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Harold Ramis: A Funnyman’s Finest Moments

Posted on 02/25/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyFor many of us, Harold Ramis will always be Dr. Egon Spengler, the wild-haired, intensely serious paranormal researcher in the 1984 comedy classic Ghostbusters. With his bizarre, faux-scientific mumbo-jumbo, it was Ramis’ character who provided the perfect foil for the irreverent, semi-competent Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and anxiously earnest Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd). But most moviegoers probably didn’t realize that Ramis, who died  on Feb. 24 at age 69 in his native Chicago, had co-written the Ghostbusters screenplay with …

Groundhog Day News

Posted on 02/2/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentBesides the fact that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, ensuring six more weeks of winter for us, what else is happening in the world? (Don’t worry – Phil is only right about 39 percent of the time.) This morning, Oscar nominations were announced. Among them was first-time nominee Christopher Plummer, age 80! Just last week we talked about the older generation making a killing at the GRAMMY Awards, and now we’ve got Plummer, who was nominated for his …