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John Belushi
  • Birth Name: John Adam Belushi
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/24/1949, Aquarius
  • Date of Death: 03/05/1982
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; writer
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Ghostbusters Star and Writer Harold Ramis Dies at 69

Ghostbusters star and prolific writer/director Harold Ramis has died, Variety reports. He was 69.

Ramis died Monday from complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. 

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Inside the New Saturday Night Live

Live from New York, it's...NBC's hottest show? After nearly 40 years on the air and countless cast changes — including the losses of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and (soon) Seth Meyers in the last two seasons alone — Saturday Night Live routinely ranks as one of the Peacock Network's highest-rated series in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 age demographic (just below The Voice, The Blacklist and Chicago Fire). This...read more

Emile Hirsch Welcomes a Baby Boy

Emile Hirsch is taking on a new role: Dad.

The actor welcomed a baby boy named Valor last weekend, E! Online reports. Valor was born on Oct. 27 at a hospital in Florida. His mother is an "unnamed former flame" of Hirsch's whom he met at an Oscar after-party earlier this year and had a brief fling with, according to E!.

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The Blues Brothers
GOIN' SOUTH
The Second City: First Family Of Comed
National Lampoon's Animal House

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Neighbors
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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 John Belushi's Final 24 TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2009 Tragic Side of Comedy TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2006 Second City TV Show Series, Appearing
1981 Neighbors Movie, Actor - Earl Keese
1981 Continental Divide Movie, Actor - Souchak

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Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi in New Indie Biopic

From famous outlaw to famous comedian?

Emile Hirsch, who stars as notorious criminal Clyde Barrow in Lifetime's upcoming  Bonnie & Clyde miniseries, will step into the shoes of another real-life figure — John Belushi — in a new indie biopic, TheWrap.com reports.

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Critic's Notebook: Dexter, Homeland Finales; 1600 Penn

Sunday's second-season finale of Showtime's Homeland was titled "The Choice." Which could just as easily have applied to the seventh-season finale of Dexter that immediately preceded it. The ones making the ultimate choice, though, are the viewers, who must decide if they're willing to go where these dark bundles of insanity take them.

I echo Homeland's Brody when I say: "I'm in." I realize it might be hipper to join the Twitter snark parade, especially when it comes to Homeland's giant leaps of credibility-defying faith, but imagine how dull and dreary this fall would have been without this one-two punch of Sunday night high-octane entertainment.

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Dan Aykroyd to Reunite with Jim Belushi on The Defenders

Dan Aykroyd is reuniting with one of his Blues Brothers.

The 58-year-old actor has signed on to appear in two episodes of stage partner Jim Belushi's freshman series The Defenders, CBS announced Monday.

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Glee Creators to Receive Comedy Writing Award

The accolades keep coming for Glee.

The creators behind the Golden Globe-winning Fox series will receive the top award for comedy writing at next month's Just for Laughs conference in Montreal. Co-creator Ian Brennan will pick up the award on behalf of Glee's other co-creators, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

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A Look at The Tragic Side of Comedy

John Belushi and Richard Pryor had more in common than comedic brilliance. Each struggled with intense personal demons, detailed in the two-hour special, The Tragic Side of Comedy (Wednesday, 9 pm/ET). The BIO Channel show explores the troubled lives behind some of the most celebrated comedians of our time, including Chris Farley, Richard Jeni, Bernie Mac, and Andy Kaufman.

From SNL to Animal House, take a look back on the brilliant work of John Belushi and the struggle with drugs that led to his death-by-overdose at 33.

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