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Jim Belushi wants son to replace Emile Hirsch in tragic brother's biopic

November 18th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Emile Hirsch
Actor Jim Belushi is urging producers behind an upcoming biopic about his brother John to reconsider casting Emile Hirsch as the tragic funnyman, insisting his son is better suited to portray his late uncle.

Into the Wild star Hirsch was confirmed to lead the cast of Steve Conrad's new movie last month (Oct13), but John Belushi's own sibling is convinced his comedian son could do a better job than anyone else - because the young How I Met Your Mother actor resembles the Blues Brothers icon in both looks and humour.

Jim Belushi tells TMZ.com, "I think he (Hirsh) is a terrific actor but I t...
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Lea Michele To Debut New 'Oz' Songs At Comic-Con

July 21st, 2011 4:21pm EDT
Lea Michele
Glee star Lea Michele will debut songs she has recorded for 2012 animated movie Dorothy Of Oz at Comic-Con in San Diego, California this weekend.

Bryan Adams has written songs for the film's soundtrack and they will be unveiled at the world's biggest comic book convention.

Michele will play Dorothy in the film, which also features Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short and Adams.

Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Kelsey Grammer will voice the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz spin-off.
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31 Days Of Horror: "Little Shop of Horrors" Double Feature

October 13th, 2010 3:24pm EDT
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Continuing on with a similar theme from Monday is a Little Shop of Horrors double bill, first with the 1960 low-budget original, directed by a hesitant Roger Corman, followed by the 1986 film adaptation of the Alan Menken and Howard Ashman penned Off-Broadway musical. Both are funny, neither is particularly horrific, and while one has a very young Jack Nicholson, the other has Bill Murray—so it’s a bit of a toss-up as to which is the better killer plant movie.

By the late 50s Roger Corman had already hit his monster movie stride, churning out an unbelievable number of B-movies for paltry s...
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CBS Fall 2010 Line-Up: What And When To Watch

September 23rd, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Presenting Starpulse's quick-and-dirty guide to this fall's new CBS programming.

First, the new:

Mike & Molly, Mon. Sept. 20, 9:30/8:30 CST -- America's obesity epidemic has left a lot us a bit fluffier, and "Mike & Molly" might be CBS's attempt to deliver a show we can relate to. Unfortunately, that seems to be the extent of the humor -- being fluffy. The main characters, played by Billy Gardell ("Yes, Dear") and Melissa McCarthy ("Gilmore Girls"), meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, fall for each other, and deal with the modern-day problems overweight couples face. Time will tel...
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'Six Million Dollar Man' Injures Elbow On Sitcom

December 16th, 2008 8:40am EST
Lee Majors
Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors is nursing an hurt arm after badly injuring his elbow shooting a TV role. The 69-year-old actor bashed the joint on the set of Jim Belushi-starring sitcom According To Jim.

Entertainment Tonight reports Majors refused to seek help straight away, for fear of disrupting the final day of filming. Instead, an onset doctor drained fluid from the elbow between scenes.

Majors has a recurring role, playing God, in the show.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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New TV On DVD, Oct. 21

October 21st, 2008 8:00am EDT
According to Jim
Check out According to Jim season 1, now on DVD. Starring Jim Belushi as the title character, a middle-aged husband and father finds himself literally surrounded by women. Also on DVD: Knight Rider the complete series, The Incredible Hulk the complete series, The L Word season 5, The Man From Uncle the complete series, and The Outer Limits the complete series.
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James Belushi Still Grieves For Brother

March 2nd, 2008 3:00pm EST
James Belushi
James Belushi is still grieving his brother John, 26 years after he overdosed on drugs. Belushi claims it's impossible for him to get over the zany Animal House star's death, because he meets fans every day who remind him how much his older brother was loved.

The 53-year-old says, "When there's a sudden death in the family, whether it's a car accident or a casualty of war, or a drug overdose, when it's a young person like that, it's like throwing a hand grenade into the family, and the shrapnel goes through everybody. And when it's public, it only makes it worse.

"You could have...
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10 Worst TV Shows Of The Last 10 Years

January 25th, 2008 1:52pm EST
According to Jim
There have been some truly phenomenal television shows produced over the last 10 years. Works of art that will continue to be appreciated and discussed for years to come. But what's the fun in talking about that?

For each great show created since 1998, there have been at least five or six terrible ones. Often these truly odious programs have a mercifully short lifespan. Occasionally, one will unexpectedly survive and thrive, shining proudly on screen and mocking the infinitely more creative, entertaining and intelligent programs that it has outlasted.

Acknowledging the fac...
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Courtney Thorne-Smith's Pregnancy Written Into Sitcom

September 23rd, 2007 12:30pm EDT
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Former Ally McBeal star Courtney Thorne-Smith is to quit hit TV sitcom According To Jim as a new mom both on and offscreen. The actress hopes to return to playing Jim Belushi's onscreen wife in the future, but insists she'll be taking a break to play mom first.

Thorne-Smith's pregnancy is to written into the comedy series' upcoming season.

The 39-year-old tells USA Today newspaper, "My character is going to get pregnant, and hopefully it will be soon, because I'm growing by leaps and bounds. I'll probably shoot at least 10 episodes, and then they're going to do half the season wit...
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Jim Belushi Turns Movie Director

August 31st, 2007 9:15am EDT
Jim Belushi
Jim Belushi is moving behind the camera to make his feature directorial debut with new football movie "The Catch." The star will also star in and co-produce the movie, about a 42-year-old who returns to school to play football.

Belushi has previously directed 19 episodes of his hit TV show According To Jim.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 15

June 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ice Cube
Happy Birthday to "Doogie Howser, M.D." star Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte (1972), actor/rapper Ice Cube (1969), "Friends" star Courteney Cox (1964), "Mad About You" star Helen Hunt (1963), baseball Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs (1958), "According to Jim" star Jim Belushi (1954), "Earnest" actor Jim Varney (1949; d. 2000), Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock (1949), Spencer Davis Group bassist Muff Winwood (1943), singer Harry Nilsson (1941; d. 1994), country legend Waylon Jennings (1937; d. 2002), musician Errol Garner (1921; d. 1977), Western actor Lash LaRue...
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Moscow Prostitutes Stun Pink

April 14th, 2007 10:01am EDT
Pink
Pop star Pink was left speechless at a party where she once played for a Russian oil tycoon, after realizing all the beautiful women dancing during her show were hookers. The singer admits she thought all the women at the high-profile Moscow party were wives of businessmen and couldn't believe it when actor/singer Jim Belushi, who was also on the bill, revealed the truth.

She says, "It was like this oil guy's party and all their wives were the only ones dancing when I performed and they're all, like, 20 years old and gorgeous. I'm like, 'Oh my God, these guys have the most beautiful w...
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Taylor Hicks To Be Grand Marshal of New Orleans Parade

December 21st, 2006 8:53am EST
Taylor Hicks
American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has signed up to appear as a grand marshal during next year's carnival season in New Orleans, Louisiana. The singer has teamed up with the Krewe of Endymion to help the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged city and will parade with his Krewe on February 17.

Hicks was in New Orleans attending a wedding just before Hurricane Katrina struck last year. Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd served as co-grand marshals for the Krewe of Endymion at last year's parade.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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'According To Jim' Gets Syndicated

September 13th, 2006 10:45am EDT
According to Jim
According to Jim won the affection of audiences nationwide when it debuted on ABC in 2001. And now the family comedy will launch into national syndication five days a week on Monday, September 18. Jim Belushi stars as a loving family man. He is the all-American guy, fiercely devoted to his beautiful wife Cheryl (Courtney Thorne-Smith) and their three down-to-earth kids.

He has it all, but still sometimes wrestles with the former wild teenager not-so-dormant within. While supporting his family as a contractor in a design firm with his younger, architect brother-in-law Andy (Larry Joe C...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 15

June 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ice Cube
Happy Birthday to "Doogie Howser, M.D." star Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte (1972), actor/rapper Ice Cube (1969), "Friends" star Courteney Cox (1964), "Mad About You" star Helen Hunt (1963), baseball Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs (1958), "According to Jim" star Jim Belushi (1954), "Earnest" actor Jim Varney (1949; d. 2000), Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock (1949), Spencer Davis Group bassist Muff Winwood (1943), singer Harry Nilsson (1941; d. 1994), country legend Waylon Jennings (1937; d. 2002), musician Errol Garner (1921; d. 1977), Western actor Lash LaRue...
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Celebs Flock to 'March Of The Penguins' Spoof

March 28th, 2006 2:35pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Bob Saget's spoof Farce Of The Penguins has begun to attract major talent in the starring voiceover roles as well as a veritable Who's Who of comedy in its many cameos. Samuel L. Jackson has been signed to narrate the picture. Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, and Tracy Morgan will voice the three lead penguins along with writer/director Saget, who will play the lovelorn main character.

Saget has also gathered a number of his friends and colleagues in cameo roles, including (in alphabetical order): Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Norm Crosby, Dave Coulier, Adam Duritz, H...
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Upcoming Guests on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'

November 7th, 2005 9:20am EST
John Leguizamo
A list of guests for Nov. 7 through Nov. 16:

Monday, Nov. 7

Actor Hugh Laurie; modeling legend Twiggy; musical guest Patty Loveless

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Actress Brenda Blethyn; Egyptologist Kara Cooney; comedian John Roy

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Actor John Leguizamo; director Jim Sheridan; Musical guests My Morning Jacket

Thursday, Nov. 10

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer); rapper/producer RZA

Friday, Nov. 11

Actor Doug Savant; actor/rapper Xzibit; musical guest Buddy Guy

Monday, Nov. 14

Actor Jim Belushi; musical guests Matisyahu

T...
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