January 25, 2013 |
In rural Do ñ a Ana County in southern New Mexico, there's a new sheriff in town - a deputy sheriff, that is. He's a tough guy, agile on his feet, and he knows how to handle thugs in the movies and, apparently, in real life. He's film action star Steven Seagal. The 60-year-old actor, producer and martial arts expert is lending star power to the tiny department whose coverage area includes the U.S.-Mexico border. Seagal, who has offered to train officers, was sworn in as a deputy this week by Sheriff Todd Garrison.
December 2, 2009
'Steven Seagal: Lawman' Where: A&E When: 10 tonight Rating: TV-14-L (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with an advisory for coarse language).
December 2, 2009 |
As a "lifelong practitioner of the martial arts," Steven Seagal says he is trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger. "When the world is speeding by for others, I see things for what they are," the aging action hero intones in an episode of his new A&E show, "Steven Seagal: Lawman," which premieres tonight. "A cock of the head, a foot planted forward or back, a flick of the wrist -- they all tell me something." Yeah, well, as a lifelong practitioner of journalism, I'm also trained to see things for what they are. And for what they're not. And Seagal's new show seems almost as far-fetched as his movies, which include "Under Siege," "Hard to Kill" and "Above the Law."
January 7, 2008 |
After six years of legal sniping, actor Steven Seagal and his former business partner, Julius R. Nasso, buried the hatchet Sunday, ending a bitter court battle that had spawned allegations of contract breach and Mafia extortion. As a result of the confidential, out-of-court settlement, Nasso is expected to drop his $60-million lawsuit against Seagal, which alleged that the actor reneged on an agreement to produce four films with him.
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October 9, 2007 |
A former Navy Seal who is a friend of action star Steven Seagal has lambasted the FBI for suggesting he was involved in an effort to intimidate a magazine writer working on an unflattering story about Seagal. John Rottger faulted the FBI for suggesting in an affidavit that he resembled the man who threatened Vanity Fair writer Ned Zeman with a gun in August 2002. "I don't even remotely resemble the suspect," Rottger, who has not been charged in the incident, said in an interview.
August 31, 2007
Steven Seagal: An article in the Aug. 17 Section A about actor Steven Seagal stated that journalist Anita Busch was a freelance reporter for The Times when her car was vandalized in 2002 in an apparent attempt to frighten her off a story about Seagal. At the time, Busch was working for the paper under contract, and the byline accompanying her articles identified her as a Times staff writer.