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August 17, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Family Ties" co-star Justine Bateman, who portrays Mallory Keaton on the popular NBC-TV series, is in good condition following an emergency appendectomy late Thursday. Bateman, 21, was taken to the hospital after complaining of abdominal pain, said spokeswoman Nanci Ryder, who declined to name the hospital. The actress was "doing fine and will remain in the hospital one week," Ryder said.
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April 5, 1992 | JOE RHODES, Joe Rhodes is a frequent contributor to TV Times
There was a time, Justine Bateman admits, when she was more comfortable playing the part of Mallory Keaton than she was with being herself. "When I became Mallory, I never doubted myself," Bateman says, remembering the sweet but intellectually limited "Family Ties" character that made her a television star before she was old enough to vote. "It was such a nurturing environment on that show. It was a place where you could do no wrong, where you always felt safe." But in real life?
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August 5, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More Famous People: Cher, Rod Stewart, Guns N' Roses, INXS, Jody Watley and the Fat Boys lead the list of artists scheduled to perform on MTV's 1988 Music Video Awards program set to be broadcast live on MTV from the Universal Amphitheatre on Wed., Sept. 7. The 2 1/2-hour event will be hosted by Arsenio Hall, currently seen in Eddie Murphy's latest film, "Coming to America." Presenters include Justine Bateman, Sam Kinison, Cyndi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle and David Coverdale.
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September 7, 1989
A man who had been following actress Justine Bateman, former star of the television series "Family Ties," was taken into custody Wednesday after he threatened suicide outside a theater in Berkeley where she was scheduled to perform, police said. Police persuaded John Thomas Smetek, 39, of Houston, Tex., to surrender the loaded revolver he held to his abdomen as he sat in the courtyard of the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley Police Lt. Robert Peters said.
NEWS
September 7, 1989
Berkeley police took into custody a 39-year-old Texas man who had reportedly followed Justine Bateman, an actress who starred in the "Family Ties" television series. John Thomas Smetek was held for psychiatric examination after appearing outside the Berkeley Repertory Theater with a loaded revolver pressed to his abdomen. Lt. Robert Peters said Smetek had been trailing the 23-year-old Bateman for months.
NEWS
September 7, 1989
A man who had been following actress Justine Bateman, former star of the television series "Family Ties," was taken into custody Wednesday after he threatened suicide outside a theater in Berkeley where she was scheduled to perform, police said. Police persuaded John Thomas Smetek, 39, of Houston, Tex., to surrender the loaded revolver he held to his abdomen as he sat in the courtyard of the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley Police Lt. Robert Peters said.
NEWS
April 5, 1992 | JOE RHODES, Joe Rhodes is a frequent contributor to TV Times
There was a time, Justine Bateman admits, when she was more comfortable playing the part of Mallory Keaton than she was with being herself. "When I became Mallory, I never doubted myself," Bateman says, remembering the sweet but intellectually limited "Family Ties" character that made her a television star before she was old enough to vote. "It was such a nurturing environment on that show. It was a place where you could do no wrong, where you always felt safe." But in real life?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1986
Justine Bateman's high ratings on the PopMeter for Sade and, more absurdly, for Arcadia, indicate she may have been playing a Val-girl variation for too long on "Family Ties." DARRYL MORDEN Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1997
More than 4,000 people are expected to be served lunch today at the Los Angeles Mission's annual Easter meal on 5th Street on skid row. Hundreds of volunteers will serve ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and apple pie from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Servers will include celebrities such as Dyan Cannon, Jayne Meadows Allen, Justine Bateman, Jack Carter, Gary Coleman, Jeff Conaway, Ray Conniff, Sandra Dee, Earl Holliman, Rose Marie and Jean Smart.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1986
Since you granted a reader's wish to assign Justine Bateman a record review (Record Rack, "Parsons Gets Too Vocal," April 27), do you think you could induce her to have dinner with me? I have a steady job, a clean, well-lit place to live, and no outstanding warrants. Yours hopefully (note correct use of adverb) DON DEVICH Santa Barbara You're on your own, pal. PopMeter--where Bateman first broke into Calendar's pages as a panelist--makes pop history again this week, as an actual "average American teen-ager" joins the critics on the panel.
NEWS
September 7, 1989
Berkeley police took into custody a 39-year-old Texas man who had reportedly followed Justine Bateman, an actress who starred in the "Family Ties" television series. John Thomas Smetek was held for psychiatric examination after appearing outside the Berkeley Repertory Theater with a loaded revolver pressed to his abdomen. Lt. Robert Peters said Smetek had been trailing the 23-year-old Bateman for months.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More Famous People: Cher, Rod Stewart, Guns N' Roses, INXS, Jody Watley and the Fat Boys lead the list of artists scheduled to perform on MTV's 1988 Music Video Awards program set to be broadcast live on MTV from the Universal Amphitheatre on Wed., Sept. 7. The 2 1/2-hour event will be hosted by Arsenio Hall, currently seen in Eddie Murphy's latest film, "Coming to America." Presenters include Justine Bateman, Sam Kinison, Cyndi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle and David Coverdale.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Family Ties" co-star Justine Bateman, who portrays Mallory Keaton on the popular NBC-TV series, is in good condition following an emergency appendectomy late Thursday. Bateman, 21, was taken to the hospital after complaining of abdominal pain, said spokeswoman Nanci Ryder, who declined to name the hospital. The actress was "doing fine and will remain in the hospital one week," Ryder said.
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May 1, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Justine Bateman, Melissa Gilbert and Marlee Matlin were among 500 people who celebrated the first anniversary Wednesday night of Young Artists United at a benefit dinner and sock hop at Ed Debevic's Short Order. "These are the people who will be leaders in the industry in a few years," said Daniel Sladek, co-founder of the organization that includes 200 actors, managers, agents, publicists and hundreds of supporters.
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