When Celebrities Sue Celebrities: A History


Jim Belushi vs. Julie Newmar

The year: 2004

The charge: More fun with neighbors: According to Jim star Jim Belushi filed a $4 million suit against his neighbor, Julie Newmar (who played Catwoman on the old Batman series), claiming a campaign of harassment and defamation aimed at getting him tossed from the neighborhood. And can you blame her? Did you ever watch According to Jim?

The verdict: After two years, Belushi agreed to settle out of court with Newmar, with publicists announcing that “they look forward to a peaceful and neighborly relationship.” To show that the fence was mended, Newmar even did a guest shot on According to Jim, so I think we can agree that whoever would’ve won the suit, in the end, we all lost.