Comedian Artie Lange looks unrecognizable at Court Hearing; tests positive for Cocaine.

Comedian Artie Lange appeared unrecognizable in state Superior Court for a probation violation on Friday. The Howard Stern Show alumn avoided jail time even though he tested positive for drugs.

Before making her decision, Judge Nancy Sivilli requested that Lange undergo a drug test and return to the courtroom. Lange, who is serving four years of probation after pleading guilty to heroin possession, tested positive for cocaine, amphetamine, benzodiazepines and Suboxone. Judge Sivilli ordered Lange’s attorney to make an application to drug court. If Lange is not accepted into the program, he will again face a jail sentence.

“I wouldn’t be arrogant enough to come in here after using cocaine for two days,” said Lange, 51, wearing a dark blue “New York” hoodie, his nose appearing deflated and misshapen from a long history of snorting cocaine and heroin. “My nose is f***ked,” Lange tweeted in early December. “Gotta accept it. But I’m alive & blessed w a gig 2nite & many more.” According to, “Lange has had to have surgery on his nose due to years of snorting cocaine and heroin — and one incident in which he accidentally snorted glass when trying to suck up smashed OxyContin tablets — which left him with no septum and a lot of ribbing from his followers about his appearance.”

In October, Lange tested positive for drugs more than once — for both cocaine and opioids — which made jail time a real possibility for the comedian, who spent nearly a decade as a host on “The Howard Stern Show".

Eight women tell WaPo that Charlie Rose sexually harassed them

Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas:

  1. Employees or aspired to work for the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011.

  2. The women range in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters.

  3. Rose alternated between fury and flattery in his interactions with the women.

  4. Five women describe Rose putting his hand on their legs, sometimes their upper thigh, in what they perceived as a test to gauge their reactions. Two said that while they were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from the shower and walked naked in front of them.

  5. Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose’s assistants in the mid-2000s, recalled at least a dozen instances where Rose walked nude in front of her while she worked in one of his New York City homes. He also repeatedly called the then-21-year-old late at night or early in the morning to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked in the Bellport pool as he watched from his bedroom, she said.

  6. In addition to the eight women who say they were harassed, The Post spoke to about two dozen former employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Six said they saw what they considered to be harassment, eight said they were uncomfortable with Rose’s treatment of female employees, and 10 said they did not see or hear anything concerning.

President Riverboat Clown Looks Directly at Solar Eclipse

President He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named couldn’t help but look directly at the solar eclipse on Monday.

Stepping out on a balcony at the White House with his mail-order-bride, Melania, and son Barron, Trump initially tried to look at the eclipse without protective lenses. In a live video posted to the official White House YouTube channel, an aide can be heard yelling, “Don’t look.” After a brief pause, the president then pulled out his glasses.


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