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Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Artie Lange spent this week in the hospital
Days after the 50-year-old Lange was the subject of an HBO Crashing episode, he tweeted that he's had to check into the hospital due to health issues. He tweeted that the doctor told him that he's "in danger of a stroke unless I change everything I do."
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Why HBO's Crashing is devoting Sunday's episode to Artie Lange's drug problems
Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes discussed the Artie-centered episode, with Apatow saying: "We talked to Artie when we were shooting the show last summer and said, you know, we have an opportunity to talk about his struggles in a way that would be honest, and allow him to let people know how painful it is to have to deal with this type of addiction. He recently had some health issues and went to rehab and is doing well right now, but I think it’s very hard for him. I said, “I think it’s important to tell people you don’t wanna have this happen to you, and to stay away from this at all costs.” Artie was very brave about being willing to address this creatively."
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
How Aziz Ansari could rebuild his image using Master of None
Season 3 of the comedian's Netflix series should focus on self-reflection and listening, says Lisa Bonos. “Now that Aziz Ansari is caught in a real-life situation that is quite unclear — a first date of his says their night together wasn’t consensual, while he says it was — Master of None’s star and co-creator (with Alan Yang) has an opening to explore the difference between romantic pursuit and coercion As far as we know, this was an isolated incident that probably won’t end Ansari’s career or kill his popular series; the allegations against Ansari are not in Harvey Weinstein or Matt Lauer territory. But his reputation will need some rebuilding. And since Master of None already deals with dating dilemmas, Ansari could use his popular series to explore how courtship could be more consensual.”