October 4, 1989 |
Saturday will mark a national march on Washington in support of America's homeless, but Los Angeles supported the event Sunday in true L.A. style. When the money was counted up, $100,000 was netted for Housing Now! (the group that is sponsoring the march). The place was Holmby Hills, on the grounds of Jean and Casey Kasem's new $6.5-million estate. The fund-raiser, an elaborate lawn circus.
April 5, 2013 |
Casey Kasem, who gained a national radio audience after "American Top 40" launched in 1970, and his wife, Jean, are listing their Westside estate for sale at $42 million. With 12,000 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the home has been the site of intimate interviews and sleepovers for as many as 20 youngsters a night. The yard has served as the site of elaborate celebrity-studded gatherings and paintball battles. The syndicated radio host bought the property for Jean Kasem in 1989 as a gift.
May 3, 1990 |
The Scene: Tuesday night's baby shower for disc jockey Casey Kasem and his wife, Jean. Five hundred friends packed the ballroom at the Regent Beverly Wilshire for the "Power Shower" with a '50s theme. The Buzz: It was the culmination of 10 years of trying to conceive, according to Jean, who was wearing a maternity poodle skirt and Nike saddle shoes. "We were in the first test group of a very experimental program at UCLA, and I've been in bed resting for months," said Jean.
September 4, 1993 |
It's the time of the year for the "Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon," which has been raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. for 28 years. Ed McMahon will anchor and Leeza Gibbons will be a co-host from Las Vegas, while Jann Carl, Larry McCormick and Casey and Jean Kasem will emcee local segments of the two-day broadcast that begins Sunday on KTLA-TV Channel 5 at 6 p.m.
October 6, 1989
I am not familiar with Casey and Jean Kasem or what they do, but I found myself reading Nikki Finke's article "Cause Celebre" (Sept. 25). The only point seemed to be to vent anger toward rich, social activists. Do you hate all rich people or just rich people who are social activists? Do you hate all social activists or only those who are rich? Do you like rich, social activists but just hate the Kasems? Finke seemed to find it absolutely amazing that a social activist could live in a penthouse, have gilt-edged china, have two expensive homes, and hang around with other rich people.
January 22, 1987 |
Doesn't anyone on TV live alone anymore? In NBC's new sitcom "The Tortellis," Loretta Tortelli (Jean Kasem) relocates to Las Vegas and moves in with her divorced sister, Charlotte (Carlene Watkins), and Charlotte's toddler son, Mark, (Aaron Moffatt). Then Loretta's estranged husband, Nick (Dan Hedaya) moves in with them. Then Nick's teen-age son, Anthony (Timothy Williams), moves in, and brings his bride, Annie (Mandy Ingber). It could be much worse. "The Tortellis" could be unfunny.