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Three of the late Casey Kasem‘s children and his brother filed a wrongful death suit against his widow, Jean Kasem, on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to the death of the longtime American Top 40 radio host. Kasem’s Kids File Wrongful Death Suit Against Stepmom “Casey’s early death occurred as a direct and proximate result […]
- Patrick Culhane
Casey Kasem's kids and his brother think his widow abused him so badly it caused his 2014 death. Julie, Mike and Kerri Kasem just filed a lawsuit against Jean Kasem for wrongful death. In the docs, they say Jean repeatedly blocked them from seeing their father, and they say that separation caused him great emotional distress. The children along with Casey's brother, Mouner, say their father was doing as fine as could be -- considering »
- TMZ Staff
Casey Kasem’s children and brother are suing his widow, Jean Kasem, for wrongful death and elder abuse. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Jean of inflicting emotional distress on Kasem’s children from a previous marriage by restricting access to their father before his death in 2014. “Casey’s early death occurred as a direct and proximate result of Jean’s neglect and physical abuse of Casey,” the lawsuit states. Also Read: Casey Kasem's Family and Friends Try to Stop His Burial in Norway The radio legend died on June 15, 2014, in Gig Harbor, Washington, at »
- Debbie Emery
Casey Kasem's kids won a big battle with their dad's widow -- they're getting to cash a life insurance check that Jean Kasem tried to keep away from them ... TMZ has learned. Casey's 4 kids, 3 from a previous marriage, and his widow had been fighting over who gets one of two $2 million life insurance policies he left behind after his death in June 2014. One for Jean, and the other for a trust in the kids' names. »
- TMZ Staff
Lillard told Digital Spy that he is determined to "protect the legacy that was created" by Kasem, recalling how he would listen to tapes of the actor to prepare for his role in 2002's Scooby Doo film.
"I would listen to a recording - I had five episodes of Casey on loop and I would just mimic him the entire time," he revealed. "That's what really solidified the voice and the character, and carried me all the way through."
Lillard played Shaggy in two live-action outings - the first film, and a 2004 sequel - and admitted that his feelings about the divisive movies have changed over the years. »
Casey Kasem's widow Jean has been cleared in the elder abuse investigation, which has lingered for a year. TMZ broke the story ... police launched an investigation after Casey's kids filed a report claiming Jean had taken the famous DJ on a wild, multi-state car ride which compromised Casey's health, creating bedsores that became infected. Casey died last June, and Jean took the body to Norway, where it remained for months. Police wanted it brought back to the U. »
- TMZ Staff
Need a break from dyeing eggs, deviling eggs, or eating Cadbury Eggs this weekend? (I plan to do all three, so I will certainly need to take a breather.) Tune into The CW this Friday, April 3 at 8pm/7pm Central for the family-friendly classic, Here Comes Peter Cottontail. In this Rankin/Bass Easter special, eccentric peddler Seymore S. Sassafrass (voiced by Danny Kaye) tells the tale of young Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem!) and his dreams to become the Chief Easter Bunny. Peter must rescue Easter from the hands of malicious recluse January Q. Irontail (Vincent Price), with the help of a time machine. The 1971 TV … Continue reading →
The post Here Comes Peter Cottontail Airs Friday Night on The CW appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Andrea Verschage
One evening in 1994, the BBC screened a documentary simply called Manga. Presented by Jonathan Ross, it showcased the rising popularity of Japanese animation, largely focusing on the output of Manga Entertainment, whose dubbed VHS releases had made a huge impact on anime fans and caused a certain amount of consternation among the mainstream press.
For British viewers, the anime boom took a long time to arrive. In America, Japanese shows like Kimba The White Lion, Gigantor and Astro Boy were a common sight on television in the 1960s, yet it took until the late 70s and 80s, and a string of European-Japanese co-productions, before anime finally began to find a hold on UK television.
As a youngster at the time, I didn't necessarily know »
CW has released their prime time line up for the week of March 30th and it will be a strange week. With new episodes becoming limited as we approach season finales, CW is filling in the gaps with a few random choices. Such The Flash taking a big chunk of that week with other mixes of new and old episodes network wide. However, they will take a child friendly approach on April 3rd with Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Random? Yes, very much so! Here is the official listing that kindly provided us all with.
Monday, March 30
“I Love You, Goodbye” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
The Big Day — With the final preparations for her union to Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) underway, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) begins to question whether the ritual will actually work. After arriving to the compound, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) has a »
- Sarah Peel
Marcia Cross is back on TV and of course there's a twist. It is Law & Order: Svu, after all. The Emmy nominee is making her big comeback with her first role since Desperate Housewives ended in 2012 starring opposite the original Man From U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn and Curb Your Enthusiasm Mvp Susie Essman in an episode ripped from the headlines. That's right, Svu is taking on the Casey Kasem case that gripped the public. "Yeah, I've been sort of home with the kids. I felt like…It was time to get out of the house, I heard it was a great show. I don't watch much television, so it wasn't something I knew about. I love Mariska. We're sort of around the same age, so I've watched her »
In a hushed cavern of a room somewhere in Manhattan, music group the Lone Bellow is holding forth, previewing new songs and, in a surprise moment, tackling the popular Broken Bells single “Holding on for Life.” Most members of the small audience are staring at monitors rather than the band.
If this concert took place at one of New York’s music clubs, like the Mercury Lounge or the Bowery Ballroom, such behavior might prompt surprise. In this case, however, the band was taping a set for the Saturday edition of “CBS This Morning,” part of another effort by the show’s personnel to distinguish this A.M. option from the rest of the morning-show pack.
“There’s a lot of great music out there that doesn’t get air time,” said Anthony Mason, co-host of the program. “You shine a light on them and people say, ‘Thanks.’”
- Brian Steinberg
One of the great voices of television and radio, Gary Owens died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home. Owens is best known for his work as the announcer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and coining the phrase "beautiful downtown Burbank." He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Arleta Lee Markell, and their two sons, Scott and Chris. He was 80. His was an iconic voice alongside Casey Kasem. Owens got his start working in radio stations throughout the Midwest and the South. He became a disc jockey in Los Angeles at Kfwb-am in 1961 and moved to Kmpc-am, where he worked for two decades. In addition to Laugh-In, he appeared on animated shows from Space Ghost to The Ren & Stimpy Show, narrated Sesame Street segments, and did commercials and intros for television shows like Bewitched. Here is a pretty delightful one that he did for »
- E. Alex Jung
Marcia Cross soon will make her TV return as a desperate possibly depraved housewife.
The Desperate Housewives alum has been cast as a suspect on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Svu, E! Online reports.
Related Svu Nabs Paul Adelstein for Guest Gig
Cross’ first role since Desperate‘s Bree will be Charmaine Briggs, the latest in a long string of novelist Walter Briggs’ wives. Walter’s daughters think Charmaine is sexually abusing their dad — hence the involvement of Benson & Co. (If the case reminds you of of Casey Kasem’s family drama, that’s no accident.)
Walter will be »
The children of late Top 40 star Casey Kasem urged Los Angeles police to further an elder abuse investigation involving the radio legend's widow during a news conference on Friday.
Casey's daughter Kerri Kasem was appointed caretaker of her father prior to his passing and has aired her grievances about how her stepmother's alleged actions may have affected Casey's life.
News: Casey Kasem's Body Headed To Norway For Burial
"We learned that Adult Protective Services were called not only by us kids, but by Saint John's Hospital. Why? Because Jean decided my father was just a little too much and she just needed to get rid of him for a while. She dropped him off at the hospital and never picked him up ... That's called abandonment and that is elder abuse."
Jean, Casey's wife of more than 30 years, had previously been accused of forbidding Casey's children from seeing him in the months leading up to his death »
It was the final big American film and TV awards ceremony before the Oscars, and the one most likely to indicate who will be going home with Academy awards in a month’s time. Find out if Hollywood’s most celebrated actors perfect their speeches ... or losers’ faces
Screen Actors Guild awards 2015: the winners in pictures
A quick-fire night then with a couple of surprises thrown in, mostly in TV.
Costner is back and… well… that’s it.
- Alex Needham and Lanre Bakare in New York
Hollywood lost some of its brightest stars in 2014 - and the Screen Actors Guild Awards gave them a fitting send-off in its annual In Memoriam segment. Robin Williams, Joan Rivers and Philip Seymour Hoffman were among the celebrities honored Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. "Tonight, as we honor the accomplishments of our fellow artists, we also mourn the passing of the members of our community whose work lifted our hearts and enriched our lives," presenter Liev Schreiber said. Photos: Tributes: The Stars We've Lost Williams, a two-time SAG winner and four-time nominee, committed suicide in August »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
16 items from 2015
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