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Dan Aykroyd Blows-Up In Ellen Fanning Interview Over Peach Vodka

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Dan Aykroyd, everyone’s favorite Ghostbuster, is now in the vodka business. He is currently promoting his premium Crystal Head Vodka brand.

He was at the Bottle King liquor store in East Windsor today to promote his new vodka, which is apparently made from Newfoundland water and brewed with peaches and cream corn.

He greeted hundreds of fans, skull-shaped vodka bottle in hand, and signed autographs. He said to the fans, in typical Aykroyd style: “I’ve tried to do the best I can. I’ve had the number one movie, number one television show, number one record, I want to have the number one vodka.”

He took the opportunity to extol the virtues of his new product: “This (vodka) is something that excels to be the best. We are the best vodka, a luxury, premium spirit and that is what I wanted to create,” he said.

But it’s not all smiles and vodka shots back at the ranch with Dan Aykroyd. He featured on Ellen Fanning’s The Observer Effect recently. In the SBS talk show interview Aykroyd was not allowed to directly promote his new vodka due to condition of interview clauses.

He was overheard screaming and venting his frustrations outside the studio where he walked away from a studio minder yelling: “f…ing hosebag” at him.

Aykroyd later revealed to reporters that he had in fact stormed out of the Fanning interview after not being allowed to discuss his vodka. The producers of the show contacted the program’s executive producer Paul Steindl to ask him to issue an apology to Aykroyd.

Steindl and Fanning reportedly refused to offer any such apology claiming that if anything it was for Aykroyd to apologize and not them.

During the interview Dan Aykroyd blew-up at Fanning and promptly walked out of the studio and left the building. The blow-up was of course edited from the interview.
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19 Responses to “Dan Aykroyd Blows-Up In Ellen Fanning Interview Over Peach Vodka”

  1. Mark Braun

    Uhm, dear Dan: You were PART of a #1 show, album and movie. Your personal projects, and persona, blow chunks. Valcanvania, you schmuck, was crap. youe solo projects are crap. Humble up. PS: Your booze ain't that hot either, just expensive.

  2. Lizzie Gowers

    "Just released"? It's been available for a few years. My brother-in-law bought one just because of the container; he let me have it, lol (I stained the inside red!). We didn't know til later it was a Dan Ackroyd product, tho.

  3. Marc Loiselle

    sounds like they only wanted to talk about him and nothing else. communication error? I think so.

  4. Michael Hartmann

    I wish I could remember GhostBusters….The Blues Brothers….first when thinking of Ackroyd, rather than God awful horrendous GB II and BBII. And while NJ has lots of warts, and deserves all the criticism it gets…when you tour the state hawking your booze, you might want to layoff the snide comments while glad-grabbing the cash from us NJ low-lifes.

  5. Nancy Ann Hill

    "EVERYONE" sells what they're doing on talk shows…what's the problem??

  6. James Foard

    My thoughts exactly, Nancy. I mean, the reason why most celebrities go on talk shows is to promote their latest endeavor, whether it's a film, a show, an album or a product or at the very least to find out what they're up to lately.

  7. Jon Donham

    I was in the liquor industry for years and I have personally sampled the crystal skull with friends and customers .The general consensus is……? not that great , the bottle is really cool and I love Dan akroyd I can recite almost every line from every movie he has written or acted in ,but the vodka ? just not a hit . Sorry Beldar

  8. Vickie Messemer

    Uhm,dear Mark: He was a VERY BIG PART of a #1 show,album and movie.Credit where credit is due man.

  9. Mark Braun

    Did you guys catch his rank and walk out of a tv interview? Creds, yes; but geez, really now. If he wants to talk, hey, I'm local, too, man. We'll talk.

  10. Scott Pyburn

    Mark – I agree with you. What has he done lately? Except hawk Vodka and travel to open up House of Blues. THIS is what happens when NO ONE wants to work with you. I LOVE vintage DAN, but he ain't done shit lately.

  11. Mark Braun

    Blues Brothers 2000
    The Animated Blues Brothers
    Nothing But Trouble, aka VALKANVANIA
    Yogi Bear
    Doctor Detroit
    1941
    Dragnet
    Coneheads

    An obviously gifted thespian, so it justifiably allows him to call the female host a " f***ing hosebag" (the network's policy bans shilling booze).

    Scott, true; Dr Detroit's reputation continues to be as bad as 90% of his film career.