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Impractical Jokers - The 100th Episode

For the 100th episode the Impractical Jokers have a live punishment - they have to make each other laugh! Whoever, laugh the most loses. Watch the Jokers on Comedy Central UK & Ireland, Mondays at 10pm!:

Titan Merchandise Unveils Ghostbusters 2 Line Of Vinyl Figures

Titan Merchandise have announced a line of Ghostbusters 2 vinyl figures!


This 3" blind-boxed collection features the returning legendary quartet of Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore plus familiar faces such as Louis Tully, Janine, Dana and, of course, Slimer! As if that wasn't enough there's the upgraded Ecto-1 - Ecto-1a - as well as new villains in the form of Nunzio Scoleri, Janosz Poha and the terrifying Vigo The Carpathian!


Each figure is 3" blind-boxed and certain pieces come with a character-specific accessory.

PLUS: 4 hidden chase figures for you to hunt and collect!

H/T: GhostbustersNews.com.

Pre-order Your Ghostbusters Fan Club Collector Kit Today!

Pre-orders are now live for Cryptozoic Entertainment's Ghostbusters Fan Club Collector Kit!

Check out the preview image below and continue to read along to find out about all the goodies that are within!


Finally, you have everything you need to join the Ghostbusters and take on the paranormal invasion! The Ghostbusters Fan Club Collector Kit comes with a membership certificate and card, embroidered patch, plastic Slimer figurine, an Ecto-1 keychain, proton pack blueprints, trading cards, and more!

What are you waiting for? Click here to pre-order the Ghostbusters Fan Club Collector Kit today!

H/T: GhostbustersNews.com.

Sony Develops The World's First Ghost-Catching Device - Introducing The Proton Pack!

Original Sony Pictures Acclaimed Products (SPAP) Press Release via Proton-Pack.com:

April 1, 2016

SONY DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S FIRST GHOST-CATCHING DEVICE

The Proton Pack™ will be the first of its kind to capture ectoplasmic matter.

The Proton Pack™ is equipped with a state-of-the-art, miniaturized superconducting synchrotron, which accelerates injected protons from a hydrogen plasma cell. Superconducting temperatures are maintained by a liquid helium reservoir, and an active cryocooler ensures that operational time vastly exceeds that available from a cryogen dewar alone. Adaptive beam-steering technology guides the proton beam to an ergonomic wand, which doubles as a beam-halo tuning cavity to provide maximum down-range accuracy. The backpack form factor allows built-in psychokinetic grounding to the user’s spinal column, eliminating spectral noise feedback loops.



In development for over 30 years, the Proton Pack™ benefits from the newest innovations from Sony Corporation’s acclaimed prod…

Nas' HSTRY To Release Ghostbusters Themed Clothing Line

Nas-owned HSTRY Clothing has teamed up with the Ghostbusters franchise for a special limited collaboration!


Within the walls of Sony Pictures' lot located in Culver City, California, the New York hip-hop artists sheds light on what the film meant to him during his upbringing and how he used that to inspire the joint project.

Within the offering fans can expect pieces with special nods to the film such as long and short sleeved tees, sweatshirts, jackets, hats and more, all with respective hints towards the iconic movie franchise. Check out the video below for a glimpse into this special fashion/entertainment partnership.

The hip-hop icon also gets decks out in full Ghostbusters gear including T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and hats.

The collaboration is to promote the upcoming all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. The 3D film, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, hits theaters July 15.

Nas' HSTRY Clothing Teams Up With the Ghostbusters Squad:



S…

Terry Brain, Co-Creator of 80s Cartoon "Trap Door", Dies Aged 60

Terry Brain, the co-creator of the classic animated children's series Trap Door, has sadly passed away, aged 60.


Brain's son David confirmed the animator 'passed away peacefully' on Friday morning. He had been battling cancer for two years.

David said: 'He was my hero - an amazing guy, funny. Right up until the last time I saw him…he was still trying to crack jokes through it.'

He added that Terry was close to completing a brand new 12-part series before his death.

Brain continued: 'Dad was a smiley, relaxed person – and a veteran in the industry, who inspired many young animators.

'Right up to the end he was making his own series in his spare room. He was four seconds of animation away from finishing a 12-part series he'd been doing, and we’re going to try and get someone to finish it off for him. So there's still more to come.



'He wouldn't have wanted people to know he was in pain, just enjoy his stuff.'

Trap Door, about a group of …

Rockstar Working On Grand Theft Auto VI

Rockstar had plans to make Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, and even carried out a reference trip for the game, techradar has learned.

Rockstar visited the Japanese capital several years ago to assess its potential for a full GTA game, but ultimately pulled the plug on the idea, according to a source close to the company.


Before working on a new game Rockstar carries out reference trips to take pictures, meet locals, and generally get a feel for the area.

Techradar's source said that Rockstar was "serious" about the idea of making a Tokyo version around the time of GTA 3 and Vice City, however the road system was seen to be problematic and became one reason the idea was canned.

In December 2003, Take-Two Interactive actually filed trademarks for GTA: Tokyo, GTA: Bogota as well as the particularly mysterious Grand Theft Auto: Sin City.

Techradar's source added that, as time has gone on, Rockstar has realised the difficulty in moving Grand Theft Auto outside of the USA, where …

Sony Releases New Image From "Ghostbusters" (2016)

Sony Pictures has released a brand new image from their upcoming Ghostbusters movie!


The shot features the new crew - Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) - as well as their receptionist, Chris Hemsworth.

Original source: Bloody Disgusting!.

Sony Releases New Photo From "Ghostbusters" (2016)

Sony Pictures (via Empire) has released a shiny, brand new image from their upcoming Ghostbusters movie, featuring the title heroes preparing for a fight and lighting up their proton packs!


The electrifying image shows the new line-up of (from left to right) Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), unloading their proton packs at a winged demon in a rock concert, in a scene briefly glimpsed in the trailer.

"I wanted my ladies to be badass," Paul Feig told Empire. "I wanted them to get in over their heads and fight ghosts. I like the idea of them having to enter a giant setting and take on ghosts."

There has been, it must be said, quite a reaction to the new vintage of Ghostbusting, and some of it has been fairly poisonous. But Feig's response has been unapologetic.

"I like action movies," he tells Empire. "I got to play with that in Spy, and it felt very natural …

NECA Unveils Life-Size Slimer Figure

While he only got a small amount of screentime in the original Ghostbusters films, Slimer quickly became one of the most iconic specters to appear in the movies. He was integral in marketing, merchandising, and even the animated series.


To celebrate the famed character, NECA has announced that they will be releasing a life size version of Slimer, which will be 3 feet tall!

Furthermore, it was recreated from the actual molds used for Onion Head in the original 1984 film and each one will be hand-painted!

According to NECA's website, the foam rubber and latex-based replica will be available this coming August.

Check out photos of the figure below.


Ghostbusters fans have much to be excited for, as Sony has big plans for the hit franchise. Not only is the studio releasing a female-driven reboot this July -- the first official trailer for which debuted earlier this month -- Sony Pictures Animation is also gearing up for a animated movie, with Fletcher Moules reportedly on board to direc…

Steal A Sip - Impractical Jokers - Comedy Central UK

The jokers are stealing sips!:



Catch Joe, Murr, Q and Sal in brand-new specials this Easter weekend on Comedy Central UK!:

Sunday 27th March 2016:

10pm - Impractical Jokers Live:

This one hour special follows the guys on their American Stand Up Tour as they entertain, shock, and hug just about every-one they meet. New pranks, stories, and revelations unfold.

Monday 28th March 2016:

9pm - Impractical Jokers 100th Episode Special

The Jokers take on their most challenging dare yet; an epic high-wire walk five stories above New York City during the show's first ever LIVE punishment extravaganza.

10pm - Impractical Jokers Special

The jokers countdown the most memorable moments of the show according to their fans. Including; Q speaking olde English at the 'Castle of White' and Sal chanting 'Let's get sexy!' at a baseball game!

Sources: Digiguide, Wikipedia.

Impractical Jokers Prank Dr. Hilary Jones On ITV's Lorraine

Check out Impractical Jokers stars Murr and Q pranking Dr. Hilary Jones on ITV's Lorraine, resulting in Dr. Hilary swearing live on-air on morning television!:

Japanese Ghostbusters Trailer

Sony Pictures Japan have released the the upcoming Ghostbusters (ゴーストバスターズ) movie!:




H/T: GhostbustersNews.com.

Diamond Select Toys Unveils "Ghostbusters" (2016) Minimates

To celebrate the upcoming release of the brand-new Ghostbusters movie in July 2016, Diamond Select Toys will be releasing a line of Minimates featuring characters from the highly anticipated film!:



Figures will be sold as the following two packs:

Erin Gilbert with Jillian Holtzman
Abby Yates with Rowan's Ghost
Patty Tolan with Slimer
Slimed Patty with a mystery ghost (1 per case)

Expect these to hit retail around August 2016!

UPDATE:

Ghostbusters 2016 Movie Minimates 2-Packs Asst.


A Diamond Select Toys release! We’re getting a new Ghostbusters movie, with a new Ghostbusters team, and now we're getting new Ghostbusters Minimates! The new Ghostbusters team is presented in four new two-packs, including Erin Gilbert with Jillian Holtzman, Abby Yates with Rowan's Ghost, Patty Tolan with Slimer and a rare, one-per-case set of Slimed Patty with a ghost to be revealed! Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. In scale to al…

The Screamercane - Bob's Burgers - Comedy Central UK

Louise, Tina and Gene are hading out flyers but get distracted by Calvin Fischoeder in this video clip from Bob's Burgersepisode "Wharf Horse (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part I)":

The Russo Brothers No Longer Working on Separate "Ghostbusters" Spin-Off

In addition to this summer's forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, the original film's producer and director Ivan Reitman confirmed that there was another Ghostbusters film in development that would be scripted by Drew Pearce and directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Later buzz brought back rumors that Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt may star in the movie. But since then, fans haven't heard anything about the proposed Ghostbusters spin-off, but that unfortunately changes today.


Now that the Russo brothers have taken on both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios, the duo is no longer involved with making the new Ghostbusters. But that doesn't mean it’s not still in the cards.

Speaking with Forbes (via Latino Review), here's what Joe Russo had to say about their involvement with a Ghostbusters project at Sony Pictures:

"There was a period there when Paul Feig was engaging Sony in talks about GHOSTBUSTERS and we were also engagin…

New Ghostbusters Mobile Game "Slime City" Unveiled

A brand-new Ghostbusters mobile game called "Slime City" has been revealed!:

GHOSTBUSTERS: SLIME CITY

New York City has been overrun by paranormal activity and its up to you as a new Ghostbusters recruit to save the city and humanity as we know it! Those ghosts and demons don’t know what they’re in for!

Grab your Proton Pack and build your own Ghostbusters team in Manhattan, blasting and trapping ghosts for amazing rewards! Stand strong, don’t cross the streams, and work your way to becoming the ultimate ghostbusting team.

FEATURES


- Conduct some major ghostbusting by battling specters, demons and undead of all types! Are you up to the challenge?

- Play as Ghostbusters Amelie Jones, Clarissa Sharp, Sam Nova and Bud Franklin, and receive tips from Sam and Kyle.

- Team up with other Ghostbuster player squads in asynchronous co-op to take down the biggest threats in the city.

- Own and upgrade your own Ghostbusters HQ by capturing and storing it with the most powerful ghosts.

- …

Sony Pictures And Kärcher Team Up For New "Ghostbusters" Inspired Advert

Kärcher, a leading provider of efficient, resource-conserving cleaning systems, have teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to promote their upcoming Ghostbusters movie!

In the advertisement, a consumer uses a Kärcher water pressure washer to bust away dirt, including Slimer-inspired grime! The advert features the familiar Ghostbusters song by Ray Parker Jr. in the background, and the No Ghosts logo:

The commercial, in Dutch below, is currently being aired around Europe, including a English language version in the UK:

Stomp The Joker - Impractical Jokers

The jokers are trying stomp each other! Watch brand-new Impractical Jokers on Comedy Central UK & Ireland, Mondays at 10pm!:

Give Me A Hand - Impractical Jokers

The guys want a hand from the public! Watch brand-new Impractical Jokers on Comedy Central UK & Ireland, Mondays at 10pm!:

Sony and Cryptozoic take Ghostbusters: The Board Game II to Kickstarter

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Consumer Products are launching a Kickstarter campaign next month to raise enough funds to release Ghostbusters: The Board Game II!


Following last year's successful Kickstarter campaign and retail release of Ghostbusters: The Board Game, the second game in the series boasts new game elements, including Slime Blower Pack Ghostbusters, Ooze entities that can split apart and join back together, allies and new equipment like Ecto Goggles and Portal Destabilizers.

The game will feature an original story by Ghostbusters comics writer Erik Burnham that sees the Ghostbusters investigating mood slime that has flooded the city, creating earthquakes and riots in another attempt to bring Vigo the Carpathian and his minions back.


On a mountain of skulls, in the castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood! What was will be! What is will be no more! Now is the season of EVIL! - Vigo Von Homburg Deutschendorf
The game's new figures are based on designs…

BBC To Remake Classic Sitcoms

To celebrate 60 years since Hancock's Half Hour began, the BBC is remaking many of its classic sitcoms, with a raft of prequels, sequels and remakes coming to BBCs 1, 2 and 4 this summer.


Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served?, Porridge and Up Pompeii! are getting modern follow-ups by today's comedy writers, while Steptoe and Son, Till Death Do Us Part and Hancock's Half Hour itself will see 'lost' episodes remade on BBC4.

Are You Being Served? is a direct continuation of the department store sitcom, set in 1988 with a new cast. Prison comedy Porridge, originally starring Ronnie Barker, will follow Fletch's grandson as he's banged up for cybercrimes. Young Hyacinth is a one-off special following the snooty Mrs Bucket (pronounced Bouquet, we're led to believe) as she tries to move from lower middle class to the ranks of the upper middle class.

Classics all, but it's BBC4 that might feature the biggest culture shock – the bigoted Alf Garnett in T…

Tim Burton Confirms "Beetlejuice 2"

Rumours of a second Beetlejuice movie have been circulating since 2012, with RadioTimes.com reporting last year that director Tim Burton and actor Michael Keaton were in talks about a sequel.


And now Burton has confirmed that plans for a follow-up to the 1988 horror-comedy are very much alive.

"The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team," Burton told ShowbizSpy. "We have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona [Ryder] and Michael [Keaton]. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming."

At least it isn't a reboot...

Original source: RadioTimes.com; Additional source: IMDb.

Ghostbusters News Bytes - Thursday 10th March 2016

Ghostheads is headed to the TriBeCa Film Fest. At 71% with three days to go on their Kickstarter, they need your help! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ghostheads/ghostheads-a-documentary-about-ghostbusters-and-th?ref=discovery


Stern Pinball announced their latest machine this morning, GHOSTBUSTERS! Based on the original films, and narrated by Ernie Hudson!

Stern Pinball announced their latest machine this morning, GHOSTBUSTERS! Based on the original films, and narrated by...Posted by Ghost Corps on Thursday, 10 March 2016

H/T: Proton Charging, Ghost Corps.

Making a Working Ghostbusters Ghost Trap!

Mythbusters may be over, but Adam Savage's Tested lives on. This week they make a working ghost trap!:



We're super excited to reveal a project we've been working on for the past few months. Sean Charlesworth has designed and built a replica of the ghost trap prop from the original Ghostbusters films. This prop pulls the best features from the traps that appear in the films, using as many original found parts as possible and the rest 3D printed. It even has a working pedal to activate lights, sound, and smoke!

H/T: Proton Charging.

"Ghostbusters" Animated Movie Snares "Clash of Clans" Commercial Director

Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters empire continues to expand, reports The Hollywood Reporter!


Not content with its upcoming all-female revival, the studio had been quietly developing a Ghostbusters animated movie via its Sony Pictures Animation, and that project has taken one step closer to reality.

Fletcher Moules, the rising animator and helmer behind the hugely popular animated Clash of Clans commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie.

Ivan Reitman, co-creator of Ghostbusters and one of the stewards of the franchise, would act as one of the producers.

Sony, a studio with fewer franchises than some of its rivals, is betting big with Ghostbusters. Apart from the new movie, which opens in July, the studio created the Ghost Corps, a collective with Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, to head up the expansion of the franchise and to create a Ghostbusters cinematic universe.

The studio is already in development on a movie that would potentially star Channing Tatum with Joe and Anthony Russo,…

Sony Releases International "Ghostbusters" Trailer!

Sony Pictures Entertainment has unveiled their first international trailer for their upcoming Ghostbusters movie!:



Sony's international promo for Paul Feig's film appears to address the controversies over all-female casting and Leslie Jones' 'street-smart' New Yorker character.

It might just be the most controversial remake since Gus van Sant's shot-for-shot reworking of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Now a new trailer for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters appears to reference some of the criticisms levelled at the film, as well as offering up our first proper look at Chris Hemsworth's receptionist, Kevin.

Last week studio Sony debuted the first full promo for Ghostbusters. While the reaction was generally positive, some Twitter users continued to bemoan the shift to an all-female team that had led to threats of a boycott from some sections of the internet last year. Meanwhile, the actor Leslie Jones has come in for rampant trolling on social media over her &quo…

Secrets Hidden In The First Ghostbusters Trailer

Following the release of the first Ghostbusters trailer yesterday, fans watching with Ecto Goggles noticed a special hidden message written in a equation on the paranormal labs whiteboard, which leads fans to visit the website for The Kenneth P. Higgins Institute of Science Paranormal Studies Lab website, ParanormalStudiesLab.com!


The viral website features a featurette that dives into the science and making of the new proton packs. And if you think they just slapped these packs together to look cool, think again. Because James Maxwell, the guy who made these proton packs, is a resident particle physicist at MIT, and he really took the time to think about the science of how the proton packs would work!

And if you go explore the site, you'll find images of the other new Ghostbusters gear, such as the new ghost trap, PKE meter and the Ecto-1, along with cool little schematics of each item that might help you if you're planning on doing some cosplaying as the new Ghostbusters. He…

Sony Releases First "Ghostbusters" Trailer!

We've got one!

Sony Pictures Entertainment has unveiled their first trailer for their upcoming Ghostbusters movie!:



Gotta admit, the reboot does look good!

This trailer starts by nudging your nostalgia with familiar music and visuals, including a shot of the original Ghostbusters HQ (FDNY Hook & Ladder No. 8 firehouse). Then, once we get to the new stuff... it still feels familiar. We see a library ghost, Slimer, proton packs, and Ecto-1 - but everything is just slightly tweaked and modernized. Even the characters, three radically different scientists and a local resident, mirror the original film.

Speaking to an audience of super fans in Los Angeles (who stood and cheered the trailer, twice) as well as members of the press, Feig explained that the nostalgic feel of the trailer is part of the movie itself.

“I’d be bummed if I didn’t see the Ecto-1 and all that stuff,” he said. “So we wanted to make sure we give those nods—but make them our own, and give them their own original…

Amazon Prime Adds Original "Ghostbusters" Movies!

In anticipation for Paul Feig's reboot coming this summer, Amazon have added both original Ghostbusters movies - Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) - to its Amazon Prime‎ service!


Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Ray Stantz), Dr. Egon Spengler and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) in 'Ghostbusters'

"Ghostbusters" (2016) To Reveal The Origin Of Slimer! (Spoilers Ahead)

The Boston Herald is reporting the exciting Ghostbusters news that the upcoming Ghostbusters movie will explore the back story of everybody's favourite ghoul, Slimer! But don't say I told you. Because it's supposed to be a secret!

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!

Please note that this post contains spoilers about the upcoming Ghostbusters movie that you may wish to avoid.


In the reboot, Slimer will appear during the Ghostbusters' first official gig, reports The Boston Herald. The 'busters - Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones - are called to Rockefeller Center to dispense with the ghost of a fat Mafia guy. Nuclear engineer, munitions expert and proton wrangler Jillian Hotlzmann (McKinnon) - the Egon in this version - tests out her new Proton Pack on the ghost and shoots off his arms, legs and torso, leaving only a disembodied head. Voila, Slimer!


The head gets away, but videos of th…

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Launches Make Donald Drumpf Again Campaign

In the latest edition of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver dedicated the 21-minute "Main Story" segment of his show taking down and ripping Republican front-runner Donald Trump apart, and it is just as epic as you'd expect!:

Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.Posted by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Sunday, 28 February 2016
The former Daily Show correspondent has had issues with the Donald in the past after Trump claimed Oliver 'invited him' on his show 'five or six' times.

Oliver said that wasn't true and has since avoided giving any air time to Trump.

However, on Sunday, he could hold back no more.

During the clip, Oliver attacks Trump on multiple principles and ends the segment reveal Trump's original family name of 'Drumpf', which has since gone viral.

Oliver acknowledged that Trump can be appealing because he is 'unpredictable and entertaining'.

"There is a par…