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Artie Lange: “4 years of probation is a long time. I am gonna try my best.”

Comedian Artie Lange was sentenced to four years of probation for drug charges stemming from a May 2017 arrest for heroin possession.

 

New Jersey State Superior Court Judge Nancy Sivilli handed down the sentence along with orders to complete an outpatient drug treatment program and 50 hours of community service.

Not long after he was sentenced to four years of probation for heroin possession, comedian Artie Lange tweeted about the judge’s decision.

Lange, 50, thanked Judge Nancy Sivilli and called her decision “very fair” but said that he still found the length of the probation daunting. He proceeded to call his history of addiction a cautionary tale.

In Superior Court in Newark on Friday, Sivilli also sentenced Lange to 50 hours of community service and ordered him to report back with information on his enrollment in an outpatient drug treatment program within 10 days.

“The judge was very fair!” Lange tweeted. “But 4 yrs probation is a long time. I am gonna try my best. If I end up in jail for yrs let my life be a lesson to you kids battling Heroin. I had everything! And more. I traded it for powder. Don’t make that mistake. Ur better than that. & I love u!!”

Comedian Chelsea Handler destroys Piers Morgan

Controversial comedian Chelsea Handler stopped by CNN’s Piers Morgan Live last night and had some harsh words for the outgoing CNN host.

Appearing as his guest on Monday March 11, Handler slammed the provocative Morgan’s interviewing skills and claimed that “I have to come here and tolerate this nonsense, you can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds. You’re a terrible interviewer.”

Handler then called Morgan out for his lack of interest in the interview and pointed out how “This is your show. You have to pay attention to the guest that you invited on your show.”

Despite Morgan’s insistence that he only pays attention to interesting guests Handler shot back that “It doesn’t matter how interesting I am. You signed up for this job.”

Comedian Louis C.K on the Howard Stern Show

Louis CK is one of comedy’s leading talents, but it wasn’t always that way, not by a long shot, according to a new 90-minute interview with Howard Stern that ran on Stern’s satellite radio show last week.

In it, Louis is as candid as he’s ever been. He describes watching all of his friends get hired on Saturday Night Live. He talks about why there are no other writers for his FX show Louie.

Artie may appear on the Stern Show in November

Comedian Artie Lange has yet to do an in depth interview on his January 2010 suicide attempt but hopes to do so on the Howard Stern Show in November, when his book Crash and Burn is released.

“I think I’m at the place where I can do it. It would be a heavy thing,” says Lange about a hoped-for Stern visit. Fans have been waiting for Lange to appear on Stern’s show, and Artie says he and Stern wanted to make sure he was emotionally ready.

Sober since April 14, 2011, Lange says, “Toward the end it became so terrible trying to be f—– up 24/7.” His addiction led him to rehab after he tried to do himself in with a knife. His mother reportedly found him.

“I have a book coming out in November,” said Lange. “And obviously it’s going to cover a lot of crazy, crazy stuff. And I was told, possibly, when the book came out to come on, because it’s going to cover a lot of stuff that happened on the show. I mean, I would do it whenever they wanted, but I understand their apprehension and it’s not out of any bad feelings. It’s out of them being concerned for my health and anything that going back on that show might bring back up for me.”

NJ court appearance for Artie Lange moved to later date

A New Jersey court appearance for “Howard Stern Show” radio personality Artie Lange (LANG) on a charge of driving under the influence of an intoxicant has been rescheduled for next month.

The comedian and author of the best-selling book “Too Fat to Fish” originally was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a pretrial conference. That date is changed to Sept. 9.

Lange was charged following a minor traffic accident last month in Toms River, about 50 miles south-southwest of New York City.

Police say Lange’s vehicle struck the back of another vehicle. They say no one was injured.

Defense lawyer Michael Grasso entered a not guilty plea for Lange on July 14. He says the 41-year-old Lange passed an alcohol screening test after the accident.

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Show In The Hallway Episode 2 (S1)

From The Producers of the Howard Stern Tv Show

The second episode centers on the feud between the Stern Show’s loveable nerd JD, and office stud, Jared. Our next celebrity guest appearance was by THE John Stamos. He was filmed just ten minutes before his appearance on Howard’s radio show and I should remind you, this was not scripted. The scene would rely entirely on the improvisational skills of Stamos and Sal after receiving a plot line. It was nerve racking – could Stamos improv? There was no time for a second take because, like I said, Stamos was only minutes away from appearing on air. (Side note: John Stamos is the most confident human being I ever met. Then again, if you take a look at some of the girls he’s been with, you completely understand where that confidence comes from.) Anyway, Stamos understood exactly what we wanted in the scene and we were ready to shoot.

Moral of the story: Stamos can improv. He absolutely nailed the scene on the first try. He riffed back and forth with Sal in a fashion you’d expect from a professional improve comedian. The topics included: Howard, Sal’s wife, John’s balls, and of course Full House,. As you can imagine, the scene turned out to be incredible.

The episode also includes the acting chops of Ronnie the Limo Driver. Ronnie, who should never be confused with John Stamos for acting ability (or for any other reason), generates plenty of laughs as a pint sized, tough guy bodyguard. I could try to tell you how funny it is to watch Ronnie try to rule the Stern Show hallway, but you really need to see it out for yourself.

How did Artie lose all that weight? Down to 230 pounds.

The incredible shrinking Artie Lange reported this week that his weight is down somewhere “in the 230s.”  The talented but tormented co-host of The Howard Stern Show’s weight topped out around 300 pounds last year during a self-destructive tailspin that included wild eating and drinking binges and abuse of both heroin and Subutex, a drug designed to ease heroin withdrawals.

Six months ago, it looked like Artie Lange was on the express train to a Chris Farley style end.  Now, with a new, hot girlfriend he found in a New Jersey tanning salon and a newfound interest in jet skiing, Artie Lange seems to be back from the dead.

Yes, jet-skiing.  On Monday morning’s broadcast of The Howard Stern Show, Artie Lange attributed part of his weight loss to his new addiction to jet-skiing.  Apparently, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.  Jet skiing for an hour is reported to burn 460 calories for a person weighing 145 pounds, and even more for a heftier comedian-type rider.

Artie Lange says to lose another 30 pounds to get down to his goal weight of 200, he plans to “get serious” with regular trips to the gym.