11-19-2004, 12:58 AM #1Former Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- In heels
Fighting Like Cats and Dogs
It's an unlikely place for a catfight — a sedate Brentwood neighborhood lined with orderly homes and gardens and 25 streets in a row named "Helena Drive."
But right in the middle, just off 12th Helena Drive, is where TV's Catwoman and the star of the "K-9" movies are hissing and growling at each other over the backyard fence.
Julie Newmar is being sued for $4 million by next-door neighbor Jim Belushi, who alleges she has harassed and defamed him in an ongoing campaign to drive him out of the neighborhood.
Newmar counters that it is Belushi who seems intent on running her off by making her life miserable.
Belushi, 50, is now featured as a down-to-earth family man in the current ABC sitcom "According to Jim." Newmar, 71, is best known for her role as Catwoman in the 1960s television show "Batman."
Their feud has been going on for years — once even involving the police when Newmar threw an egg at Belushi's house to protest a noisy air conditioner. Last week, the fight spilled into the Santa Monica courthouse and set the upscale neighborhood, just north of the Brentwood Country Club, on its ear.
11-19-2004, 06:12 AM #2Registered User
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- Sep 2003
- Wellington, FL
Sounds like Ms. Newmar has WAY too much time on her hands."It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain