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Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi Launch Blues Brothers Records

In addition to promoting Crystal Head Vodka and seeking out new Ghostbusters "branding opportunities," SNL alum Dan Aykroyd has a new business venture in the works. THR reports that Aykroyd has teamed up with John Belushi's widow Judy to launch a new record label called Blues Brothers Records with a mission to "find the next generation of blues performers." Jazz label Blue Note Records will act as distributor, and the label will also partner up the House of Blues — which Aykroyd co-founded in 1992 — for promotional events and performances.

"The recorded music industry today presents huge challenges but also great opportunities,” Aykroyd said in [...]

5 Failed Attempts to Turn Comedy Movies Into Animated Series

Adapting a popular comedy movie into an animated series aimed at adults rarely works out, but it's still something Hollywood has been trying after decades of failed projects. In the 80s and 90s, there was a trend towards turning movies into Saturday morning cartoons, with Ghostbusters, The Mask, and Beetlejuice, amongst countless others, serving as the basis for successful kids shows. But when it comes to adult series, these animated adaptations always fail, with cartoon versions of Spaceballs, Clerks, Friday, and most recently, Napoleon Dynamite all being quickly canceled, all in 13 episodes or less. Despite the lack of success in the field, numerous comedy writers and studios have [...]

John Belushi's Ex-Wife and Anne Beatts Are Trying to Bring The Blues Brothers to TV

For some reason, Judy Belushi and former SNL writer Anne Beatts are trying to revive The Blues Brothers for TV. I mean, you guys don't want to let the magic that was Blues Brothers 2000 die, do you?!

The premise for the show currently has "the pair out of jail and Elwood, who was raised in an orphanage, looking for his real dad." Neither Dan Aykroyd or Jim Belushi would star; instead, they'd look to recast the duo. Oh, and also, there is this: If the pilot goes to series, each episode would include a musical number, presumably featuring a new Blues Brothers band.

"It would be [...]