Comedian Artie Lange, best known for spending almost a decade on "The Howard Stern Show," had a scheduled appearance on Comedy Central's "@midnight" canceled after making racially-charged remarks about an ESPN host on Twitter.
Tuesday morning, Lange tweeted a series of tweets saying that "the chick on ESPN's First Take is so ... hot" and described an extensive sexual fantasy about that host, Cari Champion. Lange's fantasy included Lange as Thomas Jefferson and Champion as his slave, and had tweets that tagged Champion's Twitter handle.
"His comments were reprehensible and no one should be subjected to such hateful language. They objectify and demean one of our valued employees under the thin guise of 'comedy' and are offensive to all of us. We will not dignify them with any other comment."
The new Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on Sunset Boulevard.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has carved out a big place in the Los Angeles comedy scene, with a popular comedy training program and performers who regularly turn up in TV and film. Now they're expanding that influence with a new theater and training center on Sunset Boulevard, while continuing to put on shows at their old Franklin Avenue location.
The new 85-seat theater (smaller than UCB Franklin's 120-seat theater) has been having semi-secret shows the last couple of weeks as they ramp up to a full schedule starting Monday, Nov. 3. The grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 1 includes an invite-only party and three shows with limited public seats set to be distributed on Twitter. Those shows include Amy Poehler joining her UCB brethren for two of the theater's signature "Asssscat" shows.
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Riverside Halloween House "Party Rock Anthem" video.
A Riverside resident has been doing Halloween light shows since 2008, synchronizing lights on his house with music, and he's back this year with three new songs — after getting shut down for a couple of days.
The house faced controversy this year and was shut down by authorities due to noise complaints, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. However, the house where Kevin Judd was putting on his 12,000-light display received a reprieve, with the show being allowed to go on at certain times.
The displays started out relatively small, but first became a hit on YouTube, going hugely viral with 2011's take on LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem." It brought the group out to the house to shoot a car commercial, and the lights were even used on the American Music Awards.
You have one last chance to see the Halloween magic — it's happening Friday night until 9 p.m. He's also done Christmas shows in the past, so you may be able to come back for more in a couple of months.
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The collection of maps below, put together by Esri, looks at the locations of the eternal resting places of a number of luminaries, including many buried right here in Southern California. It takes you on a tour of these cemeteries with famed residents, just in time for Halloween.
Those whose remains remain local:
- Michael Jackson (Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale)
- Marilyn Monroe (Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles)
- Frank Sinatra (Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City)
- Marlon Brando (Death Valley and Tahiti)
- Gangster Bugsy Siegel (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
- Vincent Price (Point Dume, Malibu)
- Bela Lugosi, "Dracula" (Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City)
- "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates (His former Hollywood Hills home)
- "Psycho" star Janet Leigh (Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles)
- "Psycho" author Robert Bloch (Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles)
- Peter Lorre (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
- Heather O'Rourke, "Poltergeist" (Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles)
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President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige onstage during Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles.
There are plenty of Marvel and DC Comics-based movies coming over the next few years — dozens of them already announced — but some movies that have had fans calling for them are still being left unmade. Here's why those movies aren't hitting your local box office.
Perhaps the most persistent calls for a solo movie have been those for Black Widow. Black Widow and Hawkeye are the only two members of the core Avengers team to not receive solo films yet, and it's a particular matter of concern due to the lack of female superhero films.
At Tuesday's Marvel press event, Marvel executives said that the place for Black Widow at this time is in movies with the rest of the Avengers. However, they did promise a big role for Black Widow coming up in one of the other films; she came close to a co-headliner in "Captain America: Winter Soldier," so there could be more backdoor ways of featuring the character while not launching a solo film if they don't feel the character could carry one.