Dan Aykroyd appeared on the Tonight Show last night to promote the James Brown biopic Get On Up. While there, he shared a story about the time he and Bill Murray ran into James Brown in a rental car lot.
Liv Tyler turns 32 today. Indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens is 34. Debbie Harry is turning 64. Fred Schneider of the B-52s is turning 58. Dan Aykroyd is 57. Pamela Anderson is 42. Renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp turns 68. Actress Claire Forlani is turning 37. Missy Elliott is 38. Former MTV VJ Hilarie Burton turns 27. Retired Olympian Carl Lewis is turning 48. And Corporal Max Klinger (Jamie Farr) celebrates his 75th birthday today.
In fairness, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull doesn't have much going for it in terms of viral marketing potential; it's not as though Ow Shia's Balls brand jockstraps or My First Carnivore Ant Farm sets were on backorder when the film opened last May. But one savvy (if completely incongruous) cross-promotion has indeed sold out in advance of Indy 4's DVD release Oct. 14: Crystal Head Vodka, pimped by unassuming pitchman and Indy franchise alum Dan Aykroyd on a Web site making the rounds today. Despite the overall conceptual stupidity that uncannily mirrors the film it intends to sell, the set-up nevertheless extends all the way to a popular liquor site that turns you away when adding Crystal Head to your cart. So relax, parents! It's safe for your kids — or at least safer than Scooby-Doo's disastrous Rummy Rum Rum!™ tie-in from a few years back. Matthew Lillard still hasn't recovered from that one. [Crystal Head Vodka]
Dogs and Cats Living Together: "If I could interest Seth [Rogen] and Judd [Apatow] to be part of [Ghostbusters 3], that would be an absolute dream," says OG Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd to E!, according to Slashfilm. The formerly proton pack-clad Aykroyd reveals that two writers are currently working on the sequel, though at this point, there is no information on how much male full-frontal nudity (or how many ad-libbed pop culture references) the Apatow-aspiring trio plans to include. [Slashfilm]