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  • Shatner on Shatner: William Shatner Reviews Impressions Of Him As Captain Kirk

    09/17/2021 4:52:00 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 75 replies
    Trek Movie ^ | September 17, 2021 | Trek Movie Staff
    William Shatner’s role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek is iconic and his unique style has been been the source of a number of impressions and spoofs for years. Now the man himself assesses how they’ve done. Shatner on Shatners Vanity Fair has posted a video featuring William Shatner reviewing a number of impressions of himself, including from Seth MacFarlane, Jason Alexander, John Belushi, Jim Carrey, Bruce Campbell, and even Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” He even weighs in on Chris Pine’s SNL skit. And for the most part, he just doesn’t think he talks that way. Check it out…
  • Steve Cropper Interview: Jimi Hendrix, John Belushi, and Celebrity Cowbell

    07/31/2021 9:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Louder ^ | May 31, 2021 | Rob Hughes
    If you’ve ever heard anything on the Stax Records label, then you’ve probably heard Steve Cropper's masterful guitar playing. He might well have written and produced it too The guitarist with Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Stax Records’ house band, Steve Cropper backed scores of soul greats during the 60s as well as being a go-to producer. He’s also a songwriter whose compositions include classics such as Wilson Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour, Eddie Floyd’s Knock On Wood and Otis Redding’s (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay. He has also done studio work with John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Roy...
  • Ted Nugent Refused Drugs From Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, Bon Scott

    02/04/2021 8:25:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | 2/4/2020 | Martin Kielty
    Ted Nugent reinforced his antidrug views by saying he refused to accept substances from Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon and Bon Scott over the years. The guitarist – whose disapproval of intoxication issues is well-known – reflected that he’d managed to avoid going down the same road through “luck” and added that he’s watched many of his musical heroes succumb to the negative effects of dabbling. “My mom and dad were smoking, drinking alcoholics,” Nugent said in a Facebook Live interview with his son Rocco. “And I was surrounded, in the rock ’n’ roll world, by smoking, drinking, drugged idiots. So...
  • Lorne Michaels Was Furious About John Belushi’s Drug Use on ‘SNL’

    11/16/2020 12:31:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2020 | Nicki Gostin
    Lorne Michaels did not have a lot of sympathy during the late John Belushi’s drug-fueled escapades. SNIPE “He’d been out with [Rolling Stones rocker] Ronnie Wood and he was a mess,” Michaels says in the documentary. “He was coughing, he looked terrible and the doctor says, ‘John can’t go on,’ and I was somewhere between rage and very little sympathy.” “So I said, ‘What happens if he does it?’ He says, ‘Well, he could die?’ And I said, ‘What are the odds of that?’ And he said, ’50/50,’ and I said, ‘I can live with that,’” Michaels continues.
  • Cathy Smith, Who Injected John Belushi With Fatal Overdose, Dies at 73

    08/28/2020 11:38:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2020 | Greg Evans
    Cathy Smith, the onetime girlfriend of singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot who might have been best remembered for inspiring the hit song “Sundown” had she not met up with John Belushi at the Chateau Marmont on March 5, 1982, died Aug. 18 at the age of 73. Her death was reported by Canada’s The Globe and Mail. The longtime resident of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, had been on oxygen and in failing health the past few years, the newspaper said. Smith, who had been a back-up singer (and occasional drug supplier) to the Canadian rockers who would later become The Band (she...
  • Remembering John Belushi’s Wild ‘Midday Live’ Interview

    12/18/2017 12:35:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 11, 2017 | Ian Mohr
    For Page Six’s 40th anniversary, we unearthed a recounting of “SNL” wildman John Belushi’s first talk- show interview on “Midday Live” in ’77. Belushi had to be rousted out of bed and appeared unshaven and “on all fours, crawling onto the set.” He then threw a glass of water on host Bill Boggs, kicked over a table and said on-air of the female producer who intervened, “I don’t know who this person is, but she’s asking for sex.”
  • (yodawg) (trump)

    12/11/2015 2:09:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
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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 ^ | 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...