Holly Madison And Bridget Marquardt Are Hosting A Halloween Séance To Connect With The Ghost Of Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner’s ex-qouple members Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt are planning a séance so they can connect to the true love of their life, the dead Hugh Hefner, and let him know how he was the love of their lives and they painfully miss his hot body and the intense emotional connection they had with him, which are the only reasons why they were with him. Of they’re just using his death for some money and publicity. Either or!
According to Variety, Paul Rudd is reportedly in final negotiations to join the cast of Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters movie. So I guess we’re not doing spoiler alerts anymore? Because announcing that Paul Rudd will be in Ghostbusters spoils a pretty huge part of the plot. The plot of which is obviously that the police are forced to crack down on a rash of fake ghost complaints from thirsty people who really want an in-home consultation with cutie Paul Rudd.
Hell hath no fury like a Leslie Jones scorned, and you would think Jason Reitman would know that. Jason announced he was rebooting Ghostbusters, the movie his dad, Ivan Reitman, directed back in the 80s. Only, instead of remembering the all-lady Ghostbusters that came out a few years ago, Jason said his reboot will just build off the story lines from the movies his dad did back in the day. Men revolted on the lady version of Ghostbusters as much as they have revolted on Gillette for that toxic masculinity ad, so I’m sure the dudes of American will be stoked. Alas, Leslie Jones, who was part of the female-led Ghostbusters, is none too pleased.
The gender-flipped Ghostbusters remake made a lot of people mad (specifically: angry fan boys who couldn’t handle ladies deflating their precious nostalgia boners), and it made a lot of money (a little over $229 million worldwide). Even though it didn’t technically do that great on its opening weekend at the box office and it didn’t make enough money to warrant a sequel, Sony still considered it a success. Dan Aykroyd, on the other hand, thinks it was a huge failure, and he’s placing the blame square on director Paul Feig.
When the all-lady reboot of Ghostbusters was released last month, it didn’t pull in Suicide Squad numbers, but it didn’t do Nine Lives numbers either. It brought in $46 million on its opening weekend, and has proceeded to make more than $180 million worldwide. Shortly after the opening weekend numbers were added up, Sony’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution announced that it was the “restart” of a brand relaunch. I was already bracing myself for Ghostbusters 2: Electric BOO-galoo and Ghosbusters 3: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Slimer. I can stop though, because The Hollywood Reporter says it won’t get a sequel.
I didn’t see Ghostbusters when it opened this weekend, but a lot of people I follow on Twitter did. And if their post-movie tweets are to be believed, it was the best movie in the history of movies and everyone and their granny went to see it and move over Citizen Kane. Critics already told us that the new all-lady Ghosbusters wasn’t the turd a million sad adult men with nostalgia boners were hoping it would be. But as for how many people ended up seeing it, well…let’s just say a lot more people wanted to see cartoon dogs sniff each others asses.
Variety says that Ghostbusters came in second place at this weekend’s box office behind The Secret Life of Pets. According to Box Office Mojo’s numbers, Ghosbusters made $46 million. That’s a lot, but that’s only about 30-ish percent of its budget of $144 million. There’s still next weekend, when it opens overseas (but not in China, because = ghosts).
Meanwhile, The Secret Life of Pets – a movie made by the same demons responsible for unleashing those horrible Minions on humanity – made $50.6 million. This was TSLOP‘s second weekend at the box office, which makes its US total a little more than $203 million so far. Third place went to The Legend of Tarzan with $11.1 million.
Of course, that’s not to say Ghostbusters didn’t do well. Sony considers the latest Ghostbusters a success and confirmed on Sunday that this is the “restart” of a brand relaunch. It also currently holds the top spot for the biggest opening weekend of a live-action comedy, beating Pitch Perfect 2. And I’m sure there’s a porn parody of Ghostbusters called Bustin’ Ghosts that also did very well this weekend. That is, unless it was beat out by a furry porn parody of The Secret Life of Pets called The Secret Life of Peens. In which case, don’t worry about it – there’s always next weekend!
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