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  • Harold Ramis’s 14 greatest contributions to Hollywood

    A look back at the Ghostbuster legend's best work.

    Harold Ramis’s 14 Greatest Contributions to Hollywood

    Harold Ramis, perhaps best known for his role as Egon Spengler, the brainiest and most hilariously understated of the "Ghostbusters," died today from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, according to Chicago Tribune. He was 69.

    The man who made us imagine a Twinkie that was "35 feet long, weighing approximately 600 pounds," claimed that "Print is dead" back in 1984 and taught us never to "cross the streams" has left behind quite the Hollywood legacy, as he's one of the creative forces behind not only "Ghostbusters" but also quite a few of the other greatest comedies of all time.

    [Tributes pour in for Harold Ramis, who has died aged 69]

    Here are the highlights of Harold Ramis' career as a writer, director and actor, in order of release.

    1. "Second City Television (SCTV)" (1976-1981)

    Harold Ramis was the head writer on the groundbreaking television series during its first season (1976-1977) and a contributing

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  • Shia LaBeouf's Paper Bag Head goes viral

    Memes ahoy as the internet embraces Bag Head.

    Shia LaBeouf posed for photos with a paper bag over his head
    While Shia LaBeouf may insist (again and again and again) that he is simply "not famous anymore," the internet collectively begs to differ today.

    Thanks to his red carpet antics at Sunday night's Berlin Film Festival premiere of Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac: Part 1," the 27-year-old actor now finds himself where many a colleague has been before: the target of proliferating, hilarious meme fare.

    [Related: Shia LaBeouf Wears a Paper Bag on His Head at Berlin Film Festival]

    LaBeouf wore a brown paper bag on his head — a stark contrast to his otherwise debonair tuxedo ensemble to say the least — which boasted his repeated claim to sudden anonymity. Only, instead of shielding him from any supposedly unwanted attention, the web has responded with gusto akin to the likes of Angelina Jolie's Academy Awards Leg and Beyonce as the Incredible Hulk.

    Some suggest that LaBeouf is playing at something along the lines of what Joaquin Phoenix did back in late 2008, when he claimed to retire from

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  • George Clooney Pranks Bill Murray

    On-set joker strikes again on Monuments Men set.

    There was a lot to talk to George Clooney about at Friday's press day for his new film, "The Monuments Men": His reaction to that cold diss from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes; that on-set prank he pulled on Matt Damon where he had wardrobe continually and very narrowly tighten his waistline; and of course the film itself, a highly anticipated adventure about the hunt for art stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

    During Yahoo Movies' chat with Clooney, though, in addition to discussing possible comeuppance by Damon, he inadvertently let one little fun factoid slip: That Bill Murray stays at his house when he comes to Los Angeles.

    (As Murray once told Howard Stern, he's only ever lived in L.A. for nine months, an incredible feat for an actor so regularly employed by the Hollywood system.)

    [George Clooney on the real-life story of the Monuments Men]

    For one, this helped explain why Bill Murray, one of the internet's -- and humankind's -- greatest treasures, was present at

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  • RoboCop faces a revamped ED-209 in new action clip

    Murphy takes out his old nemesis.


    Not only does Officer Alex Murphy have a revamped look in the upcoming new version of "RoboCop," but so does his old nemesis, the ED-209.

    In the original, the Enforcement Droid Series 209 was a heavily armed, two-legged lumbering robot that was brought in to battle RoboCop (Peter Weller) when he turned against his corporate masters at OCP.

    [New trailer for Robocop reboot]
    The robot was created by designer Craig Davies, who built a life-sized, 300 lbs. version of the ED-209 for static shots. Every time you see the robot move, it was actually a small-scaled puppet brought to life by legendary stop-motion animator Phil Tippett.

    Joel Kinnaman in 'RoboCop' (Photo: Columbia Pictures)
    Director Paul Verhoeven was actively involved in the whole process, even acting out how the ED-209 should move for the animators to follow.

    For the new film, the ED-209 retains the same two-leg, two-turret design of the first, but the look is much more angular. And while the first film just had the one robot, in the new version there is a whole fleet of the 11'-tall

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  • Warning: the following article contains 'Homeland' spoilers.

    Jennifer Lawrence is the reigning queen of wacky, unpredictable, and self-deprecating red carpet interviews, but things went to the next level at the SAG Awards on Saturday when she met Brody, aka Damian Lewis from Showtime's "Homeland."

    Lawrence, who was being interviewed by "Access Hollywood" in tandem with "Homeland's" Lewis, admitted to watching the first two seasons of "Homeland" twice, saying "I'm freaking out a little bit ... I've never met Brody before."

    [Related: Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Clumsiest Moments]

    So when the interviewers decided to combine things to let Lawrence meet "Brody," she freaked, clutching the wall and yelling, "I love 'Homeland' so much! ... It's my favorite show, ever!" Only Lewis suggesting they "cuddle" could peel her off of the wall for a hug and an awkwardly flustered chat.

    But then things got real. And — spoiler alert! — "Access" ruined the end of Season 3 for Lawrence, after she was clear

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