray have taken on the paranormal in a sequel, comic book titles, cartoon series, video games, and even one out-of-print novel.

Despite the franchise's popularity, the past decade hasn't been kind to the "Ghostbusters." Like the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, whispers of an impending new installment ran the gauntlet of the internet rumor mill, bogging down the project with half-truths and unverified reports in the process. This is the part where a pun about the franchise d...
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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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Is It OK To Dislike Caddyshack?

January 5th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Caddyshack
Caddyshack isn't that good, and it's not very funny. If you're 9 out of 10 red blooded American men, that last sentence just infuriated you like I just made slanderous remarks about your grandmother. I've never met your grandmother, but I have seen Caddyshack - and it kind of sucks. My editors were quick to advise me that although they were giving me the go-ahead on this piece, they would have to include a bigger than usual disclaimer saying that the opinions expressed are solely that of Matthew J. Swanson. I'll tell you that right now, too: it is just my opinion, but it happens to be t...
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Tis The Season For... Things We Love (To Hate!)

December 24th, 2008 5:45pm EST
Pearl Harbor
With the holiday season upon us in full force, we thought it would be totally inappropriate if we came up with this list of things in the entertainment world that totally annoy us, repulse us, bother us, and that we just plain can't stand. Yeah, "hate" is a really strong word so we aren't going to use that any further than just hyperbole for our headline here.

But seriously, we get tired of hearing about the celebs, despise these films and cannot stand either the music or image of the bands and musicians listed below. Be sure to add your comments at let us know who you can't stand at ...
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