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Ghostbusters Reunite for the 30th Anniversary

8 casts are together again for Entertainment Weekly, but let's be honest: only one really matters, right?

An unexpected surprise was waiting this morning as Entertainment Weekly revealed their latest cover featuring a reunion of the Boys in Grey in celebration of Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary.

The cover image features Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver but curiously a video created in tandem for the Today Show features Bill Murray, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson and Ivan Reitman.

Maybe Dan had some vodka to go and sell during the video or something, it's strange that he was around for the cover photo but not the interview (and that Annie and Ivan weren't on the cover). I'm wondering if maybe the reunion wasn't exactly a reunion and the cover was cobbled together from multiple shoots?

Regardless of those curiosities, the video is fun if brief. I had no idea that Al Roker was such a Ghostbusters fan and never picked up on any of his various references throughout the years. The article inside the issue will most likely go more in-depth and feature more photos of the cast reunion, and hopefully a longer interview with more Al Roker conversation exists and will be released somewhere down the line.

UPDATE: Apparently the whole gang was together for the photo shoot portion of the reunion if this photo released by Entertainment Weekly is to be believed:

Bits & Bobs - 1st Edition

Lots of super cool and interesting things out there in the wild, and often I come across a few that I want to share or I think are particularly awesome but don't really call for a full-on blog or news item. Enter the Bits & Bobs column. Here's a few things that I've seen that I think are noteworthy (and worth your time and attention, even if for a brief moment)...

Saturday Night Live Announces Darrell Hammond as New Announcer

"Ruff! Just like your mother likes it, Trebek!"

With the sad passing of long-time announcer Don Pardo, who started off every episode of SNL since 1975, there was an iconic voice that welcomed you to New York on a Saturday evening who was lost. Enter fourteen season SNL-alumn Darrell Hammond, whom the show has announced will take Pardo's place beginning with the upcoming premiere. Also of note, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the show.

Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson Revisits Filming Locations

Though technically the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters was back in June of this year, to coincide with this week's DVD/Blu-ray re-release of the films there has been a frenzy of cool news items all over the internet this week. Beyond the Marquee has been doing a series of great pieces including a tour of Ol' Firehouse 23 here in downtown Los Angeles (which I was able to tour a few times when I first moved out here when it was under the care of a well-meaning but disorganized caretaker). One of my favorite items that I've seen this week though is a video from Entertainment Weekly where Ernie Hudson takes a camera crew around New York City and waxes nostalgic on filming there over thirty years ago.

Major League Soccer Updates Their Logo

Experiencing a surge in popularity after this year's World Cup, the MLS has redesigned their organization's logo for a more modern and sophisticated audience. Many of the design elements in the MLS were a result of those "extreme" 90's trends and have been in place for just as long but the new logo gives the league an international feel. Now if only the MLB would force the Colorado Rockies to come up with something that isn't so 90's...