Ivan Reitman, producer, 'Ghostbusters' director, dies at 75
Ivan Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies from “Animal House” to “Ghostbusters,” has died. “Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic in life,” children Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Caroline Reitman said in a joint statement. Known for big, bawdy comedies that caught the spirit of their time, Reitman’s big break came with the raucous, college fraternity sendup “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” which he produced.news.yahoo.com
Review: Too many old ghosts mar 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife" — the direct cinematic follow-up to the 1984 classic — is haunted, of course. Director and co-writer Jason Reitman's sequel leans so hard into his dad's original that it sometimes seems like a checklist of the megahit's touchstones, from the Ecto-1 tricked-out Cadillac, to Stay-Puft marshmallows, appearances from the surviving Ghostbusters and even the same Ray Parker Jr. theme song. It has taken Ivan Reitman's original — which had the feel of an anarchic “Saturday Night Live” skit taken as far as it could go — too seriously.news.yahoo.com
'All my love, Elliot': Actor Page comes out as transgender
NEW YORK – Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page, the star of “Juno," “Inception” and “The Umbrella Academy,” came out as transgender Tuesday in an announcement greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood. And I love that I am queer," Page said in a statement on social media. “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” Page wrote. Netflix, maker of the comic book series “The Umbrella Academy," said, “So proud of our superhero! We love you Elliot!”"Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people,” said Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media.
Paul Rudd will not divulge secrets
Anthony Harvey/Getty Images(CNN) - Paul Rudd may be the most trustworthy man in Hollywood. The actor, who appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday, would not reveal the secret to his seemingly endless youth and refused to dish about his upcoming "Ghostbusters" movie. "I just finished about two weeks ago," Rudd told Kimmel, adding that the director is Jason Reitman, who is the son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the original "Ghostbusters." "There's something special about that," Rudd said. But Rudd did talk about his new Netflix show, "Living With Yourself," in which he plays a man who gets cloned in a spa mishap.