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  • The Rutles~All you need is cash

    03/29/2014 6:49:00 PM PDT · by mylife · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1978 | Eric Idle
    Follow the you tube links for the full film. I had forgotten how funny this film was. Enjoy.
  • Checking out: Why celebrities die in hotel rooms

    07/20/2013 4:21:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 20, 2013 | Thane Burnett
    When Cory Monteith died alone in a room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim last weekend, he took up permanent residency in a sad but famous corner of popular culture: A celebrity registry of bitter suite ends. Fortunate stars that grow old naturally can look forward to meeting their maker covered by monogrammed sheets and framed by pictures of their younger-selves on nearby walls. Their families will gather to remember and mourn — perhaps later to fight over the estate. But troubled and addicted celebrities are continually found by demons as they sit alone, not sheltered inside fine homes or a...
  • 'Blues Brothers' mall to be demolished

    09/25/2010 9:52:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 58 replies
    upi. ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    HARVEY, Ill., Illinois officials announced plans to demolish a suburban Chicago mall that served as a set for a famous scene in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers." Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday the state is receiving a $4 million federal grant to demolish Dixie Square Mall in Harvey to make way for redevelopment to revitalize the area, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The mall, which has been vacant for more than 30 years, served as a filming location for the mall car chase scene in "The Blues Brothers." "Dixie Square has been a place that we know has to...
  • Mission accomplished: Vatican blesses Blues Brothers

    06/19/2010 6:36:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 1,151+ views
    nypost ^ | June 19, 2010 | TODD VENEZIA
    They really were "on a mission from God." In a stunning move by the Vatican, the classic Dan Aykroyd-John Belushi comedy film "The Blues Brothers" was declared a "Catholic classic" alongside more pious films such as "The Ten Commandments" and "The Passion of the Christ." The announcement was made in the Vatican's official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, corresponding with 30th anniversary of the release of the film. "As a former altar boy from age 6 . . . but a somewhat lapsed Catholic, I was delighted with the endorsement," Aykroyd said in a message to The Post yesterday. AYKROYD & BELUSHI...
  • All Is Vanity

    10/07/2008 5:33:21 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies · 352+ views
    Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 ^ | October 7, 2008 | Loyalist
    1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun? 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his...
  • Gone 25 Years, Belushi Still Counts

    03/02/2007 1:05:41 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies · 1,842+ views
    Townhall ^ | 03/02/2007
    When a force of nature like John Belushi is lost, 25 years isn't time enough to ease the grief or erase the laughter. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer still dreams about him from time to time, the unselfish friend and "impish genius" who devoured life. John Landis, who directed Belushi in "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers," is still angry at him for dying foolishly and young. "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels feels an obligation to "restate the obvious," that Belushi was profoundly talented and part of the show's creative DNA. By most measures, the round comic with the sharp edges...
  • In Belushi widow's book, Woodward is no hero

    11/30/2005 9:52:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 2,306+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 29, 2005 | Rush & Molloy
    Bob Woodward is getting it from all sides. You've heard the uproar over the famed Watergate sleuth's taking two years to reveal that he was leaked the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Now the widow of John Belushi has recruited a gang of the late comic's friends to pay back Woodward for "Wired," his grim 1985 bio of her husband. After the "SNL" player OD'd, Judy Belushi Pisano encouraged all of his pals to talk to Woodward, who, like John, had grown up in Wheaton, Ill. She now tells us: "Woodward was the wrong guy [to write that book]....
  • Chicago tavern and Florida restaurant settle lawsuit (RELATED TO SNL SKIT)

    12/13/2003 1:01:06 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 472+ views
    Herald Tribune.com ^ | 12/13/2003 | AP
    Chicago tavern and Florida restaurant chain settle lawsuit The Associated Press CHICAGO -- The Chicago tavern mocked and immortalized in the "cheezborger cheezborger" skit on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1970s has settled a lawsuit against a Florida burger chain it accused of stealing its trademark slogan. Under the settlement filed Friday in U.S. District Court, the Billy Goat tavern agreed to drop its trademark infringement lawsuit against Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurants Inc., which must not open any restaurants within a 125-mile radius of downtown Chicago. Bill Goat attorney Raymond P. Niro said there would be one exception to that...