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Brooke Shields Explains Her "Plane Crash" on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 20th 2010 4:08AM
Brooke Shields Talks Plane Crash on 'Tonight Show'There was no emergency landing on the Hudson River for Brooke Shields. Last October it was all over the news that Shields and Jim Belushi were in a plane crash. Her friends and family got more of a scare than she did, Shields explained to Jay Leno on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

Watch the video after the jump.

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No, Seriously: Jim Belushi Cast in CBS Drama Pilot

by Allyssa Lee, posted Feb 22nd 2010 6:00PM
After spending years as the star of ABC's long-running comedy 'According to Jim,' Jim Belushi is eschewing the laughs for more dramatic fare: He's been cast in CBS' legal pilot 'Defenders,' says the Hollywood Reporter.

The actor is one of two leads in this hourlong drama, which follows a pair of impassioned Las Vegas defense attorneys who'll stop at nothing to defend their clients. Belushi is set to play a boozy, maritally-challenged lawyer named Nick Mancini. Carol Mendelsohn of 'CSI' serves as one of 'Defenders' executive producers.

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Jim Belushi Bringing Order to the Court in New Legal Drama

by Scott Harris, posted Nov 3rd 2009 4:30PM
Jim BelushiSome of the most respected actors in television history have made their name playing lawyers on legal dramas, and now you can add another master thespian to the list: Jim Belushi.

Yes, Variety is reporting that the mind behind 'According to Jim' is currently developing a courtroom drama that will feature Belushi as a friendly lawyer who defends both the innocent and the guilty with equal determination.

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Jim Belushi goes dramatic

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 3rd 2009 3:04PM
According to JimFormer According to Jim star Jim Belushi is moving to a drama series. He's been tapped to star in a legal drama created by Murphy Brown mastermind Diane English and Homicide and Oz exec-producer Barry Levinson. The show is loosely based on the memoir "How Can You Defend These People?" by TV commentator and lawyer Mickey Sherman.

This is an excellent way for Belushi to wash the stench of According to Jim from his person. If presented as a dramedy (much like many of the popular dramas today), this could be a winner.

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My eulogy for According to Jim

by Brad Trechak, posted May 20th 2009 3:01PM
According to JimThis will be the last season of According to Jim, and I will miss it. Not because I liked the show, or even watched the show (I did see one episode while waiting on line at UPS and then decided to never watch it again), but because According to Jim has been the target of all my jokes about the lack of quality network television for virtually as long as its been on the air.

If you care about such things, then spoilers follow about the series finale.

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The Not Ready for Prime-Time Players who made it to the big time: 1975-1985

by Richard Keller, posted Apr 17th 2008 1:42PM

An early opening of Saturday Night Live.As AOL Television continues their look at the 50 Best TV Comedies -- Ever with numbers 30-21, we here at TV Squad are also looking at television comedy, but with a slightly skewed difference. Last week, we took a look at the numerous stand-up comedians who became sitcom stars. In this installment we look at one particular TV comedy that made stars out of a number of actors and actresses.

I'm talking about NBC's Saturday Night Live. Since its premiere in 1975, the late-night sketch show has given us a slew of actors and actresses who have made the move onto both the big and small screen. Sometimes the move was towards more comedy, sometimes it was a switch to more serious roles, other times it was a little bit of both. And, while many of those who made it are still in the public eye these days, some of the greatest of those who came from Studio 8H had their careers snuffed out way too early.

The amount of those who rose to the top varied from cast to cast. Some casts, like the very first one, produced a whole slew of talent who went on to bigger and better things. Others, like the first casts from 1980-85 and the mid-1990s, produced very little in the way of big stars.


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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Oct 26th 2007 6:24PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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What happened to Jim Belushi?

by Paul Goebel, posted Jul 12th 2007 11:02AM

What is wrong with this picture?I remember when I was a young man many years ago, watching a short-lived sitcom called Working Stiffs. I was enthralled with a very young and talented comic-turned-actor named Michael Keaton but even more so with the man who played his brother, Jim Belushi.

Since I was really just a kid, I was unable to be a real fan of John Belushi. Sure, I had heard about some of the stuff he did on Saturday Night Live and my parents talked about him a lot, but I was just too young to grasp his genius at the time. Jim, however, was a different story.

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The Five: Worst TV dads

by Richard Keller, posted Jun 18th 2006 10:13AM

Bad dad Aaron EchollsNot all television dads are the epitome of fatherhood. There are plenty of dads out there in TV land who, frankly, would rather be somewhere else. So, in the fine tradition of opposing viewpoints, we present the five worst TV dads.

Aaron Echolls (Veronica Mars):  Sure, to the movie-watching public he was known as a class-A actor who was kind to his fans. But, to his family, he was known as an adulterer with a violent temper who beat on his son Logan. Oh, he also murdered Veronica Mars' best friend Lilly and the abusing boyfriend of his daughter Trina (Update: well, almost). On the bright side, he has a really nice head of hair for someone his age.

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Jim Belushi: brainwashed and naked

by Adam Finley, posted May 22nd 2006 2:06PM

jim belushiWell, maybe. Rick Ross over at Cult News is reporting that Jim Belushi's new book, Real Men Don't Apologize, may borrow from the teachings of a controversial guru named Justin Sterling (real name, Arthur ''Artie'' Kasarjian). Sterling runs an expensive seminar where the main focus is that gender roles have become confused, with women becoming more masculine and men becoming more feminine. Personally, I thought this theory was a load of horse hockey until last night when I inexplicably gave birth to a baby girl. Apparently Sterling was really onto something.

Anyway, naysayers dismiss Sterling as being misogynistic, and teaching that a woman's only goal in a relationship is to garner power and resources. Men, on the other hand, marry for love. Again, I say that's a load of bull, and only describes four out of my last six relationships (but I kid). Anyway, the most interesting (or terrifying) thing to come from this is that apparently these seminars end with the men stripping naked as part of a ritual and being videotaped. I'm guessing there may be some correlation between Sterling's hatred of women and his desire to videotape naked men, but I'll let you suss that one out yourselves.

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