Saturday, April 3, 2004
Belushi gets posthumous star
Los Angeles -- John Belushi was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and salutes from his brother, Jim, and "Saturday Night Live" cast members Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd.
"He was just funny," said Jim Belushi, star of "According to Jim," at Thursday's ceremony. "He had a funny face ... and you couldn't take your eyes off him."
"We had some of the most hilarious times," Chase said, recounting a moment when the two jokingly posed in underwear, pretending they were models. "John kept me laughing all the time when we were together."
Aykroyd said he and fellow celebrities now have a duty to polish Belushi's star. "He'd wanna say to the rest of us here ... 'next time you come to this spot, stock up on the Brasso,"' Aykroyd said.
Belushi was 33 when he died of a drug overdose in Hollywood in 1982.
Bon Jovi has new baby
Trenton, N.J. -- There's a new addition to the Jon Bon Jovi family.
Bon Jovi's wife, Dorothea, gave birth to a boy, Romeo Jon, the couple's fourth child, Monday morning at a hospital near their home in Middletown Township, according to the singer's Web site.
There were no other details.
Ferrigno settles mold lawsuit
Los Angeles -- Lou Ferrigno, a former bodybuilder and star of "The Incredible Hulk" TV series, settled a lawsuit filed against his insurance company over toxic mold at his home.
Mercury Insurance and Ferrigno reached a settlement Thursday for an undisclosed amount. He and his wife, Carlotta May, had sought more than $250,000.
Ferrigno alleged that in 2002 an inspector with Mercury failed to properly locate and repair a water leak in his house that caused damage in several rooms and led to the mold growth.
"The sad thing was, they had to live in the house the entire time," said Ferrigno's lawyer, Brian Kabateck. "It took over a year to do the repair work."
'Scooby-Do' a physical enterprise
Los Angeles -- Matthew Lillard compares reprising his role as Shaggy in the new "Scooby-Do" film to running a marathon.
"It was definitely easier because I knew I could handle the process," Lillard told reporters recently, according to AP Radio. "It's like training for a marathon. You run a marathon once, and then going back to run it again, you know what to expect."
"I watched a lot of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin (films) before working on the project," he said. "We felt like the physical comedy of Shaggy worked real well the first time around, so the second time around we really tried to build some of those feats in even more so."