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November 10, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
It's an unlikely place for a catfight -- a sedate Brentwood neighborhood lined with orderly homes and gardens and 25 streets in a row named "Helena Drive." But right in the middle, just off 12th Helena Drive, is where TV's Catwoman and the star of the "K-9" movies are hissing and growling at each other over the backyard fence.
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September 22, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In 1961, CBS premiered a show called "The Defenders" that starred E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son lawyers tackling big-issue cases of the day — abortion, euthanasia, censorship — through exquisite understanding of the law. On its website, the Museum of Broadcast Communications describes it as perhaps the most socially conscious series the medium has ever seen. Almost 50 years later, CBS is introducing another show called "The Defenders," which stars Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell as a father-and-son-like team of Vegas lawyers who, when not struggling with, respectively, an ugly divorce and a penchant for fly-by sex, take on kind of tough cases and use cheap showmanship and contrived last-minute breaks to win them.
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January 6, 1996 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It must be nice to be a Hollywood Personality. If you're a Hollywood Personality, you can present yourself as a Pop Star without the benefit of any musical experience, qualification, knowledge or even discernible talent, and people will come see you anyway. Witness Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, Harry Dean Stanton, Don Johnson, Cybill Shepherd, etc. Witness Jim Belushi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
It's an unlikely place for a catfight -- a sedate Brentwood neighborhood lined with orderly homes and gardens and 25 streets in a row named "Helena Drive." But right in the middle, just off 12th Helena Drive, is where TV's Catwoman and the star of the "K-9" movies are hissing and growling at each other over the backyard fence.
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January 21, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
With soft music playing and bright lights blazing on a Studio City soundstage, Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman were dancing in prime time. And no one on the set -- extras, crew members, visitors -- could take their eyes off the two, who were original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on "Saturday Night Live."
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July 20, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Although he wasn't in court to personally do the honors, actor Jim Belushi has pleaded innocent to misdemeanor assault and battery charges stemming from an alleged attack on a man at a Westwood intersection after the man spat on his car. Belushi entered the plea via his attorney, since his presence wasn't required because the charges are misdemeanors. Municipal Court Commissioner Joseph Ruffner scheduled a preliminary hearing for July 31.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1987
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has appealed the recent dismissal of misdemeanor assault and battery charges against actor Jim Belushi, who allegedly attacked a pedestrian in Westwood in January. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Sherman Smith dismissed the case on Oct. 7 after the victim said that Belushi, 34, had financially compensated him for his injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1986 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
The young man on stage doubles over and clutches his stomach as if in pain. "Oh, my back," he grimaces. The young woman standing opposite him squats down so the two are eye to eye and puts her left hand on his shoulder. "I don't know what to do!" she shrieks hysterically. A voice from the sidelines yells, "Freeze," and both actors oblige. Jim Belushi dashes up and taps the woman on the shoulder. The woman walks off stage; Belushi assumes her frozen stance.
NEWS
December 23, 1989
Agnes Belushi, 64, mother of actors John and Jim Belushi. She and her husband, Adam, raised their four children in Wheaton, Ill., where Belushi owned a restaurant and Mrs. Belushi worked in a pharmacy. John Belushi, who died of a drug overdose in 1982, bought a house for his parents in California after his fame grew from appearances on television's "Saturday Night Live" and in films. The couple lived there for a short time before returning to Illinois. On Thursday in Addison, Ill., of cancer.
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January 21, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
With soft music playing and bright lights blazing on a Studio City soundstage, Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman were dancing in prime time. And no one on the set -- extras, crew members, visitors -- could take their eyes off the two, who were original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on "Saturday Night Live."
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October 3, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
ABC's "According to Jim" is such a conventional comedy that an actor more skilled at humor than Jim Belushi is needed to lift it above the ordinary. Belushi is the quintessential big-lug-of-a-sitcom-dad-with-three-kids here, macho exterior, mush interior, coexisting tenuously in a bustling, eclectic household where he's in constant trouble with his smarter wife, Cheryl (Courtney Thorne-Smith).
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October 9, 1997 | EMORY HOLMES II, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Belushi was recalling his first confrontation with the late Tupac Shakur, his co-star in "Gang Related," a cop and crook comic nightmare released Wednesday by MGM that is Shakur's final film. "He was late for the first rehearsal, didn't show up for the second [and was] late for the third, so I turned to him and I go, 'Before we start, I want to get something straight,' " the actor says during an interview in his trailer on the set of the ABC series "Total Security."
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January 6, 1996 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It must be nice to be a Hollywood Personality. If you're a Hollywood Personality, you can present yourself as a Pop Star without the benefit of any musical experience, qualification, knowledge or even discernible talent, and people will come see you anyway. Witness Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, Harry Dean Stanton, Don Johnson, Cybill Shepherd, etc. Witness Jim Belushi.
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January 26, 1995 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Belushi proved it once and for all Tuesday at the House of Blues: He's not his late brother John. He's way too graceful. Where John used to punctuate his Blues Brothers performances with clumsy cartwheels, Jim came on stage by executing a rather elegant back somersault to take his new role as Z Blues. In this revived version of the act, he teamed with Dan (Elwood Blues) Aykroyd and a new brother--the stone-faced John (Mighty Mack Blues) Goodman.
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October 9, 1997 | EMORY HOLMES II, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Belushi was recalling his first confrontation with the late Tupac Shakur, his co-star in "Gang Related," a cop and crook comic nightmare released Wednesday by MGM that is Shakur's final film. "He was late for the first rehearsal, didn't show up for the second [and was] late for the third, so I turned to him and I go, 'Before we start, I want to get something straight,' " the actor says during an interview in his trailer on the set of the ABC series "Total Security."
NEWS
December 23, 1989
Agnes Belushi, 64, mother of actors John and Jim Belushi. She and her husband, Adam, raised their four children in Wheaton, Ill., where Belushi owned a restaurant and Mrs. Belushi worked in a pharmacy. John Belushi, who died of a drug overdose in 1982, bought a house for his parents in California after his fame grew from appearances on television's "Saturday Night Live" and in films. The couple lived there for a short time before returning to Illinois. On Thursday in Addison, Ill., of cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1987
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has appealed the recent dismissal of misdemeanor assault and battery charges against actor Jim Belushi, who allegedly attacked a pedestrian in Westwood in January. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Sherman Smith dismissed the case on Oct. 7 after the victim said that Belushi, 34, had financially compensated him for his injuries.
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